Recently Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry held their annual History Makers Gala to raise money for the museum. As part of the event, they also honored Rita Zawaideh with an Everyday Hero Award! While the event raises funds for the museum’s programs, they also take time in the program to celebrate local community members making a difference and this year Rita, along with two other amazing individuals were featured in a video, and received an honorarium for their work.
Congratulations to Rita for this well-deserved recognition of her work with the refugee community! You can see a video MOHAI made about the three recipients here: https://youtu.be/Ox_x7VnTv-8 Rita’s story begins at about the 5:43 mark.