WHO WE ARE
The Wichita Asian Association (WAA) is a non-profit organization which provides education and understanding of Asian culture, fosters cooperation among area Asian groups, and assists its members to become contributing and respected members of the community.
In August 1981 four Asians discussed about developing an organization with the following goals:
• To promote cultural awareness among various Asian groups
• To foster an understanding and appreciation of Asian cultures by the community at large
• To strengthen awareness among youths of Asian ancestry and the legacy of their cultural roots
• To provide opportunities for expression through diverse Asian cultural arts
WAA was formed in 1981 by a group of volunteers dedicated to this mission.
Since then, WAA has been active in the Wichita arts community. From organizing the annual Wichita Asian Festival to sponsoring performances from artists located all over the world to partnering with other organizations in promoting education of Asian culture, WAA is fulfilling the mission set by the founders.