Events:

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Chicago Community Kickoff

Beyond the celebration of our Asian Pacific American heritage in 2021, we find us as a community having to deal with strong hate and anti-Asian sentiment. We will attempt to come together to address this issue while embracing our heritage.
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Uptown Rally Against AAPI Racism

This rally addresses hate crimes against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in the United States and the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, which includes Asia on Argyle.
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Community Safety Webinar

Illinois SBDC at CMAA webinar with the Cook County State Attorney's Office, Chicago Police Department, and FBI Chicago on community safety.
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#AAPI Women Strong: Organizing Beyond A Hashtag

Join us for an evening where we center AAPI women and our vision to build power for a future where we can all thrive!
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AAPI Seniors & Women in Power: Self Defense Workshop

The recent surge in violence against AAPIs across the U.S. is heartbreaking and horrific. This has pushed us to face the reality that we have to be smart and aware. Learn basic self defense to become more aware of our surroundings and a few hands on tactics that can help if you need to get away from an attack.
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Cambodian New Year Celebration Events

Let us join our Cambodian brothers and sisters in celebrating their new year! There are lots of events to look forward to. រីករាយ​ឆ្នាំ​ថ្មី!
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Anti-Asian Racism & Violence: An Urgent Discussion

This discussion will attempt to house some of these conversations, while acting as a safe space for members and non-members to hear from women in the HeyMama community.
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Asian American Caucus - Community Vigil

Join State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita alongside local elected officials and community organizations to show solidarity with the Asian American community and stand up against hate in all forms.
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Bystander Intervention Training

Organizations join hands to implement an aggressive scaling up of locally-led bystander hate incident intervention trainings for community members!
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KINETIC Healing Circle

KINETIC is holding a virtual healing space for Asian CPS students to process recent instances of anti-Asian violence, in light of the mass shooting in Atlanta, and other incidences of racially motivated attacks.
Business

CAAMBA Asian American Conference 2021

"The Business of Asian America" is CAAMBA's inaugural conference, bringing together dozens of accomplished Asian American figures from a spectrum of professions and experiences with hundreds of students and young professionals.
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Chicagoland Vigil & Rally for Georgia Shooting Victims: National Day of Action to Stop AAPI Hate

Join us with local Chicago organizations in a rally and vigil to mourn and honor the lives of those murdered in Atlanta, Georgia last 16th of March.
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Emergency Town Hall: Asian / Asian American Violence in Georgia and Beyond

UniPro Chicago is having an emergency town hall on Saturday, March 20 to stand with the Asian / Asian American communities to process information with areas for learning and education.
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Stop Asian Hate Chicago March For AAPI

March for Asians! End the silence, call for support and media attention on recent hate crimes. 6 Asian lives were ended in the Atlanta shooting on 3/16.
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Rally for Community Safety and Anti-Asian Violence

Join us for a peaceful rally for community safety and anti-Asian violence on March 27th!
Politics

Possibilities: U.S.-China Relations in the New Era

‍Committee of 100 will host its virtual conference, elevating important topics in the U.S.-China relationship and the Chinese American community overall on May 11-12, 2021.
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MA Town Hall on Anti-Asian Racism

Join the town hall with Asian American organizations across the state highlighting how the Asian American community in MA is organizing against racism and learn how to support our community during the pandemic.
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Storytellers Session: Ursula Liang

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) invites you to their next member event, Storytellers Session: Ursula Liang, on Thursday, March 18!
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Learn About Foster Care in Illinois with CMAA and DCFS

CMAA & DCFS wants to inform our community about the huge need for Foster Care families and teach them what that process looks like.
Arts/Entertainment

Mandala Makers Festival

Mandala Makers Festival returns this March, and it's all about music. The dynamic range of voices and genres within the South Asian diaspora is showcased in Mandala Art's annual festival.
Interviews

The Story Behind Filipino WW2 Veterans and the Congressional Gold Medal

Join us for a conversation with Major General Antonio Taguba, chairman of the Filipino American Veterans Recognition Project. He'll recap the long and difficult, but successful, effort to recognize Filipino veterans who fought for the United States during WW2, and tell us about a new project launched recently called Duty to Country.
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National ACE Partner Webinars

Join National ACE in three webinars from February 23 to 25!
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Hennessy: A Lunar New Year Celebration

Join us in celebrating Lunar New Year at a virtual festival co-hosted by Henry Golding on February 19th!
Interviews

Investiture of Judge Rena Marie Van Tine

You are invited to attend the live-streamed investiture for The Honorable Rena Marie Van Tine as a Circuit Court Judge!
Community

3rd Annual Young Entrepreneurs Forum

Hear from a great panel of YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS, sharing their success stories, business challenges, and advice on building a strong enterprise on February 24th!
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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Joy Ruckus Club

In a year in which public gatherings to observe Lunar New Year will not be happening, Joy Ruckus Club 3 will fill the void and enable the masses to congregate virtually to celebrate the Year of the Ox through music.
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Celebrate Lunar New Year with CBCAC

Embark on a unique video tour where we explore Chinatown and CBCAC history, with some fun trivia!
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Celebrate Lunar New Year with ACEL

While celebrations may look different this year, the meaning still holds true--to ring in the beginning of spring and wish good fortune to loved ones. Join ACEL on February 18, 2021 to virtually celebrate the festival and ensure good luck for the rest of the year!
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2021 Chinese New Year Celebration

Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in welcoming the Year of the Ox at their annual Lunar New Year Celebration with tons of performances via Youtube!
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Asian Lunar New Year of the Ox

Join the Asian American Caucus on Saturday, February 13 from 10-10:30 am for a free educational cultural event for kids and families!
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HAIBAYÔ Pop-Up Lunar New Year Festivities at Uni Uni's Grand Opening

Don't miss the fun at Uni Uni's Grand Opening at Uptown, Chicago while welcoming the new year year of the ox with artists, performances, music, installations, and vendors.
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Year of the Ox - Argyle's Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration

Join the celebration on Argyle Street this February as Uptown continues its annual tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year! You can usher in the Year of the Ox by exploring Argyle's unique offerings of cuisine, goods, and services while enjoying a burst of red lanterns hanging along the street from Broadway to Sheridan.
Arts/Entertainment

2021 Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience

Join us for the 17th Annual Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in (virtual) Park City!
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Lunar New Year 2021 Celebration

Join us in a Virtual Year of the Ox Celebration! This will also serve as a “Call to Action” to SUPPORT AAPI business owners, especially in the food and beverage industry, NATIONWIDE.
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INNER CIRCLES 2021

Utilize the power of the ACE NextGen community to elevate your business today.
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2021 Presidential Pearl Gala

Join us Thursday, January 28th from 7-8 PM ET for the Presidential Pearl Gala program and a mixer from 8-9 PM ET! Enjoy a virtual celebration of the new administration and AAPI civic participation.
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Stop Domestic Violence: A Virtual Event Co-hosted by the Philippine Embassy and FYLPRO

Join the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) for a virtual discussion on stopping domestic violence on Thursday, December 10, 2020!
Business

Virtual Gala 2020

Reach your career goals and make an impact. Asian American Professional Association Developing a Community of Future Leaders (AAPA) is here to help you maximize your career and leadership potential.
Community

AAEN 10th Annual Holiday Network Reception - going Virtual and going Global

We invite you to join us and celebrate the 2020 holidays with members of the Asian American Executive Network across the globe.
Business

Get Cash for Hiring Right

Get Cash for Hiring Right: Most businesses need to hire talent to sustain and grow. The U.S. Government provides incentives via tax credits.
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NAAAP Pride: Embracing Your Identity

We invite you to join us as we discuss what identity means to each of us and the different tools we can employ to manage mental health, especially during the holidays.
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BEYOND SURVIVAL: Asian American Resilience & COVID-19

Join the free virtual event on how might we tell stories of resilience that empower our communities to go beyond survival.
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Project: VISION - Funding Postsecondary Education

Join a live panel discussion covering the financial aspects of obtaining a postsecondary education!
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Night Market Remix with AJ Rafael, Steven Lim, Kevin Li, and more!

Join this virtual fundraising event, which aims to raise over $30,000, to support youth in our communities.
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NAAAP Chicago Wellness Wednesday

Join NAAAP Chicago each month for a session of self-care at our Wellness Wednesday Meetup!
Arts/Entertainment

Vocalo Presents: Sen Morimoto

Vocalo will welcome Chicago-based artist Sen Morimoto for an intimate virtual performance. The performance will be followed by a live Q&A with Jill Hopkins that will touch on the importance of civic engagement and voting.
Community

CAMOC 2020 Annual Fundraiser

Join us online for our first ever virtual annual fundraiser, with music from the Tuvergen Band, stories from volunteers, staff, and board members, and many more performances.
Community

GOTV Concert & Kwentuhan (feat. Ruby Ibarra)

Hear from Filipino American activists on the importance of getting out the vote for the FilAm community in 2020!
Arts/Entertainment

Let’s Talk ‘Ber Months, Balikbayan Boxes & More

Join us in a warm and engaging webinar about how to save money during the holiday season, and unique ways to feel connected with loved ones while we are miles apart!
Community

CASL Virtual Gala

Taking our celebration online has opened our Gala to attendees from around the world! Guests will be able to log in from anywhere to enjoy our WEEK-LONG celebration, honoring CASL’s co-founder and former President Bernie Wong with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As co-chair of CASL’s Advisory Board and organizational supporter for nearly two decades, Emmy award-winning anchor Judy Hsu of ABC-7 will be returning as the evening’s emcee.
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Emerging Power of Asian Pacific American Voters

From the streets to the ballot box to the courthouse: how we got to where we are now and how you can raise your voice for the future of APAs and our country.
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Beyond Essential: CMAA's 39th Annual Gala

At this year’s virtual Annual Gala, “Beyond Essential,” we are highlighting CMAA’s COVID-19 relief efforts and especially recognizing the essential work of CMAA’s Community Care Program (CCP).
Politics

Political Rifts: Why Politics is Dividing Some Filipino American Families

Have a look at the historical political demographics of Filipino Americans and why some are switching party lines in 2020.
Interviews

Coming to a RealizAsian: History & Identity of Asian American

Led by Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodriguez of Iowa State University, Monsoon's Violence Prevention Program will explore the racial and cultural experiences of people who identify as Asians in the United States and what it means to be "Asian American" today.
Community

National Conference ISANG BAGSAK: United in Health

Happy Filipino American History Month! Free registration for the National Conference ISANG BAGSAK: United in Health on October 10-11, 2020.
Business

PCCI 46th Philippine Business Conference & Expo

FPACC is proud to lead the US delegation to the PCCI 46th Philippine Business Conference & Expo on OCT 7-8!
Community

APAICS CELEBRATION

CELEBRATION is the premier virtual event to celebrate Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Arts/Entertainment

Hong Kong Week: WOMEN WHO FLIRT

Watch WOMEN WHO FLIRT during the Hong Kong Week, streaming from October 6 to 10.
Arts/Entertainment

Hong Kong Week: MEN ON THE DRAGON

Watch MEN ON THE DRAGON during the Hong Kong Week, streaming from October 6 to 10.
Arts/Entertainment

China Week: A TOUCH OF SPRING

Watch A TOUCH OF SPRING during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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China Week: ALL ABOUT ING

Watch ALL ABOUT ING during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
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China Week: BEST DIRECTOR

Watch the BEST DIRECTOR during the China Week, streaming from September 29 to October 3.
Arts/Entertainment

Taiwan Week: TSUNMA TSUNMA: MY SUMMER WITH THE FEMALE MONASTICS OF THE HIMALAYA

Watch the TSUNMA TSUNMA: MY SUMMER WITH THE FEMALE MONASTICS OF THE HIMALAYA during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: WALKING DHARMA

Watch the WALKING DHARMA during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: WATER WITH LIFE

Watch WATER WITH LIFE during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
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Taiwan Week: FORMOSAN B.B. IS COMING

Watch the FORMOSAN B.B. IS COMING during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
Arts/Entertainment

Taiwan Week: Whale Island

Watch the Whale Island during the Taiwan Week: Spotlight in Documentaries, streaming from September 22 to 26.
Arts/Entertainment

Japan Week Streaming Four New Films

This season’s selection of films from Japan proves as eclectic as ever with a fascinating diversity of styles and themes, by emerging and established creators. The festival is thrilled to present the World Premiere of Japan’s new anime film HAPPY-GO-LUCKY DAYS, LIFE: UNTITLED, the North American Premiere of A DOBUGAWA DREAM, and LIFE FINDS A WAY.
Community

Talinhaga Laban sa Tirano: Raising Voices Against Tyranny

This online event is a collaboration between arts collectives in the US and Philippines that are remembering the resistance against the Marcos dictatorship and continuing to raise voices against the killings, attacks, and the return of tyranny today.
Business

A Dialogue with General Services Administration

This webinar will feature The General Services Administration (GSA – www.gsa.org). GSA will share its programs and services supporting AAPI Business in the pursuit of federal contracts.
Arts/Entertainment

Balikbayan Box Broadway Open Mic: Sixteen Bars x Broadway Barkada

With the goal of bridging our local theatre community with Filipino theatre communities abroad, Sixteen Bars, in collaboration with Broadway Barkada, is proud to present BALIKBAYAN BOX: BROADWAY OPEN MIC. This event supports Never Gonna Jeep You Up, a fundraising campaign initiated to support jeepney drivers affected by the mass transportation ban and jeepney phaseout amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arts/Entertainment

Full Moon Fridays: Celebrating Asian Composers

Tune in for 42nd Street Moon's free virtual series, "Full Moon Fridays" as we celebrate Asian composers!
Community

The Asian American Summit

Join Adweek for an engaging discussion with Asian American business leaders who will shed light on how they are personally navigating today’s heightened discussions on race and stereotypes, how they are leading their teams, and ways we can all drive meaningful and lasting change.
Community

Part II: Development and Fundraising: Opportunities and Challenges for the AAPI Community

As corporations, foundations, and individual donors allocate funds to support communities that have been underserved and underrepresented, what should the AAPI not-for-profit community do to be a part of this process? Join us for Part II of our conversation with AAPI leaders on the topic of Development and Fundraising as our country addresses systematic racism and social injustice.
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"Crazy Funny Asians" Virtual Comedy Show

Now Online! Inspired by the blockbuster movie, see some of the Bay Area's top comedians at San Francisco's Crazy Funny Asians comedy showcase! Let's celebrate the Bay's Asian-American culture and heritage with laughs.
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SoundCheck Session: Understanding the Asian American Experience Through Sound

Join us on a journey of the Asian American experience and the importance of Asian representation in today’s media landscape. We will be sharing insights from our most recent Pandora Soundboard study conducted in partnership with Intertrend Communications and will dive into Asian American identity, the role audio plays in their lives, and what this group expects from brands.
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Asian American Marketing and Advertising Townhall

Join us for a town hall webinar to take action on anti-Asian bias and be allies outside of our own community! 3AF's objective is to share key initiatives the Asian American marketing and advertising industry is driving to tackle the anti-Asian bias impacting the community and highlight how you can get involved.
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The Story of Cambodia | Part 3 | Food, Ritual & Memories

Join the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial on July 26th at 11 am for their virtual event The Story of Cambodia, Part3 | Food, Ritual & Memories.
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AAPI Young Leaders Summit 2020

Join us for a series of virtual events as we engage with young AAPIs on professional development, community outreach, civic engagement and entrepreneurship.
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OCA Summit: Resilient Communities

Resilient Communities will be a virtual summit of plenaries, workshops, and entertainment for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, community partners, and allies across the country.
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EP4 Smart Talk, Big World 行行出狀元、一同來開講

We’re excited to announce that Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce Chicago's (TJCCC) upcoming EP4 of “Smart Talk, Big World” will be their first episode of English-speaking series!
Community

Courageous Women, Brave Families

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW), in collaboration with National ACE, OCA National, and AAPI community-based organizations throughout the nation, are pleased to host a very special conversation with several courageous women (and their brave families).
Community

Asian American Marketing and Advertising Townhall

Join us for a town hall webinar to take action on anti-Asian bias and be allies outside of our own community! 3AF's objective is to share key initiatives the Asian American marketing and advertising industry is driving to tackle the anti-Asian bias impacting the community and highlight how you can get involved.
Food

The Story of Cambodia | Part 3 | Food, Ritual & Memories

Join the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial on July 26th at 11 am for their virtual event The Story of Cambodia, Part3 | Food, Ritual & Memories.
Community

AAPI Young Leaders Summit 2020

Join us for a series of virtual events as we engage with young AAPIs on professional development, community outreach, civic engagement and entrepreneurship.
Community

2020 ILF Virtual Leadership & Business Conference

Join us to pay tribute to the unsung heroes on the front line as our community unites to rebuild America!
Community

OCA Summit: Resilient Communities

Resilient Communities will be a virtual summit of plenaries, workshops, and entertainment for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, community partners, and allies across the country.
Community

Volunteer Service Day at St. James Food Pantry

NAAAP-Chicago typically hosts an annual Service Day with St. James Food Pantry. This year was no different - we came out to help and felt a sense of accomplishment.
Community

APAICS in Conversation: Maeley Tom

APAICS in Conversation is an exciting weekly series of virtual fireside chats to learn and hear from leading AAPIs in their field. Each teleconference is approximately 30 minutes and includes a Q&A session with the participants.
Community

16th Korean Seniors Day Celebration

Each year over 700 Korean seniors, families, and volunteers gather together for a day of recognition and celebration for our seniors’ dedication to their families and communities.
Arts/Entertainment

Jazz by the Lake - Indo-American Heritage Museum

Celebrate our first inductee into IAHM's Hall of Fame! Acclaimed Jazz pianist and MacArthur Fellow Vijay Iyer accompanied by Chicago's award winning, guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque for an unforgettable concert at Northwestern University's stunning Mary Galvin Recital Hall!
Arts/Entertainment

TGIF Chicago Concert – Jessica Sanchez with Mikey Bustos and SamaSama Project

Mikey Bustos, Jessica Sanchez and SamaSama Project in Chicago concert to celebrate FAHM 2016 CHICAGO, IL — This October, Filipino-Americans in the Windy City are invited to celebrate Filipino American History Month (FAHM)
Politics

#IAmAsianAmerican - Asian American VOTES Matter - Chicago

#IAmAsianAmerican (#IAAA) is a national campaign engaging Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) millennials to be active participants in the electoral process.
Politics

Justice Denied: Wards Cove Packing Co. v. Atonio by FALA Chicago

In honor of Filipino American History Month, the Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Asian Pacific American Law Students Association present:
Arts/Entertainment

33rd Annual Lunar New Year Festival

Happy Lunar New Year! The 2016 AACC Gala will mark the beginning of the Year of the Monkey with the theme: “Envision. Enlighten. Empower.”
Community

AREAA Chicago’s Holiday Membership Celebration

AREAA is committed to giving back to the community it serves and we will have a box for your gifts at our event.
Arts/Entertainment

2017 CMAA's Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster!
Community

Great Year for Great Causes 2017 - Chicago Chinese-American Charity Ball

You're cordially invited to join us to welcome and celebrate 2017 for good causes -- wait, we mean great causes!
Community

34th Annual Gala - One World, Our World - by the AACC

Like a kaleidoscope, we are most magnificent when our colors unite —illustrating the beauty in working together. In this spirit, this year’s 34th annual gala themed "One world, Our world" offers an evening of entertainment, dinner, awards and colorful harmony.