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Community

CIRCA Pinitg's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate Filipino American History Month with THREE Fil-Am Organizations celebrating milestones!
Food

Get SuperHai with Friends!

Join us for food, drinks, music, and FUN on Saturday, October 2nd with SuperHai serving yōshoku style Japanese food along with Filipino booniefoods and Indonesian minahasachicago cuisine. Enjoy a multi-course, family-style menu with drink pairings under the lights of Revival Food Hall!
Community

National ACE AAPISTRONG Legislative Conference

Learn how AAPIs face unique challenges, tackle the importance of strong legislations, and tips to build a healthy digital business!
Arts/Entertainment

Celebrate Filipino American History Month with FYLPRO ARTS FEST!

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) with Asian Pop-up Cinema and Chicago Asian Network are here to bring you a night of Filipino arts and humor. 
Community

Racial Disparities in Economic Espionage Act Prosecutions: A Window into the New Red Scare

Discussions on new research that sheds light on significant racial disparities in the implementation of Economic Espionage Act (EEA) of 1996 and under the China initiative.
Business

ACE NextGen Pathfinder Awards

It's time to recognized and celebrate our AAPI small businesses! Cast your nominations and let these stories of perseverance shine!
Community

CASL's Virtual Gala

This year’s VIRTUAL event will include their very first CASL Founders Award and their inaugural recipient Julian Grace Foundation!‍
Community

Fundraiser for Judge Rena Marie Van Tine

Please support Judge Van Tine in her efforts to stay on the bench by attending the following event and forwarding this invite to your own network!
Arts/Entertainment

Don't Miss Marvel's Shang-Chi: Grab FREE Tickets Now!

With generous donations from the community, AAPI youth can now grab the chance to see Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings for FREE!
Arts/Entertainment

Fundraiser: Help Chicago AAPI Youth See the First AAPI Super Hero

Donating to this fundraiser will give AAPI children the chance to watch the first-ever AAPI Marvel superhero film.
Business

Equity in Entrepreneurship Town Hall Series

AARP and National ACE invite you to join a series of town hall conversations on how organizations are supporting minority-owned small businesses and working towards building more equitable entrepreneurship ecosystems.
Business

#AAPISTRONG Business Owner Workshop Series

National ACE and Grow With Google is partnering to offer a series of workshops perfect for small to medium and start-up business owners.
Community

2021 Hangawi Celebration

The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago will hold a special ‘Hangawi’ event on Saturday, September 18th where there will be a demonstration of Charye service (honoring deceased ancestors through offerings and service) to provide the insight to how it is done.
Community

2021 National Civic Leadership Forum is Here!

This year's National Civic Leadership Forum is themed AAPI: The Power of Unity, bringing in sessions and panel discussions from bipartisan political leaders, community activists, and promising young leaders.
Business

Grey Hair Career Management Webinar & Networking

Executives entering the later stage of their career face many challenges. Learn how you can prepare yourself for new employment and advancement through this event by Asian American Executive Network.
Arts/Entertainment

Poetry and Music of Faith: the Sufi Gospel Project

Join Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts in their next Cultural Sunday event! Register and help support these events by purchasing a donation ticket.
Food

Barkada Market Market Chicago

This is the biggest event Brew Lounge will be hosting to date. Join them on the 28th as they bring Filipino-American small businesses from all over the country together to showcase authentic Filipino food, pastries, and desserts!
Politics

Virtual Conversation with Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

17th District Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz joins the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation about her nationally recognized effort to make Illinois the first state to require Asian American history be taught in public schools.
Arts/Entertainment

Synapse Arts - Mural Dances Summer Series #2

Synapse Arts presents “Mural Dances”, a series of dance performances that take place outdoors at murals, with live music, costume design, and choreography that dialogue with the artwork.
Food

SAAPRI 20th Anniversary Fundraising Kickoff: Cooking for a Cause

SAAPRI will kick off a fundraiser at Naveen's Cuisine with the goal of raising $20,000 to commemorate two decades spent in service to our community.
Arts/Entertainment

Asian Pop-Up Cinema: RAGING FIRE (Hong Kong)

Kicking off Asian Pop-Up Cinema's upcoming Season 13 is a pre-festival screening of RAGING FIRE, a Hong Kong crime/martial arts blockbuster directed by the late Benny Chan.
Community

2021 Dragon Boat Race for Literacy

Join the Dragon Boat Race for Literacy that has been successfully held by Chinatown Chamber for many years in Chicago, promoting Asian culture and helping the neighborhood literacy programs.
Community

We're Looking for High School Seniors and Parents in Illinois!

We are inviting AAPI high school seniors and parents to participate in a study about college application experience.
Food

Fresh Products from JASC Fresh Market!

Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) brings you the JASC Fresh Market offering fresh vegetables and prepared food from various Japanese stores!
Interviews

Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Career Fairs

InternX is setting a few Diversity & Inclusion Job fair and has scheduled the August 25, 2021 job fair for AAPI Students and Recent Grads.
Arts/Entertainment

Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai Sumodo

Enjoy Chicago International Film Festival's free Summer Screenings program which presents free virtual screenings throughout the summer! On August 4, they will screen Sumodo: The Successors of Samurai (Sakata Eiji, 2020) from Japan.
Community

2021 OCA Greater Chicago Get-Together

Join OCA Greater Chicago for their first post-SIP in-person get-together! Come meet new friends and catch up with old acquaintances.
Community

An Untold Past: Chinese Americans in the Midwest

CAM’s 'An Untold Past' series is returning with a discussion about the Chinese American experience in the Midwest.
Community

AWARE for All – Midwest Webinar

Join fellow Chicago community members for CISCRP’s AWARE for All – Midwest free virtual event on the importance of clinical research while entering for a chance to win a Fitbit Versa 2 health and wellness watch.
Business

AAPI Restaurant Advocacy "We Can Do This" Series Part II

Learn about the collaboration of ACE and ACE NextGen to support AAPI restaurants maximize online applications.
Community

Collective AAPI Healing Empowerment Tools for the Workplace and Beyond!

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) brings you a timely seminar to “Reclaim Your Self-Empowerment” for your work and beyond!
Business

Asian Hustle Week is here for Small Business Owners!

Asian Hustle Network together with Comcast brings you Asian Hustle Week on July 27 and 29!
Community

Chinatown Summer Fair 2021

As the city of Chicago is opening back up, we are welcoming everyone back to one of Chicago’s most attractive communities—Chinatown!
Arts/Entertainment

AREAA Greater Chicago Presents: The Paper Tigers

The Asian Real Estate Association of America presents a screening of The Paper Tigers movie!
Community

THE DIM SUM & Then Some: The Uptown 5K & 10K!

CMAA’s Dim Sum & Then Some race offers participants a unique experience, with all proceeds reinvested back into the community through the hard work of their staff and their programming.
Community

OCA Virtual Summit: Building Hope Through Solidarity

Building Hope Through Solidarity" is a virtual three-day summit consisting of plenaries, workshops, and entertainment for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and allies across the country.
Arts/Entertainment

Asian American Playwrights Perspective: ​An Introduction

This introductory playwriting course is designed for Asian Pacific Island Desi Americans to develop their theatrical voices.
Community

PIYESTA PINOY GOES ONLINE ON ITS 8TH YEAR

The biggest Philippine fiesta goes virtual this year with performances from local and Filipino celebrities.
Community

The Creative Axis - Axis Lab Chicago Fundraiser

With the rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Asian America is facing a new reckoning with transnational racism. Join us on June 10 for a showcase featuring dancers, writers, and comedians from the AAPI community and a following roundtable discussion about their process and meaning-making.
Community

I Hate Being Hated Fundraiser for Stand with Asian Americans

Sessions takes great pride in continuing their partnership with Joy Ruckus Club, the largest Asian music festival in the world, and virtual events promoter 400 Dayze to present I Hate Being Hated, an important fundraiser to benefit Stand with Asian Americans and to raise hate crime awareness.
Community

NOT US Launch Party

The launch part of NOT US, a community festival inspired to bring cross-cultural unity through creative expression.
Community

WHIAAPI: Community Policy Briefing

In this virtual event, senior administration officials and staff will be providing an overview and updates related to the administration's response to anti-Asian violence, xenophobia, and bias.
Arts/Entertainment

ARGYLE ACTIVATION WALK

Celebrate AAPI Heritage month with performances, music, arts, pop-up stores and more in Argyle Street!
Community

#DoughSomething Happy Hour

Hear from renowned chefs at #DoughSomething Happy Hour on May 24!
Community

Celebrating AAPI Month and Inspired by Nature Conversation!

To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, join Joanne So Young Dill and Terry Guen for an inspired by nature conversation!
Community

Webinar on Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Join speakers from Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Chicago Police Department, and FALA Chicago in an in-depth discussion on anti-Asian hate crimes.
Community

National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate

Act to Change is hosting the 3rd annual national AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate on May 18, 2021 as a rally against xenophobia and racism.
Community

Asian Pacific American Heritage X Taste of Chinatown

Everyone is welcome to attend the Asian Heritage Month Celebration and the "We Love Chinatown" event organized by more than 100 businesses and community organizations at Chicago Chinatown Plaza!
Business

Back to Business: Restarting Main Street in the Wake of Covid-19

Join Reimagine Main Street to learn about the findings of their most recent national survey of diverse small business owners, insights on relief programs, and other exciting announcements!
Community

Panel Discussion on Federal Resources for AAPI Businesses and Nonprofits

This is a two-part series by National ACE and ILF focused on the federal response to the alarming increase in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since the start of 2020.
Community

Standing in Solidarity Webinar Series

Scholars and nonprofit leaders will explore and try to address the root causes of racism and xenophobia against our communities.
Community

CelebrASIAN: Honoring AA Heritage

Celebrate APAHM with musical performances, wellness workshop, henna hand painting, and cooking lessons inspired by our Asian heritage.
Arts/Entertainment

Using Storytelling to Heal, Empower and Promote Empathy

In a time where it is more important than ever for us to bring the voices our families forward, AHS a thrilled to present 6 plays to promote empathy and understanding.
Community

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month across Illinois

DCEO will celebrate AAPI leaders from across the state, highlighting their contributions to the fabric of our state, and resilience as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community

History & the Law: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Context

This program will explore the history of Asian progress in America, including the creation of “Asian” as a racial construct, the history of scapegoating Asian communities, and the legal approaches used to justify exclusion and violence.
Community

AAPI Talks = American Stories

The Chinese American Heritage Foundation (CAHF) is sponsoring "AAPI Talks = American Stories", daily webinars to celebrate AAPH Heritage Month. The 31 webinars highlight prominent individuals and organizations who made notable impact to our country.
Community

The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Edition: “Hear Me, What I Want to Say”

ENERI Communications proudly presents the premiere of The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Edition: “Hear Me, What I Want to Say,” on the #ENERIcom YouTube Channel.
Arts/Entertainment

CAAMFest

CAAMFest will bring you the best in Asian and Asian American stories through live virtual film screenings, on-demand screenings, and at San Francisco’s only drive-in theater at Fort Mason FLIX.
Business

#AAPISTRONG Heritage Month Business Summit

Learn how AAPIs have been staying strong together and keeping their businesses afloat! You can also donate to help AAPI small businesses.
Business

Driving Innovation in the Restaurant Industry: AAPI Women Entrepreneurs

Join a discussion with insightful women to innovate and insulate your restaurant business!
Community

Wellness Wednesday: The Asian American Experience in Wellness Careers

How do healers also navigate career advancement, workplace discrimination, and self-care? Let's discuss the Asian American Experience in Wellness Careers!
Arts/Entertainment

Karaoke Comedy Show

Join us for an entertaining night of virtual karaoke and stand-up comedy all in support of Steven Raga for Queens!
Business

Special Dialogue with SBA: Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Learn more about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund! This will prepare you to submit your application and answer questions on your specific situation.
Business

Export to Asia with Confidence

Achieve exporting success by overcoming trade finance obstacles with Sacramento MBDA Export Center and Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Community

CASL’s Spring Social

CASL’s annual Socials are packed full of entertainment and excitement! This year’s VIRTUAL event will be on the engaging interactive platform DEGY WORLD.
Arts/Entertainment

Asian Pop-Up Cinema

Asian Pop-Up Cinema is a bi-annual film festival based in Chicago since the fall of 2015. Since the pandemic the festival has gone virtual and they are now in the new hybrid model showing films online, and physically at a drive-in location.
Community

AsAm Creator Happy Hour

Learn about the history of anti-Asian racism, how to identify situations of harassment, and strategies they can use to intervene when they witness hate and harassment.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

#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!
Community

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.
Community

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!
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

Bystander Intervention Training

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

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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!
Community

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.
Community

National ACE Partner Webinars

Join National ACE in three webinars from February 23 to 25!
Community

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!
Community

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.
Community

Celebrate Lunar New Year with CBCAC

Embark on a unique video tour where we explore Chinatown and CBCAC history, with some fun trivia!
Community

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!
Community

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!
Community

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!
Community

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.
Community

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.