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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.
Arts/Entertainment

2021 Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience

Join us for the 17th Annual Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience in (virtual) Park City!
Community

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.
Community

INNER CIRCLES 2021

Utilize the power of the ACE NextGen community to elevate your business today.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

Project: VISION - Funding Postsecondary Education

Join a live panel discussion covering the financial aspects of obtaining a postsecondary education!
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.
Community

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.