Events:

Educational

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.
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!
Community

Leadership with Backbone and Heart: Teen Version

Do you want your teenager child hone their leadership skills? Have them join Padma Mangharam-Siap in this program as she integrates IQ and EQ, touching both mind and heart.
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

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.
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.
Business

Start Up Series: Learning the Fails and Wins from an Investor

Learn business investment insights from Richard Felicelda, the President of StarLab, who has been investing in various businesses locally and in the Philippines.
Community

CelebrASIAN: Honoring AA Heritage

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

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

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

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

Bystander Intervention Training

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

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

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.
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

INNER CIRCLES 2021

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

Entrepreneurship Ugly Talk Series - Failing Like A Pro And the Art of Bouncing Back

In this event, we are inviting giants in their industries and successful entrepreneurs to share their failures and hard-learned lessons. Join this free panel discussion and find out what you can learn from their hard lessons and where you will go from here?
Business

A Conversation with Asian American Women Restaurateurs

Join OCA Greater Chicago for a conversation with top Asian American female restaurateurs from Chicago on being female in a male-dominated industry and how COVID-19 has changed how they operate their businesses.
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

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

NAAAP Chicago Wellness Wednesday

Join NAAAP Chicago each month for a session of self-care at our Wellness Wednesday Meetup!
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!
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.
Community

A Dialogue with IFF – Strengthening AAPI Non-Profits Organization

This webinar will feature IFF (www.iff.org) – IFF is a mission-driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive by creating opportunities for low-income populations and individuals with disabilities.
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

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.
Community

Perspectives on Virtual Learning: New Developments, Current Obstacles, and the Future of Online Educating

MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance), is hosting a virtual discussion! Hosted by a diverse group of panelists, Perspectives on Virtual Learning will focus on new developments, current obstacles, and the future of online educating.
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.
Interviews

Perspectives on Virtual Learning: New Developments, Current Obstacles, and the Future of Online Educating

MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance), is hosting a virtual discussion! Hosted by a diverse group of panelists, Perspectives on Virtual Learning will focus on new developments, current obstacles, and the future of online educating.
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.
Arts/Entertainment

A Virtual Panel With Chicago AAPI Theatre Artists

Join some of Chicago's brightest and best theatre artists in this special Q & A session livesteamed on the Our Perspective Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
Interviews

2017 TAP The Road Less Traveled

Featuring a panel of prominent Chicagoland Asian Americans, this program features (5) panelists who will speak upon their own personal experiences in non-traditional career paths, and fields that are not generally associated with Asian Americans.
Community

2017 Parenting Conference: Asian Parents and American Children

This conference aims to help first generation Asian parents understand some of the culture gaps experienced at home and improve communication with their second generation children.
Community

Hate Crimes: From Vincent Chin to the Present Panel Discussion

It has been 35 years since the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American (mistakenly identified as Japanese) who was killed in Detroit in 1982 at the height of the Japan-bashing era of the 1970s and 80s.
Community

Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

Our next Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show is coming up in a month. The show will take place at The National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial at 7:30pm on Thursday August 16th.
Community

Chicago Desi Youth Rising Community Dinner

Chicago Desi Youth Rising invites you to join us for our community dinner to share a meal and conversation with our 2018 Summer Leadership Retreat youth participants! 
Interviews

‘Journey to Success’ Series What is Success? Filipinas Who Found It

You're invited to What is Success? Filipinas Who Found It (Aug 23, 2018)
Community

FIL-AM VOTERS' EDUCATION FORUM 2018

SAVE THE DATE: FIL-AM VOTERS' EDUCATION FORUM 2018, Saturday, 25 August 2018, Seafood City Supermarket Community Center
Arts/Entertainment

The Virtual Asian American Art Museum Launch

Join us for the VAAAM launch party and for a panel discussion on the “Chicago-Midwest” module of VAAAM, which focuses on the work and transnational lives of four Japanese American postwar artists—James Numata (1918–1997), Yasuhiro Ishimoto (1921–2012), Ray Yoshida (1930­–2009), and Michiko Itatani (1948–).
Interviews

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up with Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi

Join JACL Chicago for a dynamic talk with authors, Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi, as they share about their award-winning book, created for upper elementary and middle school students, about Fred Korematsu's story and how he came to challenge Japanese American incarceration during WWII.
Interviews

CRES Talk: Seth Archer

Don't miss the chance to be a part of a talk on the history of Hawai’i through the lens of Utah State University historian Seth Archer’s new book.
Interviews

Humanity First Tour - Chicago Rally!

Andrew is currently traveling the country as part of his Humanity First Tour, drawing thousands of Americans with his bold policy platform.
Interviews

Speaking Truth(s): Storytelling for Identity and Activism

Don't miss the chance to learn more about the art of story-telling with Ada Cheng!!
Arts/Entertainment

Telling Our Stories: BOA Poets Engaging The World

Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including IDEAL CITIES, which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner, COPIA, and HOLY MOLY CARRY ME.
Community

TALK Stories: An Asian American Diaspora Storytelling Show

An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show, scheduled for Friday December 14th.
Community

Asian American Activism in Chicago: A Round Table

Join us for a round table about Asian American activism in Chicago.
Food

Winter Beef Series: Japanese Wagyu

RPM Steak’s second dinner of its three-part educational Winter Beef Series showcases Japanese Beef – the world’s rarest and most exquisite type of beef prized for its rich marbling and dense meaty flavor.
Community

TALK Stories: An Asian American / Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

As part of the LookOut Series, Talk Stories presents storytellers of Asian descent from diverse identities and backgrounds.
Arts/Entertainment

Speaking Truths Series: The Space In Between

Storytelling series that explores the theme of "The Space In Between"
Interviews

Spirituous: Celebration of International Women's Day

Join us on the Spirituous: A Celebration of International Women`s Day on March 8.
Community

Our Story: The Japanese American Incarceration

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A COCKTAIL & HORS D’OEURVES RECEPTION & FUNDRAISER on THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019.
Community

The New Reality Facing Chinese Americans During the U.S.-China Conflict

Join us on the The New Reality Facing Chinese Americans During the U.S. - China Conflict on March 9.
Community

Break the Silence 2019: Asian Mental Health Conference

Join on the Break the Silence an Asian and Asian American Mental Health Conference.
Interviews

Talk on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence (Free)

Sanjeevani4U's 2nd talk event of 2019 - Marital rape, Relationship issues and mental health coping for domestic abuse survivors
Community

Reimagining Asian American Masculinity: Mixed Trans Perspective

Willy Wilkinson, Author, MPH, is an award-winning transgender writer and public health consultant, cultural competency trainer, public speaker, and spoken word performer who has been advocating for marginalized population since the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Interviews

Celeste Ng in conversation with Eve L. Ewing

For this ticketed event, Celeste will be joined in conversation by special guest, Eve L. Ewing. This event will be held at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St.
Community

Collapsing Time & Imagining Refugee Futures

In this talk, Professor Patricia Nguyen analyzes land and water as precarious landscapes in refugee camps in Tuan Andrew Nguyen’s futuristic dystopic film, “The Island,” to explore his use of archival material to visualize refugee futures in the context of continued war and climate change.
Community

CSRPC ANNUAL PUBLIC LECTURE: JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS

The CSRPC's Annual Public Lecture features distinguished public intellectuals whose work promotes engaged thought and scholarship around topics of race and ethnicity within the public sphere.
Interviews

AAIV x KASA Spring Speaker: Victoria Park

We are excited to invite you to our Spring Speaker event, featuring Victoria Park!
Arts/Entertainment

Storytelling Basics Workshop

In this storytelling basics workshop, we will discuss basic tenets of this art form, such as detailed descriptions, basic story arc, emotions, relationships with the audience, and purpose of storytelling.
Community

Celebrate APAHM: Aerial Yoga, Lunch, Conversation on Asian Womxn Identities

Nourish your body with aerial yoga, stomach with lunch, and soul with a community of Asian womxn sisters
Arts/Entertainment

Butoh and Movement Workshop

The class will focus on body-weather, Noguchi, and mythical creatures through guided imagery and structured improvisation. Noguchi exercises foster an experience of the body as water with the goal of encountering and releasing the natural body.
Community

Kansha Project Culmination 2019

Join JACL Chicago for the 2018 Kansha Project culmination!
Community

TALK Stories: An Asian American / Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

Talk Stories features performers of Asian descent in storytelling of all forms, including music/dance, personal narrative, and improvisation
Interviews

Meditataion for Healthy Living

Learn how to connect with the divinity within you, the source of peace and lasting happiness.
Community

Japanese Hand Held Weapons Seminar

The 2 day event starts on Saturday September 7th, 2019. We will resume on Sunday September 8th, 2019.
Community

Tea Ceremony Class (Beginners)

Tea Ceremony Class (Beginners) Six-week Chanoyu course with Iwatani Sensei
Community

“Building Community, Chinatown Style” by Gordon Chin

Please join us on September 28th for “Building Community, Chinatown Style” book talk by Gordon Chin.
Arts/Entertainment

Fall FIlm Series: Mountains that take Wing: Angela Davis & Yuri

The fall film series centers the stories of inspiring activists and the power of collective organizing across race, class, gender, and sexuality for social justice.
Politics

Film Screening: "My Name is Kim Bok-Dong"

Join us for a screening of "My Name is Kim Bok-Dong" at the University of Illinois at Chicago's James Stukel Towers Theater.
Arts/Entertainment

Open Door Series: Lani T. Montreal & Tony Trigilio

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs.
Community

FAHM Celebration + Journey for Justice Book Launch

Join us in the Journey for Justice, The Life of Larry Itliong on October 12, 2019.
Community

FAHM Festival: Filipino American History Month

A kid-centric event to celebrate Filipino American History Month with interactive and educational opportunities for the whole family
Interviews

Filipinx Postcolonialisms - Jan Padios & Angie Reyes

Please join the Asian American Studies Program (and generous co-sponsors) on 12:00PM Friday, October 18 (Harris 108) for a discussion on Filipinix Postcolonialisms.
Interviews

Book Discussion on Know My Name by Chanel Miller

Dr. Ada Cheng will be facilitating a book discussion on Know My Name by Chanel Miller on Monday 11/4 at 7pm at Uncharted Books.
Community

TALK Stories: An Asian American / Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show

An evening of storytelling and performers of the Asian / Pacific Islander American community in Chicago sharing their experiences through story, music, and improv.
Arts/Entertainment

Talk Stories

An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show