Events:

Government

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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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

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.
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!
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.
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

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.
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

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.
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:
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.
Community

Stop the Killings in the Philippines Speaking Tour

For centuries, Filipino people have fought for their rights to a Philippines that is nationally liberated & sovereign. Join us as we remember & honor Filipino resistance and support the struggle being fought today!
Politics

Judicial Reception

Our reception will celebrate United States Magistrate Judge Sunil Harjani's recent appointment and honor Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis.
Politics

Hương Ngô: In the Shadow of the Future

Join us on the Hương Ngô: In the Shadow of the Future on April 14 – May 12, 2019.
Community

Journey for Justice: Untold Filipino-American History

The event also includes performances from Philippine American Cultural Foundation Performing Arts and food from local Filipino-American restaurants.
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.
Politics

Never Again to Martial Law!

On September 20th, 2019, Malaya Chicago-Midwest will convene in front of the Philippine Consulate to demand an end to the human rights violations, killings, and de-facto martial law throughout the Philippines. We invite all to attend.
Arts/Entertainment

Fall Film Series: American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace

Fall Film Series curated by Dr. Patricia Nguyen, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Instruction in Asian American Studies at Northwestern University.
Community

Walk in US, Talk on Japan

The Japanese government’s “Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan” program started in 2014. A delegation, led by former Japanese ambassadors or other public figures, visits various regions throughout the United States as a form of grassroots exchange.
Community

From Identity to Empowerment: The Fight for Asian American Political Power

Join WBEZ reporter Esther Yoon-Ji Kang for a conversation on the past, present and future of Asian American political representation and advocacy in the region.
Politics

The Kingmaker at the Gene Siskel

This revealing, politically hair-raising documentary portrait makes it clear that, at the age of 90, the vain, shoe-loving former first lady of the Philippines still has a firm grip on power behind the scenes as she maneuvers to catapult her son Ferdinand Jr., aka Bongbong, to the nation’s presidency.
Politics

Fundraising Reception for Aileen Bhandari for Judge

Aileen Bhandari is running for Judge. Show your support for her Campaign
Politics

Chicago Chinatown IL Senate & IL House Candidate Forum

Next week is our candidate forum for IL Senate District 1 & IL House District 2. As one candidate from each of these elections will represent us in the Illinois General Assembly, it is crucial for our community members to understand their roles and make informed votes.
Business

Doing Business with the Federal Government

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza will provide special remarks and updates for the AAPI community in light of AAPI Heritage Month. The Administrator‚ remarks will be followed by a panel discussion on ‚ÄúDoing Business with the Federal Government‚Äù. Learn how to find and win contracts with the federal government. Hear from AAPI entrepreneurs and business owners on how they have successfully navigated the federal government procurement process.
Politics

United Against Hate: Asian American Legislators, Activists Discuss the Rise in Anti-Asian Racism

Watch live: United Against Hate: Asian American legislators, activists discuss the rise in anti-Asian racism
Business

Workforce Development

Hear updates and remarks from the U.S. Department of Labor. Special remarks will be followed by a panel discussion on Advancing AAPIs in the Federal Government. The panel will discuss on the progress we have seen in AAPIs moving up leadership ranks in the federal government, talk about recruitment and building the pipeline, as well as career development. Hear from AAGEN and FAPAC as they discuss resources and opportunities through each of their programs.
Community

Facing the New Wave of Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.

DePaul Global Asian Studies Program Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Webinar: Facing the New Wave of Anti-Asian Racism in the U.S.
Interviews

C Pam Zhang: How Much Of These Hills Is Gold

In this talk hosted by the American Writers Museum, author C Pam Zhang presents her much-talked-about debut novel How Much of These Hills Is Gold. Named one of the most anticipated books of 2020, this is an electric debut set against the twilight of the American gold rush featuring two siblings on the run in an unforgiving landscape—trying not just to survive but to find a home.
Community

Shaping Tomorrow's Economy & Politics

Gold House, in partnership with the 2020 Census, Facebook, and Comcast NBCUniversal, cordially invites you to “Shaping Tomorrow’s Economy & Politics,” a virtual town hall. Join Asian and AAPI champions Amrita Ahuja, Andrew Yang, Betty Liu, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Tim Wang, for an in-depth conversation on how the AAPI community can shape the economy and politics coming out of COVID-19, moderated by MSNBC & NBC News Anchor, Richard Lui.
Community

Filipinx Community Townhall for Racial and Economic Justice

Join us for a statewide dialogue on how our community will support the Movement for Black Lives and continue to push for policies to support racial and economic justice!
Politics

2020 Presidential Town Hall

Join us virtually on Saturday, June 27th at 3 PM ET alongside the Biden and Trump campaigns and learn more about how each will address important issues such as healthcare, education, the economy, and gun control in a future presidency.