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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OCA Chicago is kicking off the 2018 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - Celebration and Networking lunch. In collaboration with Asian American Coalition Of Chicago and Asian American Executive Network hosted by the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago.
The Consulate General of the Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine American Cultural Foundation (PACF), would like to invite the Filipino-American community and the general public to the kickoff celebration of the Filipino American History Month (FAHM) on Monday, October 1.
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.
Join AFIRE on Wednesday, November 7 for an intimate fundraiser on a covered rooftop with a view of Downtown Chicago. This special event is in honor of our shared history of labor rights and Filipinx contributions to the movement!
Every year, the Japanese American community in Chicago comes together to commemorate EO9066 as a reminder of the fragility of civil liberties in times of crisis and the importance of remaining vigilant in protecting the rights and freedoms of all.
Please join the National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Killing Fields Memorial as we commemorate more than two million people who lost their lives during the Khmer Rouge regime and celebrate the resilience of the Cambodian community through a play, Cambodian Rock Band, by Lauren Lee with music by Dengue Fever.
This event is part of the Japanese American National Musuem's Contested Histories Exhibit, which will be in Chicago in May to bring artifacts made by Japanese Americans during the World War II incarceration.
In the spirit of bayanihan tradition and in celebrating the Filipino-American History Month, let us proudly honor the historical contributions of Filipinos in Chicagoland and in the US society as a whole.
Come join us on Sunday, October 20th from 4:30-6:30 at Bubbles Academy to celebrate Filipino American History Month! A portion of proceeds will benefit AFIRE Chicago, a local filipino immigration rights empowerment group.
In the years following World War II, a wave of about 20,000 Japanese Americans (JAs) resettled to Chicago after being incarcerated in War Relocation Authority “internment camps.” They were part of a government plan to disperse and assimilate Japanese Americans across the country.