Once again, OCA-Chicago will kickoff the Chicago Community Celebration of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in collaboration with community organizations - Asian American Coalition of Chicago, Asian American Executive Network, Chicago Asian Network and the Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Association!
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.
FREE-must register to attend. Participants beyond Chicago/Illinois are welcome to attend.
I. National Anthem - Marisa Buchheit
2. Emcee - Marisa Buchheit & Lakhi Siap
3. Greetings Organizers & Co-hosts
AAEN - George Mui
OCA-Chicago - Mable Menard
AACC - Thai Community
Illinois Institute of Technology - Thy Nguyen
4. Greeting Videos from Government Official supporting APAHM
5. AAPI Cultural Performance - Featuring the Thai Community
6. Greeting Videos from AAPI Advocacy Organizations with APAHM and/or #StopAsianHate event during APAHM event in May.
7. BREAKOUT - Networking groups
8. Asian Pacific American Cultural Performance
9. Happy Hour - Let's find a reason to celebrate!