Peace in Asian Artivism is a celebration including music, dance, peace circles, and vendors to share the message of solidarity. This is happening on May 26 at Healthy Hood Chicago (2242 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60608)!
Asian artivism refers to the use of art and creative expression as a form of activism within the context of Asian Americans in Chicago.
Music by Yna & The Band, Nireus, Kăi Zhi Hundred, DJ Bodhi.
Dance by Noori.
Comedy by Amanda Payne and some of the Victor Wong fellows from Second City.
Speakers Denise Hui Ming and Tanya Lozano.
Peace circles facilitated by Andrew Hong, Denise Hui Ming, and Joyce Mojica.
Asian Americans are now 7% of the Chicago population, with almost 200,000 of us in Chicago. With Pilsen and Chinatown being two of the most iconic neighborhoods, it is a win-win for everyone as we continue to bring our communities people of color together. The more we learn about each other, the more we can celebrate the similarities we have in common - across the Pacific Ocean, the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.
As our population grows, we have a stronger need to build allies across the Chicago communities, starting with our neighbors: Pilsen, South Loop, Bronzeville, McKinley Park & Bridgeport.
This celebration aims to continue the community engagement with our allies and learn from eachothers' successes and struggles in unity. We are who we need We have what we need We are what we need. We Got Us!