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#AsianWhoCAN Connect: Lakhi Siap

Lakhi Siap has selflessly served and helped bring the community to the next level. He believes in the spirit of collaboration as he sees that success is meant to be shared by the whole community and not just by one individual or one strand of that community. This mindset continuously forms a shared history among the members of the community which will serve not only as his legacy, but of everyone who believes in the great potential and power of AAPIs.
Arts/Entertainment

#AsiansWhoCAN Rise: King Marie

Giving herself the identity of “King”, Christine Marie Borda a.k.a. King Marie has definitely proven that she continues to rise and make her mark in a challenging and primarily male-dominated industry, music.
Community

#AsianWhoCANUplift: Mia Park

Mia believes that when water rises, all the ships rise with it. For the past years, she has been using her skills in acting, writing, producing, and teaching yoga to uplift herself and others.
Community

#AsianWhoCANEnlighten: Shereene Manimala

Shereene understands the importance of showing up and telling your stories fully and honestly even with societal pressure, trusting that it is through this that we can empower more to lead and take action.
Community

#AsianWhoCANBrew: Francis Almeda

Francis acknowledges the importance of a support system for people to continue pursuing their passion. He has been fostering valuable relationships and a sense of community among AAPIs through Side Practice Coffee.
Business

What Happened During #AAPISTRONG

#AAPISTRONG Heritage Month Business Summit was an exemplary display of camaraderie between diverse communities on how being together creates an impact that inspires people to take action.
Community

Chicago Asian Network Honors #AsiansWhoCAN

In celebration of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we are casting a spotlight on unsung modern-day heroes in our community with our latest campaign, #AsiansWhoCAN, and celebrating all our wins as a community with #iCAN.
Food

A Legacy Seasoned with Spice

In many Asian households, kitchen secrets have been passed down through generations to keep their family legacy ablaze. For the Chu family, this secret came in the form of a unique chili oil, which was eventually called Chumami.
Interviews

Spreading Love through Indulgence

A coffee and boba shop serves as a testament that genuine customer fulfillment is enough reason to give maximum effort towards the job and that working hand-in-hand with other small shops can drive one's own business forward--Brew Lounge.
Community

Resources: Stop Anti-Asian Hate Now

We at Chicago Asian Network want to help inform you better on racial injustice so we’ve compiled a list of resources that you could refer back to and share with those you know who need to see these.
Business

A Journey to Rediscovering One's Inner Child

The pandemic has made people face questions revolving around making life better. Fortunate are those who are able to figure out what they want to do, who they want to be, and be able to shift from one career to another. But what about the rest? Meet Micah, Founder of Tadhana Creative Coaching, who struggled with personal battles and ultimately succeeded.
Politics

TEAACH Act to Paint a Complete Picture of the U.S. History

Hate crimes are going rampant alongside the coronavirus. To mitigate fear and unreasonable acts, Chicago lawmakers turn to a tested solution: education.