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Node Bravely Enters the Digital World

If there’s anything that people can learn from entrepreneurs like Chicken & Rice Guys Founder Ian So, it is to just build the things that don’t exist yet especially if they’ll serve a meaningful purpose. Being unable to find a safe and brave space online where AAPIs can connect, Ian therefore founded Node.
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Tales of Colorful Pride

In celebration of Pride month this year, we veered away from the usual virtual greetings and decided to reach out to the LGBTQ community so we can amplify their personal stories through a video series, Tales of Colorful Pride, that sheds light on what Pride really is. It certainly goes beyond the rainbow parade as it discusses even the queer community's poignant tales that are often overshadowed by the glitters of the celebration.
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LGBTQ+ 365 Resources

We at Chicago Asian Network understand that showing support for the queer community is not a June-only event. Hence, we have compiled a list of resources for those in the LGBTQI+ community who need help and for the allies who want to further support and inform themselves about the community.
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Self-Check: Are You Really An Ally?

Being an ally should not only be shown in Twitter bios, it is also a consistent and practical act that creates tangible results for the queer community. It is helping in words and in actions.
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Bar Associations’ Discussion on Breaking Down Our Silos

Breaking Down our Silos virtual forum brought the entire legal community from different sectors and ethnicities together to show solidarity in dismantling racism and hate.
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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.
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#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.
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#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.
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#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.
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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.
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Pro Bono Powers of Attorney for Filipino American Healthcare Frontliners and Essential Workers

The Filipino American Lawyers Association of Chicago (FALA Chicago) is pleased to announce the expansion of its pro bono clinic, AGiLA (“Attorneys Giving Legal Advice”) with a campaign to provide powers of attorney to healthcare frontliners and essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Reading Towards Diversity

Founded in 1963, this Chicago-based independent bookstore chain has been sharing stories on cultural heritage, aiming to educate the public on diversity that contributes to nation-building.