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Gifting Ideas ft. AAPI Businesses

The holiday season is finally upon us, and the spirit of giving has never been more present again. We thought of helping you out with a few gifting ideas for those last-minute shoppers. 
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COMCAST RISE REACHES PROGRAM’S GOAL OF SUPPORTING 13,000 SMALL BUSINESSES HARDEST HIT BY COVID-19

As the two-year Comcast RISE program comes to its close, Comcast celebrates having provided over $110 million in monetary, marketing, and technology grants to strengthen and empower small businesses owned by people of color and women.
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A Trek from Military Training to Professional Development

The rough road as a Naval Officer, requiring discipline and high focus, prepared the veteran Edgar Jimenez to be on top of a recruiting business today.
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A Bridal Compassion

Love stretches far beyond romantic antics and fairytale-like happy endings. It’s a contagious concept rooted with deep compassion towards one another. If you think about it, love starts with compassion. This happens to be the main focus of Tina Wong, owner and founder of Grace and Ivory. 
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Asian American Coalition of Chicago: City's Diverse Alliance

Asian American Coalition of Chicago stands as one of the longest-standing organizations that bring Asian Americans together in the city. They are also known for their annual Lunar New Year celebrations.
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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss The 2021 National Civic Leadership Forum

It’s rare to stumble upon a virtual occasion with this caliber, a conference cultivated to help participants from all backgrounds better understand the AAPI community in as many fields and perspectives as possible. Don't miss this chance and register now!
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Anti-Racism College Guide for AAPI Students and Allies

The College Consensus shares their resource for AAPI students and allies to fight against racism.
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AARP's Free COVID-19 Vaccination Handbook in Patel Brothers Stores

AARP is partnering with Patel Brothers to disseminate free COVID-19 Vaccination Facts Handbook to the South Asian community.
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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.