While the pandemic has drastically impacted various industries, it has failed to hamper Hōkūleʻa’s 11th dance season. Its founders, Ale and David, continue to teach and create beautiful art online that represents the authentic Polynesian cultures through music and dance.
The 2020 recipient of the Cook County State’s Attorney Foxx’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Leadership Awards Ms. Aurora Austriaco, has been appointed to serve on the Racial Justice Diversity Committee by Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer in the Northern District of Illinois.
The Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) heeded the Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) entrepreneurs and helped them sustain their businesses by supporting various initiatives together with its Pan-Asian nonprofit partners.
Dear Asians Initiative was born of the frustration to attend to the lack of understanding of the Black Lives Matter movement and its protests. By actively engaging in conversations, people begin to acknowledge that there is a problem in the justice system and that it’s possible to work alongside the Black Lives Matter movement to bring about structural change for all minority groups.
Chicago Asian Network strongly condemns the police brutality that led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. These three people were struck down for being members of the black community; an affront to the ideals that the United States of America stands for—freedom, equality, and justice.
Lakhi Siap is founder of the Chicago Asian Network, a full-service multicultural marketing agency with an international client base. He has more than 12 years of experience in business development, multicultural & millennial media marketing, public relations and strategic community outreach.