The Asian American community of Chicago is diverse and has contributed to all parts of the city in many ways, but this week Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell back on old, harmful stereotypes about our community.
Asian Americans made their mark at the voting booth and on the ballot this year in Illinois. Community groups mobilized thousands of voters to the polls while Asian American elected officials made gains in the Illinois General Assembly.
CONTACT: Brandon Lee Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago 773-271-0899 x200 firstname.lastname@example.org Record number of Asian Americans seek office in 2018 Illinois Primary Election winners include first ever Asian American in IL State Senate More Asian Americans in Illinois are seeking political office than ever before, a trend that continued in Tuesday’s primary election. A… Read more »
Meet October, a dedicated volunteer and community leader who identifies as a queer, feminist, socialist (help others like you’d help yourself), radical (everyone can and should do something), disabled AAPI who generally uses the pronouns they/them.
Meet Jenny, an Alabama-native whose lifelong lessons in Asian American activism all came together when attending Advancing Justice | Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport press conference in response to the 2017 United Airlines incident regarding the mistreatment & handling of Dr. David Dao, a Vietnamese-American first generation immigrant.