CBS 2’s Chris Tye speaks with Cat Shieh, Anti-Hate Coordinator at Advancing Justice | Chicago, about the the two-year anniversary of Chicago’s first COVID case and how the stigma attached to the Asian community in the weeks and years that followed.
Justin Ian Sia, Democracy, Voting Rights, and Redistricting Counsel at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and Grace Chan McKibben, Executive Director of the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community pen an op-ed in Crain’s Chicago: Drawing an Asian American-majority ward in Chicago and keeping together Asian American communities during redistricting will bolster Asian American influence for generations to come.
Under the measure Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law, every public elementary and high school in the state will be required to include a unit on the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including their history in Illinois and the Midwest. The requirement begins during the 2022-23 school year.
Please read an important update from our Executive Director Andy Kang.
Our executive director Andy Kang joined Saadia Pervaiz (CAIR-Chicago) and Jorge Arteaga (Hollaback!) to discuss our important bystander intervention training program.