AAPI Heritage Month

This May’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we will be celebrating our diverse community. Advancing Justice | Chicago is partnering with individuals and local businesses to bring awareness to our mission and help give back by supporting our work in different ways.

We are thrilled to be partnering with restaurants, bars, and businesses for #doughsomething once again, as well as raffling items from our in-kind partners.

(as of 5/28/24)

Name Item(s)
Apologue Liqueurs from Coquetel Collective Proceeds from Apologue Liqueurs cases sold per account
(Collabing with other opportunities like Chef’s Special, Perilla, Jook Sing, etc)
BiXi Beer Seated chef collaborative multi-course dinner for 30 guests
(Seating 7 PM, Dinner at 7:30 PM)
Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar Proceeds from the Double Lemon cocktail
Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar Proceeds from each cocktail sold on Mondays for Snax & Daqs
Cherry Circle Room Proceeds from Housemade Milk Bread with whipped ricotta, fig mostarda, port wine syrup, onion marmalade
Dorothy Proceeds from You’re Spring to Me cocktail sold at May IRL Singles Mixer event
Gaijin Proceeds from the Haru Hana cocktail (sake, Apologue PawPaw liqueur, chrysanthemum, lemon)
Half Acre Beer Co.
Proceeds from Half Acre Beer and Minahasa collab: Beef Rendang Animal Fries (5/31 – 6/2)
and Minahasa
Honey Butter Fried Chicken Proceeds from HBFC and Fila Manila collab Sandwich (both HBFC locations)
Jook Sing AANHPI Cocktail Pop-Up feat. Coquetel Collective
Jook Sing Proceeds from the Charity Daiquiri cocktail
Ludlow Liquors AAPIHM Mini Market
Sun 5/19 at 2-7 PM
Ludlow Liquors Proceeds from the Life’s a Drag cocktail (using Apologue Saffron)
OiYan Poon One signed copy of “Asian American is Not a Color” book giveaway via personal Instagram; Book Signing and Conversation with Rupal Soni
at Anderson’s Bookshops – Naperville, IL on May 31 – RSVP here
Perilla Proceeds from the Jasmine Dragon cocktail (Jasmine-Damsoul, Madre Mezcal, Accompani “Mari Gold” Amaro, Ming River Baiju)
Prairie Grass Cafe Proceed from Volition Tea
Saigon Sisters Proceeds from Grilled Steak Salad
Side Practice Coffee Proceeds from Ton Ton Merienda (Combo): Small Drip Coffee + Cheese Ensaymadas from Umaga Bakehouse
TriBecca’s Sandwich Shop Proceeds from Tangerine Poppyseed donut


May 1

Pan Asian Voter Empowerment
Asian American Action Day

Springfield, IL

On May 1, hundreds of Asian American community leaders with the Pan Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition will kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a rally at the Illinois State Capitol. The rally will feature community testimonies calling on lawmakers to pass the Language Equity and Access Act (SB3762), fully fund immigrant services, create progressive revenue streams to generate new funding solutions for the state, and invest in the implementation of K-12 inclusive history requirements.

May 14
Heritage Month Chefs’ Charity Dinner

BiXi Beer
2515 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60647

In honor of Heritage Month, BiXi Beer will host a special chefs’ collaborative dinner on Tuesday, May 14th at 7 PM benefiting Advancing Justice | Chicago!

This is a five-course prix fixe meal with chefs Bo Fowler, Thai Dang, Won Kim, Sherrie Tan, and Margaret Pak. Seatings are very limited.

Click HERE to secure your reservation through Resy!

May 19

Coquetel Collective and Ludlow Liquors:
AAPINH Mini Market


Ludlow Liquors
2959 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
IG: @ludlowliquors

Come support or discover your new favorite creatives in your local Asian American community.

👉🏼 Food vendors
👉🏼 Artisans
👉🏼 DJs
👉🏼 Healers
👉🏼 Crafters
👉🏼 Cocktail Features from your AAPINH bar community

#aapi #aapinh #asianamerican #popupmarket

May 21

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago’s A Just Chi Giving Project
Tropic Like It’s Hot – Our Voice, Our Power

BITES Asian Kitchen + Bar
3313 North Clark Street
Chicago, L 60657

May 31 – June 2
Half Acre Beer Co. and Minahasa collaboration!

Half Acre Beer Co.
2050 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

In recognition of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Half Acre will be serving @minahasachicago – Beef Rendang Animal Fries – May 31–June 2, with a portion of the proceeds donated to @advancingjusticechicago for #doughsomething

Enjoy some special eats for a special cause.