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Commemorative Day

Family Event | AAPI Heritage Month

Saturday, May 21

Join us as we celebrate Chicago’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities! We’ve connected with Asian American groups from across the city to highlight their histories and cultures. Enjoy performances by CIRCA-Pintig and Lane Tech High School’s Filipino Club and storytelling by Anne Shimojima. Walk through our resource fair, where you can learn about AAPI organizations around the city and how they help their communities. Our interactive map activity encourages guests to share where they are from and discuss family histories.

This event is FREE with Museum admission. 


10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. – Resource Tables and Craft Activities

10:00–10:15 a.m. – Performance by Lane Tech High School’s Filipino Club 

10:15–10:30 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions

10:30–11:15 a.m. – Performances by CIRCA-Pintig 

11:15–12:00 p.m. – Storytelling with Anne Shimojima Session #1

1:00–1:45 p.m. – Storytelling with Anne Shimojima Session #2

1:45–2:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks



Resource Fair Partners

Chinese American Museum of Chicago 

Japanese American Service Committee 

Filipino American Historical Society of Chicago   



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