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Virtual Event | AAPI Civic Talk

Friday, May 28

Social constructs related to the COVID-19 pandemic have fueled recent attacks on Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States, but this violence has historic precedence dating back to when the very first groups began to immigrate.

Join the Chicago History Museum for a moderated panel discussion with educators, activists, and journalists of AAPI heritage as they provide context for this legacy, share their thoughts and scholarship on how current events have affected their communities, and imagine a liberated AAPI future.

This event runs approximately 90 minutes and is free of charge. We would greatly appreciate a donation to the Museum in any amount. A Zoom link will be provided after registration.



Headshot of Katherine NagasawaKatherine Nagasawa, Audience Engagement Producer, WBEZ






Lisa Doi, President, Japanese American Citizens League, Chicago Chapter




Grace Chan McKibben, Executive Director, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community



Dr. Eujin Park, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago



Shobhana Verma, Executive Director, South Asian American Policy & Research Institute




Ryan Viloria, Executive Director, Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment





The Details



28 th

6:00–7:30 p.m.

Event Location


Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories