Guest Blog: Milestones for Immigrants to Begin a New Journey

The theme for this year's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is Celebrating the Immigrant, reflecting on their experience, not just one of migration, but their personal life journey. Our guest blogger is Jian Ping, author of Mulberry Child, and the award-winning documentary based on this personal memoir.  Jian shares with us her own experiences and…
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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate diversity during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2018 with a variety of events that highlight the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the visual and performing arts. Polynesian dance group Isla Pacifika presents dances from around the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand at our keynote…
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Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the Arts: Exhibits at CPL

Explore these Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibitions at CPL locations across the city through the month of May. Kioto Aoki West Belmont Branch 3104 N. Narragansett Avenue, 60634 Elisa Boughner Sulzer Regional Library 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, 60625 Young Cho Lincoln Park Branch 1150 W. Fullerton Avenue, 60614 Jessica Ferrer Dunning…
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Art Exhibit by Shane Tolentino at Edgebrook Branch

Edgebrook Branch hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit through the month of May featuring artist Shane Tolentino. Shane Tolentino is a Filipina-American artist and first-generation immigrant. She is currently a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration student at Columbia College Chicago and primarily creates detailed traditional illustrations with watercolor, pen…
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Art Exhibit by Richard Alvin Gessert at Oriole Park

Oriole Park Branch hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit during May 2018 featuring artist Richard Alvin Gessert. Richard currently lives and works in Chicago. Having studied as an undergraduate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he maintains an interdisciplinary art practice that is informed by contextual differences…
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