FIRSTHAND: Segregation — Asian American Chicago’s Spaces of Joy and Resistance

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(L-R) "Chicago Chinatown Mainstreet" by 8 Eyes Photography, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; "Devon Street" by ErstwhileHuman, CC BY-SA 2.0.
(L-R) "Chicago Chinatown Mainstreet" by 8 Eyes Photography, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; "Devon Street" by ErstwhileHuman, CC BY-SA 2.0.

FIRSTHAND: Segregation — Asian American Chicago’s Spaces of Joy and Resistance

When

Thu, May 26, 2022
6:00 pm

Where

Join the virtual event here

Join WTTW for a FIRSTHAND: Segregation virtual screening and conversation as we mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This event will explore the unique ways in which Chicago’s Asian communities have carved out spaces of safety and resistance in the face of discrimination, through the expertise and lived experiences of our engaging panelists. Watch highlights from the documentary series and join in the Q&A.

FIRSTHAND Executive Producer Dan Protess will moderate a live conversation with Lisa Yun Lee, Executive Director of the National Public Housing Museum; Chris Javier, Leader of the Chinese Christian Union Church; Ann Kalayil, Founder and Board Chair of the South Asian American Policy and Research Institute; and Seong Cho, Organizing Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

FIRSTHAND: Segregation is part of WTTW's award-winning FIRSTHAND multiplatform, multi-year initiative focusing on the firsthand perspectives of people facing critical issues in Chicago. Visit the website (wttw.com/firsthand) to explore the project.

This event is free, but RSVP below is required.

Lead support for FIRSTHAND:  Segregation is provided by Ann and Rich Carr.

Major support is also provided by the Jim and Kay Mabie Family; The Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation; Edwardson Family Foundation, in memory of Ed Marciniak; The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; Denny and Sandy Cummings; Philip and Rene Alphonse; Lewis Collens and Nancy Sindelar; The Duncan Family; The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation; Larry and Mary Mages; Marc and Jeanne Malnati Family Foundation; Rande and Cary McMillan; and Neal Gerber Eisenberg, in honor of Scott Fisher (as of January 17, 2022).


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