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Evanston ASPA Heritage Month 2022
May is Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander American Heritage Month!
Evanston ASPA is a community-wide initiative working to increase the visibility and representation of the Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander community. One of the ways we do this is by hosting and highlighting events and activities that center the ASPA community.
There are many exciting events and activities planned in celebration of Heritage Month! Check out the calendar below!
Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander American (ASPA) Heritage Month
2022 Evanston Calendar of Events
What's Happening in Evanston this Month?
Main-Dempster Mile and Downtown Evanston will be highlighting ASPA-owned businesses in their newsletters and websites throughout the month with spotlight interviews on blogs and social media
May Mart - May Mart is a community initiative to support our local ASPA-owned businesses! Many will host specials throughout the month of May to promote their business. Join the May Mart challenge and enter to win a $100 E-Town Gift Card!
Kids Create Change is partnering with Coffee Lab and 1100 Florence Gallery host lantern making workshops in preparation for the Lantern Floating Ceremony on May 31st at Arrington Lagoon
Evanston Public Library (EPL) is hosting activities and offering book lists for early childhood and elementary age children centering ASPA stories and storytellers
The Umbrella Arts Festival, a celebration of ASPA art and culture will be held on May 14th at Fountain Square in Downtown Evanston
Kids Create Change will host a lantern-making art activity at the Umbrella Arts Festival on May 14th in Fountain Square
Kids Create Change and Kitchen Table Stories Project will host a Lantern Floating Ceremony on May 31st at Arrington Lagoon inviting the community to float lit lanterns on the water in honor of all that has been lost during the pandemic
Kitchen Table Stories Project, Kids Create Change & Artist Book House will host professional development workshops TEAACH-IN this summer in preparation for the TEAACH Act launch
Kitchen Table Stories Project, Kids Create Change, Artist Book House and the Evanston Art Center are planning a Ghibli Gala, a celebration of Japanese art and anime for summer 2022
Placemaking Project - Kitchen Table Stories Project & the Evanston History Center are partnering to launch a local ASPA historical archive in preparation for the TEAACH Act launch in Fall 2022
Additional activities and events will be added to the calendar as planned
Check out these other ASPA events happening in the greater Chicago area in May!
AAPI Restaurants Week 2022 Chicago
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at Chicago Public Libraries
Observing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022 with Skokie Public Library
Raks Inferno Presents Fire + Dragons - An Asian American Circus Cabaret
Check out these ASPA virtual and television events happening in May!
History of Heritage Month
Click HERE for the history of U.S. AAPI Heritage Month
Find President Biden's Proclamation on Asian American and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2021 HERE!
In 2021 Evanston's Mayor Stephen Haggerty signed the proclamation of commitment to Evanston ASPA Heritage Month.