360 CHICAGO Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
We've put together a list of small businesses and organizations below to support local AAPI. This and every month, support our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities!
360 CHICAGO Features:
360 CHICAGO is proud to feature photographer Peter Tsai, and his project, "Cloud Chicago". Capturing memorable moments from aerial shots to famous parties, Peter Tsai has captured moments and memories for over a decade.
Watch Our Segment on ABC 7
Enjoy our feature with ABC 7 on Peter's passion project and how he captures beautiful shots from our beautiful views! Peter's inspiration for his project came from seeing our wonderful clouds covering the tall buildings in Chicago, including our own! This ABC 7 Special is called, "Our Chicago: Asian Voices", and we are honored to support Peter Tsai and his works. We invite you to continue your support of Asian Voices, businesses and organizations for AAPI month!
Advocate for Justice
Asian Americans Advancing Justice is an advocacy organization whose mission is to achieve racial equity. In an effort to combat Asian hate, AAAJ builds communities through Chicago coalitions on the city and state levels.
Strong Community Minded Values
AAAJ builds collective community organizing and advocacy aimed at anti-racism efforts. Through this mobilization and power, they become the solution that protects families and changes communities in need! Support Asian Americans Advancing Justice today.
Learn History & Culture
The Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute is dedicated to promoting an immersive and cross-cultural understanding of Chinese language and culture. With training in consulting, hospitality and special events, founder Z.J Tong has facilitated programming for over 10 years!
Small Businesses can participate too!
In addition to this, learners can find corporate service training and assistance in Chinese business culture. Whether providing new information and resources or a refresher course overall, CCCI welcomes visitors and business alike. Support the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute with the link above!
Support Small Business
The Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy is a membership organization meant to aid the AAPI communities into a more equitable and just society. With grantmaking and social justice resources, members can find new ideas and opportunities with philanthropy.
Membership to grow business and the world
Their mission is to leverage individual action for collective good. Remaining inclusive, and diversifying leadership helps to address unmet needs in the community and empowering those most affected by inequity. Join AAPIP, or support their efforts and in turn the AAPI community as well.
Virtual Event Opportunities
Take part in the Virtual Event Opportunities happening in the AAPI community.
These affordable and informative opportunities are welcome to all. Register today with the link below!
Virtual Event: Asian Pacific Heritage Month: Chicago Community Kickoff
- Roundtable discussions on world issues
- Discussion on returning businesses and status
- Additional tips and resources moving through 2021
AAPI Owned Brand
Chicago For Keeps is an apparel store and Chicago brand with purpose. This shop donates at least half their sales to non-profits in Chicago that benefit youth in black and brown communities. Chicago For Keeps benefits many organizations including Night Ministry, Coffee, Hip-Hop, and Mental Health, and SocialWorks.
Wear Them Proudly
Chicago For Keeps apparel and shop items are handcrafted in house and their mission to support Chicago is focused on community building and organizing. Support this local shop and their motto: Chicago is your city, it's yours for keeps! Click the link to check them out!
Eat & Drink
Fat Miilk is Vietnamese coffee inspired by creatives and entrepreneurs. Beans are sourced directly from Buôn Ma Thuột, the capital city of Đắk Lắk Province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam!
Vietnamese Coffee and Community
Fat Miilk supports the local Vietnamese community and pays homage to the history of Vietnam and its people. Seen in the Water Buffalo, this traditional symbol is very important in Vietnamese agriculture and is a sign of strength and prosperity. You'll find delicious flavors and Enjoy the story and the delicious coffee with Fat Miilk!
See & Explore
About the Artist
Yayoi Kusama's experience Let's Survive Forever is arguably the most popular experience at WNDR Museum! The Infinity Mirrored Room immerses the visitor completely in stainless steel mirrors and reflective balls stemming from the ceiling and settled on the flooring. Kusama's work as an artist started in the Vietnamese era and her creative expression spans over six decades. Completing her first mirrored room in 1965, she converted her medium from paintings and sculptures to illusions of infinite space.
Your Chance to Experience It
Since then, there have been over twenty amazing rooms by Yayoi Kusama; the WNDR Museum is currently the only open room in this country! Experience a feeling and visual experience like no other with Yayoi Kusama's special work of art. Pay homage to her prolific career and celebrate her at WNDR Museuem this AAPI Month!