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“Let Me Tell You: Stories of Asian American Authenticity” Commemorates Asian Pacific Heritage Month, streaming and LIVE on May 2
May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree, No RSVP
Let Me Tell You: Stories of Asian American Authenticity, presented by Mia Park in partnership with the Chicago Public Library, on Monday, May 2 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Uptown’s Bezazian Library, 1226 W. Ainslie Street, commemorates Asian Pacific Heritage Month, which lasts throughout May. This free event is designed to amplify the voices of Asian Americans in Uptown and throughout Chicago. Both Live and Zoom hybrid options will share stories of healing, mourning and remembering.
Mia Park developed the theme of Let Me Tell You: Stories of Asian American Authenticity in response to Anti-Asian sentiment in today’s Chicago. Dr. Ada Cheng was commissioned to teach the craft of storytelling, free of charge, to Asian American and Asian Pacific Island Desi Chicagoans who wanted to share and perform their personal narratives at this event. The performers, Hannah Ii-Epstein, Minky Kim, Thavary Krouch, Sangi Ravichandran, Peter Ruger, Jihar Shah and Giau Minh Truong represent mixed race, adopted, immigrant and American born individuals from the diaspora. The performances are directed by Daniella Wheelock.
Admission is free, no RSVP required. Seating capacity is 65 people. Streaming options are available at MiaPark.com.
First Sip Cafe at 1057 W. Argyle St. is the cafe sponsor for this event. Stop by and mention the event for a discount. Furama, an Uptown mainstay serving authentic Chinese cuisine and dim sum since 1985, 4936 N Broadway St. is the restaurant sponsor for this event. Mention attending the performance and receive a 15% discount before and after the show dining.