The Chinese Lady: Take Action

But if we take the time to really look at each other. To really look at each other. Then we might see, through all that vastness and variance, something true and real and wonderful.  — The Chinese Lady

Transformation takes time and requires purposeful and sustained action. Thank you for visiting this page in connection with our event “Setting the Stage: The Chinese Lady — Building a Bridge Toward Asian Visibility.” We invite you to find ways to engage with the Asian American community, during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and beyond. 

Our Partners

We wanted to take a moment to uplift our organization partners for Setting The Stage: The Chinese Lady—we’re so grateful for their efforts to promote this event, and to advance important causes in Chicago’s Asian-American communities.


OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates

Founded in 1973, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, membership-driven organization based in Washington, D.C. with over 100 chapters and affiliates around the country. Touching hundreds of thousands of AAPIs each year, OCA works with its organizational partners, members, chapters, and supporters to empower the next generation of leaders. OCA Chicago focuses on professional and leadership development and is dedicated to promoting the economic, professional, and social well-being of AAPIs in the Greater Chicago area. Learn more at



Chinese American Museum of Chicago

The Chinese American Museum’s mission is to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily in the Midwest. Their vision is to work with organizations, visitors, and community leaders across the country to tell the story of Chinese Americans primarily in the Midwest and to build a community around a continuous dialogue, illustrating how Chinese American culture and contributions are an important part of the American fabric. Learn more at



Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Proudly founded by ethnic Chinese refugees, Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is led by many prominent individuals from the Asian American community. Their purpose is to serve the needs, promote the interests, and enhance the well-being of low-income, diverse immigrant and refugee communities across metropolitan Chicago through social services, advocacy, educational programming and assistance for youth, adults, the elderly and small businesses. Click here for a list of their services and learn more at





Eat, Shop, Buy

  • Chiu Quon Bakery — the oldest Chinese bakery in Chicago, with locations in Chinatown and Uptown
  • SUGOi Sweets — locations in Naperville and Chicago
  • Yugen — Michelin-starred restaurant from chef Mari Katsumura, open for indoor dining: 652 W Randolph Street. Chicago, 60661
  • Kedai Tapao — open for takeout/delivery, 3059 W Diversey Ave. Superkhana, Chicago, 60647
  • Marz Community Brewing — open for indoor/outdoor dining, 3630 S Iron St. Chicago, 60608
  • Choc choc cosmetics — 3127 N Broadway St. Chicago, 60657
  • Rise and Shine apparel — inclusive children’s apparel (60% of “Be The Good” sales benefit victims’ families of the Atlanta spa shootings)
  • Hello Society — coming soon; Chinese-owned, Gender Neutral Kids Apparel



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