CHICAGO (TOC) — In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, ABC 7 Chicago presents “OUR CHICAGO: ASIAN VOICES,” a program that shines the highlight on Chicago’s Pan-Asian American neighborhood and the uplifting, enjoyable and inspirational methods the neighborhood is main the best way in Chicago.
Hosted by ABC 7 anchors Judy Hsu and Ravi Baichwal from Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chinatown, with contributions by reporters Eric Horng and Cate Cauguiran, the particular airs thrice:
Saturday, Might 21, 6:00-6:30 p.m.Sunday, Might 22, 4:30-5:00 p.m.Sunday, Might 29, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
“OUR CHICAGO: ASIAN VOICES” can also be out there reside and on demand at abc7chicago.com and on ABC 7’s linked TV apps together with Roku and Amazon FireTV.
This version of “OUR CHICAGO: ASIAN VOICES” kicks off with a Chicago first – a profile of the primary Chinese language American alderwoman, Nicole Lee. Lee now represents Chicago’s eleventh Ward, a ward that has produced 5 Chicago mayors. She talks in regards to the wealthy and various neighborhood in her ward, her satisfaction in having grown up there and the gratification that comes with now with the ability to symbolize pals, neighbors and eleventh Ward Chicagoans in metropolis council.
“OUR CHICAGO: ASIAN VOICES” options the Chinese language American Service League’s (CASL) dynamic new initiative, Change InSight. Change InSight analyzes, disseminates, researches and publishes information across the distinctive wants of immigrant communities, specializing in social determinants of well being information. The info is invaluable in serving to get essential sources for the immigrant neighborhood.
Subsequent, a have a look at how a married couple, Vinod Kalathil and Margaret Pak, are turning their pop-up restaurant, Thattu, into an official institution area. They’re including extra distinctive dishes to their scrumptious southern Indian delicacies and hoping to carry extra variety to Chicago’s meals scene.
Persevering with the sampling of fantastic Asian delicacies, the particular spotlights Kasama to disclose how this quaint café turned the one Michelin Starred Filipino restaurant within the U.S.
Luya Poetry is a company aimed toward giving individuals of coloration an area to specific their feelings and heal by way of spoken phrase. Chris Aldana based Luya in 2018 and selected the identify Luya, a Filipino phrase which means ginger. She thought the thought of ginger, typically utilized in Asian cultures to heal, was the proper sentiment for the therapeutic course of many artists and poets discover at Luya.
“OUR CHICAGO: ASIAN VOICES” highlights the indomitable spirit of Jimmy Choi. Choi is a husband, father and an elite athlete, who even competed on “American Ninja Warrior.” He’s additionally an individual coping with Parkinson’s illness. Residing with Parkinson’s might be difficult at instances, however it would not cease Choi from elevating funds and consciousness for Parkinson’s analysis.
Subsequent, Peng and Sou Hor get emotional speaking about fleeing the Cambodian genocide with their 5 younger youngsters greater than 40 years in the past. Their harrowing journey was fraught with hazard. After they lastly arrived in Chicago with no cash and no capability to talk English, they labored exhausting, persevered and maintained a giving spirit. They recall their journey to freedom and the way they made the American dream come true for themselves and their youngsters. Their 5 youngsters embrace two docs, two engineers, an lawyer and a granddaughter who’s a pediatrician.
Justyna Syska is the manager producer of “OUR CHICAGO: ASIAN INFLUENCES.”
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