Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Commemoration - Chicago Association of REALTORS®


Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Commemoration

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Complimentary for CAR Members | $15 for Non-Members

Registration for this event will close on Monday, May 17 at 8:00 PM

Join us as we commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander month with two poignant events that will share community stories, recognize AAPI leaders, and educate and empower us as real estate professionals.

On May 18, support the AAPI community and learn about the rich, important history of AAPIs and Chicago.


We will kick off the event by recognizing two long-standing AAPI small business owners who have made significant, lasting impacts within their communities. Come show your support, hear their inspiring stories and learn more about how we can help make a positive community impact.


We’ll also address the saddening rise in Asian American violence. Our public safety officer will provide guidance and techniques on how to protect yourself and advocate as a bystander.

Then, Professor John Rohsenow, PhD, will lead a virtual tour of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago’s current exhibitions. After which, Ben Lau will give a presentation on the history of one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods: Chinatown.

This is event is co-sponsored by CAR’s Global Real Estate Council.

Space for this virtual event is limited.

Special Guests

  • Ben Lau | Executive Director, Chinese American Museum of Chicago
  • John Rohsenow, PhD | Board Member and Volunteer Docent, Chinatown Museum Foundation
  • Sgt. John D. Verta | Public Safety Officer, 9th District, Chicago Police Department
  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Commemoration

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