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The Asian American Coalition of Chicago (AACC) is

In January of 1984,13 prominent leaders from 8 Asian American communities, including Chinese,Korean, Filipino, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Pakistanis communities, gathered together to form an Asian American coalition. Since then, the coalition has expanded to included representatives from Bangladeshi, Burmese, Cambodian, Laotian, Malaysian, Nepalese, and Sri Lankan communities. While the coalition endeavors to preserve the Asian values, such as work ethics, family values, and emphasis on education, its primary purpose is to promote the identity
of Asian immigrants as Americans, and contributions from the Asian American communities to the U.S. The Asian American Coalition of Chicago is the pioneer of all Asian American Coalition through the United States.

  • 1983 – Asian American Coalition of Chicago established.

  • 1984 – First Lunar New Years’ Celebration is held.

  • 1985 – First Asian American Cultural Festival is held.

  • 1995 – Ping Tom Pan Asian Award is instituted as the highest award by AACC in honor of Ping Tom, who is one of the founding members of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago.

  • 2009 – Grand Asian Sandra Otaka Award was instituted in honor of Sandra Otaka, who is one of the founding members of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago.

  • 2018 – The 35th Lunar New Year’s Celebration.

AACC ARCHIVES DIRECTORY

THE 16TH ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Pakistani American Community – MAY 22-26, 2017

THE 34TH ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

 hosted by the Pakistani American Community – March 11, 2017

THE 15TH ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Chinese American Community – May 16-20, 2016

THE 33RD ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

 hosted by the Chinese American Community – February 6, 2016

The 14 ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Indonesian American Community – May 18-22, 2015

The 32nd ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

hosted by the Indonesian American Community – February 28, 2015

The 31st ANNUAL LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION

hosted by the Japanese American Community – February 22, 2014

The 30th ANNUAL LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION

hosted by the Vietnamese American Community – February 23, 2013

The 29th ANNUAL LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION

hosted by the Thai American Community – February 25, 2012

The 13th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Thai American Community – May 16 20, 2011 – WEBSITE NOT AVAILABLE

The 28th ANNUAL LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION

hosted by the Indian American Community – February 26, 2011

The 12th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Indian American Community – May 16 20, 2010 – WEBSITE NOT AVAILABLE

The 27th ANNUAL LUNAR YEAR CELEBRATION

hosted by the Filipino American Community – January 23, 2010

The 11th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Filipino American Community – May 18 22, 2009

The 26th ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 

hosted by the Korean American Community – January 24, 2009

The 10th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Korean American Community – May 19-23, 2008

The 25th ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 

hosted by the Pakistan American Community – January 26, 2008

The 9th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Pakistan American Community – May 21 – 25, 2007

The 24th ANNUAL LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

hosted by the Chinese American Community – March 3, 2007

The 8th ANNUAL ASIAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL

hosted by the Chinese American Community – May 22-26, 2006