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.