• June 07, 2017 8:16 PM
    Reply # 4886352 on 4160904

    A Retrospective

    Saturday, June 17, 2017
    12PM - 3PM
    The Field Museum
    1400 S. Lakeshore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60605


    JOIN US!

    Come join us as we celebrate the last three years of Philippine Co-curation at The Field Museum. We will provide an in-depth look into the inner workings of the project, how it all began, and our past achievements. 

    The vaults of The Field Museum are filled with rich material culture from the Philippines. These objects—and the narratives, traditional practices, music, dance, crafts, religions, myths, and ideas they hold—have intangible value. Co-curators with a common culture share those intangibles with others.

    Through the Pamanang Pinoy events series, featuring the Museum's Philippine Collection, we have facilitated discussions, invited guest speakers, and learned more about Philippine history. We will hold this retrospective event to honor and commemorate our Co-curation team.

    Admission to The Field Museum will be waived for you, your friends, and family when you R.S.V.P. by clicking the reply button above. Or, send an email to: cocuration.philippines@fieldmuseum.org. Give us the names of those in your party (including you!) 

    Enter through the West or South entrances of the museum. The Maori House (formerly called the Marae Gallery) is located on the Upper Level (enter through the Pacific Spirits exhibit, and walk all the way to the back.) 

    Paid parking is available at Soldier Field. The museum is also easily accessible via public transportation (#146 Inner Michigan Avenue Drive to Museum Campus bus, or the red/green/orange line Roosevelt exit.)

  • June 05, 2017 7:23 PM
    Reply # 4882017 on 4160904
    ICG Worldwide
    PBS Presents




    A Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Films production for WGBH/FRONTLINE and Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with Blue Ice Film Fund

    Directed by Steve James

    Produced by Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman


    www.abacusmovie.com         Facebook.com/abacusmovie             @abacusmovie


    ABACUS: Small Enough to Jail, was a big hit at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The timely documentary tells the injustice that the Sung Family—Chinese immigrants and owners of Abacus Federal Savings, a small community bank located in New York’s Chinatown –had to endure. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community over the course of a five-year legal battle.



    Friday 6/16

    8:15PM Screening, with Q&A with filmmaker Steve James and producer Mark Mitten


    Saturday 6/17 - Thursday 6/22


    Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    164 N. State Street

    Chicago, IL 60601

    Link to Tickets:

    Link: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/abacus


    Link to Trailer:

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lX87ASYhQk


    In the spirit of the film’s message of strength through the power of community, we believe that it is through the support of community organizations like yours that we can effectively tell this important story. We thank you for your commitment to making this film’s theatrical release a success for all of us.

  • May 30, 2017 3:17 PM
    Reply # 4860403 on 4160904

  • April 04, 2017 11:19 AM
    Reply # 4711747 on 4160904


    We are in need of several volunteers to conduct judicial evaluations on behalf of AABA on several dates beginning April through July.


    Arrive early to review investigator and candidate materials.

    You can sign up for a time slot HERE.


    Evaluations are at the ISBA offices, 20 South Clark, 9th floor. 


    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

    Please contact aaba.jec@gmail.com.

  • March 31, 2017 5:22 PM
    Reply # 4705245 on 4160904

    The Chinese Mutual Aid Association




    Please join us as we kick off our first ever 5k!  This isn’t your typical run, get a shirt, and go home type of race. The Dim Sum & Then Some is Uptown’s 5k and Chicago’s only race where runners are treated with Dim Sum after the run! 

    Swarms of runners will descend upon one of Chicago’s most ethnically diverse neighborhoods-Uptown.  Renowned for its historical theaters, unique music scene and Asian influence, runners will enjoy a fun route that starts in Uptown's Buttercup Park, winds through Chicago's scenic lakefront path and culminates on Chicago's first-ever shared street, beautiful "Asia on Argyle!" 

    And what better way to cap off a run through Uptown than by eating some Dim Sum?!  Each runner will be given their own Dim Sum box compliments of one of Uptown's famous restaurants, Furama.  Additional free goodies will be given on race day!

    Your registration will directly support the Chinese Mutual Aid Association as we continue in our efforts to provide crucial social services to low-income immigrants, refugees, and people from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

    2017 Race Highlights:

    • Each runner will receive a dri-fit technical running shirt.
    • The Dim Sum & Then Some is the only 5k race that runs through the neighborhood of Uptown.
    • Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the race course.
    • Every registered runner will receive a dim sum box compliments of Furama Restaurant (Dim Sum items subject to change and availability).
    • Other free goodies courtesy of local Uptown businesses.


    Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5k

    Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5k




    Saturday- June 3, 2017
    Race Start- 8am 
    Buttercup Park


    Copyright © 2015 Chinese Mutual Aid Assoc, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:
    1016 W. Argyle Street Chicago, IL 60640

  • July 28, 2016 9:06 AM
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