Author Archives: TAP-Chicago
UPDATE: Our meeting will be in the downstairs private dining room at Ming Hin Cuisine in Chinatown Square at 2168 S Archer Ave starting at 7 pm. Prior to the meeting at 6:15 pm, we will be doing a site visit of this year’s beneficiary, Project: Vision at 2301 S Archer Ave.
We are planning our 6th Annual Lunar New Year Gala and are looking for enthusiastic committee members to help us plan and execute our biggest event of the year!
If you have wanted to be more involved with TAP-Chicago or give back to the community, then this is the perfect opportunity! See what goes on behind the scenes, meet some new friends, and work with a group of like-minded people.
This is our third meeting but it is not too late to jump in and get involved. Everyone is welcome, no previous experience required!
If you are interested, please RSVP to Victoria Yang at email@example.com. She will give you more information.
There are a variety of different committees available! Put your skills to good use and help plan an amazing event.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/818661468160121/
TAP-CHICAGO and TAP-ILLINOIS present Professional Development Seminar with Ernest Wong and Erikka Wang
TAP-Chicago and TAP-Illinois are hosting a professional and leadership development seminar featuring guest speakers Ernest Wong and Erikka Wang. Ernest is the founder of site design group ltd, an urban design and landscape architecture firm based in Chicago. Due to his many professional achievements, the Chicago Tribune named Ernest as “2010 Chicagoan of the Year”. Mr. Wong is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chinese American Service League (CASL), the largest social services organization in the Midwest serving Chinese Americans.
Erikka Wang is the co-founder and creator of the clothing boutique Akira. Ten years ago, Erikka and two friends combined their life savings and made her unique vision for the store a reality with no outside capital. Today, the Chicago-based boutique has 19 locations in the city and suburbs along with a thriving online store. Ms. Wang was named a Crain’s 40 under 40 in 2011. She is also member of the CASL Board of Directors.
Ernest and Erikka will discuss their professional and entrepreneurial careers as well as their involvement in service and leadership in the community. A Q&A session and networking will follow their presentations. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Wine & Beer and Networking
7:30 PM-8:30 PM: Program, Discussion, and Q&A
8:30 PM-9:00 PM: Networking and Discussion
Registration: Limited free advance registration by Monday, December 9th, $10 general registration if space remains.
Register at https://www.wepay.com/events/tap-ernest-erikka
Getting There: Harrison Red line, HW Library Orange, Pink, Brown lines and numerous CTA buses, limited street parking.
Questions? Call or email:
Hauwei Lien 302.559.5948 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wine & Beer sponsored by site design group.
More about the Speakers
Ernest Wong is the President of site design group ltd and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, the American Planning Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Ernest has directed many award-winning projects including Ping Tom Memorial Park, The Park at Lakeshore East, and the State Street Lightscape. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ernest served on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Transition Committee for Economic Development and Planning. He currently serves as a Commissioner on both the Chicago Landmarks Commission and the Commission on Cultural Affairs.
Erikka Wang was a leading force in the ideation and creation of well- known women’s clothing boutique Akira. With 19 locations in the city and suburbs along with a thriving online store, Akira’s corporate headquarters supports more than 200 employees.
More about CASL
With a $12 million annual budget, CASL provides youth, elderly employment training, family counseling, and education services to over 17,000 clients each year.
More about TAP-Chicago
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/608222039238590/
Drawing from their shared roots in Chicago’s rich multicultural spoken word scene, slam poets Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, Kevin Coval, and avery young will share from new original works that contemplate culture, race, and identity.
After each performance, each artist will be in the “hot seat,” responding to a series of questions from the other two artists. Together, they’ll explore what it means to evolve as spoken word artists and how their work impacts and is impacted by Chicago’s changing cultural landscape over the last decade.
Youth poets from Young Chicago Authors will open the show and a reception will follow.
For more info and to register for a FREE ticket visit http://www.prairie.org/
Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai is a Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based Chinese Taiwanese American spoken word poet, playwright, and filmmaker whose award winning work has been featured at the White House, Apollo Theater in Harlem, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, & “Russell Simmons Presents HBO Def Poetry.”
Getting There: CTA Orange line Halsted or #62 bus
Questions? Call or Email
Hauwei Lien 773.819.5436 | hauwei at tapchicago dot org
Presented by the Illinois Humanities Council in partnership with Young Chicago Authors and TAP-Chicago, this event is part of Bridging Divides, a series that draws on the humanities to help local communities address seemingly intractable social, cultural and political divides.
Join TAP-Chicago, Ascene, and KACC for an one day leadership conference designed to enable and empower young professionals and college students to unlocking their potential to become leaders in their community, professional and personal lives.
The event will have speakers who are leaders and experts from various professional backgrounds in the arts and entertainment, politics and government, as well as business and entrepreneurship. It will be interactive as they will share their stories and experiences of how they became leaders and successful in their field.
There will also be an opportunity to receive advice from career counselors for resume and cover letter review and for mock interviews and we are also reaching out to various companies to be onsite for job recruitment as well.
There will be a complementary lunch buffet.
$20 for college students
$30 for professionals.
Use discount code “TAP” for $5 off registration at http://aoldc.eventbrite.com/
Portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Chade Foundation scholarship fund
Sponsored by the CIA, Chade Fashions, and American Family Insurance
For more information see: http://aoldc.eventbrite.com/