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What does Asian Pacific American Heritage Month mean to me?

Posted on May 27, 2021, by

Irene Strohbeen (highlighted) and her 5th grade class. By Irene Strohbeen, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region volunteer Growing up in the 1960s and 70s in Urbana, Ill., without an Asian American community, I struggled to grasp what the Chinese American part of my identity meant to me. We were children of Chinese Filipino […]

Many ways to celebrate Black History Month in the Fox Cities

Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month. After a year of racial justice protests and national reckoning with pervasive systemic racism it is clear that we must commit to a deeper understanding of Black History year-round, and we must make space […]

Dance group will encourage dialog on diversity

By Amy Gosz Director of Programming and Community Engagement Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Throughout history people have used the arts to promote understanding and inspire change when faced with challenges that divide us. In February, a visiting troupe at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will seek to encourage dialogue about race and diversity. […]