Town Hall - Chicago
Preventing violence against Asian American women and girls

Hosted by the Foundation's Asian American Leadership Council
and Asian Human Services


5:30 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23
Room 3426, Novar Hall
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.


Featuring artwork by Asian Americans of all ages. Refreshments will be served.


Join us.  Share your concerns and help us find solutions.


Violence does not discriminate—it affects people no matter what your income, age, race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. But it disproportionately affects women of color, immigrant women and women with disabilities. Violence affects families and communities—so we have a lot to talk about.


Co-sponsors include: Apna Ghar Inc.; Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative; Asian Health Coalition of Illinois; Coalition for Limited English-Speaking Elderly; Hanul Family Alliance (formerly Korean American Senior Center); Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN); Metropolitan Asian Family Services; Xilin Asian Community Center; Indo-American Center; Vietnamese Association of Illinois; and Lao American Community Services.


Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Aruna Jha, Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative

  • Beth O’Grady, Coalition for Limited English-Speaking Elderly (CLESE)

  • Kiran Siddiqui, Apna Ghar, on violence in teen and adult relationships

“What Will It Take? Building the Safest State for All Women and Girls” is a yearlong statewide initiative led by Chicago Foundation for Women. It is based on the idea that to find answers, you have to ask the question. The town hall series is part of that effort.

  • More than three women are killed each day by an intimate partner.

  • Asian American organizations across Chicago receive reports of elder abuse.

  • Because of language, cultural and financial barriers, immigrant and trafficked girls and women are more likely to be vulnerable to abuse.

  • Young and elderly Asian American women have the highest suicide rates of all racial categories.

Special thanks to Truman College for providing the venue.

Novar Hall is wheelchair-accessible. For other accessibility requests and information, please contact Asian Human Services by Monday, May 21 at (773) 293-8480 or mngan@ahschicago.org.