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April 27 -  Vel Phillips Forum: Fighting Antisemitism and Anti-Asian Hate through Education Forum

Hybrid Event: 12pm - 1:30 pm Turner Hall Palm Garden or Zoom.  Registration required.

Experts and community leaders will explore the role of culturally responsive education and teaching a fuller understanding of American history in combating antisemitism and anti-Asian hate - highlighting model programs that are teaching AAPI history and Jewish American history, as well as a proposed amendment to Act 31 that would direct school boards to provide instruction on Hmong Americans and Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans.  

Partners: Milwaukee Turners, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Milwaukee Jewish Federation, the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) of Wisconsin, and ElevAsian.


May  - Mayoral Proclamation Recognizing AAPI Heritage Month

ElevAsian will accept a Mayoral Proclamation kicking off AAPI Heritage Month 2023 in Milwaukee.  


May 1 - 50th Anniversary Screening Enter the Dragon

Oriental Theater 7:30pm  Tickets required

ElevAsian is a proud partner supporting a special 50th-anniversary screening of ENTER THE DRAGON on 35mm presented by Cinebuds hosts Dori Zori and Kristopher Pollard! Bruce Lee plays a martial-arts expert determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister. Stick around after for a live podcast recording and audience Q&A to celebrate this stone-cold action classic.

May 4 - Invest in Equity for our AAPI Community

MATC Cooley Auditorium, 11am-2pm  Free registration required


Join us as Dr. Calvin Yang (DICTUMDOSE) shares his knowledge about equity gaps for Asian students in higher education and in the realm of addressing the Asian monolith. Also featuring Hmong musical artist Lily Vang & cultural entertainment by NDZ (NTXHAIS DEJ ZAG).

May 6 - Teach Asian American History Bill

Chinese Community Baptist Church, 120 N. 73rd Street  10am - 3pm

RSVP to Lorna Young at


Join us for a community gathering to color and decorate “Teach Asian American History” postcards.  While we are coloring, we can discuss the bill and share ideas on other ways to reach out to raise awareness and advocacy for the bill.  We will supply crayons/markers and refreshments.  Bring your kids and grandkids!


May 7 -  Asian Heritage Dinner with Marquette Law School Lubar Center

Ivy House - 5:30 - 7:00  Tickets required $30 

ElevAsian will partner with Lubar Center Director, Derek Mosley, along with special guests, to explore the rich history of Asian food culture in American cuisine. Come to socialize and learn while enjoying delectable dishes prepared by local chefs. Attendees will sample Chinese, Filipino, Lao, Hmong, & Indian dishes. Meet someone new, learn something & eat everything.  


May 14-20 - Asian Restaurant Week

Visit Asian restaurants in the greater Milwaukee area to support our AAPI businesses and explore the delicious cuisine of the diverse AAPI Community. 

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May 16 - Milwaukee Film: Engage & Activate

Company Brewing - 7pm Free Registration Required

Join community members as we explore AAPI issues through film and participate in facilitated dialogue creating appreciation and understanding of our diverse communities. 


May 19-21 - Milwaukee AAPI Film Festival

Oriental Theater - Tickets required.  Click each film for details.

Milwaukee Film is hosting three modern classic Asian films at the Oriental Theater over the weekend.   

May 23 - Milwaukee Film and ElevAsian present Asian Trivia Night

Company Brewing - 7pm  Free 

Bring your friends to test your knowledge and have fun learning about Asian culture (both pop and historical)!  Win prizes sponsored by ElevAsian.


June 4 - MKE Dumpling Fest: Wrappers Delight presented by ElevAsian 

The Cooperage Milwaukee - 12pm- 2:30pm  Tickets required $35 (On sale 5/1!)

MKE Dumpling Fest will feature the area's best chefs competing for the title of "Milwaukee's Favorite Dumpling" and the coveted Golden Gyoza trophy. Come vote for your favorite!  Tickets are limited!

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