Upcoming Events

AAJA Fest – August 9-15, 2020

This year, AAJA is hosting the national convention virtually! Join us on August 9-15, 2020, for the first ever AAJA Fest! #AAJA2020

Announcement: https://aajachicago.org/2020/07/01/meet-us-virtually-at-aaja-fest-august-9-15-2020/

Official site: https://www.aaja20.org/

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Past Events

The Summer of Extremes: Racism, Health Inequity and Heat – June 23-25, 2020

COVID-19 Collides With Climate Crisis on 25th Anniversary of Chicago Heat Waves

Journalists are invited to dissect lessons on racism and health inequity learned from Chicago’s 1995 heatwave replayed during the pandemic. Hosted in partnership with Chicago Journalists Association, NABJ-Chicago, NAHJ-Chicago, The Headline Club, Kartemquin Films, the Macarthur Foundation, and others.

Announcement: https://aajachicago.org/2020/06/13/the-summer-of-extremes-racism-health-inequity-and-heat-june-23-25-2020/

Reporting on Race Virtual Panel – April 9, 2020

How can we better cover communities of color? Please join the Chicago chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association for a virtual panel on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring:  Katie Kim, NBC 5 Chicago (moderator), Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun-Times, Laura Rodríguez Presa, Chicago Tribune, Esther Yoon Ji-Kang, WBEZ

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjU7YQsEyOo

Lunar New Year Mixer – January 30, 2020

AAJA Chicago is teaming up with AMEJA (Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association) for a Lunar New Year Mixer! Come by the downtown Lao Sze Chuan for free bites and a chance to get to know some fellow Chicago journalists.