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Community Forces Podcast “Connecting to Community”Episode Show Notes

Connecting to Community


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In this episode of Community Forces, we hear from a diverse range of students serving Asian American communities in Chicago and some of the community leaders that they work with.

The busy UIC quad bustling with people eager to make connections at the beginning of the 2019 school year provided the ideal setting to kick off the Community Forces podcast. The Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) organized an ice cream social to connect UIC students with opportunities for community engagement and to welcome students to campus. Representatives of the 40+ registered Asian American-interest student organizations at UIC, Asian American serving community organizations, as well as campus resources interacted with new and returning students curious about opportunities to learn about, uplift, and engage Asian American community.


Featured Organizations:


Anakbayan,  Anakbayan Chicago Chapter Instagram: @anakbayan_chicago


Arab American Cultural Center at UIC


Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago


HANA Center


Project Vision


Special thanks to:


The Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) at UIC

Abby Mohann

Glo Choi

Niha Ahmad

Renae Mijares Encinas

Anita Das

Anish Tailor


Community Forces is a project of the Global Asian Studies (GLAS) program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).


To learn more about course offerings and ways to get involved with GLAS, visit


Community Forces was created by Dr. Karen Su and Dr. Corinne Kodama, and this episode was produced by Sarah Eli Lu with production help from Caroline Lee and Lubna Shah.


For more information on internship opportunities with UIC campus units and Asian American community organizations, visit


Ari Schwartz composed our theme music. To connect with Ari, visit


Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions. Learn more at


Hana Choi designed our logo. To follow Hana, visit her HANA한아 youtube channel