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File #: 21-3254    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 5/13/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 5/13/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING CELEBRATE ARGYLE'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle is a community initiative that celebrates AAPI individuals, restaurants, and Asia on Argyle's rich and dynamic history; and, WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle aims to shine a spotlight on immigrant-owned restaurants and businesses, while also connecting community members to critical resources to meet pressing needs through the pandemic and beyond; and, WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle hopes to amplify the community's rich immigrant stories and those that shape, define, and impact Asia on Argyle; and, WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle is dedicated to inclusion and connection and unwavering authenticity; and, WHEREAS, in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Celebrate Argyle has launched a month long programming schedule to high the beautiful AAPI community; and, WHEREAS, since March 2020, AAPI communities have felt the adverse effects of anti-Asian ...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

HONORING CELEBRATE ARGYLE’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY

 

WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle is a community initiative that celebrates AAPI individuals, restaurants, and Asia on Argyle’s rich and dynamic history; and,

 

WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle aims to shine a spotlight on immigrant-owned restaurants and businesses, while also connecting community members to critical resources to meet pressing needs through the pandemic and beyond; and,

 

WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle hopes to amplify the community’s rich immigrant stories and those that shape, define, and impact Asia on Argyle; and,

 

WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle is dedicated to inclusion and connection and unwavering authenticity; and,

 

WHEREAS, in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Celebrate Argyle has launched a month long programming schedule to high the beautiful AAPI community; and,

 

WHEREAS, since March 2020, AAPI communities have felt the adverse effects of anti-Asian violence and nearly 3,800 reports of anti-Asian harassment, violence and hate crimes have been logged; and,

 

WHEREAS, businesses have been the primary sites of discrimination, accounting for 35% of hate incidents reported; and,

 

WHEREAS, Celebrate Argyle launched on March 31, 2021 to elevate the vibrant community and leverage public and private partnerships to amplify AAPI voices, foster community collaboration and bridge cultural divides; and,

 

WHEREAS, the initiative is critical to the Asian American business community as it focuses on dispersing funds and providing critical services.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and residents of Cook County honor Celebrate Argyle’s contribution to the Asian American Pacific Islander community.

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