2022 Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Recognition

In celebration of Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Village has created a hub of relevant resources, events, and community programming.

At the May 10 Village Board of Trustees meeting, President Plunkett read the Village’s Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Proclamation. Click here to listen and view the Proclamation.

Cultural Resources

Below are resources from the Wilmette Public Library and other institutions that will help you to explore and understand the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


Local Events

See below for more information on all the ways in which our community is celebrating AAPI history and heritage! Below is a listing of local and regional events.

Sakura Tales: Stories from Japan

  • Virtual Event
  • Tuesday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Phantom the Musical

  • Wilmette Theatre
  • Sunday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Korean production of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s, “Phantom”

Jessamine Chan and Emily Maloney

  • Virtual Event
  • Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m.

K-Pop Won’t Stop (K-Pop Appreciation Party)

  • Wilmette Public Library
  • Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.

RESCEHDULED: An Evening with Michelle Zauner

  • Virtual Event
  • Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m.



Regional Events

Exploring Takashi Murakami: An Art Experience

  • Skokie Public Library
  • Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Children can explore the playful world of renowned Japanese artist through creative art projects

Bystander Intervention Training

  • Virtual Event sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Thursday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Learn about disrespect and dangers that Asian and Asian American have faced and face right now

Let’s Rise Together: How to Support Illinois’ AAPI Community

  • Virtual Event sponsored by the State of Illinois
  • Tuesday, May 24 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Panel discussion on supporting AAPI businesses