Ethnic Cuisine Global Music and Dance Performances
Great Sea Chinese Restaurant Holy Cross/IHM Marimba Ensemble
The India Garden Mark Cleveland
Haifa Café Master P.C. Leung & the Chicago Chinese
Isla Pilipina Cultural Center’s Lion Dance Team
Majani Catering Passistas Samba
Sinhá Trio Superior
Tierra Caliente Live Art-Making by Artisans
Tre Kronor Amy Masterson
Celebrate the many diverse voices that comprise our one unique Chicago and join this line-up at MOSAIC on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 N. Clark Street. Guests are invited to help support the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s efforts to effect social change and public understanding of cultural diversity and attend this signature celebration featuring ethic cuisine, global music and dance performances, live art-making, and a unique silent auction with cultural items and experiences from CCA museums and supporters.
The CCA will present Martin R. Castro, Esq. its second Chicago Cultural Champion award. Castro is president of Castro Synergies, LLC, which provides consulting to corporations, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations that wish to collaborate with and have a positive social impact on diverse communities. Castro serves as chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by appointment of President Barack Obama. He is also the chair of the Illinois Human Rights Commission and an executive committee member of the Chicago Community Trust.
The CCA will also honor two outstanding community leaders, Kerstin Lane of the Swedish American community and Rasmea Yousef of the Arab American community, as selected by its Core Members (29 Chicago area ethnic museums and cultural centers).
The VIP reception, which starts at 5:45 p.m., features special guest Regina Taylor. Taylor is an actress, director, playwright and activist and currently an artistic associate with the Goodman Theatre. VIP guests will also enjoy a special culturally-inspired cocktail from Koval Distillery.
VIP tickets are $200 per person and general admission MOSAIC tickets are $125. Community and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information or to buy tickets visit http://www.chicagoculturalalliance.org. MOSAIC is sponsored by The Chicago History Museum; Dykema; The Field Museum; Granite Innovation; Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Horwood Marcus & Berk; Seyfarth Shaw LLP; and University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Chicago Cultural Alliance is a growing consortium of Chicago’s ethnic museums and cultural centers whose mission is to effect social change and public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives. The Alliance connects our member museums and centers to flagship arts and cultural institutions, universities, schools, businesses and government agencies. Visit http://www.chicagoculturalalliance.org to learn more about our programs and partners.
Honorary Host Committee
Karin Moen Abercrombie, Hatem Abudayyeh,
Swedish American Museum Arab American Action Network
Estrella Alamar, Orysia Cardoso,
Filipino American Historical Society Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Nicholle Dombrowski, John Gorski,
DANK Haus German American Irish American Heritage Center
Jose Luis Gutierrez, Mara Jauntirans,
Casa Michoacán Latvian Folk Art Museum
Gary Johnson, Dr. Richard Lariviere,
Chicago History Museum The Field Museum
Jan Lorys, Jean Mishima,
Polish Museum of America Chicago Japanese American Historical Society
Peggy Montes, Connie Mourtoupalas,
Bronzeville Children’s Museum National Hellenic Museum
Soo Lon Moy, Gus Noble,
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago Chicago Scots
Billy Ocasio, Joseph Podlasek,
Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture American Indian Center & Trickster Gallery
Heather Ireland Robinson, Lydia Tkaczuk,
South Side Community Art Center Ukrainian National Museum
Susan Tybon, Sherry Williams,
Japanese American Service Committee Bronzeville Historical Society
Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago