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Praying Hands

Justice, Equity, Diversity 
and Inclusion

What We Do

Systemic racism and social disparities will not end without intentionality. Individuals, communities, businesses, and governing bodies must each do their part in dismantling them. As an organization, CMAA intends to expand our commitment to this collective effort. At CMAA, we established an Anti-Racism Committee. This committee meets regularly and focuses on ways CMAA can improve in fighting racism. CMAA will uplift the voices and needs of our black, indiginous and people of color (BIPOC) in Uptown and beyond by continuing to build new and strengthen existing partnerships with BIPOC-led organizations and businesses.

Organization Spotlight:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice

CMAA is a proud partner of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago which builds power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity. For over 25 years, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago has worked to bring together the Asian American community, and empower them to create change in their communities. In 2017 we adopted a new racial equity mission that allows us to extend beyond our community, forge new relationships, and win on issues that affect all marginalized communities.

Advancing Justice | Chicago is an affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Their national affiliation allows them to raise a more powerful voice to better serve our communities and become more effective in addressing the civil rights issues faced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other vulnerable and underserved communities. Other Advancing Justice affiliates are located in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

CMAA is a member of the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment (PAVE) Coalition, supported by AAAJ | Chicago which advocates for issues that matter to the greater AAPI community community such as language access and Asian American history in schools.

To support the implementation of the TEAACH (Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History) Act (HB 0736), Advancing Justice | Chicago developed a professional workshop and has trained over 1,300 teachers from across the state how to teach Asian American history. In addition, Advancing Justice | Chicago and the TEAACH Coalition have created the resources to support educators in teaching Asian American history.

Our Resources

Below is a list of resources to provide resources/referrals to anyone experiencing racism in any sector of their lives. (This is not a comprehensive list, if you know of a resource that have not been posted please email us at and let us know!)

Social Services

Legal Aid Services

Community Organizations

Social Organizations

All Locations Are Open Via Appointment. Contact Us Today.
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