Join Rising Voices for events that amplify, celebrate and build power for Michigan's Asian American communities.
Rising Voices Assembly
Location & Date TBD
Join us at our next Michigan Asian American community mixer where we meet and greet with community members, hold a roundtable discussion, give AANHPI policy updates on language access and inclusive education, and a social hour and snacks.
Get to know the Rising Voices staff and make connections with other community members who want to build a better future for our loved ones and communities.
Detroit Opera House October 7th-15th
An all-Japanese and Japanese-American creative team transports Puccini’s tragedy to a virtual-reality setting that re-envisions how we view Madame Butterfly’s story. Experience the music you know and love in a production that re-imagines the opera’s events through the fantasy of a modern-day Pinkerton.
Exiled To Motown
Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology October 15th 2023- January 31st 2024
You've heard the story of Japanese incarceration during World War II, but do you know what happened next? Visit the Gordon L. Grosscup Museum of Anthropology free of charge to view the traveling exhibit Exiled to Motown: A History of Japanese Americans in Metro Detroit. Exiled to Motown was developed by the Detroit Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, in conjunction with the Detroit Historical Museum.
Day of Action
Staff and community members attended the State Capitol for a senate committee hearing to support the language access bills package, that mandates state agencies to provide equal language access to individuals with limited english proficiency. The bills passed the senate committee and will go on to be voted on by the Senate. Staff also helped pass out pastries from QQ bakery in Madison Heights, an Asian Immigrant owned business, to gather support for the Drive Safe bills.
September RV Assembly
Our September Assembly was at the Nonprofit Enterprise at Work building in downtown Ann Arbor. We met and talked with members and held a roundtable discussion on the issues impacting our communities and what changes we need for our families. We gave updates regarding AANHPI policies such as language access and inclusive education and had a social hour with Asian American snacks.