LINCOLN PARK — Most of the mayoral challengers are expected to attend a forum Monday hosted by Asian-American advocacy groups.
The forum is 6-8 p.m. Monday at Chicago History Museum’s McCormick Theater, 1601 N. Clark St. Doors open 5:45 p.m. Discounted parking in the museum’s lot, 1730 N. Stockton Drice, is available for $10.
Kam Buckner, Jesús “Chuy” García, Ja’Mal Green, Brandon Johnson, Ald. Sophia King (4th), Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) and Paul Vallas are scheduled to appear.
The candidates are expected to address issues like language access, public safety, senior services, affordable housing, immigration and education, according to a news release.
The free event is organized by nonprofit Asian Americans Advancing Justice and the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment Coalition. The coalition includes nonprofits advocating for Chicagoans with Filipino, Chinese, Japanese, Lao, Vietnamese, Indian, Cambodian and other Asian heritage.
About 7 percent of Chicagoans are Asian, according to the Sun-Times.
Over 300 Asian-American neighbors are expected to attend, according to a news release.
The forum will be translated live in seven languages, organizers said.
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