Pioneering authentic and thought-provoking programs that connect, support and promote a more diverse and inclusive Chicago.

Alliance Programs

Our public programs invite Chicago residents and visitors to explore the city’s neighborhoods through interactive and meaningful cross-cultural experiences such as our Inherit Chicago Festival, World Dumpling Festival, and Stories of Im/Migration: Chicago.


Inherit Chicago is happening now! This month-long festival of intercultural art, ideas and performance at neighborhood heritage institutions. It is the first and only intercultural festival that highlights the rich diversity across the city’s neighborhoods, and promotes cultural and community understanding. Visit the website at to view and register for events.

Explore Events & Exhibitions

Vibrant, engaging, and meaningful experiences that champion cultural heritage and encourage intercultural collaboration.

Tue 12

Remembering Killing Fields Exhibit

April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tue 12

D-Day Warriors: American Indians in the Military

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 12

Exhibit: Stunning Stories in American Indian Jewelry

September 28 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Thu 14

First Nations Film and Video Festival

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 15

Pop-Up Cafe: Swedish Cheesecake Day

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri 15

“Tsatsiki, Dad and the olive war”

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 16

November Weekend Crafts – Mitchell Museum

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Creating new and unique connections that amplify voices and ideas across Chicago’s cultural heritage institutions.


Our programming explores and validates new models for cross-cultural engagement that combats indifference and creates opportunities to increase investments back into neighborhoods and communities.

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