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

World Dumpling Fest returns September 29th at Navy Pier! Every culture has a dumpling and here you can taste them all! Dumplings are served from neighborhood-based ethnic restaurants in and around Chicago. Purchase your tickets today!

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 begins September 29th with World Dumpling Fest! 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.

World Dumpling fest

World Dumpling Fest celebrates diverse cultures throughout Chicago and the world with cultural performance, art, and of course, dumplings!

Explore Events & Exhibitions

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

Tue 20

Remembering Killing Fields Exhibit

April 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - April 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Tue 20

Polish Chicago 1850-1939

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 20

Film Series: “House of Mirth”

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 21

Polish Chicago 1850-1939

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 21

Know Your Rights Training!

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 21

Assyrian History Class

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 22

Polish Chicago 1850-1939

August 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 23

Polish Chicago 1850-1939

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 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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