Business –Chinese American Woman in Action
Naperville Bank & Trust was proud to partner with Chinese American Women in Action (CAWA), Anderson’s Bookshop and North Central College to welcome author and activist Curtis Chin to Naperville recently to discuss his new book “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant.”
“Curtis Chin grew up as a third generation Chinese American in Detroit and came out as gay in the late 1980’s at a time when being ‘out’ was not as accepted, by any culture, as it is today. I think his candid and engaging story of coming of age within the walls of his family’s multi-generational restaurant sets the stage for us to realize and appreciate the things that make us different, and make us the same,” says CAWA President Nancy Chen. “Naperville is an enlightened community which is eager to learn and promote understanding within our diversity. I’m proud of the collaboration and overwhelming community support that made this event possible.”
Tom Miers, Naperville Bank & Trust Market President says the bank is committed to supporting diversity in the community. “We’re pleased to welcome the Chinese American community and happy to be part of the dialogue that brings our community together,”
A cofounder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin wrote for network television before transitioning to social-justice documentaries. Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more.
Spotlight on Business Success is sponsored by Naperville Bank & Trust, serving Naperville with three locations, 555 Fort Hill Dr., 1205 S. Naper Blvd. and 5 S. Washington in the historic downtown post office. For more info, visit www.banknaperville.com.