- • Community demographics
- • Historical Background
- • Current Migration Patterns
- • Language
- • Religion
- • Important Traditions
- • Holidays and Special Events
- • Food for Special Occasions
- • Names
- • Major Issues for the Community
- • Political Participation
- • Links to Homeland
- • Special Health Concerns
The Ethnic Handbook
A Guide to the Cultures and Traditions of Chicago’s
“A fascinating walk through the neighborhoods of
Chicago ethnic groups.”
Chicago Sun-TimesUser-friendly profiles of the regions’ most prominent new and established ethnic, immigrant and cultural groups. Each of the 37 chapters cover the community’s demographics, historical background, migration patterns, religion, important traditions, holidays and special events, foods, names, major issues, political participation, links to homeland and more. Whether you work in business, government, education, journalism, the not-for-profit sector, or simply want to become more “culturally literate,” the Ethnic Handbook is for you.
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
One cannot fully understand Chicago without reading this book!”
Director, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Traditional history books may have finally met their match
with The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook. Not only does this dynamic handbook give relevance to different ethnic groups, but it also invites the reader to heed to the qualitative and quantitative contributions Chicagoans have made to this great city, state and country!”
Northern Illinois Regional eTeam Leader, Partnership for a Connected Illinois
it is imperative for me to be able to identify, engage and communicate with my constituents in a culturally sensitive way
The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook is an invaluable tool for my team and is a must have for anyone looking to understand and communicate in this multicultural environment.”
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky
9th Congressional District, IL
of Chicago Area Ethnic Organizations and Media
The Directory of Chicago Area Organizations and Media is the region’s most comprehensive database of ethnic organizations and ethnic media in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, Kane and McHenry counties. This indispensible resource is a “must have” for anyone focusing on outreach to diverse populations. You’ll find contact information for more than 300 organizations who serve hundreds of thousands of people in the region. Names, phone numbers, e-mails, websites and organizational profiles are all here.
Third Edition AVAILABLE NOW!
In this all-digital, all-the-time world,
credible, ‘real people’ links to ethnic urban communities are more vital than ever, but harder to find.The Directory of Chicago Area Ethnic Organizations and Media is the must-have, go-to resource to discover and amplify Chicago’s smorgasbord of ethnic diversity.
Laura S. Washington
Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times
Political Analyst, ABC 7-Chicago
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The Chicago region is among the most diverse in the nation. Understanding and responding to diversity is essential for professionals in business, education, media, health care, public service and beyond. Wouldn’t it be great to have two indispensable resources to guide you in your work?
The all-new and updated Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook and The Directory of Chicago Area Ethnic Organizations and Media are now available to help you!
The user-friendly Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook profiles the Chicago region’s major ethnic, racial and cultural groups in easy-to-read chapters detailing:
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