2nd Annual Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Women's Ball

May 18, 2024 @ 5:00PM — 11:00PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Bradley Pavilion - Marcus Performing Arts Center: 123 E State St Milwaukee, WI 53202 Get Directions

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2nd Annual Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Women's Ball: The Future We Are Building

In 2023, over 150 API community women joined us at our first HAWA API Women’s Ball held at the Grain Exchange to learn, celebrate and form community with one another. As a Hmong women’s organization, HAWA dreamed of creating a celebratory space for API women in Milwaukee to connect and learn about their democratic power, and why our presence, our issues, and our vote matters. This year, on Saturday May 18, 2024, we hope to double the number by expanding our reach to organizing 300 API community women to celebrate and learn with us at the Bradley Pavilion. 2024 is a critical year for us as Asian and Pacific Islander women, and Queer-fem women. Our local, state and federal election this year is going to drastically impact us and our communities right here in Milwaukee. It is crucial for us to learn about what elections mean for us, how policy will decide how our communities navigate resources, and hear from each other about what issues impact us. We want to be able to do this, while also convening in a celebratory way because as API women, we deserve joy and celebration.

Hear from dynamic API women leaders speaker about issues that impact API women. We would love to have you!
Please dress in your BEST formal attire (cultural wear is highly encouraged).

JOIN US!

ALL PURCHASED TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND PRE-SALE, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY TICKET AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR.

TENTATIVE AGENDA

  • 5:00pm DOORS OPEN
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm NETWORKING, MARKET PLACE OPENS & HORS D'OEUVRES
  • 6:15pm DINNER SERVED, PROGRAM BEGINS
  • 9:00pm-11:00pm NETWORKING, ENTERTAINMENT & CLOSING

MARKET PLACE
Attendees will have a chance to shop and interact with API women owned businesses during the networking and hors d'oeuvres hour. Come support local API women owned business before dinner.

CASH BAR
This event is only for adults 18+ and specific to Asian Pacific Islander (API) women. A cash bar with a wide selection of drinks will be available for 21+ attendees. HAWA will be providing ONE FREE drink ticket per person during the networking & hors d'oeuvres hour. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available free of charge to guests throughout the night.


PARKING
The Marcus Performing Arts Center offers a $15 event parking ramp connected via skyway to their ballroom. Guests are encouraged to park in the ramp for easy access. Street parking and other parking are available as well.


**HAWA is an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we are non-partisan and do not endorse any political parties or candidates. The nature of our civic engagement work is strictly to only provide voter's education and resources to communities.

A big thank you to our sponsors!

HAWA Champion
Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Associations, Inc (WUCMAA)
HAWA Supporter
ElevAsian / AAPI Coalition of WI
Kohls
MKV Services

$3,620 raised by 81 people

$30,000

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