2022 AAPI Heritage Month Celebration
GCCCEA Youth partnered with the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library to launch a series of education and engagement events during the heritage month. Additionally, GCCCEA produced a radio talk show, a video interview, and two virtual panel discussions to bring awareness to the community’s issues and accomplishments.
2022 Asian Food Fest
For the second year in a row, the GCCCEA Youth Leadership team took charge of the secret menu booth at this year’s Asian Food Festival. Wontons in garlic sauce were sold out in three hours and the savory lamb skewers were another quick-selling, delicious surprise.
2021 Cincinnati Moon Festival
After the temporary disruption by the pandemic in 2020, the Cincinnati Moon Festival returned to offer local residents in the Greater Cincinnati area an opportunity to experience authentic Asian culture. This year’s celebration featured expanded cultural immersion experiences and more diverse performances.
2021 Asian Food Fest
GCCCEA Youth leadership team took charge of the secret menu booth for this year’s Asian Food Festival. The savory Biang Biang Mian made by the food program leader Edward Zha was sold out in a couple of hours while Katherine Wen’s Zong Zi became another delicious surprise to many.
2021 AAPI Heritage Month Celebration
We believe in the power of education and engagement to tear down stereotypes. GCCCEA partnered with P&G to donate 800 titles about AAPI history and culture to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and local schools. Additionally, GCCCEA launched an extensive program to engage local K-12 students and the public through cultural presentations, food sharing, and music.
2019 Cincinnati Moon Festival
Thousands of local residents enjoyed the cultural displays, performances, and interactive activities designed for children and families. Many embraced the opportunity to enjoy authentic Asian food, sample moon cakes, and appreciate the lantern display.
2018 Cincinnati Moon Festival
A partnership between GCCCEA and Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Vibe Cincinnati Platform, this inaugural festival attracted thousands of residents in the region to have an authentic experience with the Asian culture. GCCCEA was chosen to receive the Wendell P. Dabney Award for Diversity by a committee of hospitality leaders from across Cincinnati for its work to support diversity and inclusion in the region.