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Chinese American Service League Celebrates Spring Social

The Chinese American Service League (CASL) celebrated its 45th anniversary recently with a Spring Social event in the presence of community, civic and governmental leadership. The event, hosted at the Zhou B Art Center, was designed as a community celebration, and featured a wide selection of cuisine from local restaurants, drinks and musical presentations.

“UIC is proud to support CASL and its work in the community,” said Miguel Alba, senior director of community relations in the UIC Office of Diversity, Equity & Engagement. “CASL’s executive director, Paul Luu, is a strong leader with a great staff that has advanced the organization’s goals and created an incredible community presence in so many ways.”

Among the evening’s unique presentations were two master calligraphers that provided guests with their names, or selected words, in Chinese characters.

UIC representation at the event also included UI Health community relations that has been working with CASL to help connect seniors with needed health services.

  1. At the CASL Spring Social: (L-R) Miguel Alba, senior director of UIC Community Relations; Paul Luu, executive director at CASL, and Charu Thakral, executive associate vice chancellor for UIC Diversity, pose for a photo during CASL’s Spring Social
  2. Calligraphy for Understanding: CASL provided guests with Chinese translations of their names or selected words as a keepsake during the event (characters for “belief” and “hope” are shown here)