AAPI Artists and Art Organizations Against Hate

Dear Community,

We are devastated by the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia that led to the murder of 8 people, 6 victims who were targeted as Asian women, by a white domestic terrorist. The further mistreatment by the police and media who have not officially deemed this a hate crime is racist and abusive to the victims’ families and all Asian American Pacific Islander communities already severely impacted by the pandemic. We know that many of you are feeling emotions of fear, anger, frustration, and grief over these events as we have been witnessing the anti-Asian violence rise in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation. Also coupled with the shooting in Boulder, Colorado this week resulting in Islamophobic rhetoric, we condemn these plagues of racism, sexism and xenophobia. We resist the white supremacist systems and institutions that are embedded in American society that suppress Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities.

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Standing United with our Asian Pacific Islander Community

WE STAND UNITED WITH OUR ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITY AND CONDEMN ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE.

The race-based hate and attacks against our community has been an ongoing issue we've faced and it's now been elevated due to racist and xenophobic rhetoric surrounding the pandemic. Many of these incidents of hate often go unreported. We urge anyone who has been a victim to seek help, and know that your are not alone. If you are in need of any resources or want to learn how you can support, take a look at the list of resources below.

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Window: Glimpses Of Our Storied Past - Now Available for Purchase

The paperback for Window: Glimpses of Our Stories Past is now available on Amazon.

An anthology of memoirs written by Senior Asian American participants in the senior Asian American writing workshop conducted by Genny Lim at the Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California, San Francisco Japantown, in collaboration with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center. Narratives include accounts of Japanese American Internment and post-internment by former detainees, Florence Dobashi, Harumi Serata and Michi Tashiro, an immigration saga by Leon Sun, poems and coming of age stories by Brenda Chinn, May Chung and Leslie Yee-Murata.

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API Arts Community Wellness Survey Results

APICC conducted a survey with the API arts community to gauge how folks were doing during the current COVID-19 crisis. We asked art professionals, supporters and lovers what were some of the biggest concerns they had and what kinds of resources folks were interested in and in need of during this challenging time. APICC is using the information in this summary to support API artists and the arts community through workshops, programs, communications and other services. Take a look at the results...

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A Statement of Solidarity


Graphics by Kalaya'an Mendoza, co-founder of Across Frontlines

Dear Community,

We are grateful for the privilege to create spaces and opportunities for Asian Pacific Islander artists and cultural workers. As we have the opportunity to celebrate our art and culture, we stand in solidarity with the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, George Floyd, along with their families and communities. It is important for our community to recognize the historical violence and injustice inflicted upon black, brown and indigenous communities and call ourselves in to dismantle racist and oppressive systems. While there will always be much more to do, every act of engagement can open up possibilities to create a more just world. As non-black people of color we must take ownership of our participation in working towards anti-racism, in support of Black Lives Matter.

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COVID-19 Response

An Important Message from APICC

Dear Community,

In light of the rapidly changing circumstances regarding COVID-19 prevention, APICC’s staff and board have been in earnest discussion about the orders and advice coming from local, state, and federal authorities on how best to protect those who could have the worst outcomes from the virus. As of last Friday, March 13, the City & County of San Francisco issued a Public Health Order prohibiting non-essential gatherings of 100 people or more and recommending to cancel meetings of 10 or more people with vulnerable populations until April 30. As of today, an article has also just been released notifying the public of a shelter-in-place order to be in effect in 6 Bay Area counties until April 7.

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Threading Resilience: USAAF 2017

Dating back to the early 1800s when Asian immigration was rapid during the California Gold Rush to the very recent debate on diversity in media, our ability to self-identify has been controlled by politics, economics and racial stereotypes.

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Save The Arts & End Family Homelessness

 APICC is part of an exciting initiative pushing for November ballot that will increase (vital) funding to the arts and to end family homelessness in San Francisco.

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Roots in Resilience/Conjuring Roots

Amidst the shifting social and cultural landscape in San Francisco, how do we maintain our roots?  The Roots In Resilience Film Festival and the Conjuring Roots visual arts program will explore how our origins affect both our present and future selves.

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QUEER as FUCK: Launch Party!

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Happy Pride Month!  Come and celebrate the gayness of June at the QUEER as FUCK festival launch party!

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