USAAF 2020 Online

Welcome to the online program listings for the 23rd Annual United States of Asian America Festival: FINDING KINSHIP! In celebration of API Heritage Month, APICC is excited to present virtual programming originally set to occur MAY-JUNE at various locations in San Francisco and Oakland.

Need a break from the screen, but still want to feel connected? Listen to the FINDING KINSHIP playlist on Spotify, including songs, poetry and music recommended by USAAF 2020 artists. Featuring songs by Jon Jang, Boondock Squad, Sammay Dizon and Ruby Ibarra. 

Festival events and our selected producing artists are listed below and best viewed on desktop.
Click through each link for more details on viewing or attending each program online

This page is to be updated weekly.

UPDATE: Productions by Virada Chatikul, Gay Asian Pacific Alliance and Asian Prisoner Support Committee have been canceled.



APICC presents

Short films profiling the unique journey
of 5 Asian American community artists.

Releasing throughout the month of May

Sami See
The 9th Dambana

Augmented Reality Illustrations by Sami See
USAAF 2020 Featured Artist

Stay tuned for limited postcards and
a livestream giveaway

Ranko Ogura Dance
Water Pilgrimage

Stay tuned for a video featuring movement that explores the kinship between humans and water.

Erina Alejo
A Hxstory of Renting

Weekly blog posts about residents & peers on
their memories of growing up in SOMA

Lauren Ito
Political Inheritance

Series of photo portraits of Asian American
activists and community organizers

Mom & Me: The Warrior Heart

Videos of rehearsals to be released this June



Genny Lim
Window: Glimpses Of Our Storied Past

Literary reading with music performance
by Francis Wong.

Live stream via Zoom May 29


UxI 2020: Urban-Indigenous Futurism

Online visual art gallery and a series of
workshops, performances, presentations,
discussions and ceremonial events.

Online Events May 31-June 12


Rea Lynn de Guzman
Wander Woman 2

Local immigrant women of color artists take over @wander_woman_artists each week of May

Live Artist Talk & Performances June 5


Ramon Abad
Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave:
A Zoom Puppet Story

Ramon Abad & the Bindlestiff Studio Puppet Crew present a live stream puppet performance.

Join this kid friendly program via Zoom June 6


LBTQ People of Color 16th annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival

Fully captioned films live streaming June 12-14

Kearny Street Workshop presents
Aria Aber and Monica Sok

Literary reading with music from Kohinoorgasm

Live stream via Zoom June 13


Jon Jang
So Many Tears

Marcus Shelby, Genny Lim, Francis Wong and
USAAF 2020 Featured Artist, Jon Jang

Live stream performance June 20

Parivar Bay Area
Parivar Ka Pyar

Online gallery to be released with live performances via Zoom

Live stream performances June 27

Paper Trail of FREEDOM

Book launch featuring poetry and spoken word

Live stream via Zoom June 29




Eddie Wong, activist, filmmaker and editor/publisher of East Wind Ezine. 
Tatiana Chaterji, performing artist, writer, co-founder of Subcontinental Drift Easy Bay
Sami Schilf, San Francisco Bay Area based visual artist and muralist 


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