Now that our festival has come to a close, I am feeling energized and so grateful to have witnessed what our artists have been able to achieve while APICC celebrated 25 years of presenting and promoting AAPI art and our unique experiences living here in the US. AAPI art and artists are truly part of the core that uplifts our communities! This year, in the spirit of Generations of Power, we are not only healing in the shadow of an ongoing pandemic and recent anti-Asian violence, but we are withstanding and ultimately thriving! I’m so proud that we were able to produce mostly in-person events with safety in mind as we hosted 2 PCR testing sites with Molecular Matrix at our opening and outdoor showcase. We also distributed more than 9,000 free rapid antigen tests to artists and community members.
Some of this year’s highlights included:
GENERATIONS OF POWER
PRESS & PUBLICATIONS
"Free arts and entertainment events and performances to enjoy in the S.F. Bay Area"
"As Marcos Rises to Power, a Dance Ritual Helps Filipino Americans Process Grief, Fear"
"AAPI heritage month: festivals, fine art, fun, fashion and more"
"San Francisco celebrates Asian heritage through community bonds"
"CAMP Podcast Special Edition: Angela Han"
"Mark Izu’s reflective journey through music with ‘Songs For J-Town’ April 23"
"Mark Izu’s ‘Songs for J-Town’ evokes memories and hopes"
USAAF 2022 YouTube Playlist
Including videos from the Grow Our Souls opening, Generations of Power showcase performances, Realms of Courage Composers Panels and Wise Women: