Save the Date: Resilience Archives Storytelling Showcase + Visibility Project Book Launch

May 10, 2017
Image Description: Center image - a line of people stand behind a banner that reads "We're ASIANS, Gay & Proud." The people have their fists in the air. Original image credit: A Gay Left Journal, No. 6, Daniel C. Tsang, 1980

Image Description: Center image – a line of people stand behind a banner that reads “We’re ASIANS, Gay & Proud.” The people have their fists in the air. Original image credit: A Gay Left Journal, No. 6, Daniel C. Tsang, 1980

RESILIENCE ARCHIVES: PERFORMANCE & LAUNCH
VISIBILITY PROJECT BOOK LAUNCH
SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm

The Resilience Archives is a collection of personal photos, fliers, interviews, and historical documents from the LGBTQIA+ Asian American and Pacific Islander community in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has been created as an act of resilience to ensure the stories are told and made accessible to the public at large. The This is a collaboration between APIENC (API Equality – Northern California), the Visibility Project, and artists Mia Nakano & Kat Evasco.

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PERFORMANCE & EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH
On June 6th, we will publicly debut the Resilience Archives digital history tour. The Resilience Archives Storytelling showcase will consist of LGBTQ AAPI storytellers portraying curated selections from the Resilience Archives stories such as: “How did GAPA (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance) or APIQWTC (Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Community) start? Who was the founder of what is now SOMArts? How did the first Chinese American families fare after moving out of SF Chinatown? What’s “coming out” like today versus 30 years ago?”

Large format portraits from the Visibility Project, a national portrait and oral history collection focused on queer Asian American women and trans community, will be exhibited in the space. Short films from the oral history interviews of the Visibility Project and Dragon Fruit Project will be available in intimate listening stations. Personal archives from community members and organizations will also be featured.

This dynamic evening includes a book launch from the Visibility Project! The book launch features a photo book that highlights portraits from Mia Nakano’s 10 years of traveling throughout the country photographing and interviewing the queer Asian American Women and trans community. The book will also include a curriculum bringing in participant voices from their interviews.

The Resilience Archives showcase will be a powerful community space, filled with the words, works, and histories of queer and trans Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. These community members have played and continue to play key roles in what it means to be Asian-American, built progressive social justice movements, uplifted undocumented and immigrant roots, and addressed the complicated intersections of coming out in present day America.

DATE & TIME
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
Reception (6:00 – 8:30pm)
Performance Showcase (6:30 – 7:15pm)

LOCATION
Intersection for the Arts
901 Mission Street #306
San Francisco, CA 94103
ADA Accessible
ASL Interpreter available upon request

PROJECT CREATED BY
Mia Nakano, Visibility Project
APIENC (API Equality – Northern California)

COLLABORATING ARTIST & PRODUCER
Kat Evasco, Guerrilla Rep

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SLIDING SCALE DONATIONS + YOUR DONATIONS DOUBLE!
This event is free, however we are taking sliding scale donations to help raise funds for an Oakland production of this showcase. Artists, Mia Nakano and Kat Evasco, are recipients of the East Bay Fund for Artists, which means that all donations will be matched up to $3100! Please help us meet our goal!

TICKET LIST
We will have a list of donors who have donated prior to the event. We will also be taking cash, check, and credit donations the day of. We encourage you to get tickets and books before the event, to help us track attendance and quantities of books needed to print.

TICKET & BOOK SALE DONATIONS
All donations for tickets and books are tax deductible, you will receive an email mail notification of your donation in a few weeks.

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