We Were Here: Unmasking Yellow Peril

When 12 Jun 2021
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Where Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Queens, NY 11354
United States

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with Asian American Arts Alliance (A4), and contribute your story to We Were Here: Unmasking Yellow Peril, a participatory media project by Betty Yu!

We Were Here: Unmasking Yellow Peril is a multimedia project inviting Asian Americans to participate in reclaiming, and reasserting our own narratives, through telling our families’ stories of immigration, labor, discrimination, and resilience.

In the wake of the deaths of multiple Asian women massage workers in Georgia on March 16th 2021, the American public has suddenly turned their focus to the rise of anti-Asian violence. We all know this racialized and gendered violence didn’t just start with the pandemic.

Asian Americans are invited to come and have their stories recorded by video or audio. Participants are encouraged to bring family archives, photographs, ephemera, and other heirlooms that they want recorded along with their story.

These recorded stories, images and art will be shared at a free outdoor projection screening this summer in Flushing.

This is a family-friendly event featuring artmaking activities, free gift giveaways, and light snacks.

Presented by Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and hosted by Flushing Town Hall.

For more information please click here.

Image courtesy of the event organizer.