Guest Post: AA+NHPI Women Artists Launch Anti-Hate Poster Campaign
We’re proud to support this project by a group of incredible artists. They are seeking additional locations to display posters; if you’d like to offer a site, please contact Juliana Kang Robinson.
Seattle Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Women Artists United Against Hate is a visual campaign to fight the tide of anti-Asian violence and xenophobia. In 2021 anti-Asian hate crimes across 16 major US cities spiked by 342% (according to a report from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at CSU, San Bernardino.) Because of this alarming statistic, coupled with the waning media coverage of hate crimes against Asian Americans, we feel the urgency now more than ever to boost awareness and spur empowerment. The posters contain positive messaging like WE BELONG HERE, RESPECT BELOVED COMMUNITY, and PROTECT EACH OTHER, combined with original artwork by seven local celebrated AA+NHPI women artists: Diem Chau, Erin Shigaki, Juliana Kang Robinson, Julie Kim, Raychelle Duazo, Saiyare Refaei, and Saya Moriyasu. The campaign aims to raise awareness, beautify streetscapes, and uplift Seattle’s AA+NHPI community.
Posters will be free to the public at the following events:
July 9, 2022
SCIDpda (Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority) Bash
Canton Alley, Chinatown-International District, Seattle
July 28, 2022
Wing Luke Museum JamFest
Maynard Alley, Chinatown-International District, Seattle
In celebration of AA+NHPI Heritage Month the posters will be on display at the gallery windows of 4Culture in the Tashiro Kaplan building in Pioneer Square, at King Street Station, and in various storefronts throughout Seattle throughout the month of May. This project was made possible with funding from 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and with support from Wing Luke Museum and SCIDpda.
Pick up a free poster and help declare that there is no place for hate in Seattle!