Events

“Transform what people think is possible.” Koyuki Yip

Activist Songbook is currently being researched and developed in three phases:

Phase 1: Interviews, Meetings, Songwriting
Phase 2: Workshops, Invitations, Template-creation
Phase 3: Activist Songbook 2020
    Below is an informational diagram of the overlapping phases, followed by a calendar of events and interviews.

    Events
    2020
    June 13-27 TBA

    2019
    April 27
    Creating Infrastructure for Resistance through Music Panel
    Association for Asian American Studies, Madison WI

    2018
    November 11
    Music of Asian America Conference and Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA

    August 5
    James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, Detroit MI

    July 20
    We the People
    Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA

    June 4-30
    Lucas Artists Residency
    Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA

    May 8-10
    Alexandra Amati’s class with singer Benjamin Pither
    University of San Francisco CA

    May 3-5
    25th Anniversary Celebration
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    April 29-May 1
    (ex)CHANGE Residency
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    March 10-18
    (ex)CHANGE Residency
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    January 20
    Community Workshop
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    January 17
    Community Workshop
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    January 15-22
    (ex)CHANGE Residency
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    2017
    December 7-14
    Lucas Artists Residency
    Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga CA

    October 14-18
    (ex)CHANGE Residency
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    October 1
    (ex)CHANGE Convening
    Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA

    Activists and Organizers Interviewed
    2019
    07-22 Jeannia Fu, New Haven

    2018
    09-16 Joan Osato, San Francisco
    07-17 Tommy Leung and Nathan Perkins (Count Love), Boston
    06-30 Helen Zia, Berkeley
    06-29 Judy Dang, Susan Hayase, Tom Izu · California History Center, Cupertino
    06-29 PJ & Roy Hirabayashi, San Jose
    02-27 Philip Kan Gotanda, Berkeley
    01-19 Melanie Hsu · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    01-19 Jackie Soro · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    01-17 Latasha Morris, Alex Bechtel, TJ Harris, Marina Nir · Philadelphia
    01-16 Pax Ressler, Rob Tucker · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    01-07 Vân Ánh Võ, Fremont CA
    01-07 Francis Wong · Chinese Historical Society of America, San Francisco
    01-07 Jon Jang, San Francisco
    01-07 Anthony Brown, Berkeley

    2017
    10-17 Gayle Isa · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-17 Peter Van Do · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-16 Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, Cynthia Dewi Oka · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-16 Alison Budschalow, Frances Nan · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-16 Masaru Edmund Nakawatase, Rorng Sorn · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-16 Hiro Nishikawa · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-16 Wei Chen · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-15 Stephanie Sun · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-15 Mariko Franz, Kao Kue, Koyuki Yip · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
    10-01 Mary Yee · Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia


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