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“Creativity is the key to human liberation.” Grace Lee Boggs

Activist Songbook is a collection of 53 songs and raps to counteract hate.

Material is based on interviews of Asian American, Asian immigrant, and Asian refugee organizers.

The initiative began in Philadelphia and continues in different cities with interviews, workshops, and performances through the next U.S. Presidential Election on November 3, 2020.

Example Events
Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary Celebration
Montalvo Arts Center’s We the People

Why 53?
There are 52 cards in a deck + 1 joker with orange hair.
There are 52 weeks in a year (one song/week) + 1 week into the next year.

Learn more, check out Events and Songs, or Contact to become involved.


© Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis