From the Bay to Atlanta: Love Letters | 從灣區到亞特蘭大:愛的信件

September 23, 2021-November 13, 2021

Cover Photo by Joyce Xi (@joycexiphotography)


From the Bay to Atlanta: Love Letters | 從灣區到亞特蘭大:愛的信件

On view 41 Ross

September 23-October 31

Wednesday - Saturday, 11-4PM

On March 20, a pan Asian coalition of organizations led a rally "From the Bay to Atlanta: A Safe Space for Asian Americans to Grieve and Rage" at Portsmouth Square to mourn the 8 people murdered in the mass shooting of two Asian massage parlors in Georgia, 6 of whom were Asian women, and the wave of attacks on the Asian American community. The violence stems from a history of anti-Asian racism and misogyny towards Asian womxn.

Organized by Vida Kuang and Carmen Chen, the exhibition showcases love letters by attendees of the rally, written from a place of solidarity, love, and power to the Asian American community. In addition, it features the documentary "Share the Square" by James Q. Chan, and photography from Joyce Xi.

This project is an extension of ongoing efforts around community safety that centers the voices and power of immigrants, working-class people, women, elders, LGBTQ, poor people, and youth of the Asian American diaspora.

Drop by to read some of the letters, write your own, or learn more about 41 Ross!

"From the Bay to Atlanta: A Safe Space for Asian Americans to Grieve and Rage" was sponsored by the following organizations:

API Council

Asian Pacific American Community Center

APIENC

Asian Pacific American Public Affairs Association - San Francisco Chapter (APAPA-SFC)

Asian Women's Shelter

AAAJ Asian Law Caucus

Bay Area Korean Coalition

CA Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative

CCSF Asian American Studies Department

Center for Asian American Media

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Chinese for Affirmative Action

Chinese Progressive Association

Coalition for Community Safety and Justice

Communities As One

Community Youth Center

Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice

Enoch Choi Foundation

Filipino Community Center

Filipina Women's Network

First Voice

IFPTE Local 21

Japanese Americans for Justice

Japanese Community Youth Council

Japantown Task Force, Inc.

Korean American Community Foundation of SF

Manilatown Heritage Foundation

Malaya Movement SF

NAPAWF Bay Area Chapter

New Breath Foundation

NICOS Chinese Health Coalition

Nihonmachi Street Fair, Inc.

Nikkei Resisters

Rose Pak Democratic Club

Sacred City | San Francisco

SEIU Local 1021

Southeast Asian Development Center

SOMA Pilipinas

The Council of Overseas Chinese Services (COCS), Inc

The Rotary Club of San Francisco Chinatown

UNITE HERE Local 2

United Chinese Americans

Wu Yee Children's Services

YMCA of San Francisco

This rapid response exhibition was supported by: #StartSmall, San Francisco Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fleishhacker Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, California Arts Council, National Endowment for the Humanities CARES Relief, California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant, SF Arts and Artist Relief, and CCC Contemporaries.​