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:
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.