Reverence: Fundraising Print Edition for AAPI Community
With the recent anti-Asian attacks in Atlanta, we have decided to pivot this fundraiser. From today (3/18/2021), we are donating remaining funds raised from this print to multiple organizations and grassroots movements (Advancing Justice Atlanta, NAPAWF Atlanta, Red Canary Song) doing the work to provide help for the victims and community.
$125 raised from the first round of sales at Printed Matter Virtual Art Book Fair were donated to Stop Asian Hate on 3/17/2021 (screenshot in product slideshow)
With the alarming rise in hate crimes and xenophobia in the Asian community, I’m reminded of the deep respect we have when we think of our elders who are most impacted by these violent attacks. They’re most vulnerable and made to feel like their pain is not significant. But as most children of immigrants, the reverence we feel for our elders has made the work of dismantling anti-racism even more crucial during this time. This community is built to fight and despite what American history has painted us to become in their eyes, we no longer tolerate that rhetoric.
With Lunar New Year just passing, the chrysanthemum is especially symbolic in the Asian community. It signifies vitality and prosperity for all who are gifted it in the new year. Wishing a life of happiness and good health are at the core of how we pay honor to our families. During this time of trauma, we find the joys in our kinship. This is the Asian-American experience.”
- Linh-Yen Hoang
100% of the proceeds from the “Reverence” print will go to Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition addressing anti-Asian hate amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Their approach to dismantling anti-Asian racism starts at ending all forms of structural racism leveled at Black, Indigenous and other communities of color.