The collective work and resilience of Asian American communities have long been vital threads running through the fabric of America. These vast and diverse communities possess rich histories of resisting and organizing for civil and human rights, intertwining with one another to weave beautiful, expansive tapestries of collaboration and cross-solidarity.
Threads of Justice seeks to elaborate upon these tapestries, as twelve local artists envision what the future of art and activism can look like as they move forward together.
Just as people have seen Asian American communities adapt and grow from remnant patches into multi-faceted networks thriving and striving, Threads of Justice visualizes collective resilience through reimagining how justice and belonging can pull inspiration from the past while transforming both the present and the future.
The participating artists are Gabby Lee, Ghazal Qadri, Helen Choi, Herok Kim, Jonny Warren, Killamari, Leah Abucayan, Neha Patel, Sanithna Phansavanh, Sayma Hossain, Tanjina Islam, and Wihro Kim.
The Asian American Advocacy Fund (AAAF) is a grassroots organization dedicated to building a politically conscious and engaged Asian American base to bring communities into the larger movement for liberation and justice. Through culturally responsive and multi-lingual grassroots organizing and education, they engage voters for local, state, and federal elections and advocate for progressive policies. They work in coalition and solidarity with other communities of color to ultimately transform the sociopolitical landscape of Georgia and the South.
In order to advance its mission, AAAF’s Artivism Lab utilizes creative expression to cultivate awareness and social change. The Lab aims to empower Asian American artists, highlight Asian American narratives in public art spaces, and inspire communities to action.