The Song Collective

The Sống Collective was founded by Việt Theatre artists: Carolina Đỗ (she/her), David Lee Huynh (he/him), and Jonathan Castanien (he/him), in the spring of 2019 as a response to the United States’ sharp cuts to refugee resettlement in the face of a global refugee crisis. We felt it was morally irresponsible to be the children of refugees and not recognize the similar situation these people were going through in America’s cycle of imperialism and culpable amnesia.

Our first event was a pop-up reading of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen in a vacant storefront downtown, organized to benefit the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR), a nonprofit organization that works to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. From the moment we opened the doors, a community full of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color heard our call and came together to support us. At the end of the night, the question on everyone’s lips was, “what’s next?”

The word “sống” in Vietnamese means “to live”. It encompasses the fight for survival our families went through after being forced to escape from their ancestral lands and relocate elsewhere. It acknowledges that life contains a myriad of experiences, ideas, and points of view that should be honored and celebrated in its intersectionality.

The Philippines Culture Community Center

The Philippines Cultural Community Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It is independently operated and founded by Marife Callender and Philip Smith. Cristina Miranda serves as the Executive Director and Douglas Swain as Chief Administrator.
Our vision is to unify the Filipino Community in Indiana through culture and to assist the Fil-Am Community / Associations with their basic needs.
Our mission is to educate and inspire individuals to self-discovery, serve the Filipino American Community and promote the culture and heritage of the Philippine Islands.

Self Evident Media

Self Evident (hear our trailer) offers a space to engage with reported stories, personal histories, and participatory local events — all by and about Asian Americans who have been confronting this question for generations.

Starting with a podcast with intent to improve Asian American representation in public radio, we’ve spent four years working from the grassroots to build a home for the full range of Asian American perspectives so often erased from the national discourse. Each episode presents an in-depth audio documentary or radically open conversations that help listeners of all backgrounds take on the tough questions about who we are.

Iu Mien Community Services

Iu Mien are a vibrant ethnic group rooted in the mountainous regions of Southern China to Laos. Storytelling, basketry, complex embroidery and jewelry-making are a few examples of our rich cultural traditions. During the Vietnam War, Laotian Iu Mien were recruited along with other Southeast Asians to assist United States forces. Many lives were lost in efforts to prevent the spread of communism. In the mid-1970s, the first waves of Iu Mien refugees from Laos arrived in California. Today, Sacramento is home to over 14,000 Iu Mien outside of Southeast Asia.

Asian Pop-Up Cinema presented by Sophia’s Choice

Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit Chicago-based bi-annual film festival exhibiting Asian filmmakers’ latest works in the spring & fall annually. Since our inaugural season in the fall of 2015, close to 200 Asian films have been premiered with the mission to cultivate U.S. audiences’ interest in and understanding of Asian cultures. Since 2020, our festival has gone hybrid with films presented online as well as in-cinema or at a drive-in with live audiences. We take our pride in giving selected films and the filmmakers their own spotlight by featuring either live or pre-recorded in-depth Q&As.

The Slants Foundation

The Slants Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to changing culture using arts and activism. The organization amplifies underrepresented voices, especially those within the Asian American community and those addressing controversial and timely issues through a social justice lens, and uses that momentum to drive systems transformation.

Indian Health Camp of New Jersey – IHCNJ

Indian Health Camp is a non-profit organization to provide health awareness, chronic diseases screening and prevention via diagnostic services and other medical testing for uninsured and underinsured individuals in the Community via heath fair activities in New Jersey. The organization is incorporated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes particularly to enhance the quality of life for individuals who do not have medical insurance, who are underinsured or cannot afford adequate medical screening, early detection and intervention.

Golden Lotus Foundation

Through a network of leaders, members, friends, family, and business partnerships, Golden Lotus Foundation connects and brings communities together through community involvement, participation in diversity, Asian ethnic projects, city wide events, and engages in call to action requests by city and county partnerships. The inclusive philosophy of Golden Lotus Foundation works passionately to reconnect Asian Americans with their cultural heritage, but it also seeks to inspire locals and tourists with the universally captivating art, foods, music, dance and customs of Asian cultures. Golden Lotus Foundation provides vital support for Asian American advocacy and inter-generational opportunities to experience Asian traditions.

The Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Asian & Asian American Studies Program at UMass Amherst is like an interdisciplinary minor that is open to all undergraduate students and provides with (1) a thorough understanding of both Asian and Asian American histories, experiences, and contemporary issues and (2) multi-disciplinary and multi-method research, analysis, and critical thinking skills, both of which prepare students for the increasingly diverse, globalized, and interconnected world of the 21st century. We also promote a comprehensive and critical understanding of historical and ongoing issues related to social justice and equity for Asians and Asian Americans and other communities of color in the U.S.

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