Community Event

We Were Here: Unmasking Yellow Peril

Saturday, June 12, 2021
2 – 5PM

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with Asian American Arts Alliance (A4), and contribute your story to We Were Here: Unmasking Yellow Peril, a participatory media project by Betty Yu!

We Were Here: Unmasking Yellow Peril is a multimedia project inviting Asian Americans to participate in reclaiming, and reasserting our own narratives, through telling our families’ stories of immigration, labor, discrimination, and resilience.

Asian Americans are invited to come and have their stories recorded by video or audio. Participants are encouraged to bring family photographs, ephemera, and other heirlooms that they want recorded along with their story.

These recorded stories, images, and artwork will be shared at a free outdoor projection screening this summer in Flushing.

This is a family-friendly event featuring artmaking activities, free gift giveaways, and light snacks.

Presented by Asian American Arts Alliance (A4) and hosted by Flushing Town Hall.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Special thanks to Council Member Peter Koo for his support of A4 and this program with funding through the City Council’s Cultural Immigrant Initiative.