Chicago API (Asian, Pacific Islander) Artists United (CAAU) was formed by a collective of Asian, Asian-American, Pacific Islander artists and art workers in Chicago. CAAU aims to mobilize art networks and practices to create a safe and equitable society for all communities.
“We have come together at this moment in time in 2021, to address anti-Asian sentiment in the United States, both recent and historical — including harassment, discrimination, physical attacks, incarceration and murders. Every single one of us, our families, and our friends have been deeply affected.
We have organized Art Advancing Justice, a virtual fundraiser with 137 works of art and books from 79 contributors available from April 28th through May 22nd, 2021, to support Asian Americans Advancing Justice|Chicago.”
Participating artists, writers, and advocates for an anti-racist world:
Kioto Aoki, Ali Aschman, Claire Ashley, Yani Aviles, Gregory Bae, Joon Bae, Aimée Beaubien, Whitney Bradshaw, Sangini Brahmbhatt, Troy Briggs, Rashayla Marie Brown, Tom Burtonwood, Holly Cahill, Sarah Carolan, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, C. C. Ann Chen, Julietta Cheung, Diane Christiansen, Katie Chung, Annas Cohort (Daniele Vickers, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Logan Kruidenier, Willy Smart, Zach Nichol, with design work by Ally Fouts), Kelli Connell, Dr. Romi Crawford, Megan R Diddie, Josh Dihle, El Saturn Records (Courtesy of John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis), Terry Evans, Andrew Falkowski, Flatland, J. Michael Ford, Maria Gaspar, Judith Geichman, Susan Giles with Fernwey Editions, Stevie Cisneros Hanley, Erin Hayden, Kikù Hibino, Boyang Hou, Jennifer Chen-su Huang, Michiko Itatani, Hana Jiang, Qigu Jiang, Kyle Bellucci Johanson, Savannah Jubic, Hyun Jung Jun, James Kao, Kimberly Kim, Mie Kongo, Rodrigo Lara, Eric Lebofsky, Jin Lee, Larry Lee, Kirsten Leenaars, Tony Lewis, Nazafarin Lotfi, SaraNoa Mark, Devin T. Mays, Yae Jee Min, Gabriel Moreno, Niccolò Moronato, Aya Nakamura, John Neff, Hương Ngô, Dao Nguyen, Melissa Oresky, Sherwin Ovid, Annie Raccuglia, Jason Reblando, Maddie Reyna, Kellie Romany, Ellen Rothenberg, Lori Seidemann, Soo Shin, Maryam Taghavi, Ann Toebbe, Cody Tumblin, Folayemi Wilson, Maggie Wong, Guanyu Xu, Chen Zou
And special thanks to Green Lantern Press, M. LeBlanc, Regards