Seattle Asian American Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Women Artists United is a visual campaign in response to the rise in anti-Asian violence and xenophobia seen across the United States.

In 2021 anti-Asian hate crimes across 16 major US cities spiked by 342% (according to a report from the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at CSU, San Bernardino.)

This alarming statistic, coupled with the waning media coverage of hate crimes against Asian Americans, underlines the ongoing urgency of this campaign to boost awareness and spur empowerment.

This series of posters was created with original artwork by seven local  AA+NHPI women artists:
(click artist name to download poster)

1. Erin Shigaki @purplegat3
2. Diem Chau
3. Juliana Kang Robinson @julianakangrobinson
4. Julie Kim
5. Raychelle Duazo @bombchelle
6. Saiyare Refaei @_saikick_
7. Saya Moriyasu @sayamoriyasu

The campaign aims to raise awareness, beautify streetscapes, and uplift Seattle’s AA+NHPI community.

Please share widely and credit the artists!

Physical prints of these posters will be distributed at SCIDpda’s Outdoor Party in Canton Alley, this Saturday, July 9.

This project was made possible with funding from 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture with support from the Wing Luke Museum and SCIDpda.

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