Asian Arts Initiative

2017 – 2019

From 2017 – 2019, I was the Director of Programs at Asian Arts Initiative, a community arts nonprofit based in Philadelphia’s central Chinatown. There, I worked with socially engaged artists such as Aram Han Sifuentes and Chinatown Art Brigade to realize collaborations with local advocacy groups; established an artist pay scale according to WAGE guidelines; curated programs and exhibitions addressing casteism, Islamophobia, queerness, and abolition; stewarded our People:Power:Place work in the surrounding neighborhood; and convened what would become the Coast to Coast Chinatowns Against Displacement network.