Resilience Archives

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post card of Resilience Archives Showcase invitation

June 6
Visibility Project, Mia Nakano, Kat Evasco, API Equality – Northern California, QCC, and Intersection for the Arts present
The Resilience Archives
Intersection for the Arts, 901 Mission Street #306
wheelchair accessible
Reception: 6-8:30pm; Performance: 6:30-7:15pm
Sliding scale donations ($5-$20). No one turned away for lack of funds
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The Resilience Archives showcase will be a space, filled with the words, works, and histories of LGBTQ AAPIs. The Resilience Archives is an intergenerational collection of personal photos, fliers, and documents from the bay area LGBTQ AAPI community that has been woven into a digital history tour.

On the stage, we present a showcase of LGBTQ AAPI storytellers, produced by Kat Evasco; On the walls, an exhibit of larger than life portraits from the Visibility Project; At listening stations, we’ll have oral histories from the Visibility Project and Dragonfruit Project: Personal archives from Canyon Sam, Steve Lew, Koko Lin, and more will be featured.

This dynamic evening includes the Visibility Project book launch! A book of selected intimate portraits from New York to Little Rock to Madison to Hawaii and of course, San Francisco.


Mia NakanoMia Nakano is a visual media artist, digital strategist, and social change maker based out of Oakland, CA. She is the Director of the Visibility Project, a national photography and oral history collection focused on the queer Asian American women and trans community, founder of Hyphen magazine, and board member of Banteay Srei. Nakano has contributed works to the De Young, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Kathmandu Post,, and Mother Jones. She is the Project and Media Director at The Cheese School of San Francisco and Fisher’s Cheese + Wine. Nakano is living the dream archiving histories and contributing work to the LGBTQ AAPI community, while also working in cheese and eating it daily.

photo of Kat Evasco Kat Evasco is a writer, stand up comic, and performing artist living and working in San Francisco. Evasco currently serves as the Chief Dream Director for The Future Project in San Francisco and serves as the Artistic Director of Guerrilla Rep, an independent theater company that aims to break silence and build community by producing and presenting works of theater based on real life. She was previously served as lead production manager for Youth Speaks/Brave New Voices/Life is Living, the Development Director and Board President for Bindlestiff Studio.

API Equality – Northern California builds LGBTQ API power to amplify our voices and increase visibility of our communities. Through organizing, we inspire and train leaders, establish intergenerational connections, and document and disseminate our histories.

Visibility Project is a national portrait and oral history collection focused on the queer Asian American women and trans community. We seek break down stereotypes through the powerful and accessible media of photography and video.