Mia Nakano's Fundraiser:

Visibility Project: representing and collecting histories of Queer API Women + Trans folks

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BENEFITING: Chinese for Affirmative Action

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2013

THE STORY:

HELP THE VISIBILITY PROJECT RAISE $10,000

The Visibility Project is the most comprehensive intergenerational national photo and video platform that publishes collected histories of the Queer Asian American Women and Trans* community. My name is Mia Nakano and I'm the Director working from behind the camera and doing all the production. Over the past five years I've interviewed 120 people, in 14 cities, and 11 states. One big goal is to do a video/photo shoot in all 50 states. I urgently need your support to continue this work ensuring that LBTQ Asian American voices are heard, that our faces are seen, and that our histories are not lost. Please donate to this unique project today.

DONATION SUGGESTIONS

     $11    =   one dollar for each state I've visited
    $30    =   storage space cost for one shoot/interview
    $76    =   one dollar towards video to translate
    $90    =   luggage fee for a roundtrip airline
  $120    =   one dollar for each person photographed
  $150    =   one year of web-hosting + domain names
  $200    =   one year of a pro video hosting account
  $300    =   average roundtrip airline ticket or backup hard-drives
  $400    =   a fireproof safe to protect the project
  $500    =   one hundred dollars for each year I’ve invested
  $780    =   one dollar for each hour I worked in 2012
$1000   =   one full day shoot (travel, studio, housing, etc)

 

WHAT YOU'RE DIRECTLY FUNDING

•  Paying for a year of web and video hosting
•  Development of a comprehensive resource guide cataloged and searchable by geographic region, communities served, and topic. Immigration, legal, youth support, health, and more.
•  Hiring community members to translate interviews to numerous Asian languages
•  Edit and upload of 30+ backlogged videos and photos
•  Fireproof safe to protect the digital media of the project
•  A mini Midwest tour: Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Madison. 

HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP?

Every little bit you contribute counts. If you can pitch in a few dollars, maybe you work for a company that does matching donations! Or you can get 5 friends to pitch in a few dollars too! This fundraiser is critical to the future of this project.

WHO IS BEHIND THE PROJECT?

Mia Nakano is a freelance media artist, educator, and activist based out of Oakland, CA. She is the Director and lead artist hustling to make the Visibility Project work though in-kind donations, asking friends and strangers to volunteer, and just basically making asks. Wherever and whenever she can use art to make social justice, Mia is there. She's worked with Colorlines, the Applied Research Center, the FreetheHikers movement, Salon.com and is the founding photo-editor of Hyphen magazine. Nakano is currently a board member of the Queer Cultural Center (QCC).

Fiscal sponsor: The Visibility Project is fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco. All donations are tax deductible.

$6,394

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Zlotnik

    $50

  • MorK

    $100

  • MH

    $120

  • Laurent and Reeta

    $40

  • Carolina Guerrero

    $40

  • Ray Lin and Kathy Leonard

    $200

  • Marne Castillo

     

  • AY Hom

     

  • Tricia

    $40

  • Tamiko & Kian

    $50

  • Clara

    $50

  • Oona & Cisco

    $50

  • Nancy Wan

     

  • stefanie liang

    $88

  • Matt

    $100

  • MelMelMel

    $50

  • Kimberly

    $50

  • irmhild liang

    $25

  • lokei

     

  • SSR

     

  • Lenore Chinn

    $100

  • Alina Chin

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • linda nguyễn

    $11

  • Debra

    $15

  • Farhat Rahman

    $20

  • D'LocoKid Producti...

    $25

  • Rui Bing Zheng

    $20

  • Nathan S. Duncan

     

  • Maria Aghazarian

    $10

  • Sherry Paris

    $50

  • Joy Messinger

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Bessa Kautz

    $50

  • hatty

    $50

  • Aisha M.

    $50

  • Causten

    $25

  • Kiri Fisher

    $100

  • Sarah Shourd

    $20

  • Pam Peniston

    $50

  • Alicia ayo Ohs

    $10

  • Derek Chung

    $30

  • molly killion

    $50

  • Blake Engel

    $20

  • Michael Chung

    $50

  • mark B.

    $30

  • Sherry Kassenbr...

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  • Nora

    $20

  • Liam O'Donoghue

    $20

  • jane lee

    $50

  • nora shourd

    $10

  • lanlian

    $40

  • Cathy Chu

    $50

  • Robynn Takayama

    $20

  • Lia Rose

    $30

  • Andrea Prebys

    $25

  • Kim Barstow

    $20

  • Lizzo Minizzo

    $50

  • Ty Chance

    $28

  • Ty Chance

    $28

  • evangeline

    $50

  • Avani T.

     

  • Jen Banta Yoshida

     

  • j c bernabe

    $20

  • Brea Jones

    $30

  • tina liao

    $20

  • monna wong

    $75

  • Bryan & Thy

    $40

  • Kristina Lim

    $25

  • Jeannie Lee

    $30

  • WesF

    $20

  • Calix Vu-Bui

     

  • Trinity Ordona and Desiree Thompson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Brooke Lee

    $20

  • rekt

     

  • Glanzukis

     

  • Chea

    $100

  • Maggie

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Miki

    $25

  • Kit Yan

    $20

  • Quito Ziegler

     

  • Jen Richards

    $30

  • comrade 文

    $20

  • Sarah Burgess

     

  • Cynthia Lee

    $50

  • The Aizumi Family

    $50

  • kb

    $10

  • Jayden

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • bexarooni

    $50

  • Iimay

    $75

  • Kelsay Myers

    $11

  • Celeste Chan

    $25

  • Genevieve Erin O'Brien

     

  • Judy Ng

    $20

  • Mia Mingus

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Cody Williams

    $100

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64% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $6,394 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Mia Nakano

Amount Raised:

$4,083

 

41% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Alison Lin

Amount Raised:

$1,451

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Elizabeth Sy

Amount Raised:

$320

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Sita Bhaumik

Amount Raised:

$210

 

84% Raised of $250 Goal

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Eli Rhee

Amount Raised:

$136

 

54% Raised of $250 Goal

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Kit Yan

Amount Raised:

$106

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Kay Ulanday Barrett

Amount Raised:

$88

Donor Comments

Cody Williams

Cody Williams

DONATION: $100

Go get 'em kid! Very inspiring. 1 year ago

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Mia Mingus

Mia Mingus

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Judy Ng

Judy Ng

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Genevieve Erin O'Brien

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