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

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BENEFITING: Chinese for Affirmative Action

ORGANIZER: Mia

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2013

Alison Lin

THE STORY:

Mia Nakano wrote -

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. Over the past five years I've interviewed 120 people, in 14 cities, and 9 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 lots of hustle. She  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 also 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.

$1,451

MONEY RAISED
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  • K.Kelly

    $500

  • Jack and Virginia Wong

    $100

  • Sarah Zlotnik

    $50

  • Laurent and Reeta

    $40

  • Ray Lin and Kathy Leonard

    $200

  • Marne Castillo

     

  • linda nguyễn

    $11

  • Farhat Rahman

    $20

  • Sherry Paris

    $50

  • Joy Messinger

    $25

  • Aisha M.

    $50

  • Chea

    $100

  • Maggie

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Miki

    $25

  • Sarah Burgess

     

  • kb

    $10

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,394 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Mia Nakano

Amount Raised

$4,083

 

41% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alison Lin

Amount Raised

$1,451

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Sy

Amount Raised

$320

Fundraiser Title

Sita Bhaumik

Amount Raised

$210

 

84% Raised of $250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

kb

kb

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Sarah Burgess

Sarah Burgess

5 years ago

Miki

Miki

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Maggie

Maggie

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Chea

Chea

DONATION: $100

Thanks for your good work in our community!!!! 5 years ago

Aisha M.

Aisha M.

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Joy Messinger

Joy Messinger

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sherry Paris

Sherry Paris

DONATION: $50

Laurent is an inspiration! Che's interviews are awesome. Thank you for this much-needed work! 5 years ago

Farhat Rahman

Farhat Rahman

DONATION: $20

Hope you guys reach the fundraising goal! 5 years ago