November 15, 2017

Dear Friends of Visual Communications,

This year hasn’t been what many of us had hoped it would be.  But we never lost our vision to connect our communities through the power of our stories.  Guided by our principles of equality, diversity, and inclusivity, we created spaces of expression and dialogue that welcomed and celebrated people of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, LGBTQ+, and others.

All the while, we ask the questions:  What do we want to make happen? How can we make a deeper impact?  Why do we do what we do?

Through a process of change, we are restructuring our organization and will initiate new programs and projects in the next three years.  We also look forward to presenting our AT FIRST LIGHT exhibit as a reflection of where our communities came from and where we are marching towards.  And we are excited to launch our VC50 countdown to celebrate our work together for the last five decades.

As we enter the final weeks of 2017, we are proud to present HUMANS OF VC, a snapshot of VC champions who carry our values and continue to shift the narrative.  Their stories have the political power to create cross-cultural connections between peoples and generations.

Take a moment to celebrate our communities, and consider donating $25 to support our work in the months and years ahead -- Be a catalyst for us by turning your power into action.

With gratitude,

Francis Cullado, Executive Director
Visual Communications

 

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MEET THE HUMANS OF VC TEAM

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FARRAH SU

Farrah Su is a Taiwanese-American creator with a BFA in film production from Chapman University. She finds joy in meaningful relationships, expressive storytelling, and a good cup of tea. Farrah enjoys exploring her identity and her communities through various mediums of art. She is excited to be a part of the Humans of VC Team and to meet all the folks that have supported VC. Find more of her work at farrahsu.com

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JASMINE LIN

Jasmine Lin is a Taiwanese-American multidisciplinary artist and teacher, committed to broadening what it means to be queer and Asian through alternative ways of movement. Her films and choreography pieces have been shown in spaces including Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Echo Park Film Center, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Connect with her on jasmine-lin.net.

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MELODY CHEN

Melody Chen is a student at UCLA majoring in Asian American studies and minoring in Food studies. She enjoys breaking (and baking) bread with others and stirring up dialogue within and across communities. She is excited to be a part of the Humans of VC Team!