Year in Social Transformation + The Future

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VISION FOR THE FUTURE 未來願景 FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 執行總監致辭 Dear Friends, 2021 has been a transformative year. CCC stands as a strong voice for solidarity and to empower diverse stories amidst a critical time through arts and education. Our work remains grounded in the unity, hope, and our commitment to uplift the community, As we look towards the future and the coming year, we are thrilled to announce, thanks to historic funding from the California State Legislature secured by partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission and #StartSmall, to build cultural equity for the Asian American community with the launch of “We the Future.” The artistic initiative positions art and artists as integral to a just and inclusive

future by investing in the next generation of artists, and arts and cultural leaders. Together, we work towards a bold and vibrant vision of community - to recover, rebuild and be a loud voice for equity. We are excited by the coming year’s arts educational programs for Chinatown youth, support for emerging Asian American art against hate. We are grateful to you, our donors and partners, as we embark on the next chapter together! Warmly,

Jenny Leung, Executive Director


OUR TEAM Jenny Leung Executive Director




community members and youth served

5 intersectional POC artists and stories

Hoi Leung Curator

community events


hours of free virtual and in-person public

Vida Kuang Community Arts Program Director Dixon Li Development Director


youth events and tours

Yuanyuan Zhu Exhibition Manager Janet Chan Visitor Engagement Manager Elka Lee-Shapiro Communications & Development Associate Wendy Liu Engagement Associate Jane Trieu Programs Associate

WOMEN我們: From Her to Here Visual Art Center.

Jiatian Wu Outreach & Engagement Coordinator Yifan Xu Arts Administrator


Building Solidarity We launched “Youth Unity Mural” in partnership with the African American Cultural District, a community driven art solidarity and resilience. Standing Against Hate led art actions in a Portsmouth Square rally alongside over 1,000 people and a pan-Asian coalition of organizations to stand against hate and racism. Love letters to the community from the event were shown at 41 Ross to further the dialogue. Supporting Neighborhood Recovery Celebrating the creativity and diversity of Chinatown, we welcomed back school tours and in-person programming, including Chinatown Music Festival and Dancing On Waverly, to uplift the community’s recovery. Nurturing Safe Creative Spaces We highlighted intersectional expressions with WOMEN 我們: From Her to Here, a group exhibition of works by

Top: Community members take a stand against anti-Asian

we hosted programs througout the year, partnering with organizations like SF Pride, QWOCMAP, and Queer Reads

held virtually with Queer Reads Library and Mixed Rice Zines. Left: Organizers, youth, and artists celebrate solidarity at the


dawn_chorusiii: the fruit they don’t have here is an experimental video work by artist Sofía Córdova that weaves together the stories of six religious persecution, extreme poverty, and gender violence. On view at 41 Ross from December 3, 2021 to January 20, 2022, the project is the culmination of a two year-long, community-based storytelling process in which the artist collaborated with each woman to craft a retelling of their journeys through art making practices. learn that there are such complex stories right Area.” — High School Youth Attendee

— Hoi Leung, in SF/Arts Monthly COMMUNITY-BASED CURATING & ACTIVISM 社區策展與社會運動

Arts Monthly. The recognition spotlights artist relationships, and Chinatown and CCC as a creative hub that champions social justice through the arts. has curated group and solo exhibitions that highlight Chinatown and the global community, including Task of Remembrance dawn_chorusiii upcoming Interior Garden dawn_chorusiii: the fruit they don’t have here Sofía Córdova, at 41 Ross. Photo by

challenges dominant narratives and advocates for more nuanced storytelling.


Our upcoming programming is grounded in “We the Future,” an artistic initiative that champions the work of artists as integral the struggle for racial justice, coalition building, and creating a more just and equitable future.


XianRui: Cathy Lu’s Interior Garden Opening Experience a “garden” of new, large-scale ceramic works that explore belonging and the American Dream, a solo exhibition by Cathy Lu part of CCC’s FEB

AAPI Heroes Mural Unveiling youth-nominated mural in San Francisco Chinatown American history and culture.

Right: Community artists and performers gather to celebrate Asian American creativity; pictured, Portsmouth Square Dance Club. Photo by Stan Ng. Left above: Camp learn about community arts. Left below: CA Senator Scott Wiener, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, Supervisor Connie Chan, Francis Chan, with CCC and Lion Dance Me. Photo by David


2022 Harmony & Bliss Gala A not-to-miss event, CCC’s 57th annual gala returns in person to honor and spotlight gamechangers in the arts and community. Join us for an evening of celebration, performances, and gathering. OCT

Generation Chinatown: Youth Arts Program Launch Celebrating the arts, the multiracial youth cohort will launch to build solidarity and support community recovery.


SUPPORT & GET INVOLVED 支持並加入我們 Connect Deeper CCC Contemporaries is a robust membership program that connects members to the community more deeply while directly supporting CCC’s programs, exhibitions, and events. Join as a member to enjoy access to Design Store discounts admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide. Book a “CHAT” Tour

Enjoying community exclusive events, CCC board members and supporters attend a membership happy hour in 2021. Photo by Pamela Gentile.

explores the social justice history of the neighborhood. Participants experience a unique view of a multi-faceted “Museum Without Walls” community building effort to learn about the neighborhood’s longstanding cultural activism and contemporary murals that highlight the creativity and artistic vision of the community.

a mural by Jane Trieu community care.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS 感謝我們的慷慨捐贈者 Foundations & Corporate Support #StartSmall San Francisco Foundation Creative Work Fund, a program of Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Fleishhacker Foundation Wesley Tongson Charitable Trust Robert Joseph Louie Memorial Fund Asian Cultural Council Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Zellerbach Family Foundation Government Support California Natural Resources Agency

Services National Endowment for the Arts California Arts Council San Francisco Arts Commission San Francisco Grants for the Arts

$1,000-$2,499 Claudine Cheng Jessica Chin Foo

Workforce and Development

Maggie Mui Carol P. Peckham Mabel S. Teng and Lawrence Ngan

$10,000+ Dr. Richard and Tatwina Lee Dick and Gretchen Evans Wai Ling and Steve Eng $5,000-$9,999

Jessica Silverman and Sarah Thornton Cecilia Sze $2,500-$4,999 Anonymous Daniela Chomba Larry and Jeanne Lowe Charles and Laurene Wu McClain

George Mak

Deanna Tom Fenton Tom Kate Tova Jack and Susy Wadsworth Pausang T. Wong Colin and Silvana Wong Robert and Sheryl Wong Shannon Yip $500-$999 Pauline Fong Kitty Kao Manni Liu Jerry and Linda Mar


Deborah McMillan Norman Yee and Catherine Chung Patricia Yee $150-$499 Eddie Ahn Robert Campbell Jennifer Chen Willard Chin Steven and Juel Craig Yanfen Deng Shelly Gin Francesca Eastman and Edward Goodstein Lindsey Eng Richard Fabian and Stephen

Yi Liang Fei Lu Summer Mei Ling Lee Matthias Mormino Phillip Ng Minna Tao and Cynthia Pino Marianne Schulman Victor and Frances Seeto Janet Tom Susan and Erick Tom Wladimir Wlassowsky and Sony Yip Keith Young and Shelly Fields Anna Y. Wong Edmond Yee Catherine Yee and Stuart Fong Mun Yee Lin Connie Yu Warren Yu

Julia Flynn Siler

$50-$149 Asian American Studies Collections,

Keith and Priscilla Kojimoto Darryl Lee Dennis and Anna Lee Ryan and Terri Lee

Lorna Chee Charles Chen

Tatwina Chinn Lee, Chair Jessica Chin Foo, Vice Chair Wai Ling Eng, Vice Chair Alfred Tom, Vice Chair Cynthia Tongson, Secretary George Mak, Treasurer Aseem Giri Kara Lee Laurene McClain, Esq. Michael Moon Jon Moscone GLOBAL ART COUNCIL Mami Kataoka Pi Li ART ADVISORY BOARD Tatwina Chinn Lee Manni Liu Gang Situ SENIOR ADVISOR Mabel S. Teng

Tony Cheng Eva Cheng Gardner Sandy Chiu Lynn Eichinger Lindsey Eng Julie Farrell Nolan Fong Andreas Gross

Mona Jew Joan Kung Susan Kwock Jenny Lee Pau Tau Lee Marina Lew and Virstan Choy Lisa Lin Grace Liu Yiying Lu Rhiannon MacFadyen

Lilly Mar Maria Matsu Ed Ow Soojin Pate Vinay Patel Thein Phan Teresa Sampayan Craig Shapiro Annah Sigidu Victoria Spiers Debbie Smith Anna Vorster Michael Warr Sam Weiss Gladys Wong Alice Wu Cuiping Zhen Mengjiao Zhang Auction Supporters Abby Chen Karen Chin Jessica Chin Foo Andy Choi

Deborah Cullinan Wai Ling Eng Diane Golton

Tatwina Lee Kara Lee Suchi Lee Kendra Lee Adams Lily Ling Kathleen Mayeda Chris McClain Magdalen Mui Jessica Silverman Cynthia Tongson Wladimir Wlassowsky Leianne Wong Lamb Shannon Yip As of December 8, 2021

In-Kind Donors Anonymous Jessica Chin Foo Crystal Clayton Sofía Córdova Wai Ling and Steve Eng Galerie du Monde Ltd. Jeannie Kim Richard and Tatwina Lee Lily Ling Gao Ling Yiying Lu Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory Nicole Pun Queer Women of Color Media Arts Pat Tseng Vivi + Livy Wesley Tongson Charitable Trust Jared Young Chelsea Wong

Community partners, artists, and CCC staff and board members with Senator Scott Wiener celebrate the

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