An illustration by Fernando Argosino of a mighty people-powered wave. At the lip of the wave, determined faces look forward. At the impact zone, a water tiger gazes at us, waiting for us to join the movement. Text in the sky: "A-FORCE: Artists for Cultural Education.

Artists for Cultural Education

Art by Fernando Argosino.

A-FORCE: Artists for Cultural Education is a year-long volunteer program focusing on arts and cultural work as powerful tools that can influence political change.

Using political education and storytelling, volunteers will create works that reflect the issues affecting the AAPI community, uplift stories of resistance, and uplift AAPI FORCE-EF’s progressive calls for action.

Throughout the year, volunteers will:

  • Work on AAPI FORCE-EF’s podcast

  • Participate in political education projects

  • Use digital media for social change as an A-FORCE Influencer

EVENT: Virtual Launch - Wednesday, April 27

Join us on Wednesday, April 27 at 6pm PT for the virtual launch event of A-FORCE: Artists for Cultural Education. Celebrate the power of cultural work with performances and writing workshops led by artists Tanzila Ahmed and Lehua M. Taitano. Learn more about them below.

ASL interpretation will be provided via Zoom.

Event co-sponsors:

Featured Artists

Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed  creates at the intersection of counternarratives and culture-shifting as a South Asian American Muslim 2nd-gen woman. She’s turned out over 500,000 Asian American voters, recorded five years of the award winning #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast and makes #MuslimVDay cards annually.

Lehua M. Taitano is a queer CHamoru writer and interdisciplinary artist from Yigu, Guåhan (Guam) and co-founder of Art 25: Art in the Twenty-fifth Century. She is the author of two volumes of poetry—Inside Me an Island and A Bell Made of Stones