Stories of Solidarity: A Community Art Project (SSCAP)

Participants aged 16-24 in Los Angeles County to participate in weekly discussion spaces for various topics such as labor, civil rights, and social justice movements and the art created in response during those times. Participants will also create their own art pieces which will featured at the AAPI Solidarity Conference: A Youth Empowerment Event, co-hosted by SIPA, SPACE at UCLA, and NAPAFASA on Saturday, April 29th (read below for more details!).

Each SSCAP Participant will:

  • develop a unique art piece in response to the question,
    “What does it mean to stop the hate?”
  • be paired with an art teacher (if desired) in partnership with the Arts for Healing and Justice Network for additional support
  • be provided a $100 gift card donation from BLICK Art Materials
  • be awarded a $250 stipend

Note: SSCAP Participants are NOT required to have any formal art background or training, but rather, a desire to learn and express in new ways.


These projects are possible thanks to collaboration with AAPI Equity Alliance and Stop the Hate. We are grateful for BLICK Art Materials and their donations to SSCAP.

"Leaves" from NAPAFASA's TapesTREE.

This Tapes-TREE will be made of “leaves” we started collecting at the San Gabriel Lunar New Year Festival on February 4, 2023. Each leaf was drawn and written on by attendees of the festival, sharing messages of hope, support, and solidarity after the tragic shooting the night of the Monterey Park Lunar New Year Festival. This Tapes-TREE will be showcased at the AAPI Solidarity Conference on April 29th, alongside the art pieces created as part of SSCAP.

AAPI Youth Solidarity Conference: A Youth Empowerment Event

WHAT: The AAPI Solidarity Conference: A Youth Empowerment Event will focus on teaching youth the importance of AAPI community solidarity, how to be effective leaders, and how to navigate our experiences as AAPI youth. The conference will consist of speakers, workshops, and healing sessions prepared by community organizations. The event will close with a community gathering where attendees can receive community resources, network with their fellow peers, and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APAHM)! This is a FREE event!  

WHO: Open to all youth (ages 16 – 24 years old) residing in the Los Angeles area. All identities are welcome to learn how to better support the AAPI community and be an ally!  

WHEN: Saturday April 29th from 9AM – 5PM  

WHERE: UCLA Carnesale Commons 251 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Registration for the "AAPI Solidarity Conference: A Youth Empowerment Event," co-hosted by SIPA and NAPAFASA at UCLA. Register using this link: