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Miko Lee, Our Asian American Activist Timeline

Miko Lee presents Our Asian American Activist Timeline, an installation that underscores key moments in Asian American history which have been overlooked, forgotten or what scholar Helen Zia refers to as “missing in history (MIH)”. By way of inclusion, Miko aims to shift, expand and rewrite Asian American history to commemorate and celebrate the Asian Americans who have fought for equality, social justice and liberation. Activists highlighted range from historic figures to contemporary advocates such as Grace Lee Boggs, Helen Zia, Maria Legarda, Yuri Kochiyama, among others. Access the QR Code to learn more about their individual stories and other Asian American activists.

About Miko Lee

Miko Lee, Director of Programs for AACRE, (she/her) Miko Lee is an activist, storyteller and educator. She believes in the power of story to amplify voices. Miko is lead producer of APEX Express on KPFA Radio focused around AAPI activists and artists. She is also on the National Advisory Committee of Teaching Artists Guild. Miko’s career has been rooted in the nonprofit world, first as a theatre actor, director and writer and then as an artistic director and as an arts education leader. Miko was executive director of Youth in Arts for over a decade and prior to that was Director of Arts and Public Education at East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. Miko is an artsEquity BIPOC leader and serves on California’s Special Education + Arts Working Group and the Public Will Committee of CREATE CA. Miko’s extensive background in theatre includes working on productions at Berkeley, Seattle and South Coast Rep, NY’s Public Theatre, Boston’s Huntington theatre, Mark Taper Forum and many others. Miko served as Artistic Director and company member of Theatre of Yugen for many years.

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