What is Tools to Transform? Co-edited by 8 Asian grassroot networks, Tools to Transform is a workbook sharing on-the-ground reflections, strategies and practices from 10 organisers and collectives working in relation to South, South-east and East Asian communities across Europe. Tools to Transform is a free online resource, aimed at artists, curators, educators, community leaders and all others interested in organising in relation to Asian diasporas and building intra and inter-community solidarities. The workbook shares contributions including: conflict transformation, abolitionist approaches to Hate Crime, lessons for Asian and Black solidarity, queering care, and healing through food and ancestral knowledge. www.toolstotransform.net will go live on Thursday 20 May 2021. Launch Event We will launch Tools to Transform on Fri 21 May 11:00-12.30 BST/ 12:00-13.30 CET with a conversation exploring practices of intra and inter-community solidarity, with workbook contributors Claire Chou Doran, daikon*, Maya Bhardwaj and Vicky Truong; co-hosted by Asia Art Activism, Healing Justice and Unhaitled. For more information and to book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tools-to-transform-launch-registration-152377767003 Contributors and Editors Tools to Transform Contributors are Alexis Convento, Amal Khalaf, The Bitten Peach, Claire Chou Doran, daikon*, Jee Chan, Joyce Jiang, Maya Bhardwaj, Mo’Halla and Vicky Truong. Tools to Transform was initiated by Joon Lynn Goh and Annie Jael Kwan from Asia Art Activism, in partnership with DAMN*/Deutsche Asiat*innen, Make Noise! (DE), Healing Justice London (UK), House of Saint Laurent Europe (DE), Unthaitled (DE), The Voice of Domestic Workers (UK) and The Six Tones (VN/SE). This project has been supported by the European Cultural Foundation’s Culture of Solidarity award and University of York and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
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