#100PostsIn24HrsForAAPIHeritageMonth - 94 - Bios And Articles: Mimi Lee

Sunday, May 24, 2015

If you wanted to know more and I think you may check out this article down at Democrat & Chronicle:

For 15 years, Lee has volunteered at Asian American Pacific Heritage Family Day hosted by the Memorial Art Gallery. The event – held May 4 in honor of national Asian-Pacific American Heritage month – offered Rochester area families and community members the opportunity to learn more about Asian/Pacific cultures.

APAA, which Lee helped found in 2002, began as an oral history project documenting the achievements and contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans in the Greater Rochester area. Lee has seen APAA grow into a nonprofit dedicated to collecting, documenting, and preserving oral and visual histories while improving communications among Asian and Pacific Islander groups

To help foster a sense of pride in the community, Lee has initiated or participated in a variety of projects and programs such as the oral history project and the documentary heritage project.

Lee also produced a documentary film in 2005 entitled: "Identity Through Art: Six Rochester Asian American Artists." It proved eye-opening for Lee, who played many roles including an interview with Chinese glass artist Nancy Gong while working in her studio.