CONSERVATION WORKS ART & CULTURE PROGRAM
Conservation Works is planning to celebrate the agricultural impacts, history and life stories of our AAPI Community during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Events in May, 2023 Stay tuned for more about our fun Music and Art community healing concert at Paradise Ridge.
This project is part of our innovative community wellnes work and addresses equity and healing for the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Sonoma County. COVID19 appears tpo have accentuated intolerance and increased violence against AAPI communities in California and elsewhere. Conservation Works plans to raise awareness of the importance of the AAPI community in our history and current quality of life in Sonoma County. We plan to create historical displays, including social media video displays to be featured in the months before the concert highlighting vignettes about historical AAPI figures, with an intense series promoted during a week in May 2023. That month is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and is a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. We have partnered with the Sonoma County Japanese American Citizen League to assist in hosting this free public healing eclectic concert at Paradise Ridge Winery where wine and appetizers would be served before the concert. Post-concert video development would allow creation of a project video which would further spread the message of the healing concert.
The Paradise Ridge Winery venue has been donated, the Japanese American Citizens League of Sonoma County is providing in-kind volunteer support, and we have already secured a $10,000 grant from the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation to begin implementation of this project. We are actively fundraising for this project.