Call On Me Not The Cops

Editor, Writer, Designer, Campaign Strategist

Call On Me, Not the Cops was written during the Black Lives Matter uprisings in the summer of 2020 -- the largest racial justice movement in U.S. history. As Asian Americans, we recognized the need for a culturally-specific roadmap to have conversations with our families about finding safety with each other, not the police.
We are re-released Call On Me, Not the Cops this time as a zine because a year later it is still urgent.

In addition to the original 13 letters, you'll find an updated introduction discussing the sharp rise in anti-Asian violence in the Bay Area and across the country in 2021, as well as links to an additional library of abolitionist learning resources, and a digital download.

Love Letters to Movement Leaders

Editor, Writer, Designer, Campaign Strategist

To fight for our collective liberation, we need to know our histories. And not just our histories as Asian Americans, but the histories and shared struggles of communities who paved the way for us. Our identities as Asian Americans and the Asian American movement are rooted in the Black Liberation and the civil rights movements, the Third World Liberation Front, and the fight against imperialism.  

Many leaders from these movements have shaped us and our work. What continues to remain the same is our need to be in relationship with the work of those who came before us and with each other.
Love Letters to Movement Leaders is our attempt to deepen that relationship. In addition to this book, the project includes an online library of letters and free workshop materials for classrooms and community settings.

Love Letters to Movement Leaders Book Volume 1 includes essays from Bianca Nozaki-Nasser, Charlene Khoo, Imran Siddiquee, Kevin Nadal, Kifah Shah, Laura Li, Logan Narikawa, Nate Tan, Sally Chen, Sandy Ho, Seng So, Seo Yun Son, Turner Willman, & Yin Q.

Editor, Designer, Campaign Strategy

With Unmasking Yellow Peril, we seek to move beyond #StopAsianHate to ground ourselves in the long history of Yellow Peril, uncover its main forms, and resist it in the time of COVID-19.

Anti-Asian violence in the United States has risen 1900%. This is happening in the context of decades of racialized class conflict stemming from the Model Minority Myth and an even longer history of Yellow Peril. We are also reminded that these attacks are tied to deep histories of racism and inequity in this country.
The rise in Anti-Asian violence and devastation of Pacific Islanders by the pandemic underscores the urgency of responding with long term commitments to transforming our schools and community safety that disavows anti-Black reactions and supports indigenous sovereignty. Our struggles are connected and our struggles are not the same.

Writer, photographer

November 2019, 18MR’s Campaigner Laura Li and I were welcomed by the Kia’i at Mauna Kea. As Asian Americans, we were honored to be able to support and lift up the Kānaka Maoli’s fight to protect this sacred place.

Bianca Nozaki-Nasser

is a multimedia artist, strategist, creative directorand educator.

Creative & Strategy Directory, 18 Million Rising
Assistant Professor, Art Center College of Design
 Previous Work & Collaborations  
2022    Nozaki-Naser, Bianca. “A Love Letter,” Disegno: The Quarterly Journal of Design #34 Fall 2022
2022    Linear Time Syllabus, The Syllabus Project, Level Ground 
2021     “Call On Me Not The Cops,” Designer & Editor, 18 Million Rising
2020     Nozaki-Nasser, Bianca. “Dear Kimberle Crenshaw and Mari Matsuda,” 18 Million Rising
2020     “Love Letters to Movement Leaders,” Editor, 18 Million Rising
2020     “Unmasking Yellow Peril,” Designer & Editor, 18 Million Rising
2019     Nozaki-Naser, Bianca. “Learning From The Kia’i at Mauna Kea,” 18 Million Rising
2021     Best of CounterSpin 2021 | Janine Jackson, Counterspin | FAIR
2021     A View from the Field: Fighting Disinformation | Media Flattening of #StopAsianHate | Collette Watson, Free Press | August 5, 2021  
2021     How To Use Digital Spaces to Advocate for Others | Isabeth Mendoza, KQED
2021     ‘If Police Made Asian Americans Safe, We’d Already Be Safe’ | Janine Jackson, Counterspin | FAIR 

2020    The Decolonizers | Jen Wang | Communication Arts 
 Lectures & Workshops 
2023     Color Connections | Artist Talk  | OTIS College of Art and Design
2023      2 D Design | Guest Critic  | OTIS College of Art and Design
2022      Design, Strategy, &  Digital Organizing | Lecturer & Workshop Facilitator | Bocoup
2022      Media Based Organizing | Community Partner, Presenter, & Workshop Facilitator | A-Doc & Haverford College Impact Lab
2022      Imagining Asian American Futures: Building Digital First Community with Art and Technology | Invited Speaker | Mission Cloud Services

2022      Asian American Feminisms | Invited Expert | Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies (GSF) at Duke University
2021    Media for the Movement: Building Visual Narratives | Race, Solidarity, and the Carceral State, Harvard University
2021    "Anti Asian Violence Beyond Hate Crimes and Policing," | Panelist | CUNY,  The New School
2021    Conversation between Alexander Chee, Wei Ming Dariotis, Laura Kina, Bianca Nozaki-Nasser, Curtiss Takada Rooks, and Myra Washington | Panelist | Association for Asian American Studies
2020     Stories That Move | Speaker | Big City Festival
2020      Building an Asian American Feminist Movement: Decolonization and Anti-Capitalism | Moderator | 18 Million Rising + Asian American Feminist Collective Building Asian American Feminisms
2020      Organizing From Where You’re At: Summer School! | Cofounder + Lecturer
2020      Organizing From Where You’re At 101: Beyond Posts + Protests / 102: Pushing Forward + Accountability / 103: Safety + Privilege | Lecture Series
2020      how we fight white supremacy | Facilitator | the free black women’s library   la + amwa | Reparations Club | LA, CA
2020      “Design Strategy for Social Movements” | Guest Lecturer| Design and Social Change | University of San Francisco
2019      Media Based Organizing in Hawaii | Presenter | American Studies Association | Honolulu, HI
2019      Building Community Power: Media Based Organizing as Resistance |  Presenter | American Studies Association | Honolulu, HI
2019      Building Community Power: Media Based Organizing as Resistance |  Presenter | Netroots Nation | Philadelphia, PA

2018      Artivism: Radical Art for Rapid Response Change, | Presenter | Allied Media Conference | Detroit, MI
2018      Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field | Co-  Organizer + Plenary Moderator | Antiracist Classroom | Pasadena, CA 
2018      Participatory Design Research Methods & Multiracial Identity | Presenter|  Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
2018      Product Design 3 | Weekly Lecturer| Art Center College of Design 
2018      Smart Image and Social Impact | Guest Lecture | Art Center College of Design

2017   Product Design 3 | Weekly Lecturer| Art Center College of Design 
2017   Designing Futures | Lecture + Workshop |
Mattel Sponsored Transdisciplinary Studio | Art Center College of Design
2017   Smart Image and Social Impact | Guest Lecture | Art Center College of  Design