"Pittsburgh pastry artist and social justice activist Jasmine Cho of Revolutionary Art created a collection of cookie portraits depicting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) activists of both past and present. Fourteen portraits will be highlighted in the display, depicting well known heroes like Sarumathi (Saru) Jayaraman, an Asian Indian American attorney, author, activist and the co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE); and Grace Lee Boggs who fought for civil rights, labor rights, Black Power, feminism, Asian American rights, and the environment, or average AAPI residents who are politically active, like Resistance Auntie Anita Yavich or 20-month old JJ Kim who’s “WOKE” and participating during women’s march.
These individuals all showcase politically active AAPI heroes, encouraging all of us to make positive life choices and community change.
The artist Jasmine Cho is founder and “creative ninja” of Yummyholic and champions cultural values and charitable giving. Through bake sales, donations and gallery art, Cho uses her hand-crafted treats to contribute to the community. The art is on loan from OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates, Pittsburgh Chapter.
The art exhibit will be available all month long in the City-County Building lobby."
Beginning May 18, 2020, the City-County Building will be lit in orange and white to recognize the National EMS Week. Pittsburgh's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services was one of the nations pioneering ambulance services.
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