Together We Are Stronger

This #StopAAPIHate comic strip was created by MariNaomi, commissioned by Task Force for LA vs. Hate, and funded by LA Care Health Plan, to address violence against the AAPI community and bring awareness to “Dial 2-1-1.” This piece was installed as murals in multiple SoCal cities, as well as a poster campaign.

The murals can be found in Arcada, Rosemead, and Cerritos.
More than 500 posters were wheat pasted all over Los Angeles County.


How a talking cat is shaping the fight against Asian hate crime in California
Cronkite News, September 2022

Artist MariNaomi Paints a Visual Narrative on AAPI Advocacy
The Aztec, October 2021

Murals Unveiled to Combat Anti-AAPI Hate in San Gabriel Valley,”
My News LA, August 2021

New Cerritos Mural Captures History of Anti-Asian Discrimination
by Hunter Lee, Long Beach Press Telegram, August 2021

Queer Comic Artist’s LA Mural Combats Anti-Asian Hate
by Jacob Anderson-Minshall, Out Traveler, June 2021

Stopping Anti-Asian Hate with a Comic Strip and a Cat
by Jennifer Chen, Medium, June 2021

Art in Action Against Hate
by Mario Gershom Reyes, Rafu Shimpo, June 2021