Artist in Residence
Beckie Uta Masaki (she/her/hers) is a founding member and Artist in Residence at Resonance Network. She has lent her leadership, grace, and vision to the core team; co-facilitates our Mending the Arc practice spaces; and holds our weekly Tai Ji practice. At NSAC, Beckie will be co-leading our Mending the Arc practice, and leading a walking tour to @cameronhousesf.
Beckie lives/works by and for race + gender justice for 40 years, through an intersectional approach that builds the power of the margins and is marked by collective power, collaboration, creativity, and love. She is part of an interconnected network of intergenerational, diverse leaders in a new era of shared leadership, shared power, and co-creation. In 1980’s, she was founding Executive Director and co-lead in one of the first programs in the nation that could meet the language and cultural needs of Asian survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking, Asian Women’s Shelter (AWS) in San Francisco.
Beckie has been a co-founder and staff of a national cultural resource center, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence. Emanating from her role as a cohort 1 movement-maker in the Move to End Violence (MEV), Beckie currently co-leads the Communities/ Building the Power of the Margins and Mending the Arc practice groups as part of Resonance Network. She also currently continues her work as a founding elder in Gathering Strength, immigrant + refugee anti-violence advocate network, and she comes full circle to provide Tuesday weekly support group for residents at Asian Women’s Shelter. Beckie has extensive experience in providing multilingual, multicultural services to domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors and their children, innovative program development, prevention, community building, policy and institutional advocacy, training, technical assistance, and cultural change work.