Diaspora Arts Connection is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that aims to foster deeper understanding and lasting connections among diverse cultural and ethnic groups within the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond through the organization of cultural and artistic events, as well as empowering diaspora artists whose circumstances make it difficult for them to express themselves, allowing them a platform for artistic expression. The organization further aims to help introduce new diaspora artists to local and international audiences; to help develop and improve audience appreciation of the arts in its constituent communities through presenting music concerts, dance performances, plays, lectures, film screenings, book readings, art exhibitions, and workshops; to produce events that foster a deeper understanding of different diaspora cultures within our communities; and to help artists from different parts of the world and cultures to collaborate and produce valuable artistic presentations.