WHO WE ARE:
The Alabama Asian Cultures Foundation (AACF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to nurture and support Asian artistic and cultural organizations in the metro Birmingham area, and in the state of Alabama.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission is to enable Americans of all cultures in Alabama, Asian as well as non-Asian, to enjoy and celebrate Asian arts and cultures.
This mission will be fulfilled through the building and sustaining of an Asian Cultural Center comprised of a classical Chinese garden, an Asian Cultural Education Center, with an International Friendship and World Peace Plaza connecting the two.
Our motto "unity in diversity" means we bring diverse groups together through education and cultural programs. In this way, diversity, international understanding and friendship are fostered. It is important to note here that while we await the start of the capital campaign to build the Asian Cultural Complex, we host programs and events to raise awareness of our mission, and to begin enhancing everyone's appreciation of Asian arts and cultures. CHECK other links on this website, and on our facebook page!!!!!
The beautiful garden (left) is the Master of the Net Garden, in the ancient city of Suzhou, China, home to many original gardens. Suzhou-based architectural firms have collaborated with American colleagues to build all the North American Chinese gardens so far, and ours would be built similarly, thus continuing the tradition.