Connie Cagampang Heller is a biracial Filipina American textile artist and cofounder of the Linked Fate Fund for Justice.
In 2004, Connie cofounded the Linked Fate Fund for Justice with her partner to support grassroots organizing, power building and to transform systemic inequity into systemic inclusion and belonging. From 2005 to 2018, Connie played a critical role as a volunteer leader and consultant to design strategic interventions and racial equity learning spaces for organizations such as the Democracy Alliance, Women Donors Network, The California Endowment, Bioneers and the Othering and Belonging Institute.
Since 2016, Connie has focused on using collage art to explore race in America–capturing both what is beautiful and inspiring about people and disturbing about the continually evolving system of marginalization. Her art has been shown at the Northern California Museum of Art, the National Academy of Medicine and the East Bay Community Foundation, and is in the permanent collections of The Charles Houston Hamilton Institute at Harvard Law School, the California Historical Society and Tufts University’s Tisch College for Civic Life. Her art is featured in World Trust film, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity and on the cover of the late Dr. Lani Guinier’s The Tyranny of Meritocracy.
She serves on the boards of the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund and the East Bay Community Foundation. Past board service includes Groundswell Fund for Reproductive Justice, Groundswell Action Fund, Women Donors Network, Perception Institute, and the Center for Social Inclusion.