By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent
Asian Americans from the arts, entertainment and new media will gather this weekend virtually for a free conference meant to inspire and empower members of the community.
This years speakers and performers include AJ Rafael (artist), Lynn Chen (director/actress I Will Make You Mine), Sherry Cola (Good Trouble) Iram Parveen Bilal (I’ll Meet You There, director), Andrew Ahn (Driveways, Director) Andrew Ahn (Driveways, director), Ashima Shiraish (American rock climber) and Jeff Staple (Stapel Design).
“Through this conference, we aim to create important conversations between industry leaders and aspiring creatives, artists and professionals that will not only help grow this community but also stimulate awareness and movements,” conference spokesperson Sung Choe said to AsAmNews. “During this pandemic, there are a lot of difficulties we, as a community, must face, and Kollaboration wants to do what it can in order to provide a place for empowerment.”
In this time of high unemployment and uncertainty, the conference will also offer information about career paths, industries and best practices to turn your dreams into reality, according to Choe.
The virtual conference will feature 8 panels and guest performances that will be streaming on Facebook and YouTube live.
Attendance is free. You can register at empower.kollaboration.org.
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