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Everyone Everywhere All at Once: Belonging and Storytelling

As organizations seek to establish a culture of belonging, our EDI strategies need to make room for the role that intersectionality plays in how we and others truly experience our world. We often turn to media such as film to provide us with depictions of the lived experiences of underrepresented groups, including the Asian and Asian Canadian communities. Although we have a long way to go, in recent years, rich stories sharing the intersectional lived experiences of the Asian community have gained mainstream popularity. Recently, Everything Everywhere All At Once (“EEAO”) broke records during the film awards season, including winning the most major awards at the Academy Awards of any film in history. The narrative within, behind, and around EEAO is made of interesting and informative stories that speak to the Asian diasporic experience from which we can learn and discuss issues pertaining to the sense of belonging.

Join us for a fireside chat with Sally Lee, the Executive Director of the Canadian Independent Screen Fund (CISF) for Black and People of Colour (BPOC) Creators, and Austin Wong, the Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Wattpad WEBTOON Studios and the Co-Chair of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

During our discussion, we’ll talk about the importance of the representation of diverse and intersectional stories, the impact of diverse representation on a culture of belonging, and some of the work being done to bring the full scope of that diversity to the screen. EEAO will be the jumping point from which we will explore the multiverse that is the Asian diasporic experience in search of belonging.

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Date: May 24 Time 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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