Navigating the In-Between:
Bridging Cultural and
Generational Gaps in 2020
MAY 28 2020
12 PM CDT / 10 AM PST
THIS EVENT IS FREE, ONLINE,
AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that the fear of contracting disease has an ugly cousin: racism. As the coronavirus has spread through the United States, discrimination against Asian – along with Black and Latinx – communities have followed closely behind.
Furthermore, the details of the pandemic’s impact has brought to light the striking wider economic disparities in various industries. Among those made vulnerable are members of the creative community – whose livelihoods are threatened by the disappearance of the gig and performance economy.
In consideration of these issues, the International Chinese Fine Arts Council (ICFAC) calls for visibility, conversation, and unity, by facilitating a platform for social exchange. Join us in our Dim Sum Dialogues — panel discussions covering valuable knowledge, experience, and insight, led by members of the creative community. The first week’s topic will cover what has been pertinent during this global pandemic: Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 Racism in the Creative Community.
Art collector, music enthusiast, financial services executive, and social activist.
Artist whose work combines cross-cultural aesthetics with sociopolitical and environmental issues.
Director of YoungArts Foundation, co-founder of Commissioner, arts and cultural advocacy leader.
Artist with focus on constructions and imaginations of cultures and communities.
Performance artist, editor, arts advisor, director, and author of Final Bow for Yellowface.
Illinois State Representative and General Assembly member, former college professor in ethnic studies.
International art consultant, curator, and director of International Chinese Fine Arts Council.