DIM SUM
DIALOGUES:

Addressing the

Impact of COVID-19

Racism in the

Creative Community

MAY 28 2020

THURSDAY

12 PM CDT / 10 AM PST

WITH:

Dee Kerrison

Dejha Carrington

Karen Tam

Mel Chin

Phil Chan

Theresa Mah

MODERATED BY:

Inez Suen

PRESENTED BY:

International Chinese

Fine Arts
Council

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.

THIS EVENT IS FREE, ONLINE,

AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

PANELISTS:

Dee Kerrison

Art collector, music enthusiast, financial services executive, and social activist.

Mel Chin

Artist whose work combines cross-cultural aesthetics with sociopolitical and environmental issues.

Dejha Carrington

Director of YoungArts Foundation, co-founder of Commissioner, arts and cultural advocacy leader.

Karen Tam

Artist with focus on constructions and imaginations of cultures and communities.

Phil Chan

Performance artist, editor, arts advisor, director, and author of Final Bow for Yellowface.

Theresa Mah

Illinois State Representative and General Assembly member, former college professor in ethnic studies.

MODERATED BY:

Inez Suen

International art consultant, curator, and director of International Chinese Fine Arts Council.

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