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Crafting Social Enterprises by Intersectional Women

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Learn from building inclusive workspaces and social enterprises with intersectional women

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SDG #5 Gender Equality

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Women have faced increased difficulties for eternia, these difficulties are compounded if they are also BIPOC, Foreign-born, Queer, or Disabled in today’s workplaces. The idea of “intersectionality” coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989, brings vocabulary to the intersections of these identities allowing them to rise into awareness, be discussed, and worked through towards a better future together.

This event will bring together women from across the globe to share our common and disparate viewpoints, commune with each other in a safe space, and build more inclusive workspaces.

Objectives:

  • (Awareness) Educate the audience on the concept of “intersectionality”
  • (Validation/ acknowledgment) Acknowledged the challenges intersectional women face and their diverse world views towards the workplaces
  • (Individual action) Empowering intersectional identities through sharing stories and best practices
  • (Collective impact) “Place making”, inspiring people to collectively reimagine and reinvent work spaces centered around inclusion, diversity, and equity.

Date & Time: 9 December (Thurs), 7pm-8:30pm PST

Target audiences: social entrepreneurs, general audience interested in intersectionality

Suggested donation:

  • US$5 for monthly income <$2,000
  • US$10 for $2,000-$5,000
  • US$20 for $5,000-$10,000
  • US$30 for > $10,000

Agenda:

  • 7:00- 7:10 (~Music~) Welcome and introduction to the topic
  • 7:10 - 7:20 Speakers self-introduction
  • 7:20-7:25 Audience self-introductions
  • 7:25-8:15 Panel discussion
  • 8:15-8:25 Q&A
  • 8:25-8:30 Closing remarks

Speakers:

Jamie Chi (she/her)

Jamie is a Hong Kong Filipino filmmaker and photographer. After receiving an MA in cultural studies at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France, Jamie advocated for Asian LGBTQ+ rights through her film. In 2019, her film Justice for Maya has been circulated in different film festivals around the world. She is the director of a documentary & photography project Safe Distance 安全距離紀錄片, documenting Queer Chinese who are living in UK under COVID-19. Jamie is also the co-founder, programme development lead of Queer China UK and curator of the Community- focused Queer Chinese Art Festival 2021.

Omi McCadney (she/her)

Omi is a Black Queer Femme educator, educational consultant, activist, artist, freelance writer, and African Traditional Priestess. She received her B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Leadership & Civic Engagement from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in the Spring of 2013. She also holds a M.ED. in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in Multicultural Education. Currently, she is in a Doctoral program for Multicultural Education and teaches Women’s Studies, African American Studies, and Cultural Diversity in UNLV’s Education department.

Irene Lo (she/her)

Irene is a Taiwanese-Canadian asana facilitator and intuitive tarot reader who lives on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Irene is passionate in working with women of colour to embody radical rest through yoga asana. She received 200 hours of Vinyasa Yoga with Clara Roberts-Oss, 50 hours of Yin Yoga with Bernie Clark, and 60 hours of Hot Hatha with Kristin Campbell. After five years of working in public relations and communications serving corporate and non-profit clients, Irene quit her job in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In a meditation, she faced the reality that the work she was doing was no longer meaningful or enough. That what she craved was a job that brought spiritual impact to the community.

Harpinder Mann (she/her)

Harpinder is a Sikh-Buddhist Punjabi-American yoga and meditation teacher currently living on Tongva land, colonially known as Los Angeles. She is actively working to decolonize wellness by creating community and providing real accessibility to her ancestral practices for BIPOC. As the Founder of Harpinder Mann Yoga, Harpinder works with womxn of color 1:1 on reclaiming their power & intuition to be free through yoga asana, meditation, breathwork, and spiritual connection. Harpinder is also an entrepreneur, storyteller, and community builder with 7+ years of experience in marketing, communications, and business development committed to making our world a better place by enabling people and organizations to reach their fullest potential.

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