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Diversity in Technology and Digital Media Storytelling

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HANNA INSTITUTE at Hanna Boys Center

17000 Arnold Drive

Sonoma, CA 95476

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Speaker: Villy Wang, BAYCAT, Founder, President & CEO

Ms. Wang will speak about social enterprise and how digital media arts can empower youth of color from historically underserved communities to take back their narratives through storytelling.

Villy had a crazy dream: to create a new kind of social enterprise that helps kids who, like her, grew up in the projects. Raised by an immigrant single mother in New York City, Villy’s desire to tell her story forged a passion for using the digital media arts to capture stories untold and to create social change. That’s why she founded BAYCAT, leveraging her impressive 25-year background in education, arts programming, nonprofit business and law. Villy received her double B.A. in Engineering and Economics from Brown University, J.D. degree from Northwestern University, and her teaching credential from San Francisco State University. Villy filmed and produced a short entitled, “Unplugged,” that was featured in the 2005 Marin Environmental Film Festival. She is also fluent in Mandarin.

Villy hopes that attendees will be inspired to create social change by telling our own stories and expanding our understanding by hearing from diverse storytellers!

Film makers, film students, and faculty are invited to stay from 9-10am for a conversation with Villy.

Hanna Institute Professional Networking Breakfast Series

This event is part of the Hanna Institute Professional Networking Breakfast Series, which highlights issues facing Sonoma County youth, families, and communities today, and provides a forum to discuss and collaborate on practical solutions.

Meet other professionals—from health systems, schools, churches, courts, legal practices, community organizations and more—who are interested in:

  • Increasing their fluency with trauma and adversity
  • Learning about research and ‘state of the art’ trauma-informed approaches
  • Gaining skills for mitigating the secondary stress experience by professionals who work with traumatized youth
  • Improving life outcomes for youth who have faced early adversity

See all Hanna Institute programs at: https://hannainstitute.org/events/.

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