Diasporic Dialogues is a speaker series that highlights the work of artists/makers working through a Southeast Asian diasporic lens. Speakers will share and reflect on their work in order to open broader conversations about the alliances, fissures, and discoveries that different creative practices can reveal when representing Southeast Asian diasporic experience.
Post-Colonial Hot-Ones is a panel series that is centered around sharing meals, ideas, and experiences by community members about liberation, transformation and resilience within arts education. These discussions were focused around communal knowledge sharing, tools for resistance, intergenerational healing methods, mobilization plans for marginalized voices, and recipes for dishes/sauces. Our first installment of this series included participation from Ryan Rice, Camille Turner, Casey Mecija, Patricio Dávila, Immony Mén, and audience members.
Future through Memory Workshop
Future Through Memory is a virtual participatory workshop that explores themes of personal memory and East and Southeast Asian diasporic experience through methods of oral testimony, transmedia, and digital storytelling.
Monday April 4 - 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET
Diasporic Dialogues with Abhi and Sam Elkana
Diasporic Dialogues with Jeanette Kong
Join Dias:stories at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 for the inaugural launch of our speaker series Diasporic Dialogues featuring producer and director, Jeanette Kong.
Kong’s critically acclaimed catalogue of short-form videos and documentaries highlights the everyday histories and intimacies of Caribbean Chinese diaspora and genealogy. Her most recent film, A Brief Record of My Father’s Time at Sea (2022) recounts the story of her father’s migration from China to Jamaica and then to Toronto, Canada. Kong’s work importantly archives stories from the Chinese-Jamaican diaspora and we are so excited to provoke inquiry into what inspires her creative practice.