Shifting the Scene: a Pan-Asian Creatives Panel Discussion on Cultural Identity and Representation

Four Wellington-based creatives, each with heritage ties to cultures across the Asian diaspora, discuss cultural identity, representation, and what it means to be “Asian” in 21st century Aotearoa New Zealand.

Co-hosted by Future Dragonz Wellington (Wellington Chinese Association) (FDW) and New Zealand Asian Leaders (NZAL) Wellington, the event showcases Pan-Asian creatives, Prabha Ravi QSM JP (Founder of Natraj School of Dance and NZAL Established member), Rose Lu (author of All Who Live on Islands), Bobby Stannard (PikPok animator and short filmmaker), and Vanessa Mei Crofskey (Director of Enjoy Gallery). It will be chaired by Chelsea Wong (musician, IP lawyer) of FDW, NZAL and NZ Asian Lawyers Emerging Leader.

Each panelist will consider the question “What is your ‘voice’ as a Pan-Asian Creative and why is it important?” Through sharing experiences and learnings, this event will bring to light some of the challenges encountered and ongoing mahi required for a more inclusive and diverse society that celebrates all cultures, including Pan-Asians.

Shifting the Scene: a Pan-Asian Creatives Panel Discussion on Cultural Identity and Representation is a safe space for discussion and we welcome anyone who is interested to be witness to the conversation.

This is a free event. Non-alcoholic drinks and nibbles provided. Please RSVP by booking your ticket through the Eventbrite link below, as there are limited places.

Schedule:
5.30 – arrive, drinks and nibbles
6.00 – panel discussion and audience Q+A
7.00 – drinks and nibbles, time for discussion

The event is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch if you have any accessibility needs that we can assist you with.  
Date And Time
Mon, 12 April 2021                         
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM NZST

Location              
100 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011
Greater Wellington Regional Council

Register here.