Upcoming events will be added here.
February 2, 2019 || California Market Center, Los Angeles, California
How do we define cruelty-free fashion? In this talk, sustainable fashion blogger Aditi Mayer educates the audience about the realities of labor exploitation in Downtown Los Angeles. Targeting an audience that organizes around animal rights issues, this conversation will illuminate how larger systems of oppression exist within the local fashion industry, intersecting issues of immigration, race, socioeconomic status and more.
November 1, 2018 || USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California
All art including fashion has a long history of acquiring influences from various cultures but where is the line between cultural appreciation and cultural misappropriation? At what point does respect for other cultures lead to or become an exploitation of cultural imagery? Join us for an engaging dialogue that recognizes the difference between appreciation and appropriation. Panelists Viet Than Nguyen, Josh Kun, Melissa Chan and Aditi Mayer add their perspectives to this historical yet timely conversation.
October 6th, 2018 || Vine OC, Irvine, California
How can creators go about carving their unique niche, and creating content that connects on a deeper level? Join a panel of leading content creators to hear their journey and approaches to content creation.
October 3rd, 2018 || California Market Center, Los Angeles, California
A conference centered around ethical & smart fashion literacy, the future of fashion conference will feature a panel of speakers whose work intersects the fields of animal rights, social justice, circularity, technology, and intersectionality.
August 18th, 2018 || Moksh, Jhamsikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal
What does sustainability look like in the context of Nepal? This panel will constitute a discussion of fashion and national identity, featuring frontliners of Nepal’s responsible fashion scene, to internationally-acclaimed thought leaders and content creators.
June 9th, 2018 || Laguna Beach Congressional, Laguna Beach, California
Hear from an inter-generational panel of experts working on the frontlines of social change. Speakers include representatives from immigration and economic justice organization OCCORD, and Founder/Editor in Chief of UC Irvine’s student-run InSight Magazine, an online publication about poverty and inequality in Southern California.
April 26th, 2018 || Student Center Gallery at UC Irvine, Irvine, California
Does art have the power to generate social and political change? It’s a question that’s been discussed endlessly over the centuries, but it seems especially timely in the past few months. This hands-on workshop with artist Jenny Doh will allow participants to create one’s own self-portrait while discussing art’s connection with identity politics.
April 25th, 2018 || Student Center Gallery at UC Irvine, Irvine, California
DREAMers are harnessing the power of social media to reshape the narrative around immigration while forging alliances with other social-justice groups. UndocuMedia was created to share information, through various forms of media, that pertains to legislation that addresses and affects the undocumented community. The nonprofit that has functioned primarily as a means of social media organization: with large followings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
The platform has since evolved to become a social media platform to talk about a wide array of issues beyond just the undocumented community. In this Q&A, we will learn more about the co-founders’ journey in growing the platform, how they maintain intersectionality within their movement, and the triumphs and obstacles that come with centering one’s identity in the media they produce.
The conversation will be moderated by Aditi Mayer.
April 8th, 2018 || Galerie.LA @ ROW DTLA, Los Angeles, California
We care about all animals and the environment, but how does that translate into what we wear? To answer all of your questions about vegan fashion, we’re going to hear from an amazing panel of women in the sustainable fashion space. Whether you’re at the forefront of the movement or have no idea what sustainable fashion even means, we hope this dialogue leaves you informed and inspired.
April 19th, 2017 || UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
The Global Poverty Action Day (GPAD) Panel will bring together UCSB’s Sociology and Global Studies Department Profession Richard Applebaum, History Department Professor Nelson Lichtenstein, Ian Bentley, local Parker Clay co-founder and CEO, and Aditi Mayer, UC Irvine student and sustainable fashion blogger behind ADIMAY.com. Together these panelists will discuss global inequality, the impact of our global product consumption, and how different actors, including young people, can get involved to address it. This is one of a series of events being held throughout the UC system to kick-off the first GPAD, a day for students throughout the UC system to advocate for an end to global inequality.
+ GUEST SPEAKER | International Experiences on Sustainability
November 2016 || UC Irvine, Irvine, California
A discussion with UC Irvine’s Global Partners for Sustainability community about research opportunities pertaining to sustainability abroad.
+ GUEST SPEAKER | Journalistic Ethics Abroad
October 2016 || UC Irvine, Irvine, California
A discussion with UC Irvine’s Literary Journalism Department about the ethics of reporting abroad, with a focus on photojournalism.