PANELIST | Ecofeminists for Creative Solutions: Advocating for Gender and Climate Justice as Artists
Ecofeminists coming from the film, fashion and art industries will be in conversation about what it means to be an ecofeminist, using their platform to advocate for climate and social justice, and their experiences as creatives deeply wanting social change. Panelists include Hinako Arao from 350 Japan, Tao Okamoto, Aditi Mayer, and Sophia Li.
PANELIST | Building A Better Biome
Moderated by Intersectional Environmentalist founder Leah Thomas, Panelists Aditi Mayer, Isaias Hernandez & Jhanneu Roberts will discuss the importance of how the microbiome plays a key role in human health as well as providing insight on solutions for building a healthier and more sustainable planet with experts + activists.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Sustainable Fashion Week at Dartmouth
This summer, we wanted to take a focused look at how sustainability intersects with the fashion industry. Whether we intend to or not, we all interact with the fashion industry in some capacity, and we are excited to engage with this topic through community discussions, opportunities for learning, celebrating our creativity and uniqueness, and taking action to make positive changes to make the fashion industry more sustainable, just, and equitable.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Decolonizing Fashion with Aditi Mayer
Join Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) at Fordham University in conversation with Aditi Mayer on decolonizing fashion. At APAC, we strive to educate people on the different cultural aspects of Asia, and this month we are focusing on South Asian fashion.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Bridging Intersectionality and Decolonization with Fashion: A Conversation with Aditi Mayer
We invite you to join us for a conversation with Aditi Mayer where she’ll discuss how to bridge intersectionality and decolonization with sustainable fashion. Aditi’s talk will focus on the history of fast fashion, and discuss how culture and identity impacts the work we do. Following her talk, there will be an opportunity for Q&A.
PANELIST | Decolonizing Fast Fashion: A Living Wage and Good Working Conditions for Women of the Global South
Join us as we discuss how the fast fashion industry is a multimillion dollar industry that has perpetuated poverty in the global south due an overall lack of regulation of neoliberal economic policies. Our panel of global fast fashion activists and economists will diverge into an interactive conversation around the colonial origins of our international economic transactions, and what we can do to end these neo-colonial relationships that encompass millions of women and girls in the global south.
PANELIST | An introduction to holding the fashion industry to account
As the world ponders high fashion trends and highstreet retailers aim to provide a budget friendly version, the climate conscious among us are instead focused on this question: what is fashion’s role in the climate justice movement? As a large culprit, both in their carbon footprint and their unethical exploitation of supply chains, it's undeniable that something needs to change in the fashion industry. In fact, this has already been partially addressed by retailers, with outwards facing green commitments being used in advertising campaigns across the board, authentic or otherwise. So where do we stand? How do we move beyond fashions reputation as frivolous and use fashion instead as a legitimate force for climate justice?
PANELIST | The Online Medium: Strategies for climate justice activism in the age of social media
In an era defined by the overlapping global crises of pandemic, climate change and white supremacy, there is no shortage of issues to advocate for. While COVID-19 has forced almost all organizing online, social media has proven to be a strong (and now integral) tool for modern day activism. Join us on March 6th, 12-1PM PST for our panel, The Online Medium: Strategies for climate justice activism in the age of social media, to learn from environmental justice activists Diandra Marizet, Aditi Mayer, and others about best practices, storytelling and more.
HOST & SPEAKER | Exploring Sustainable Fashion Beyond Consumerism: Intersections, Power Dynamics, and Activism
Please join us in this informative and provocative discussion as Kamea Chayne and Aditi Mayer explore their journeys in the sustainability movement. In this conversation, we will unpack sustainability beyond consumerism, addressing power dynamics in the industry and movement, and reframing our approaches to activism in sustainability.
LECTURER | Decolonising Making and Cultural Representation
What are the consequences of historic colonialism on the products and systems we create today? Are the existing power structures continually letting us exploit and appropriate other cultures without being held accountable? Are we promoting cultural stereotypes when representing the work of local artisans? How do we decolonise design and manufacturing processes and what would be a fair exchange?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | UC Irvine Sustainival
This sustainability fair will feature keynote speaker Aditi Mayer, who is a photojournalist, labor rights activist, and UCI alumna! Join us to learn about sustainability solutions and how you can get involved.
MODERATOR | Fashion Open Studio x Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Activism Panel
Fashion and activism go hand in hand. The fashion industry impacts on the environment and society in so many ways, and the two are completely interlinked. The pandemic has accelerated anxiety about climate change, and has highlighted the fundamental inequity of the system. We are all connected, but why must the worker at the bottom of the chain always bear the most impact? How do we activate change from within the industry?