GUEST SPEAKER | Maahi Roj Festival
In this Instagram live chat, the Indian Women Blog team will feature sustainable fashion blogger Aditi Mayer, who will discuss sustainable lifestyle and an environmentally aware fashion industry. The chat will be in line with the Maahi Roj festival– an event that focus on women’s voices that push for a sustainable way of living.
SPEAKER & CO-HOST | Made in LA Screening & Discussion
María, Lupe and Maura are three Latina immigrants struggling to survive in Los Angeles sweatshops. But one day, determined to win basic labor protections, they embark on a three-year odyssey that will transform their lives forever. Compelling, humorous, deeply human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity, and the courage it takes to find your voice. In honor of Fashion Revolution Week please join us for a special screening and discussion of this powerful documentary. Panel talk immediately following film with special guests, including garments workers sharing their firsthand experiences.
EXHIBITING ARTIST | BEACON: Torrance Art Museum
The BEACON Project is a rotating video installation fusing art and contemporary social and political issues. BEACON is a compilation of next generation artists and their thoughts, ideas, reactions, emotions, and actions in response to social issues. The BEACON Project: Torrance will feature a variety of artists focused on the following 7 themes; Consent, Black, America, Undocumented, Camp, Migration, and Reproduction. Aditi’s work will featured a body of work documenting a matriarchal farming community in rural Nepal in line with the theme Patterns and Paths of Migration in the 21st century.
SPEAKER | Vegan Fashion Week
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.
PANELIST | Cultural Appropriation versus Appreciation
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.
PANELIST | Content Creation: Affluence Influence Summit
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.
PANELIST | Social Justice Panel: The Future of Fashion Conference
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.
PANELIST | Sustainable Fashion & Identity in Nepal: Green Sherpa
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.
EXHIBITING ARTIST | Girl Behind The Lens: Stories of Mental Health and Empowerment
Girl Behind the Lens: Stories of Mental Health and Empowerment comes to the Horse Hospital on April 27, showing the work of young female photographers from around the world. The exhibition is in support of WomanToWoman, a social enterprise founded by Emmy Brunner, which focuses on uniting women suffering from eating disorders, trauma and related mental health issues. All sales from the WomanToWoman gallery will go towards setting up free weekly eating disorders peer support group for women, and a women’s refugee psychotherapy group run by a trained, tri-lingual therapist.
HOST | Art & Activism: A Workshop With Jenny Doh
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.
HOST & MODERATOR | Identity & Media: A Conversation with Undocumedia
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, and 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.
PANELIST | Sustainable and Vegan Fashion
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.