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Black, Indigenous, People of Color Summit

2022 BIPOC Student Summit - Saturday , February 12th

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Program Goal:

Create a community space for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) to connect around shared or similar identity(s), while addressing the realities of being a person of Color within the creative industry. This program will uplift and empower BIPOC student voices through dialogue on topics of personal development, professional growth, and opportunities beyond graduation.

Summit Outcomes:

As a result of participating in the BIPOC Student Summit, students will:

  1. Build a strong network of BIPOC creatives.
  2. Explore and expand upon their identity as a BIPOC person within their own personal development.
  3. Identify individual/community strengths and assets as BIPOC creatives for professional growth and opportunities.
  4. Explore how their identity(ies) influence their journey within the creative industry.
  5. Identify strategies for academic success to provide a successful transition into a creative field.
Who is Eligible?:

All incoming and current students are eligible for this program. This program is focused on the experiences and narratives of BIPOC-identified persons in the creative field and will offer opportunities for students to self-explore and build connections around this focus.

How to Register:

Students who would like to participate in this free program, are welcome to register. Registration is open until Februrary 10th at 5pm. REGISTER HERE.

Summit Dates:

The BIPOC Student Summit is designed as a one-day virtual experience.This year, the BIPOC Student Summit will take place on Zoom with three specific virtual sessions all focused on this year's theme, Living Our Narrative.

Summit Fee:

This program is completely FREE! All you have to do is register for the program and await further details. All students who attend all three zoom sessions will recieve a $25 gift card to amazon/grubhub/doordash. 

Session Details:

All sessions will happen on one zoom link which will be emailed to all registered participants. There will be three specific sessions, an opening keynote and worskhop, a session on narratives after lunch, and closing our with an Industry panel session made of of creatives of color that represent companies like NBCUniversal and Paramount. More details on sessions and description will be posted on the website and emailed. 

Session Descriptions | February 12, 2022

  • Welcome Keynote and Workshop | 10am-11:15am PST

    Phung Hung

    Welcome Keynote and Workshop | Phung Huynh | 10am-11:15am PST
    https://otis.zoom.us/my/bipocsummit

    Join us for our opening welcome and Keynote talk by artist, Phung Huynh. Phung is a Los Angeles-based artist and educator whose practice is primarily in drawing, painting, and public art. Her work explores cultural perception and representation. Huynh challenges beauty standards by reconstructing images of the Asian female body vis-à-vis plastic surgery to unpack how contemporary cosmetic surgery can create obscurity in cultural and racial identity. Her most current work of drawings on pink donut boxes and cross-stitched, personalized California license plates explores the complexities of the refugee experience in Southeast Asian communities. Phung Huynh has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has also completed public art commissions for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro Orange Line, Metro Silver Line, and Metro Neighborhood Poster Series) and the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Phung Huynh is currently Professor of Art at Los Angeles Valley College.

    Following Phung's opening keynote, she will have a session for students to engage with her more directly. Be sure to bring you favorite drawing materials as Phung will have some activities for everyone to participate in.

  • Portfolio Reviews (optional session) | 11:15am-12:00pm PST

    Phung HungPortfolio Reviews (optional) | George Martinez (Alumnx)| 11:15am-12:00pm PST

    Join alumnx, George MartinezLead Packaging Designer at Mattel, for a portfolio review session. George will provide tips and feedback and offer ways to  make a good first impression, tailor your portfolio and offer feedback if you are interested. If you come with your portfolio, please bring no more than 3 pieces of your work for review and feedback., Tihs will bedone in a group setting so everyone can benefit nad learn from each other. 

  • Telling Our Stories, and Exploring our Narratives | 12:15pm-1:15pm PST

    Knitting project

    Telling Our Stories, and Exploring our Narratives | Marsha Hopkins and Jessica Ngo | 12:15pm-1:15pm PST
    https://otis.zoom.us/my/bipocsummit

    This interactive session will focus on personal narratives and storytelling as it relates to identity and empowerment. Students will be able to explore concepts as well as engage in sharing lived expereinces that inform personal and professional approaches realted to art and design. Join us in this dynamic conversation and meet some amazing faculty. 

  • Creative Coalition of Color Industry Panel & Closing | 1:30pm-3:00pm PST

    Logo for The Creative Coalition of Color

    Creative Coalition of Color Industry Panel & Closing | 1:30pm-3:00pm PST
    https://otis.zoom.us/my/bipocsummit

    The Creative Coalition of Color (CCC) is a black-led, minority majority coalition in the film marketing and entertainment advertising communities whose mission is to find, attract, hire, and support minority talent in our industry. CCC seeks to do this through an approach which includes outreach and awareness-building about the industry, connecting underrepresented and diverse candidates with education and mentorships. CCC is commited to building a long-lasting and impactful movement, creating new pathways and opportunities for success that have too long been unavailable in our industry for people of color.

    CCC Panel: Introduction to Creative Careers in Film Advertising
    Have you ever seen a movie trailer or poster and wondered who made it? Hear from some of the top talent in entertainment creative marketing as they share their stories and tips on how to get started in the business.

    Panelists:

    • Lauri BrownSVP Global Creative Advertising, Universal Pictures
    • Peter GiannascoliPresident Global Creative Marketing, Paramount Pictures
    • Kazadi KatambwaSenior Creative Director, Amazon
    • Roshone HarmonChief Financial Officer / MOCEAN
    • Michelle JackinoPrincipal / Creative Director, Open Road
    • Lisa FeldmanCo-President / Creative Director, Aspect
    • Adam WaldmanCo-Founder / Creative Director, The Refinery
    • Will Ragland, Creative Director, Brand & Design, Apple
  • Portfolio Reviews (optional session) | 3:00pm-3:45pm PST

    Phung HungPortfolio Reviews (optional) | George Martinez (Alumnx)| 3:00pm-3:45pm PST

    Join alumnx, George MartinezLead Packaging Designer at Mattel, for a portfolio review session. George will provide tips and feedback and offer ways to  make a good first impression, tailor your portfolio and offer feedback if you are interested. If you come with your portfolio, please bring no more than 3 pieces of your work for review and feedback., Tihs will bedone in a group setting so everyone can benefit nad learn from each other.