Seeing Is Believing: An AAPI Visionary Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion

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Seeing Is Believing: An AAPI Visionary Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion


The objective of this event is to build a yearly platform that celebrates the diversity of culture that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders bring to their creative communities. The in-person panel discussion will bring three local celebrated creatives of AAPI heritage to campus to discuss their cultures, experiences, identity, and sources of pride, emphasizing the importance of representation, mentorship, and giving back to the community.
Haruko Hayakawa, (she/her), first-generation Japanese American CG artist and Brooklyn-based creative director. Her work is mainly driven by two themes: nostalgia and her modern-day struggles, whether that’s around her Japanese American identity, womanhood, or finding the beauty in the mundanity of her everyday life.
Mischelle Moy, (she/her), photographer based in Brooklyn. She’s a color-bending, vision-hungry cat lady who enjoys creative challenges and problem-solving.
Rich Tu, (he/him), first-generation Filipino American artist and designer residing in Brooklyn. His bold visual style is inspired by his three passion points: community, social justice, and highlighting the first-gen immigrant experience through self-expression.
Moderator: Tim Joo, (he/him), FIT alumnus and adjunct faculty member in Entrepreneurship, and is the co-founder of Haerfest, a modern accessories company based in New York City. Its mission is to bring together a community of visionaries in motion through the power of products designed to go where you go, so you can build without boundaries.
AAPI - Owned Brand Sponsors: Halmi - Korean-inspired sparkling beverages; Moshi - Sparkling beverages made with unique Asian ingredients.


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