Join us for Kollaboration EMPOWER Weekend 2017!
For the last 18 years, the Kollaboration movement has created opportunities and partnerships to improve Asian American diversity and inclusion in media. In case you hadn’t heard, REPRESENTATION MATTERS!
Taking place in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo neighborhood, Kollaboration EMPOWER Weekend will consist of three inspiring days of events celebrating and advancing the talents and achievements of the Asian American community.
EMPOWER 2017 SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY NOV 3 – KOLLABORATION COMEDY NIGHT
Come laugh with some of the funniest Asian American comics
- Anthony De Guzman Jr. – Winner of StandUp NBC
- Jenny Yang – Co-Founder of DiOriented Comedy
- sheng wang – Comedy Central, writer for Fresh off the Boat
- D’Lo – Co-Founder of DisOriented Comedy
- Asian AF Super Team Improv
- And more TBA!
SATURDAY NOV 4 – EMPOWER CREATIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE & NETWORKING EVENT
Learn directly from some of the Asian American community’s most inspirational creative professionals. Discover how to make your dreams of working in arts & entertainment a reality.
- Brad Jenkins – Executive Producer, Funny Or Die; Co-Founder of RUN with Chloe Bennett; Former Director of Engagement for President Barack Obama
- Jon M. Chu – Director, Crazy Rich Asians
- Kulap Vilaysack – Comedian, Writer, Showrunner, Bajillion Dollar Propertie$
- David Gonzalez – Founder, World of Dance
- Moez Shivji – CFO, E! Entertainment
- Tiffanie Hsu – Filmmaker, HBO APA Visionaries 2016
- Keith Chow – Founder, The Nerds of Color
- Jennifer Chae – Creator, FrmHeadToToe
- Ben Chung – Dancer, The Kinjaz
- Paul Dateh – Singer, Songwriter, Producer
- CLARA – Singer, Songwriter
- AJ Rafael – Singer, Songwriter, Co-Founder #WeOwnThe8th
- Tanuj Chopra – Filmmaker, Sundance Film FestivalHumanitas Prize Nominee
- AND MANY MORE!
SUNDAY NOV 5 – KOLLABORATION STAR
Celebrate Asian American talents and achievements and find out who is this year’s Kollaboration STAR champion!
2017 Kollaboration STAR National Finalists:
- Alex Luu, Spoken Word Artist – Los Angeles
- Jenna Lynn, Singer-Songwriter – Houston
- Uzuhan, Hip Hp Artist – Atlanta
- Matt Kong, Singer-Songwriter – Detroit
- Nu Ethnic, Alternative R&B – San Francisco
- Austin Valencia, Singer Songwriter – Chicago
Guest Performers include:
- G Yamazawa, Hip Hop
- A special once in a lifetime live collabo between Jennifer Chung, Tim Atlas, and Melissa Polinar
Tickets to all EMPOWER Weekend events will go on sale on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH @ NOON PST!
Check out the website empower.kollaboration.org for more info!