Kollaboration To Host Its Biggest Event Ever

Kollaboration, a non-profit organization with a mission is to support the Asian Pacific American community in arts, will be combining two of their major annual events into one inspirational weekend.

EMPOWER/STAR is a two-day event taking place in downtown Los Angeles from Nov. 11 to 12. It will include speakers, workshops and performances from members of the AAPI community.

“Over the past 17 years, Kollaboration has produced over 110 showcases and featured over 1,000 incredible artists across North America on our stages, in our digital content, and now our conference to make sure our Asian American voices are being heard,” Kollaboration Executive Director Christine Minji Chang said in a statement.

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EMPOWER, a conference that features panels, keynotes and workshop sessions from professionals in the arts and entertainment industry, allows attendees to learn and understand more about career paths in those fields. This year, guest speakers include “Wrecked” actress Ally Maki, “The Son of Zorn” writer Jon Kern, musician Dia Frampton and Wong Fu Productions’ Phil Wang.

The event will take place in several locations, including the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), the David Henry Hwang Theater and the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC).

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STAR is Kollaboration’s end-of-the year talent show that features AAPI artists and musicians. This year, it includes upcoming acts like Timothy John and Samica. Special guest performers include Jane Lui, Paul Dateh, JR Aquino and Tim DeLaGhetto. It will take place at the JACCC’s Aratani Theater on Saturday evening.

For more information, check out kollaboration.org.