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Juri Love, WIFVNE Board Advisor, attends Konnect event

May 04, 2023 8:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

WIFVNE Board Advisor Juri Love attended The Konnect - Diversity in Film event on April 22 on behalf of WIFVNE. Juri's recap of her experience (and her photos from the event) is below: 

Extremely humbled and grateful to represent Women in Film and Video--New England as a Board of Advisor at the Konnect event organized by The Secret Society of Black Creatives. 

It was so wonderful to see many people that I have worked with on the set and meet new people. Thank you, Sharon Contillo, the President of WIFVNE for having faith in me that I do justice to represent our amazing non-profit organization. Thank you for many kind words for people who stopped by our table and friends who gave me the warmest smiles and hugs.

As a minority (Asian Female) creator, I often even forget I am a minority but I do feel and know that I need to work a lot harder to fight for my credentials and rights but the event like this can not only highlight and support the minority collaborative efforts but the majority and inclusivity that I believe can create so much bridges over any race.

We as creators know our voice is powerful as long as we win over our fear and any biases.

Thank you for all the amazing and inspiring speeches. I was extremely touched by many who truly care about our talents regardless of how we look.

We as human beings need love and support to move forward and create a better world especially via media and what we put out there intentionally.

Diversity and inclusion seem a long road to pave yet we as creators need to trust our instinct and use our intelligence to not only combat for equality but equity to form an easier platform for especially our next generations to come.

As creators, let's intentionally empower, educate, be a leader, not be afraid to speak out the truth via our media outlet.

Thank you again for inspiring me and widen my horizon and possibility at the event.

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