WORKSHOP: How do we drive connections towards a more just world? By unpacking our own narratives, we can understand equitable barriers and use our story to drive connections and motivate community action. In this workshop with Mike Keo, we will learn and discuss how effective storytelling can become the gateway to local change.
Mike Keo is a storyteller, public speaker, and photographer that weaves personal and community narrative to create local dialogue on equity, inclusion, anti-racism and collaboration. He is the founder of #IAMNOTAVIRUS, a co-op, that highlighted Asian American stories across the diaspora and successfully advocated for the No Hate Act. Through partnerships they created a coloring book of Asian American heroes that included Southeast Asian, South Asian, LGBTQIA+, and multi-racial from STEM, Public, and Art backgrounds and a mental health workbook for Asian Americans that have been utilized in over two dozen universities. Mike was a co-founder of Make Us Visible, where he helped successfully advocate for bills in CT in NJ for the inclusion of AAPI history and connected local communities with one another. He currently serves on the Governor Lamont's Hate Advisory Crimes Council and was recognized as 40 Under 40 for CT Class of 2023.
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