Community Collaborations

We are so thankful for past and present community collaborations, please read more about our community initiatives below! 

EPN x Together We Rise  2023

Together We Rise is a first-of-its-kind event for Scarborough, presenting multiple artistic disciplines and commissioning original, professional works. Taking place at Scarborough Civic Centre and Cineplex Scarborough Town Centre, the festival is co-produced and co-presented by: Nagata Shachu Japanese Taiko and Music Group, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, tiger princess dance projects (tpdp), Japan Foundation Toronto, Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), and Empowered Phụ Nữ.

Empowered Phụ Nữ led “nhà bếp của EPN" (the kitchen of EPN) inviting participants to create traditional Vietnamese dishes through craft. Vietnamese women youth artists were celebrated and Beyond the Lens photographs were installed in physical exhibition for the very first time!  “Nhà bếp của EPN" was co-led by Linda Bùi, Anna Nguyễn, Julia Huỳnh and Linda Phạm.

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Photography by Anna Nguyễn.  

EPN at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference: Long Beach 2023

HerStories: Sharing our truths through collective collage making workshop  was presented by Linda Bùi, Julia Huỳnh, Linda Phạm and Viv To. In the first half of the workshop, attendees learned about the power of photovoice, our first project "Beyond the Lens," as well as the mission and values of EPN. In the second half of the workshop, attendees were encouraged to creatively explore prompts placed throughout the room with a share-back reflection at the end. 

Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022

Recorded: November 29, 2022 at Aki Studio (Toronto) via Zoom

This session led by Anna Nguyễn, Julia Huỳnh, and Jennifer Trương introduced participants to photovoice methodology while enabling EPN Collective members the opportunity to share our lived experiences with facilitating a longer-term program.

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The Gathering Divergence in partnership with Modern Times Stage Company. 

CPAMO is supported by the Canadian Heritage, Ontario Arts Council, the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, Toronto Arts Council, English Testing Canada, Barrett and Welsh, and LeSageArts Management. 

EPN x T3 at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference 2022

This roundtable discussion, “Conflict and Care: an intergenerational, transnational dialogue between feminist scholar-activists” addressed questions in the collaborative publication authored by Thúy Võ Đặng, Thảo Hà & Tú-Uyên Nguyễn (T3), “Conflict and Care: Vietnamese American Women and the Dynamics of Social Justice Work,” (Amerasia, Fall 2021). 

Empowered Phụ Nữ Collective co-creators Linda Bùi, Julia Huỳnh, & Michelle Nguyễn were invited to respond to the publication in this meaningful conversation.

Following the discussion, participants responded to the guided prompts in our co-created zine (available below) while listening to music from our collaborative playlist

The roundtable was streamed live on our IG and is now available with closed captioning on our YouTube!

Celebrating Asian Heritage Month 2022

We were recently invited to introduce EPN and share our reflections on our experiences as Asian Canadians at St.Matthew Catholic Elementary School’s Asian Heritage Month Event. On behalf of EPN, Michelle Nguyễn shared about our collective's mission and reflected on her own experiences as an Asian Canadian woman.

Thank you to all the grade 8 students and teachers who attended and asked thoughtful questions!

Slides created by Michelle Nguyễn.

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