Join us to learn about We, Ceremony - a digital platform that uses storytelling to empower and celebrate the unique voices of women of color.
You’ll hear from the personal narratives of Iliana and Mu, the women behind We, Ceremony, and how they are using storytelling to create representation and dignified opportunities for women of color.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Growing up as a Salvadoran-American woman in the Back Bay area of Boston, Iliana Panameño understood at a young age that her identity was unique in every sense. "In a society where the Latinx narrative is often disregarded and my culture is used like the latest fashion trend, I wanted to commit my life's work in advocating for equal access and opportunities for my community." Iliana aims to deconstruct the negative images and single stories white men have created for woman of color. Iliana holds a MSW from Boston University School of Social Work, where she focused on macro practice social work in organizing communities and systems of care for the advancement of POC.
Born in Pingtung, Taiwan, Mu-Chieh Yun immigrated to the United States at seven years old with her family. At a young age, Mu recognized that with the constant teasing of her food, her almond-shaped eyes, and her non-standard American name, society has rendered her intelligible solely based on outward appearances. Unwilling to settle with a reduced identity, Mu started We, Ceremony with Iliana to rectify the narrative ascribed to her and other women who are more than meets the eye. Mu is an alumna of New York University where she studied art history and social & cultural analysis.
Our programming is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.