• Virtual Cultural Conversations: “Are You Listening?”

    Inspirational leaders share their voices and experiences May 4

    Reflecting on Asian Heritage Month and recent incidents of anti-Asian hate, the City of Bellevue’s May Virtual Cultural Conversations will focus on the topic of “voice.” The discussion will include the many ways voice is expressed and reflections on what brings us to courageously speak our truth and support others to do so. 

    What does an inclusive and supportive community feel and look like today? What support could be provided to women who may be experiencing fear? What inspiration and strengths do our Asian-American neighbors draw upon from their rich cultural heritage and community ties? All of these questions will be addressed in this month’s session, May 4, 1-2:30 p.m., during a panel featuring inspirational Asian-American leaders.

    Joining us will be: Claire, owner of Bellevue’s Bellden Café, a business that is both a gathering place and a hub for giving back to community; Gazel, a pioneer in the computer technology industry; Alice, chief executive officer and a change agent for the Center for Ethical Leadership; Soo, an artist whose creative vision is community building through her “Rain Village” project; and Emily, an insightful student who challenges the notion of the model minority, embracing both her culture and the social justice movement. Following the panel, participants will move to small group conversation.

    Registration is required to receive the meeting link for the session on May 4, 1-2:30 p.m.

    Cultural Conversations, a program in its eleventh season, has transformed relationships and perspectives among diverse women in our community through education and storytelling. For alternate formats, interpreters, or reasonable accommodation requests, please phone at least 48 hours in advance 425-452-6836 (voice) or email neighborhoodoutreach@bellevuewa.gov

    For complaints regarding accommodations, contact City of Bellevue ADA/Title VI Administrator at 425-452-6168 (voice). If you are deaf or hard of hearing dial 711.

    Image: Tetiana Photography

    Published on 04/28/2021