AAPI Brunch Meetup at MAM Fest

Sunday, September 18, 2022 @ 10am

Mixed Asian Media is proud to present MAMF 2022, a celebration of mixed APIs through our annual film festival, accompanied by a weekend of in-person events!

In partnership with Mixed Asian Media Fest, Strong Asian Lead will host a casual meetup at Prime Produce Coop from 10am – 2pm ET. 

Join us for this causal brunch to meet up with other AAPI creatives and professionals. Everyone is welcome to this space. 

Bring your friends and meet your peers!

This is our 4th meetup event this year, the first three located in Los Angeles. October’s event will be in Chicago.

To attend this event, please make a donation through our eventbrite. Complementary passes to Sunday’s MAM Fest is included with your ticket. 

By attending our events, you agree to the code of conduct. 


Included with your RSVP

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Strong Asian Lead Brunch

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Subtle Asian Baking Demonstration

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Screening: The Greatest Poem

Talk Back with Phillipa Pham Hughs

*4:00 PM – 6:30 PM Marianas Trench by Scott C. Sickles

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Exhibition Shorts Screenings

Bus Girl (with a special message from Jessica Henwick)

Queen Bessies Gal Talkback with Erin Quill

Desolate Dreams (Trailer by Kiyoka Rex Rhodes)

9:30 PM – 10:00 PM Awards

10:00 PM – 11:00 PM After Party Mixer

Code of Conduct

Building community means asking what can we do together. 

What does it mean to be apart of the Strong Asian Lead community?

Here are 11 basic codes of conduct in our spaces and outside our spaces. (June 2022)

  • Everyone is equal in our spaces.

    No one person’s credits, lack of credits, followers, financial status, or job position is better or more important than the other.

  • Allyship welcomed.

    If you don't identify with Asian/Pacific we ask that you give space for those that do and listen and learn from the Asian/Pacifics.

  • Everyone's story and opinions matter.

    Each of our members has a story to tell, either about themselves, a fictional character, or of someone else. No one has the right to tell you that your story doesn’t matter, nor do you have the right to tell someone else their story doesn’t matter or can’t be done. 

  • This is a safe space.

    This is a space for Asian Pacifics to both express themselves authentically and feel empowered to take lead in conversations.

  • Ask more questions than explaining.

    Before you ask someone for a favor, you must offer what you can do for them.

  • Take space, leave space.

    Talk about yourself. Ask about them. Listen. Ask more questions. Listen more.

  • Offer/share resources and advice.

    This is a space where members ask how they can help, offer advice, or tangible actions more than asking for support, money, and/or services.

  • Be human. Treat others as humans.

    Be a human looking to connect. Don’t be a walking advertisement for yourself. 

  • Don't sell yourself, share about yourself.

    No one likes to be sold to, but everyone is interested in a good origin story.

  • Offer favors more than asking for a favor.

    Before you ask someone for a favor, you must offer what you can do for them. If you have nothing to offer, you may not ask them to do something for you. 3. This includes reading scripts, watching short films, or being put in touch with their contacts. That person can offer, but you may not ask. Not a rule, just good etiquette.

  • Be helpful, not judgemental.

    Volunteering is a good way to build trust and relationships.

  • Racism, colorism, sexism, ageism, ableism, and other isms will not be tolerated.

Anyone violating the code of conduct will be asked to leave.

If you experience an unpleasant or uncomfortable encounter with a guest who attends our event, it is your responsibility to report it to Masami, or any one of our volunteer staff. 

It is preferred to have a witness or second opinion confirm these actions, but is not a requirment.

This person in question will be confronted by Masami or Staff and spoken to firmly. This will be their first discussion and warning. We believe in second chances if there was a misunderstanding or moment of poor judgment. This is your first “CALL IN”

If that person returns to another event and more people have the same or similar issue with this person, our attendees will be publicly notified of this person and that person will be confronted again and asked to leave and will not be invited back. 

We call them out publicly because we believe in holding people accountable for their actions and it is the responsibility of the community to keep each other safe. 

By working together, we can keep our spaces safe and continue our public events. If we as a community decide not to hold people accountable and keep our spaces safe, then Strong Asian Lead will no longer create in-person events and it will become an exclusive invite-only arrangement. We don’t want to do that, but that’s what it will become if we as a community cannot keep our spaces safe and inclusive. 

COVID-19 Policy

All guests should be prepared to show proof of COVID vaccination on-site. Masks are not required, however, current LA County guidelines strongly recommend that guests wear masks, especially for those at high risk of severe illness. 

If you or anyone in your household are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, we ask you to please stay home to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff.

If after attending our event, and you contract Covid, we ask that you please contact our staff or admin to notify us so that we can notify other attendees to get tested. 


Consent to Being Photographed

When you enter a Strong Asian Lead (“SAL”) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by SAL and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar SAL events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of SAL. You release SAL, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by SAL or the person or entity designated to do so by SAL.

You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.