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Current Events – 2020

 
How to Talk to Our Asian Families About Black Lives Matter
A conversation on addressing anti-Black sentiment and systemic racism within Asian communities.
Dec 03, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Online Zoom Event

PREVIOUS EVENTS 2020

2020 KPWA Mentorship Program
Wrap Up Social

Date: July 23, 2020

Participants of the 2020 Mentorship Program gather for a wrap up social event.

 

Hear from fellow mentors and collaborate with each other. Includes breakout and improv sessions hosted by Jeff & James. 

Jeff & James are founding members of Asiansploitation, an award-winning Sketch-Comedy troupe based in Toronto.  For the last 8 years, they have been leading career development and team-building workshops in the Corporate and Community settings.  (Procter & Gamble, BIC, T&T Night Market, Nuit Blanche, and AWB).

KPWA Book Club

Beyond the Cover

Start Date: July 3, 2020

Open to KPWA members and hosted by the Leadership Committee, our book club series is dedicated to exploring literature writty by Korean authors. 

KPWA Wellness Series – Stay Strong, Stay Connected

Part 3 – Boxing HIIT

Date: July 11, 2020

In support of our community through COVID-19, KPWA is hosting a series of events focused on mental & physical wellness. This final session in our series featured Sylvia Kim, Boxing Instructor.

All events within this wellness series hosted via Zoom. 

KPWA Wellness Series – Stay Strong, Stay Connected

Part 2 – Be Kind to Your Mind

Date: June 20, 2020

In support of our community through COVID-19, KPWA is hosting a series of events focused on mental & physical wellness. This series featured Jaeyell (Jae) Kim, MSW, RSW, Social Worker and Psychotherapist. 

All events within this wellness series hosted via Zoom. 

KPWA Wellness Series – Stay Strong, Stay Connected

Part 1 – Pilates by Stav

Date: June 20, 2020

In support of our community through COVID-19, KPWA is hosting a series of events focused on mental & physical wellness, starting with Pilates by Stav

All events within this wellness series hosted via Zoom. 

Our Stories: A KPWA International Women's Day Event

Date: March 7, 2020

In celebration of this year's International Women's Day theme of #EachForEqual, KPWA presents "Our Stories" where we'll hear stories of Korean womxn in our community who have championed for and/or have created spaces for womxn to build, foster, and nurture equity and enablement within our community.

Jane Hur was born in South Korea, raised in Canada, and studied History and Literature at the University of Toronto. She began writing her YA historical mystery, The Silence of Bones, after obsessing over books about Joseon-dynasty Korea. Set to be released in April by Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, it was recently selected by the American Booksellers Association as one of the top debuts of Winter/Spring 2020. She lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

Young Park is a corporate board member, strategic advisor, mentor, and lecturer with more than 35 years of experience in FinTech, Insurance, Telecommunications, and public sectors. She is also an accomplished
C-level executive with a unique combination of business and technology transformations, corporate governance, and risk management experience.

Currently, Young is serving on 4 corporate boards: Calian Group Ltd., President's Choice Financial, RSA Canada, and Fundserv Inc. She is also a long-time member of not-for-profit boards that include a focus on skilled immigrant employment, healthcare, and community well-being. Young holds a ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Mina Yun is a personal trainer by day, and financial advisor by night. She has dedicated her life to helping women build healthy lives and healthy wallets. In 2017, she was given a devastating breast cancer diagnosis, despite having nearly 15 years experience in the holistic health space. More recently, she has had to face her biggest challenge yet, when only three months ago, it was discovered that her breast cancer has returned. Mina will be sharing her breast cancer journey, the experience of going through a bilateral mastectomy, and the life-altering lessons that have been a springboard to learning about what it means to be a woman living a blessed life.

A Reading and Discussion with Author
ANN Y.K. Choi

Date: January 8, 2020

In an exclusive KPWA members-only event, members joined
author Ann Y.K. Choi for a reading and discussion of her book, Kay's Lucky Coin Variety. 

The event provided an opportunity delve into meaningful themes and questions with the author in an intimate setting. 

Read more about
Ann Y.K. Choi here.

2020 KPWA AGM
We're celebrating 5 years!! Join us as we review our accomplishments in 2020, as well as the milestones and achievements over the past 5 years!
Dec 11, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Online Zoom Event

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