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A virtual hotpot talk show series on art & community organizing in 2021

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VALU CO-OP (Vancouver Artists Labour Union Co-Operative) and Love Intersections presents: Hot Pot Talks! Hosted by Jen Sungshine and David Ng

With special guests: Kai Cheng Thom, The Dumpling King, Teabase (Chinatown), Aiya Collective (Edmonton), Karen Tam, Clare Yow...and more!

Welcome to Hot Pot Talks, where David and Jen (Love Intersections) host a dinner party series with special guests, over a steamy (virtual) hot pot! Join us as we talk with artists, activists, chefs, performers, about what it means to be an artist facing today’s realities, doing work in Chinatown, what organizing and making art looks like during quarantine - while sharing our favourite hot pot dipping sauce recipes.

Join the free live stream hot pot dinner party every Wednesday at 5pm starting on February 3!

  • Feb 3 - Clare Yow (Vancouver)
  • Feb 10 - The Dumpling King (Vancouver)
  • Feb 17 - Nura Ali & Annie Canto, with special guest Amanda Huynh (Calgary, Vancouver, Brooklyn)
  • Feb 24 - Kai Cheng Thom (Toronto)
  • March 3 - Aiya Collective (Edmonton)
  • March 10 - Karen Tam (Montreal)
  • March 17 - Teabase (Toronto)
  • March 24 - Tao Leigh Goffe (New York)

DAVID NG (CO-HOST)

David Ng is a queer, feminist, media artist, and co-founder of Love Intersections. His current artistic practices grapple with queer, racialized, and diasporic identity, and how intersectional identities can be expressed through media arts. His interests include imagining new possibilities of how queer racialized artists can use their practice to transform communities.

His work has also recently included collaborations with Primary Colours / Couleurs primaires, which is a national initiative to put Indigenous arts practices at the centre of the Canadian art system through the leadership of Indigenous artists, supported by artists of colour.

JEN SUNGSHINE (CO-HOST)

Jen Sungshine speaks for a living, but lives for breathing art into spaces, places, cases. She is a nerdy queer Taiwanese interdisciplinary artist/activist, facilitator, and community mentor based in Vancouver, BC, and is the Co-Creative Director and founder of Love Intersections, a media arts collective dedicated to collaborative filmmaking and relational storytelling. Jen’s artistic practice is informed by an ethic of tenderness; instead of calling you out, she wants to call you in, to make (he)artful social change with her. In the audience, she looks for weirdos, queerdos and anti-heroes. In private, she looks after more than 70 houseplants and prefers talking to plants than to people.

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We acknowledge that we live and do our organizing on the unceded terrotories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ First Nations, known as so-called Vancouver, Canada.


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