Moderator for Q&A Panels

“Trauma is more than an individual matter. It is systemic; it’s bigger than us. If you’re not traumatized, then we have to ask more questions what is happening around us. And if we can lead from a place of love and joy and resiliency, that is the kind of movement that will sustain us for many generations to come.”
— June Kaewsith, Moderator

I had the opportunity to moderate this powerful panel discussion on trauma and resiliency with Dr. Carrie Johnson of Seven Generations Child & Family Services-U.A.I.I. and Dr. Clandis V. Payne (The Healing Well), hosted by Center Theatre Group.

*This discussion took place prior to the performance of Head of Passes, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Oscar® winner for Moonlight) in Fall 2017.

We dive into historical and intergenerational trauma, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, microagressions, spiritual bypassing, how trauma specifically affects communities of color (and why we trigger each other!!), how trauma is stored in the body, and ways we have always practiced healing and resiliency.

How amazing is it we can turn our tragedy into beauty?

EVENT HOST

As an experienced performer, moderator, and host of special events, I specialize in creating safe spaces for individuals to express themselves and to be heard. I co-founded and organized one of the largest open mic events in Long Beach for 5 years called "Break the Silence" and served as the main emcee. Event organizing and curating experience include film screenings, poetry readings, theater productions, and staff retreats. Past clients include: Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Arts Council for Long Beach (2x grant recipient), Great Leap Inc, Jobs to Move America, Asian American Drug Abuse Prevention, and many more.

 One Imagination presents: Voices of Our Community (Album Release) 2010 in Long Beach, CA

One Imagination presents: Voices of Our Community (Album Release) 2010 in Long Beach, CA

 Hosting Tuesday Night Cafe (May 2016) at Union Center for the Arts | Photo credit: Mike Murase

Hosting Tuesday Night Cafe (May 2016) at Union Center for the Arts | Photo credit: Mike Murase

I've host other well-renowned open mics throughout Los Angeles such as Tuesday Night Cafe and Sunday Jump. I've also been requested as a moderator, panelist, performer, and guest speaker for topics connected to the arts, trauma, resiliency, and healing.

  Cambodia Town Film Festival 2015:  Q & A Discussion for " The Roots Remain " Documentary Screening

Cambodia Town Film Festival 2015: Q & A Discussion for "The Roots Remain" Documentary Screening

  Get UP! Stand UP! Speak UP!  An evening of Art and Stories to benefit the  Serve the People Institute  at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, November 2015 hosted by Senator Warren Furutani

Get UP! Stand UP! Speak UP! An evening of Art and Stories to benefit the Serve the People Institute at the Tateuchi Democracy Forum, November 2015 hosted by Senator Warren Furutani

  " Mulheres Da Terra "  (Women of Earth) Documentary Screening and Q&A Panel of local birthworkers of color to discuss birth stories, disparities within the field, and ways to advocate for birthing justice. Event organized and curated by June Kaewsith

"Mulheres Da Terra" (Women of Earth) Documentary Screening and Q&A Panel of local birthworkers of color to discuss birth stories, disparities within the field, and ways to advocate for birthing justice.
Event organized and curated by June Kaewsith


Contact me for availability and rates. I am limited to a small number of volunteer opportunities, though am open to it dependent on the event and subject matter.

Name *
Name