We imagine a world where we’re seen and heard, respected and valued, not for our appearance and privilege, but for our work and character. A world where anyone, anywhere, has equal access to opportunities and resources to become the person they dream about. The formula for equality is a work in progress, and this work is not done from the few with power but rather through the power of community.

Equality is harmony. Harmony isn’t achieved through one instrument; it’s a collaboration, a symphony of sounds that adds richness and texture to the bigger picture. The pursuit of equality is a long-term game, an unraveling of outdated processes that no longer serves the future we imagine or deserve.

Join Iliana Panameño and Mu-Chieh Yun of We, Ceremony in a discussion of representation, equality, and how it can be achieved in the everyday. We, Ceremony is a response to the lack of representation and the negative portrayal of women of color in everyday life. With our collected stories, we celebrate the unique voices within our community, while challenging society to confront the issues rooted in systemic racism.

This month’s global exploration of Equality is presented by Adobe. The theme was chosen by our Johannesburg chapter and illustrated by Katlego Phatlane.

For more information about the speakers, or to register for the session, please visit CreativeMornings.

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. They’re free, monthly events that feature a short talk, Q&A and breakfast. CreativeMornings started in NYC in 2008 and has since grown to over 100 cities all over the world. The local chapters not only celebrate a city’s creative talent but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded people. CreativeMornings happen one Friday a month from 8:30 am to 10 am.