We believe it's important to offer free, public events for our community members to learn about social impact topics that matter to them. From public panels and Q&A sessions to storyslams and 1:1 interviews, we create spaces where subject matter experts are able to share their work and engage in meaningful discourse with our audience. 

If you would like to partner with us on a public event series, please email us at hello@studioatao.org!

If you would like to design a branded event series with us, you can set up a time to discuss with our team!

Series: Tokenization in the Media Industry

In partnership with General Assembly, Museum of Food & Drink

This ongoing series of panel conversations examines the manifestations of tokenization in the media industry through panel conversations with BIPOC writers, creatives, editors, and producers. This series is based off our toolkit Recognizing, Disrupting, and Preventing Tokenization in Food Media.

Watch the last two events:

Series: Conversations About Appropriation

In partnership with General Assembly

This ongoing series of panel conversations discusses the hotly contested topic of cultural appropriation through the lens of BIPOC makers and creatives in industries from food and beverage to beauty and fashion.

Upcoming event: October 22 - 3pm PT - Sign up here!

Series: Community Skillshares

As a way to give back to our community during the pandemic, we created this educational series of 1:1 expert interviews to offer useful information for the public for free, while raising dollars for the experts' charity of choice. These webinars are organized around 'seasons' of a specific topic (e.g., mental health, social media for small businesses) and supported with thorough resources documents.

Watch the last 4 seasons via Instagram TV

  • Finances During COVID-19

  • Mask Making 

  • Mental Health During COVID-19

  • Civic Engagement 


Read our 11 resources documents via our Resources Blog

past programming

Unlearning Scarcity, Cultivating Solidarity: a virtual storyslam

In partnership with Slant'd

In celebration of the release of our toolkit Unlearning Scarcity, Cultivating Solidarity we hosted a virtual Moth-like storyslam featuring 5 Asian American storytellers sharing their own experiences with the scarcity mentality through the lens of Professor Iris Young's 5 faces of oppression framework.

Watch the Vimeo recording here.

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