Below the Radar
Below the Radar
Dec 14, 2020
Celebrating Queer Joy — with Brandon Yan
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In this episode of Below the Radar, Brandon Yan, the executive director of Out on Screen, joins producers Fiorella Pinillos and Paige Smith to discuss his work in film education dialogue and fostering inclusive spaces for youth. Brandon speaks to supporting queer and trans youth in schools by bringing queer joy into classrooms, working collaboratively to push forward policy change, and reimagining the future of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Brandon also shares his path of embracing his identity as a queer, mixed-race person, and his experience running for city council in Vancouver. Resources — Out on Screen: https://outonscreen.com/ — Vancouver Queer Film Festival: https://queerfilmfestival.ca/ — CBC article - I'm working to unlearn the racism I internalized as a biracial kid: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/unlearning-internalized-racism-1.5677387 — Study: “A Media-Based School Intervention to Reduce Sexual Orientation Prejudice…”: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/11/2447
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