Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the media is important, but is it really happening? And what can be done to ensure it does? Join us virtually on Wednesday, May 4, from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern, as we address this topic.
The event begins with a one-on-one chat with social media influencer Molly Burke. Then, be the first to see the debut episode of AMI's newest television series, In Focus, as host April Hubbard and guests Maysoon Zayid, Prince Amponsah, Keely Cat-Wells discuss the depiction of disability on screen and on stage.
The episode will be followed by a lively panel discussion, led by NOW with Dave Brown host Dave Brown, with a further discussion on media depiction of disability on screen and on stage with members of the disability community, including Maysoon Zayid, Bruce Cook, Kelly MacDonald and Michelle Asgarali.
Molly Burke started public speaking at the age of five, less than a year after learning that she’d one day go blind.
Molly has spoken on some of the largest global stages, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the United Nations General Assembly in New York and Wembley Arena in the UK. Molly has shared the stage with changemakers Malala and Martin Luther King III, entertainers like Demi Lovato and Martin Sheen, business leaders Bill Gates and Richard Branson, royals Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and government figures like Justin Trudeau and Al Gore.
Whether she’s speaking to Netflix about global accessibility, Samsung about inclusivity, or Disney about female empowerment, Molly creates a bespoke experience that lets every audience member see themselves in her and recognize the importance of inclusivity and understanding.
|1:00 p.m. ET||Welcome|
|1:05 p.m. ET||One-on-one with Molly Burke|
|1:30 p.m. ET||Screening of the In Focus episode, "Disability Representation in film, TV and on stage"|
|1:50 p.m. ET||Panel discussion|
AMI Connect 2022Duration: minutes and seconds
Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in the media is important, but is it really happening? And what can be done to ensure it does?
Meet Mary Mammoliti, star of Kitchen Confession and Dish with MaryDuration: minutes and seconds
She’s the star of AMI-tv’s A Taste of the Prairies and AMI This Week. In this session, Mary Mammoliti discusses her Kitchen Confession podcast, and previews her newest TV series, Dish with Mary.
Job seeking with a disability: Lessons from Employable MeDuration: minutes and seconds
Get a behind-the-scenes peek into the new season of Employable Me. Also, learn what to keep in mind when applying for a job and ask questions of an employer, series executive producers and a job seeker.
AMI podcasts: Made for our communityDuration: minutes and seconds
AMI’s series of original podcasts are hosted by members of the blind and partially sighted community. Learn more about them and meet the voices behind the microphones.
Making adventures accessible with Bruce Cook and the By Hook or By Cook teamDuration: minutes and seconds
Get a sneak peek at the upcoming AMI-tv series, By Hook or By Cook, and meet the stars of the show. Get inspiration on how to take on new challenges with series star Bruce Cook.
Greenlighting TV: Learn about AMI’s production processDuration: minutes and seconds
Are you a fan of AMI-tv’s AMI This Week, Eyes for the Job, Our Community and Level Playing Field? Learn how these shows, and more, ended up on AMI-tv.
Empowerment through sport with Greg Westlake and the Level Playing Field teamDuration: minutes and seconds
Meet Paralympian and Level Playing Field star Greg Westlake and show producers, who will discuss how they found empowerment through sport and learn more about how to get involved in programs in your area or start a program in your area.
Meet Kelly and Company: Learn more about AMI-audio’s daily afternoon programDuration: minutes and seconds
From interviews and discussions about art, entertainment and lifestyle issues to top-of-mind topics and reporting live from the blind and partially sighted community, learn about AMI-audio’s flagship afternoon program and the voices behind it.
Meet the NOW with Dave Brown team! Learn more about AMI-audio’s daily morning programDuration: minutes and seconds
Who is Dave Brown? Learn more about Dave, contributors and the show that discusses the latest news, entertainment, sports and current events through a disability lens.
Double Tap TV / Double Tap Canada – Tech Tips with Marc and StevenDuration: minutes and seconds
Join Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo for a lively and informative discussion about the latest accessibility technology available to you. Have a question about accessibility features? This is your chance to ask the experts!
Telling stories from coast to coast: Meet the AMI This Week TeamDuration: minutes and seconds
AMI This Week, AMI-tv’s weekly newsmagazine show, spotlights the people and places across Canada with a distinct community focus. Sit down with the people who bring these stories to you and learn more about how they are covering your community.
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