AWI Voices With Impact presents: Unplanned Futures

Facilitated by: Amanda Lederle 


  • Coming Home To Myself by Nicole Kennedy and Feyannie Fung
  • Promise by Lane Stanley

Consciously or unconsciously, most of us think we have a general idea of what our futures hold: how we will grow and develop, who we will share our lives with, what we will be doing, even what kind of person we will be. What happens, then, when life circumstances force us into a “Radical Plan B” – a new present that changes our future in ways we never would have predicted? In this session we will watch two short films that explore aspects of unplanned futures with filmmakers Lane Stanley, Nicole Kennedy, and Feyannie Hung. Together, we will ask questions about ourselves and our futures and explore tools that can promote resilience in the face of tragedy.

Led by the filmmakers, the festival features a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, you can see them all on our Voices With Impact information page!

You can view the presentation recording here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance


Date:June 30, 2022
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am

Workshop Evaluation

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