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Making Space: Our Identities at Home & Work

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

On Saturday, October 22 at 6pm,  join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Farzana Nayani for an evening of Making Space: Our Identities at Home & Work. 

As a consultant and author, Nayani reflects on the multiple identities we hold and honouring their intersectionalities, Pulling from her books The Power of Employee Resource Groups (2022) and Raising Multiracial Children (2020). Nayani also draws from her own lived experiences as a parent, woman of colour, and multiethnic working professional.

This unique and intimate discussion invites readers to witness the natural interweaving of experiences of our life in a world that encourages a compartmentalization of our many identities.


Registration is free, open to all and mandatory for entrance.

Purchase The Power of Employee Resource Groups and Raising Multiracial Children at Massy Books.


Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

Registration is free, open to all and mandatory for entrance. The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

Covid Protocols: Attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask (N95 masks are encouraged and recommended as they offer the best protection), and consent to having their temperature checked at the front door. We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.


The Books

The Power of Employee Resource Groups is the first authoritative book on building employee resource groups (ERGs) to empower underrepresented employees and positively impact diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within organizations and in society at large.

Raising Multiracial Children is the essential guide to parenting multiracial and multiethnic children of all ages and learning to support and celebrate their multiracial identities.


The Author

Farzana Nayani (she/her/hers) is a recognized Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion specialist, coach, and international keynote speaker. She has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, public agencies, higher education institutions, school districts, and non-profit organizations as a consultant and trainer on diversity and inclusion, intercultural communication, supplier diversity, and employee engagement. Of Filipina and Pakistani heritage, Farzana grew up in Vancouver, BC and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with her partner and two children.

Donating to Massy Arts Society

Have you noticed our by donation ticket option? Massy Arts Society is 100% funded by Massy Books, an Indigenous woman-owned and operated bookstore on the unceded territories of XwMuthkwium (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. To date we haven’t received any operating funds from any grants and are now providing the option for folks to contribute to keeping our events accessible and doors open. All proceeds from your donation will go towards operation costs of our community hub while we focus on supporting the practices of Indigenous and over-excluded artists. Consider donating when you register for your next event.


October 22
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT