“It’s more than a t-shirt - the mission is the foundation.”
Meet Craig Ishii – the Executive Director of Kizuna, an organization in DTLA dedicated to “educating, empowering and engaging the future generation of Japanese-Americans.” Craig grew up in the OC and describes his childhood as the typical Japanese-American childhood – he practiced Buddhism, played basketball and little league and got good grades.
“I believe the more conscious choices we can make to align ourselves with our values is a way of fulfilling our true potential of self.” Meet David King - the restaurateur and owner behind Baldoria in DTLA. Originally from “middle of nowhere, Texas,” David credits his roots and his access to his family’s farming business with how he views the food industry and the standards it should be following.
Meet Minh Bui. A photographer. A content creator. An artist. A woman. These are just some of the labels she wears every day, the labels she’s learned to navigate in the pursuit of success.
“There’s no sense in putting your name on something if you’re not going to give it your all.” Meet Oliver Schnee, a film and television composer. He is our first #upriser which means he is pushing through the layers of his industry to secure his place in it, to shape it with confidence, to lead it with ease.