How might the entertainment industries be more inclusive, given some of the challenges and barriers that are increasingly known, including lack of diversity, discrimination, and sexual misconduct? What lessons can be learnt from the grassroots and community sector, where intentionality around inclusion and working with diverse participants can often be found? This panel will survey successes and challenges in the community sector, and discuss if these practices be scaled up from the community level to more mainstream creative industries. >> Éliane Thivierge is an outreach worker, activist and social work student, as well as the co-founder of PLURI, an organization that aims to reduce gendered violence in party spaces. >> Karl-André St-Victor is the Director of Chalet Kent, a youth not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create an inclusive environment built on the foundation of respect, critical thinking, and open communication. >> Naty Tremblay is a trans* Metis artist & educator for social change shaking things up in Toronto. They enjoy seed sewing, tree climbing, transformative justice & art making with young people re-claiming the “margins.” >> Miranda Campbell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University. Her current research focuses on the community youth arts sector and equity and inclusion in creative industries work. >> Emma Maryam is Board of Directors member at Rock Camp for Girls* Montreal and a singer-songwriter who blends her classical musical training with her Rock Camp for Girls* upbringing. >> Cheryl Chu sits on the Board of Directors of Rock Camp for Girls* Montreal and performs minimalist, soulful music with brutally honest and personal lyrics on queerness, love, and healing under the name HYRE.