Diversity in Technology and Digital Media Storytelling

Event has passed (Thu Dec 14, 2017 - Thu Dec 14, 2017)
Hanna Institute


Villy Wang, Founder, President & CEO of BAYCAT, will speak about social enterprise and how digital media arts can empower youth of color from historically underserved communities to take back their narratives through storytelling.

Villy had a crazy dream: to create a new kind of social enterprise that helps kids who, like her, grew up in the projects. Raised by an immigrant single mother in New York City, Villy’s desire to tell her story forged a passion for using the digital media arts to capture stories untold and to create social change. That’s why she founded BAYCAT, leveraging her impressive 25-year background in education, arts programming, nonprofit business and law.

Villy received her double B.A. in Engineering and Economics from Brown University, J.D. degree from Northwestern University, and her teaching credential from San Francisco State University. She is fluent in Mandarin.

Villy filmed and produced a short entitled, “Unplugged,” that was featured in the 2005 Marin Environmental Film Festival.

Villy hopes that attendees will be inspired to create social change by telling our own stories and expanding our understanding by hearing from diverse storytellers!

Film makers, film students, and faculty are invited to stay from 9-10am for a conversation with Villy.

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am. [email protected]


  1. Hanna Institute 17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA