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Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness

Presented by the NAPAWF*NYC Community and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

Asian American Feminism x Mental Health and Wellness
Sunday, April 30, 1pm – 3pm
at 8 Washington Mews

This interactive installation exploring mental health and wellness from an Asian American feminist perspective features materials from The Asian American Literary Review‘s Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, a “mental health toolkit” containing a dynamic mix of writing, visual art, and interactive mini-projects.

The task of decolonizing mental health, recalibrating understandings of wellness, and breaking down barriers to address the intergenerational trauma that people of color experience has only become more of a political imperative as we resist and reenvision the racialized and gendered political structures that have perpetuated our deeply inadequate systems of care.

Bear witness and create a space for collective healing by experiencing the following elements in the installation: Asian American tarot cards, a “hacked DSM,” an brochure on post-partum depression annotated with the narratives of Asian American womxn, a testimonial tapestry, and intergenerational letters (daughters to mothers).

Please plan to stay for the entirety of the event, including the opening and closing ceremonies, which will include a welcome from the Special Issue’s Guest Editor Mimi KhĂșc. A healing space, where you can quietly reflect or meet other attendees, will also be available.

RSVP required

If you have access needs and/or need support in attending this event, please email nycchapter@napawf.org.

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Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
Phone: (212) 998-3700
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