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 Khúc. A healing space, where you can quietly reflect or meet other attendees, will also be available.
If you have access needs and/or need support in attending this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Viewing hours & additional programming:
- Viewing hours: Monday, May 1 (10:30am – 12pm); Tuesday, May 2 (10:30am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm); and Wednesday, May 3 (10:30am – 12pm)
- Open in Emergency: Conversations on Asian American Mental Health on Tuesday, May 2
- Asian American Feminists Building Resilience: A Workshop on Wednesday, May 3
- Decolonization as a Form of Mental Health Practice with Jana Lynne Umipig on Wednesday, May 3