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You Are Not Alone is a panel discussion about mental health sponsored by Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC), and organized in conjunction with MOCA’s current exhibition Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian Americans have become hypervisible targets for racist rhetoric too often replayed in mainstream media, directly contributing to a spike in hate crimes and verbal attacks that have disproportionately affected women and elders. Since the Atlanta spa shootings, disturbing news footage of brutal and seemingly random attacks continue to circulate with unprecendented regularity, such as the murders of Michelle Go and Christina Yuna Lee. Despite calls for unity and mutual understanding, these incidents have further driven wedges within and between communities across class and racial lines. In turn, these uncertain times have also led to an increased demand for Asian American mental health therapists.
Please join us to learn more about the recent history of healthcare in Chinatown from an intergenerational group of professionals, who will reflect on the recent waves of violence and what the current landscape of mental health and access to care is for Asian American families.
About the Speakers
Linh An, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Chinese-American Family Alliance for Mental Health (CAFAMH). Linh also teaches Asian American Studies at Hunter College and serves as the Multilingual Learner Specialist at the Hunter College AANAPISI Project. Additionally, she is on the Board of Directors for the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and on the advisory board of the NYC Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes.
Regina Lee, Esq., is a Co-Founder of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center in Chinatown, NY, who currently serves as a Board Member at the Center.
Annie Li, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Assistant Attending in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She practices in a pediatric emergency psychiatry setting in NYC.
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