Stopping the Hate and Starting to Heal: Living With and Through the COVID-19 Pandemic
An Invitation to a Guided Session of Healing, Processing, and Community-Building for Penn Asian and Asian American Alumni, Graduate/Professional Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Post-Docs, and Staff
In these challenging times University of Pennsylvania Asian Alumni Networks (UPAAN), Penn Spectrum, International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS), Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA), Undergraduate Assemblies (UA), Graduate Student Center (GSC), Pan-Asian Faculty & Staff Association (PAFSA) and Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), in partnership with Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), Special Services, Restorative Practices @ Penn, and Penn Global have come together to offer a healing, processing, and community building space for Asians & Asian Americans who have experienced or are concerned about anti-Asian bias or harassment related to COVID-19. This pandemic, and the hateful rhetoric which has sprung up around it have directly and indirectly harmed many in our community – the Circle will be an opportunity to process with others who have similar experiences and support one another as a community.
These Circle spaces are an opportunity for people with direct lived experiences of anti-Asian racism, bias, or harassment to share their stories and be in community with others who have similar experiences.
Wednesday 3/17, 12:00 PM -1:30 PM ET, Facilitators: Dr. Anh Le (faculty) & Dr. Rupa Pillai (faculty)
Thursday 3/18, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET, Facilitators: Rae Chaloult (staff) & Peter Van Do (staff)
Undergraduate Student sessions
Saturday 3/20, Time: TBD (2pm or 3pm ET), Facilitators: Kevin Park (young alum) and Qingrong Ji (undergraduate student)
Tuesday 3/30, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET, Facilitators: Sue Yee Chen (young alum) and Jun Li (alum)
Wednesday 3/24, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET, Facilitators: Ling Yeh (alum) and Phil Kim (alum)
Graduate & Professional Student sessions
Thursday 3/25, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET, Facilitators: Vivien Yiu (graduate/professional student) & Linshuang Lu (alum)
Thursday 3/25, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET, Facilitators: Richard Le (alum/staff) & April Zhou (graduate/professional student)
Registration link for this event is available at our dialogue series website: http://bit.ly/STOPPINGHATE
You will receive the meeting link to your session of choice upon registration.
Please join us to gather with others with similar experiences to heal, build, and be together.
Thursday, March 18th, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET
ANTI-RACISM & MENTAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP w/ Dr. Ramani
Anti-Racism & Mental Wellness Workshop: Turning off the Gaslights and Illuminating Brave
Dr. Ramani Durvasula (MedCircle, SxSW, TEDx, the Red Table Talk, the Today Show, Oxygen, Investigation Discovery) is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, CA and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, and the Founder and CEO of LUNA Education, Training & Consulting, a company.
Registration link for this event is available at our dialogue series website: