Open in Emergency: Decolonizing Mental Health
Workshop | April 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315/Maude Fife
Tammy Ho, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside
Mimi Khuc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland
Eliza Noh, Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton
In 2016, the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) published Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health. In addition to visual and literary art, the special issue contains a set of materials and activities that, according to their website, decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches. Members of the the AALR collective will offer a workshop focused on new ways of understanding mental illness in the context of social factors in the production of mental wellness and unwellness, with a goal of empowering people to make informed decisions regarding their own mental health.
The workshop is open to all, but may be particularly well-suited to people who have experienced the effects of ableism, heteronormativity and racism embedded in standard models for identifying and treating mental illness.
Venue is wheelchair accessible. CART transcription and ASL interpretation can be provided with advance
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