Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Topic: Derald Wing Sue's eight major microaggressive themes
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
In this interactive workshop, Mimi Khúc will lead participants in decolonizing our understandings of mental health by critically examining dominant ways of approaching mental health, generating our own collective definition of mental health, and exploring how our unwellness exceeds the medical concept of “diagnosis.”
Join us to understand what does it look like to fully examine Asian American unwellness and nurture Asian American wellness? What tools would we need to really diagnose–and care for–our collective unwellness? Participants will leave with new language around mental health and expanded approaches to care, for themselves and for each other.
Workshop content is geared towards mental health clinicians/ students training to be mental health clinicians. Recording of the webinar will be available to registrants after the event.
Mimi Khúc, PhD, is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell. She is the 2019- 2020 Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence in Disability Studies at Georgetown University, and the Managing Editor of The Asian American Literary Review. Guest Editor of Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, an arts and humanities intervention that works to rethink and decolonize Asian American un/wellness, she oversees the Open in Emergency Initiative, a multi-year national project developing mental health arts programming with universities and community spaces. She is currently working on several book projects including a manifesto on contingency in Asian American studies and essays on mental health, the arts, and the university.
Christian Reflections on Asian American Identity
Learn how the history of Asian immigration has shaped their experience of Christianity, and the implications for mental health.
About the Event
Wheaton College's Graduate Student Life Department and the Community of Asian American Therapists in Chicagoland (CAATCH) are pleased to offer Invisible Minorities: Christian Reflections on Asian American Identity.
Dr. Gregory Lee will discuss the history of Asians in America, including their unique experience of invisibility and exclusion in ways that are distinct from other ethnic minority groups, and how this history shapes the Asian experience of Christianity in this country.
Dr. Lee's talk will be followed by a panel of mental health professionals discussing the implications of the Asian immigrant experience within the clinical therapeutic setting.
There will be time set aside for questions and answers with Dr. Lee and the panel.
This event is free-of-charge. Please register to help us keep a headcount - space is limited.
Date and Time
Sat, November 9, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST
Wilson Suite, Billy Graham Center,
500 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187
About the Speaker
Dr. Gregory Lee is Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies at Wheaton College, and Theologian in Residence at Lawndale Christian Community Church. He received his B.A. at Princeton University (2000), his M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2003), and his Ph.D. in Christian Theological Studies at Duke University (2010). A scholar of Augustine, Dr. Lee draws on early Christian wisdom to address contemporary issues of church and society. He is especially interested in urban questions of race and class, which he approaches from a distinctly Asian American perspective. Dr. Lee has several years of ministry and administrative experience in Asian American Christian settings, including as Board Chair of Manna Christian Fellowship, an Asian American campus ministry at Princeton University.
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