AAPI Heritage Month, May 2021

Marbles by Ellen Forney, 2020-2021 CCBP featured selection

In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, the Campus Community Book Project, Office for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UC Davis Health Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance, and other campus partners will present a series on resilience, mental health, and wellbeing for the AAPI community. See our series flyer here

Tuesday, May 4th, 12–1p
Resilience, Patience, and Focus: A Ramadan Experience
Featuring Andrew Li, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery; Riad Morrar, MS1, UC Davis School of Medicine; &
Khadija Soufi, MS1, UC Davis School of Medicine
Recording available here
A panel and discussion on Ramadan, a month of fasting from dusk to dawn, introspection, and prayer for Muslims, within the context of healthcare. Panelists will discuss the impacts of fasting on resilience, patience, and drive and healthcare workers experiences during Ramadan. Presented as a part of the Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series.

Thursday, May 13th, 12–1p
Mental Health & Immigration in the AAPI Community
Featuring JR Kuo, Founder, CoffeeWithJR & mental health speaker, trainer, and coach
Recording available here
This event features a screening of “Coffee Talking Out of Mental Coffins”, a 5-minute documentary about JR Kuo’s mental health journey as an immigrant. The film will serve as a medium of reflection for guided discussion about the intersectionality between mental health, the impact of immigration within Asian American communities, and Asian American cultural identities and experiences. More information about this event can be found here

Wednesday, May 26th, 12–1p
Health & Well-Being of Filipin-x American Nurses During COVID-19: Implications for Implementing Support 

Register here
Presented as a part of the Diversity & Inclusion Dialogue Series, in partnership with the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies.

For a list of resources for the AAPI community—including resources for mental health, addressing anti-Asian hate and racism, and reporting hate incidents—visit the book project Mental Health Resources page