Asian Heritage Month

ARCDO Celebrates Asian Heritage Month!

The Government of Canada officially declared May as Asian Heritage Month in 2002, but it has been celebrated across Canada since the 1990s. The University joins in recognizing and celebrating the contributions that Asian communities have made to Canadian history, heritage and identity.

Join ARCDO for the following Asian Heritage Month programming:

In recognition of Asian Heritage Month • These spaces are hosted in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre
Healing through Art

The Anti-Racism & Cultural Diversity Office is hosting two curated spaces of restoration and art for faculty, staff and students at the University of Toronto who identify as members of Asian community. No art experience is necessary, just come as you are.

Phuong Nguyen (she/her/hers)

Facilitator
Read Phuong’s bio

Faculty, Staff and Students who identify as members of Asian community

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Registration Closed

Faculty, Staff and Students who identify as members of Asian community and Allies

Thursday, May 19, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST
Registration Closed

Registration: Only 30 spaces are available for each session.
Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.
Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.

*These sessions will not be recorded.

 


 

May 27, 2022 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  
Confronting Anti-Asian Racism: Tools, Strategies and Discussions

The Hong Fook Mental Health Association is facilitating an educational workshop for faculty, staff and students at the University of Toronto, to learn more deeply about anti-Asian racism and how it manifests in post-secondary environments.

Through this workshop participants will:

  • Explore and discuss the various manifestations of anti-Asian racism, including historical and current expressions;
  • Deepen understanding of how anti-Asian racism interacts with other forms of discrimination;
  • Share strategies and resources to identify and address anti-Asian racism in post-secondary environments;
  • Explore and discuss the role of wellness and mental health supports in addressing all forms of anti-Asian racism.

Facilitator

Maria Lo
Training Coordinator
Hong Fook Mental Health Association

 

Maria Lo has over 27 years’ of experiences working with immigrants from diverse cultural backgrounds. She has substantial knowledge on the myriads of obstacles, challenges and stresses derived from the migration process and how these impact on immigrants’ mental health, and ultimately on the overall health. Maria has worked with victims of family violence, isolated seniors and newcomer youths as well as possessed over 15 years’ of experiences in implementing, organizing and facilitating groups with diverse purposes, e.g. stress reduction group for consumers, women’s support group, develop curriculum of the mental health training series as well as delivering trainings for settlement sectors etc. Maria obtained her bachelor degree in Social Sciences at University of Western Ontario and other certifications include Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention instructor, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training), Narrative Exposure Therapy, Defusing anger, Resistance and Hostility, and WRAP (wellness recovery action plan). Maria is currently working at Hong Fook Mental Health Association as the training coordinator since Oct. 2008.

Format: Virtual – Zoom Platform. Accessibility information for Zoom.
Open to: Faculty, staff and students at the University of Toronto
Note: You must use your University (utoronto) email address to register.

Register

*This session will not be recorded.


 

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