Date(s) - Friday, April 9th, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Description: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Advocates for Asian American Health (AAAH) presents “Perspectives on Asian American Mental Health,” a two-part speaker series. The second segment will be an interactive workshop led by Jezz Chung (she/they), a Brooklyn-based multimedia storyteller and distinguished public speaker who uses creative means to address equity, diversity, and inclusion. Here, we will build a mental health toolkit that aims to “keep you motivated, sustain productivity, nurture relationships, de-escalate stress, and keep your immune system active.”
Given the xenophobic environment that has been brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent spikes in hate crimes against Asian Americans, we believe it is our duty as future leaders in public health to inform our entire community, not just Asian-Americans, strategies to heal and protect Asian American mental health from the misconceptions and violence embedded within US history and targeted against the AAPI community. Please join us in this event for an opportunity to listen, to learn, and most importantly to grow.
Jezz Chung (she/they) is a Brooklyn-based writer and facilitator working with creative communities to create cultural transformations. She was named “100 people who make advertising great” by the 4A’s and “50 most creative women under 30″ by The Drum for her work across global brand campaigns like Apple’s Shot on iPhone series and YouTube’s Creators for Change. Her work to build equity across creative industries led to a feature on Adweek’s cover as an ADCOLOR Champion for Diversity & Inclusion in 2020. They’ve spoken with organizations like Facebook, SCAD, and Ethel’s Club about race, identity, creativity, and well-being and their work has been featured in publications like Washington Post’s The Lily, Free The Work, and HuffPost. You can find them sharing their practice of conscious creation and emotional liberation @jezzchung