In this one-hour session, Dr. Sherry C. Wang will guide the AAPI community at Reed Smith to reflect on the intersections between AAPI racial trauma, anti-Blackness, and mental health.

Event Type: Webinar, Diversity & Inclusion

Start Date/Time:
5 August 2020, 12:00 PM PDT
End Date/Time:
5 August 2020, 1:00 PM PDT

The session will focus on the unique experiences of AAPI communities, from our culture-specific strengths, challenges, and histories, to opportunities and realities for engaging in racial justice and advocacy work. Attendees will have the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a member of the AAPI community in the current sociopolitical landscape, while balancing advocacy, self-care, and sustainability at individual- and community-level. This session is designed to be a space for AAPI communities (by focusing specifically on the experiences, perspectives, and needs of the members) and not just about AAPI communities.

Speakers: 

Dr. Sherry C. Wang

Associate Professor, Department of Counseling Psychology

Santa Clara University

Sherry C. Wang is a licensed psychologist and Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. Her work focuses on sociocultural determinants of ethnic minority health disparities, specifically the role of cultural context, oppression, and intersectionality on healthcare access and outcomes. Her clinical practice utilizes multicultural, feminist, and interpersonal process-oriented theories. More information about her and her work can be found at sherrycwang.com.