Dr. Charissa Cheah, professor of psychology at University of Maryland, and Dr. David Chih, founding director of the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present the talk Racial Discrimination against Asians and Asian Americans and Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, via Zoom.
Those interested in the event can register here. The presentation is organized by the AsiaConnect Anti-racism Working Group as part of the commemoration of the anniversary of the Atlanta shootings.
The increase in violence against Asians and Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the mental health of people of Asian descent. Cheah and Chih will speak on how the pandemic and the narratives surrounding the pandemic affect the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and mental health. They will also discuss strategies for coping and healing.
Cheah is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Asian Studies Faculty Affiliate at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Cheah utilizes mixed-method approaches to explore how individual characteristics, relationships, socialization agents, and contexts interact to influence social-emotional, mental, and physical health. Chih is the founding director of the Asian American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more than 30 years, Chih has focused on issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education with particular emphasis on Asian American and international student communities.
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