Time: Monday, February 4, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Alonso Family Room
As Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDA), we grew up with a multitude of difficulties due to our cultural and ethnical identity. And due to these difficulties, we are striving to create a community that is a safe space for all members of our community. It requires many hands to build an inclusive and prospering APIDA community. But − what if we’re missing a very important voice from an APIDA minority that was shunned by previous generations? Join us as we learn more about physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. The purpose of this workshop is to equip us with the tools to reach out to one another despite of our differences. And may we realize that are much more similar than we are different.
Facilitated by Angela Chen
Angela Chen is an undergraduate pre-dentistry student at The Ohio State University. She has dedicated her life and career in advocating and helping those with disabilities. Angela has reached out and been involved in understanding different types of disabilities throughout her college career. In the year of 2018, Angela has already presented her workshop “Asian Americans with Disabilities” at two different conferences, and has been invited by five different organizations. These conferences include the Midwest Asian American Students Union Spring Conference 2018, and East Coast Korean Camp Meeting 2018. Her workshop is largely influenced by her family which consists of an autistic sister, a mother who is a cancer survivor, and a physically-disabled father. In her workshop, Angela will mention of another key-player that inspired her to advocate for disabilities. Angela is a firm advocate that as people, we are more similar than different. Her workshop focuses on creating a safe space that invites thoughtful questions and discussion. The workshops are never aimed for the participants to feel guilty or responsible but to feel empowered and more connected to one another. Angela plans to become a dentist that helps disabled, fostered, and adopted patients. She also has a vision to advocate for all types of disabilities in her career, and throughout her life.
This is part of the APIDA Heritage Month 2019.
This event also counts for 1 DICE Credit toward your DICE Certificate. More information about DICE and how to earn credits can be found here: go.osu.edu/dice.
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