And that concludes the Break the Silence mini lecture series! We had an amazing turnout yesterday at the Social Change Panel with more than 50 people who have attended to listen to our amazing speakers Sherry Hirota, Sue Chan, and Lillian Galedo. Also, a big thank you to the Asian Health Services (AHS), Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD), and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Department (AAADS) for all the support and energy you’ve invested on this project. It would not have been this successful without your help. Finally, let us acknowledge our coordinator Kelsey Chun and facilitators Carolyn Hsieh, Lesile Tzeng, Belinda Wu, and Lynn Mymala for all the hard work they’ve put into organizing the whole series together! We are extremely proud of all their accomplishments.
However, it’s not over yet! Please be on the lookout next year for another lecture series with a new group of coordinators and facilitators!
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Join AAPIHRG for the final installment of our Break the Silence speaker series: the long-awaited Social Change Panel! The Social Change Panel has always been the most inspirational and empowering of all the sessions and we are excited to announce our most exciting group of speakers yet.
Our panel will feature Dr. Sue Chan, Asian Health Service’s first physician; Sherry Hirota, the CEO of Asian Health Services; and Lillian Galedo, the Executive Director of Filipino Advocates for Justice.
Come hear the stories of how these three Asian American women forged their respective life paths in shaping the immigrant community health movement in the U.S. This event will take place in 156 Dwinelle from 4-6PM. We are very honored to host these three influential leaders as they share the same podium for the first time in history.
Refreshments will be provided, and the panel will be followed by a short networking reception.
The Break the Silence Speaker Series aims to raise awareness among students on campus to the health disparities faced by AAPI populations and to highlight the community-based AAPI issues that have historically been marginalized such as gentrification, youth incarceration, mental health, occupational health, and workforce development.
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Join AAPIHRG for our next Break the Silence speaker series session on Health Care Reform and Health Workforce Development! Our guest speaker will be the esteemed Dr. Winston Wong.
Winston Wong is one of the highest-ranking AAPI physicians in national community health policy and a leading voice in addressing health disparities. Dr. Wong currently serves as Medical Director of Community Benefit at Kaiser Permanente, and is responsible for the organization’s partnerships with communities and institutions in advancing population management and evidence based medicine, with a particular emphasis on safety net providers and the elimination of health disparities. As an officer of the Commissioned Corp of the U.S. Public Health Service from 1993 – 2003, Dr. Wong was awarded the Outstanding Service Medal. Dr. Wong currently serves on a number of national advisory committees, including those sponsored by the National Quality Forum, CMS, and the Institute of Medicine addressing issues of access and quality for diverse populations, most recently as a member of the IOM Committee on the Integration of Primary Care and Public Health.
AAPIHRG alum Lynn Mymala will also be presenting her research on health workforce development in the Southeast Asian community.
Session is open to the campus community. It will be held in Dwinelle Hall Rm 234 at 4pm. Refreshments provided, space limited. Register at tinyurl.com/bts-reg