AAPIHRG First General Meeting!

Hello everyone!

To welcome in the new school year, AAPIHRG will be hosting our First General Meeting tonight from 6-7 PM in 183 Dwinelle.

We’ll be discussing on how to get into research with Professors on campus, internships, and the importance of AAPI-specific research! Come learn about how you can score that lab position with the Professor of your dreams or get that star internship offer for the summer! AAPI-specific research is important in understanding how complex our communities are while demonstrating the academic need for our work that directly benefits under-served and under-privileged AAPI communities. Snacks will be provided so bring your friends and we hope to see you there! :)

With love and solidarity,

AAPIHRG

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Welcome 2017-2018 Cohort!

 

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Hello Everyone!

We are so pleased to announce that the new cohort for the upcoming 2017-2018 year has been chosen! This group marks the 10th cohort since the beginnings of AAPIHRG!

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We had a big BBQ to celebrate! :)

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The cohort is already working hard to come up with some exciting new ideas for the upcoming year. Please look forward to future events and posts!

Break the Silence: Social Change Panel

Hello everyone!

Our 9th annual lecture series on Contemporary Health Issues in the AAPI Community (“Break the Silence”) is coming to an end! The last session is an inspiring session with guest speakers who have dedicated themselves to social change.  We invite you to this year’s session.  The event is free and open to the public. It will take place this Wednesday 4/26/2017 from 6-8pm at 554 Barrows Hall. Below are a list of the wonderful guest speakers this week.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

Mr. Mike Tran – Lifelong community activist and current program coordinator at the Spot Youth Center in Oakland Chinatown, sees the world through an Ethnic Studies lens and values liberation, self-determination and love above all else.

Dr. Joan Jeung – Pediatrician at Asian Health Services and community activist in East Oakland, works with newly arriving Burmese refugees and Mongolian immigrants, serves in multiple national leadership and advisory positions with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is also a member of the executive committee for the AAP’s new provisional section for Minority Health, Equity and Inclusion.

Mr. Joe Lee – Workforce Development Strategist at the Alameda Health Consortium and Community Health Center Network,  provides healthcare consulting for eight non-profit community health center organizations, and is passionate about building tomorrow’s workforce to advance health equity and social justice for underserved communities.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Co-sponsors:  AAPI Health Research Group, Asian Health Services, APASD, and AAADS

 

From Mothers to Mothers: Crowdfund Campaign is over!

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Hello Everyone!

The crowdfund campaign for From Mothers to Mothers has ended and we’re happy to report we’ve raised nearly $7,500 to print and distribute over 500 books to the community. Thanks to all of you, we’ve also gained the #1 spot on UC Berkeley’s past project page by succeeding our initial fundraising goal by nearly 250%! 

We have some more exciting news! 

  • NPR featured us in an article just yesterday! Their facebook post has garnered more than 9k+ likes, 3k+ shares, and 600+ comments and it continues to grow.  Check out this article below!

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/02/520535846/for-centuries-these-asian-recipes-have-helped-new-moms-recover-from-childbirth?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170402

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  • Also, we learned from Eastwind Books of Berkeley that we sold more than 200 books in one day from folks all over the US (you can order your copy online below  or purchase it in store). 

http://www.asiabookcenter.com/store/p1385/FROM_MOTHERS_TO_MOTHERS%3A_A_Collection_of_Traditional_Asian_Postpartum_Recipes_.html

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  • Lastly, Vietnamese “Nguoi Viet” News also featured us in both English and Vietnamese! Check out the article!

We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for your amazing support and volunteerism. You’ve contributed to our tremendous success and enabled us to make a remarkable impact in the community. We also want to send a special shoutout to all our volunteers: whether that’s with content, sending in a video, or asking your friends and family to support us.

Our project has reached thousands of Americans across the nation and everyone is overwhelmingly supportive. Not only are we preserving Asian cultural wisdom and traditions, we are making it accessible. We hope these centuries of knowledge will continue to be passed down and shared, regardless of race, ethnicity, inter-generational gap or language barrier. And lastly, we hope to inspire future postpartum research as we begin to think about the second phase of our project.

If anyone wants to volunteer or get involved, please let us know! Again, we really appreciate your support!!!

 

 

From Mothers to Mothers, The Final Stretch!

Hello everyone!

This past month, we have had 73 donors and raised $5660, which is enough to distribute 368 books to health clinics and community centers!

Our new goal is to break the record and get 100 donors so we can earn the #1 spot on UC Berkeley’s Crowdfund past projects. We currently have 73 donors and need 27 more donors by March 31st (when our campaign ends) to achieve this! If you haven’t given already, will you join us and be one of our new 27 donors? Any gifts of any size will help! There’s only one week left! By the way, you can make second gifts too if you feel so inspired through this link here:

https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/FromMothersToMothers

Lastly, we’ve heard from many of our donors on why this project is so important to them. Please check out the video by our alumni, Khae Saetern, on what this project means to her.

 

Thank you for granting greater community access to centuries of food wisdom and supporting women’s health by inspiring future postpartum research.

 

Promoting research to improve health in the AAPI communities!