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Resilience in Action Summit


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Join us for the empowering summit focused on building inner strength for when things get tough. For many of us, there are many invisible stressors that have occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, or when we witnessed hate crimes or shooting incidents in our communities or in the news.

This June, honored speakers include representatives from the local government, healthcare practitioners and entrepreneurs, advocacy groups, and more. They will teach us different tools and techniques to strengthen our bravery and to stay positive when things are rough.

The Resilience in Action Summit’s goal is to provide an opportunity for us to learn and grow together. By coming together, we can support and build a more safe community. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to strengthen ourselves and bond with like-minded individuals.

And of course, no Summit would be complete without delicious food! We’ll provide a vegetarian breakfast and lunch if you sign up to attend. Also, if you need help understanding the presentations in another language, please let us know when you sign up.

So come join us for an exciting day of learning, inspiration, and making new friends. We can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time: 9AM – 2PM
Location: Almansor Court
700 S. Almansor St.,
Alhambra, CA91801

For further questions, please contact [email protected].

*Vegetarian breakfast and lunch and light refreshments will be provided! Please indicate if there’s any food or ingredient restrictions in the RSVP.

*Interpretation service will be available if you need language assistance. Please indicate the language in the RSVP.

Event Schedule

9am – 9:30am

Registration and Breakfast

9:30am – 10am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Debra Boudreaux, Chief Executive Officer, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
  • Eric Ching, City of Walnut Councilmember
  • Esther Lim, Senior Justice Deputy, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Office
  • Michelle Majors, Psy.D., SA Program Manager, East San Gabriel Valley Health Center of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health; and staff
    • Trung Du, Community Health Worker
    • Ryan Nam, Intermediate Typist Clerk

10:00am – 10:50am

Keynote Presentation

  • “Anti-Asian Hate Phenomena from the Federal Perspective” by Congresswoman Judy Chu

10:50am – 11:00am

10-Minute Break

11am – 11:50am

Morning Concurrent Sessions

  • “Happiness and Well-Being” by Derek Hsieh, LCSW, Ph.D. (Mental Health Clinical Program Head at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Long Beach Asian Pacific Islander Family Mental Health Center)
  • “Spirituality Fueling Personal Resilience and Community Activism” by Asma Men and Rev. Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard (Advocate for civic engagement and social justice and the Assistant Director of Public and Community Engagement at the University of Southern California’s Center of Religion and Civic Culture)

12pm – 1pm

Lunch and Resource Tables

1pm – 1:50pm

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 

  • Creating a Space to Cope with Mental Stress” by Kimberly Chang and Jaedyn Tsang (iMatter Founders), Christie Huang and Kathryn Huang (Madhatter Knits Founders), Kevin Zhang (Expressive Arts Therapy) and Joyce Yip Green, PhD, LMFT (Clinical Psychologist)
  • “Grief, Lost, and Resilience” by Guadalupe Isabel Ramirez (United Mental Health Promoters of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health)

1:50pm – 2pm

Closing and Evaluation

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