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Resilience in Action Summit

June 10, 2023

June 10th, 2023


09:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
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Almansor Court
700 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Almansor Court
700 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801

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

Registration ends June 2nd, 2023.  RSVP now to secure your spot. 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, Walnut Councilmember
  • Hilda Solis, County Supervisor (pre-recorded video)
  • 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

  • Topic TBD by Congresswoman Judy Chu 

10:50am – 11:00am


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 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 Entertainment

1pm – 1:50pm

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

  • “Artfully Expressed: An Examination of Mental Expression through Arts” by Kimberly Chang, Jaedyn Tsang, Christie Huang, Kathryn Huang, Karen Queller and Lisa LaFave, Psy.D. (founders of non-profit organizations i-matter.info and madhatter knits, private service provider of Emerging Expressive Arts Therapy, and Licensed 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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June 10, 2023 · 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
Almansor Court
700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801
June 10, 2023 · 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM PT
Almansor Court
700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA 91801