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.,
*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.
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
- “Anti-Asian Hate Phenomena from the Federal Perspective” 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 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