(Thursday, Feb. 2) 3:00-4:30 p.m. PT / 1:00-2:30 p.m. HT / 12:00-1:30 p.m. American Samoa
(Friday, Feb. 3) 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Marshall Islands / 10:00-11:30 a.m. Pohnpei, Kosrae / 9:00-10:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, Yap / 8:00-9:30 a.m. Palau
"The last week has brought two more mass shootings to communities in California. One occurred in a predominately Asian American and Pacific Islander community and has evoked a range of emotions and behaviors, including concerns about safety. As a community, we’ve experienced so much loss and pain over the last years. We recognize that this event, occurring on the Lunar New Year, brings both new grief and may activate other griefs in our community.
Join AANHPI Mental Health Providers and Community members to connect, share experiences, and build collective support from a community that has experienced significant trauma. The Circles are a space to come as you are, listen, and share in a safe space with empathy and presence. In small groups, each participant will be given chance to share their experiences with others through guided facilitation and weaving techniques to process their thoughts and feelings, including reactions to the recent gun violence tragedies. Participants can also offer ideas for self-care and community action.
The session is open to all individuals who identify as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, and are based in our Region 9 area including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. Registration is limited. Please register only if you can attend, as this will impact the number of trained AAPI facilitators engaged to support small group discussions.
Please note that we will open the virtual room ten minutes before the event starts (2:50 p.m. PT). We encourage participants to login and join the space early. We will then close the virtual room ten minutes after the event starts (3:10 p.m. PT), even to those who have registered, to minimize disruptions in the Healing Circles."
The above quote describing the much needed healing space and associated picture was created by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network.
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