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Well-Being In the Asian Community Webinar, May 13, 2020

May 8th, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 1-2:30 p.m. – Online Registration/Login:

The public is invited to a webinar presentation on Well-Being in the Asian Community.

COVID-19 has caused us to take unprecedented precautions to attend to our physical health as well as our mental health and well-being. National reports of anti-Asian discrimination, attacks, harassment, and microaggressions may cause additional stress to an already tense time in our world.

The webinar will include greetings by HCPSS Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano, followed by a panel discussion on stigmas in the Asian community related to COVID-19, context for anti-Asian vitriol, and micro-aggressions and racial trauma. Panelists will share resources in the community that will support the well-being of students and families.

The key panelist will be Dr. Kevin Nadal, a professor of Psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Dr. Nadal is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions, or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and other marginalized groups.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Hosted by HCPSS, the Asian American Educators of Howard County, and the Howard County Human Rights Commission.