Join OACC and PEERS for an AAPI Mental Health and Wellness Jam, where we will embrace the warmth of our community and celebrate joy. We hope to create a space where Asian American and Pacific Islander communities can access tools and resources to address the needs of the whole person, and have many options for how they want to practice mental wellness.
We will cultivate a space of joy through local performers, and engage in wellness practices through free workshops that allow us to move our bodies and express our creativity.
Registration is free and required for entry. Early registration is encouraged to ensure adequate food and planning for facilities, but same day registration is allowed. This is an all-ages event, open to everyone including AAPI and allies!
ABOUT THE PERFORMER
Full Out Studios is a premiere Dance Studio created for dancers by dancers. Located in the East Bay/West Oakland, Full Out Studios is a spacious, converted warehouse turned dance studio where dancers of all levels can enjoy and connect through a shared passion for dance. Our programs house many influential teachers from across the bay area. In our adult program, we offer dance instruction in Hip Hop, House, Popping, Jazz Funk, Lyrical Hip Hop, Wacking.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Gain the health benefits of traditional Tai Chi and Chi Gung practice in a friendly group setting. Master Jang has studied with some of the best Kung Fu masters from China and the U.S. From 1987 to 1991, and he was the national champion in Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Qua both in hand forms and weapons. This workshop is designed for students of all levels.
Learn how to write using visual art as you design and letter using different calligraphy brushes. It is a form of writing through an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner. Learn Chinese Painting and Calligraphy skills and be introduced to the Chinese language and culture.
Move & Groove, Release Relax
Join King Theo Ogum for a fun movement workshop filled with joy and excitement. Increase your flexibility stamina and strength as you learn new dances, chant and clap to a healthier you. With Live African Brazilian drums, participants are encouraged to hydrate. All Ages Welcome
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
PEERS is a diverse community of people with mental health experiences with a mission to promote innovative peer-based wellness strategies. They create culturally-rich, community-based mental health programs that honor diverse experiences and eliminate stigma and discrimination.
Since 2002, PEERS has been funded by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services through the Mental Health Service Act (Prop 63) budget, and other grant opportunities, to offer programs and resources for the community of mental health consumers. Their work focuses on building tools to assist in the pursuit of overall wellness, the idea that each and every person — regardless of what they’ve been through — can recognize the value they hold.