Join OACC and PEERS for an AAPI Mental Health and Wellness Jam, where we will embrace the warmth of our community and celebrate Asian 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 also allowed. This is an all-ages event, open to everyone including AAPI and allies!
Tai Chi by Evelyn Lee and Sifu Johnny
Dance and Movement by King Theo of Sambafunk!
Art and Drawing (facilitator TBD)
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.