The shootings in Atlanta killing six Asian women appeared layered with gender-based violence and misogyny and was just the most recent example of the notable increase in anti-Asian violence since the pandemic. In response to this, we are creating a virtual support space for Asian International and Asian American Columbia students to speak openly about their own experiences and reactions to this tragedy and the general increase in anti-Asian violence in a safe environment. We hope to create a holding space where students can feel a sense of community and solidarity during this painful time.
Due to the open and online nature of this drop-in group, this group is not private or confidential though participants are encouraged to be respectful and mindful of each other and to practice discretion. In addition, please note that this is a virtual support space and not group therapy.
The virtual space will be held on Friday March 19th at 5PM and co-facilitated by Sherina Persaud, PhD and Weiyen Chung, PsyD. For more information, or to receive the Zoom link to join the support space, please email Dr. Persaud at [email protected] or Dr. Chung at [email protected] with “Asian Support Space” in the subject line.
This event is sponsored by the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University.