Sunday, March 8, 2009

Suicide and Asian Americans: Perceptions, Realities, and Community Response

The Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI) invites you to

Suicide and Asian Americans: Perceptions, Realities, and Community Response

WHO should attend:
o College students and community members
o Social service , mental health, and health care providers
o Reporters (print, radio, television and internet media)

WHAT: An opportunity to:
o Understand the challenge of addressing suicide in Asian American communities
o Meet others interested in addressing suicide risk factors
o Join AASPI’s coalition for suicide prevention

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: UIC College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago

Some metered parking is available on Taylor.
Nearby paid parking garages are located at Paulina/Taylor or on Taylor/Wood. (~$8)
Paid parking is also available several blocks away at the Cook County Juvenile Court at Roosevelt/Ogden ($2)

Light refreshments will be provided.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations include:

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) * Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area * Asian American Institute * Asian American Law Enforcement Association * Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) Chicago Chapter * Asian Chronicle, USA * Asian Giving Circle * Asian Health Coalition of Illinois * Asian Human Services * Cambodian Association of Illinois * Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Asian Affairs * Chicago Foundation for Women's Asian American Leadership Council * Chinese American Service League * Chinese Mutual Aid Association * Cook County State’s Attorney’s Asian American Advisory Council * Hamdard Center* Illinois Secretary of State’s Asian American Advisory Council * Japanese American Service Committee * Korean American Community Services * Korean American Resource & Cultural Center * Korean American Women in Need * Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans * Loyola University Chicago * Multicultural Youth Project * Northwestern University Asian/Asian American Student Affairs * South Asian Progressive Action Collective (SAPAC) * The University of Chicago Center for Race, Politics and Culture * The University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Affairs * UIC Asian American Resource & Cultural Center * UIC College of Nursing * Yehyang

This event is supported by the generous contributions of the family and friends of AASPI.

To RSVP or to join the planning committee, please contact AASPI:

Soo Na: (312) 580-0310,

Aruna Jha, PhD: (630) 730-3642,

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