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UICs Asian American Studies Program proudly invites you to Silencing Stigma: Speaking Out: An afternoon of monologues and plays about mental health issues based on the true stories of seven Asian Americans and Middle Easterners

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: UIC James Stukel Towers (Auditorium Event Center)
718 West Rochford Street Chicago, IL 60607
Registration and sign in starts at: 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Tickets: The event is FREE, but seating is limited, please RSVP at: https://uicasam-silencingstigma.eventbrite.com

Chicago, IL  The UIC Asian American Studies (ASAM) program, in partnership with CIRCA Pintig, a Filipino-American community arts organization, is presenting a theatrical performance about the intricate stories and lives of Asian Americans and Middle Easterners who are facing the challenges of mental health and finding ways to speak out.

The production, "Silencing Stigma, Speaking Out", consists of a collection of stories collected, transcribed, and written in Fall 2013 by students who were enrolled in ASAM 490 (cross-listed with SOC455), Asian Americans, Mental Health, and Community Engagement. Dr. Rooshey Hasnain taught the course in collaboration with CIRCA Pintig artist-teachers Dr. Angela Mascarenas and Louie Pascasio. These are stories of survival, about finding the meaning of life in a culture fragmented by ambition, and about finding strength in family and in community.

Doors Open: 3:30pm
Show Starts: 4:00pm
Directed by:
Louie Pascasio, CIRCA Pintig

Stories Adapted by ASAM 490 Students:
Zaineb Abdulla  Tiera Booker  Raymond Cook  J. R. Ellasos (actor name)  Maggie Mui  Jenny Paik  Ali Salvador

Performed By:
CIRCA Pintig Actors Ensemble

Sponsors:
 UIC Asian American Studies Program
 UIC ANAPEST

Co-Sponsors: UIC Student Organizations
 Asian American Students in Alliance
 Asian American Public Health Student Organization
 Mental Health and Disability Alliance

For disability related accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center two weeks in advance at drc@uic.edu or (312) 413-2183.

This collaboration is made possible by the UIC Asian American Studies Program and the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Educations Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program.

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