What is Mental Health? Caring our Way Through the Apocalypse
Open In Emergency: Differential Unwellness Within UCI Student CommunitiesJoin us for a year-long series of events exploring mental health and unwellness within student communities at UCI and beyond. Using Open In Emergency: A Mental Health Project (OIE), a multi-media, humanities, arts, and activist-based kit designed to explore dimensions of Asian American mental health, to the UCI student community. these occasions bring students together with scholars, artists, writers, and activists, and marshals these interactions to build the capacity for discerning mental unwellness in students’ local context.
A Project by the UCI Center for Medical Humanities
What is Mental Health? Caring our Way Through the ApocalypseJoin Dr. Mimi Khúc for the opening event of "Open In Emergency: Differential Unwellness Within UCI Student Communities," launching the UCI Center for Medical Humanities's year-long exploration of mental health and unwellness. Dr. Khúc will lead an interactive workshop to unpack our ableist and racialized assumptions about mental health and generate a collective definition drawn from our experiences in the context of the shitshow that has been 2020. Later events in the series will build upon this collective work to develop new, disability justice-informed structures of care to meet our collective needs.
October 22 at 4 pm PDT/7 pm EDT
Mimi Khúc, PhD, is a writer, scholar, and teacher of things unwell, and Scholar/Artist/Activist in Residence in Disability Studies at Georgetown University. Managing Editor of The Asian American Literary Review and guest editor of Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, an arts and humanities intervention that works to rethink and decolonize Asian American un/wellness, she oversees the Open in Emergency Initiative, a multi-year national project developing mental health arts programming with universities and community spaces. She is currently working on several book projects including a manifesto on contingency in Asian American studies and essays on mental health, the arts, and the university--but really, she is mostly trying to survive this pandemic through baking.