AWI Our Stories Our Voices presents: Passing it Down: The Hurt and Strength we Hold through Generations

The Our Stories, Our Voices festival celebrates AAPI mental health stories told by AAPI filmmakers and artists. Over two days, filmmakers, mental health professionals, and community leaders will lead insightful, interactive workshops focused on the unique experiences of AAPI people and their mental health. You can see them all on the Our Stories, Our Voices information page!

When we speak intergenerationally, we have to find a shared language to have meaningful dialogue. We need a meaningful dialogue to understand the damage done by those in power, and the legacy left to us by those fought and resisted before us. We welcome you to join this conversation with filmmakers Thea Loo and Hao Zhao and therapists Angela Zhe Wu and Lauren Salazar as they explore intergenerational trauma and wisdom, asking how can we learn cross generationally for the benefit of ourselves and our community?

You can view the event recording below:

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project


Date:January 27, 2022
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Art With Impact


Workshop Evaluation

98% of participants said the festival enriched their understanding of AAPI mental health experiences
69% of attendees left the festival more likely to seek support for their mental health needs
91% of participants said they are more likely to take action in support of AAPI people in their life
It was just nice to be around people where I felt understood. "
-Student Attendee


Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.