Asian Americans are affected by mental illness as much as any other group in the United States, but utilize mental health services far less often than any other ethnic group in America. Asia is the largest continent in the world, ranging from the Indian Ocean to the Arctic Circle, and includes ethnicities and cultures as diverse as India, China, Russia, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Every culture addresses mental illness and privacy differently, but there are several areas where attitudes toward mental illness and treatment overlap. Lack of discussion surrounding mental illness.
Asian Perspectives Resource
Opinion | The homogenization of the Asian American experience - The Panther Online
Course Description This course begins with a historical survey of Asian American involvement in media production, beginning in the silent film era and concluding with the current digital age. Students then put the history and theories they have learnt into practice through the conception, planning, and execution of their own Asian American film festival. In the course we focus on the shifting yet continuous participation of Asians in the production of media in North America, from the careers of silent films stars Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa to the birth of the Asian American Movement in the s and '70s - which also triggered the birth of Asian American independent films - to the lure of relatively big-budget narrative films in the '80s, punk-inspired rebellion and video art in the '90s, and finally landing right into the contemporary mediascape. Throughout the course, we look at how changing political, social, and cultural discourses have affected Asian American participation in media production, as well as how these forces have shaped media representations of Asians. Form, content, funding, and circumstances of production also enter our discussions of how these films, videos, and digital media works came to be.
In the News
The first year of college is anxiety-ridden for many students, but for some it is also characterized by feelings of non-belonging and isolation due to their racial or ethnic identity. This semester, seniors Tatianna Nelson and Suvra Mostafa co-founded the Asian American Identity Group AAIG , an organization for students who identify as women and as Asian American to find communities, share personal experiences and explore what their identities mean to them. The lack of diversity on this campus is still shocking to me. Although the university has made progress in terms of diversifying the student population, students of color remain underrepresented. Younger students expressed joy in making a connection with a faculty member who looks like them.
Evidence that Asian American women haven't been fully included in technology is found not only in recent lawsuits, but in the lack of Asian American women in tech leadership. Asian American women in tech have become increasingly visible due to a string of high profile lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins — all filed by female Asian American tech workers. As an Asian American woman working at a startup, I think this moment is so exciting because it sets the stage to talk about issues specific to Asian American women in tech. How could leadership and HR have so spectacularly failed these Asian American women that they chose to sue their former employers? Are other Asian American women in tech having a similar experience?