Next call: August 8, 2023 (9am HST / 12pm PST / 3pm CST / 3pm EST)

These bi-monthly community connect calls are intended to be a space for AANHPI advocates, community members, and allies to connect, dialogue, share successes, problem solve, and network. API-GBV staff will be available to moderate and encourage discussion, but this is a space for YOU, as the experts of this work, to share your experiences and to learn from allies across the country.

August 2023 Theme: AAPIs & Mental Health/Mental Illness

Invisible and severely stigmatized in the AAPI community, mental illness is one of the most complex barriers facing the AAPI community, and will be the focus of our next Bridges Connect Call. During this dialogue, we’ll hold space to discuss the role of mental health/mental illness for both survivors and the ones who work to address GBV. We will briefly share about some of the research and resources on mental health in AAPI communities. You will also have abundant opportunity to share with peers the best/better organizational policies and survivor services practices that best support those struggling with mental health.

Other details:

Meetings will be hosted on Zoom, and you are encouraged to join with video and voice to the extent that you are comfortable. These calls will not be recorded, but we may share takeaways, without identifying information, with our staff or community.  Please get in contact with us, or indicate in your RSVP, if you require  interpretation or accessibility features.

If you cannot make August’s call, but would like to be on the list for future dates, please email

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