The WAVES team has been working overtime to bring you awesome events we believe may be of interest to you. We will be hosting a workshop this upcoming Sunday, June 14, 2020, on “Anti-Black Racism and Its Impact on Our Community’s Mental Health” featuring Julman Tolentino, MSW.
Within this workshop, we will look at the effects of institutional racism, especially anti-Black racism, on the mental health of Asian Americans. In addition to exploring and sharing our own experiences with racism, participants will get an opportunity to examine how we may have internalized anti-Black messages and values, how we may contribute to the perpetuation of anti-Black racism, and what we can do to disrupt these patterns of thinking and behaviors. We will also discuss how anti-Asian and anti-Black racism are connected and used to upholding white supremacist ideals and a system of racial oppression. Lastly, participants will be provided with tips on how to support the fight for Black lives and liberation.
Julman Tolentino, MSW works for the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies and has a master’s degree in social work from Hunter College. As a facilitator, organizer, and program developer, his work is grounded in liberation sociology. He has created and facilitated anti-oppression trainings and social justice activities for students, staff, and social service providers for CUNY, the American Conference on Diversity, the Asian American Federation of New York and other organizations and community-based groups. Julman has run yearly summer social justice camps for high school youth and more recently co-coordinates and co-facilitates the Uprooting Patriarchy retreat at Columbia University, NYC. His social justice work began as an organizer in the Filipino community, where he founded a youth organization in Jersey City. In support and solidarity with the Black community, he has created a Why #BlackLivesMatter to Filipinos workshop that he has presented for his community at conferences and for community-based organizations. Julman has adapted that workshop specifically for this Waves event.
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