API Women's Circle

The Asian & Pacific Islander (API) Women's Circle aims to provide a unique space for women to meet, connect over shared experiences, and develop strong support during graduate school. Our long-term vision is to develop a strong professional network that extends beyond our graduate experiences and that advances culturally humble/responsive and equitable public health practice to serve unique needs of diverse communities, including API communities. 

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API Women's Circle Meeting: Support the Philippine Relief Efforts, December 2013

Monthly meetings explore everything from integrating work-life balance, opportunities for professional development and mentoring, and API and immigrant/refugee health.

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 API Women's Circle Meeting: Support the Philippine Relief Efforts, December 2013

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 API Women's Circle Fall 2015 kickoff!

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API Women's Circle Fall 2015 kickoff!

 

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Recent events

  • October 19, 2015: We kicked off the year with a casual mixer to help connect current students and alumn and to help build a supportive network of API women in the public health world!
  • March 5, 2015We hosted a film screening and engaging discussion on activism, people of color solidarity, and movement building in our community! American Revolutionary (2013) was screened, and features the life of veteran social justice activist, Grace Lee Boggs, a 98-year-old Chinese American woman and Detroit resident whose organizing work has spanned 70 years across major US social movements. Download the event flyer here.
  • November 12, 2014: In our second Fall Meeting, we hosted a panel featuring women leaders in the public health field to discuss workplace issues from the unique perspective of these API women: 
    • Teresa Chin, MPH, Director of Media Education, Producer, Youth Radio
    • Sapna Mysoor, MPH, Associate Director of Community Development, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    • Elisa Wong, MPH, Senior Program Manager, Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit
  • October 6, 2014: We gathered for a spirit-boat making activity with spirit-boatist and artist Jennifer Ewing to share our personal stories and goals as we began the school year! This was our First Fall Meeting and a great opportunity to meet fellow students, staff and alumni.
  • February 27, 2014: Spring Rollin' In! was the first event of 2014! Everyone learned how to make delicious spring rolls, met other community members, shared ideas for future events, and even joined in some karaoke afterwards!
  • December 4, 2013: Support the Philippine Relief Efforts: a conversation about Typhoon Haiyan and its implications for global public health, climate change, and community organizing. Speakers included: Aileen Suzara, MPHc, Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity; Megan Zapanta, Asian Pacific Environmental Network; and Pati Poblete, Global Footprint Network.
  • November 6, 2013: A Conversation with School of Public Health Alumnae - featuring Thu Quach, PhD ('09), MPH, Cheryl Toledo, MPH (HPM '11), and Megan Canon, MPH (HSB '11).
  • October 1, 2013: API Women's Circle Kick Off - a welcome event with a fun mask-making activity to get to know one another and explore the masks we wear in our professional and personal lives