The purpose of Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI) is to reduce suicide in Asian American communities in Illinois by education, training, advocacy, and research initiatives.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

SAVE THE DATE: Suicide and Asian Americans; Sat. March 21, 2009

The Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI) invites you to

Suicide and Asian Americans:

Perceptions, Realities, and Community Response

WHO should attend:

o College students and community members
o Social service , mental health, and health care providers
o Reporters (print, radio, television and internet media)

WHAT: An opportunity to:

+ Understand the challenge of addressing suicide in Asian American communities
+ Meet others interested in addressing suicide risk factors
+ Join AASPI’s coalition for suicide prevention

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: UIC College of Nursing, 845 S. Damen Avenue, Chicago

PARKING: Some metered parking is available on Taylor.

Nearby paid parking garages are located at Paulina/Taylor or on Taylor/Wood. (~$8)

Paid parking is also available several blocks away at the Cook County Juvenile Court at Roosevelt/Ogden ($2).

Light refreshments will be provided.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations include:

Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment (AFIRE) * Asian American Institute * Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) Chicago Chapter * Asian Chronicle, USA * Asian Giving Circle * Asian Health Coalition of Illinois * Asian Human Services * Cambodian Association of Illinois * Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on Asian Affairs * Chicago Foundation for Women's Asian American Leadership Council * Chinese American Service League * Chinese Mutual Aid Association * Cook County State’s Attorney’s Asian American Advisory Council * Hamdard Center* Illinois Secretary of State’s Asian American Advisory Council * Japanese American Service Committee * Korean American Community Services * Korean American Resource & Cultural Center * Korean American Women in Need (KAN-WIN) * Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans * Loyola University Chicago * Multicultural Youth Project * Northwestern University Asian/Asian American Student Affairs * South Asian Progressive Action Collective (SAPAC) * The University of Chicago Center for Race, Politics and Culture * The University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Affairs * UIC Asian American Resource & Cultural Center * UIC College of Nursing * Yehyang

This event is supported by the generous contributions of the family and friends of AASPI.

To RSVP or to join the planning committee, please contact AASPI: aaspichicgo@gmail.com

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