SAN JOSE — South Bay First Thursdays will present “Bound to Perfection: Mental Wellness in API Women” on June 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. (registration at 6:30 p.m.) at Asian Americans for Community Involvement, 2400 Moorpark Ave., Room 210, San Jose.
Second-generation APIs face social and cultural pressure to succeed both personally and professionally. For API women, this pressure is even greater with the constraints of gender roles. This program will explore mental health through a gendered lens with a panel of experts and testimonials from individuals. The speakers will discuss the different factors that affect API women and their mental wellness, and how the community can help in further educating and providing resources for mental health.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Food will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://firstthursdays.org or the South Bay First Thursdays page on Facebook.
South Bay First Thursdays, which held its first event in January 2004, is focused on serving young Asian Pacific Islanders interested in supporting community activities and organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Consisting of early-to-mid-career professionals from the nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors, FT provides a forum for networking, shared learning among peers, and community service opportunities.
FT organizes a monthly dinner to discuss an issue or event important to the API community. Panelists with knowledge of the topic are brought in to give audience members expert opinions. A brief question-and-answer period follows. After the panel, audience members usually break out into small groups to discuss the issue further.
First Thursdays is fiscally sponsored by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (http://aaci.org).