“Hear Me Out” Workshops
Hear Me Out is a series of workshops focus on mental health and cross-generation communication.
In September 2017, CAPA-MC, along with Chinese Culture And Community Service Center (CCACC) and Calvin J. Li Foundation invited national experts to raise awareness about mental health within the Chinese American community.
Communication between immigrant parents and native born children can be very challenging for all parties involved.
How many times one notices that immigrant parents sacrifice time, energy, money, career and many more for the sake of their children, yet the children do not seem to appreciate it? Some of One are all too familiar with the scene when kids say to parents: “You don’t know. You did not grow up here.” Communications between parents and students is crucial to healthy family dynamic and emotional wellness.
CAPA-MC, CCACC, Calvin J. Li Foundation, and UMCP Asian American Studies Program organized workshops and essay contests in 2018 to enable families to freely share all their stories and thoughts on this communication – funny ones, sad ones, frustrated ones, successful ones, and not so successful ones.
The inaugural “Hear Me Out” essay contest award was held on April 6th, 2018.
Hear Me Out
Essay #14 “Complaints in Your Household”
Essay #3 A Letter to My Daughter
Essay #6 2018 march – Hear me out
Essay #20 An Open Letter to Mama
Essay #7 A Letter to My Parents
Essay # 34 “Your Children Are Not Your Children”
Essay # 36 “Subtle as a Rhinoceros”
Essay # 37 Confession of a rhinoceros