One of the best things about supporting leaders and organizations is accompanying them in their journey to be the change, facilitate change in their communities and then be a witness (and cheerleader) to the amazing work they do in the world (as with the Asian Racism From the Inside Out program) with lasting impact.
Justine Hwang is a leader in addressing Asian racism.
For those who are familiar with our Belonging Matters online trainings, she is one of our guest speakers in the Addressing Racism From the Inside Out program.
She generously shared personal stories and modelled the reflective learning practices for each of our sessions on addressing racism within ourselves, as bystanders, and as targets—both personally and with the systems we influence.
Here’s a clip from Justine about this series and how to create lasting change:
Asian Racism From the Inside Out.
Now Justine has gone on to launch her own program, which approaches racism from the lens of mental health and Asian cultural values.
She convened a panel of Asian psychotherapists and organized community conversation circles to explore and address Asian Racism From the Inside Out.
Justine’s program was first aired on Telus as part of Asian Heritage Month in May. It can now be viewed on her channel here.
While it focuses on an Asian lens, viewers of every background will be able to:
- Glean a broader wisdom on the psychology of why we emotionally resort to prejudices like stereotypes and racism
- How to have difficult conversations
- How to engage in sustainable advocacy
One of the things I love about Justine is how she genuinely walks her talk. She integrates new learnings on a deep inner level, makes it her own, and then she gives her unique lens and gifts back to the world.
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I’d love to know what you are up to and the seeds you are planting to make the world a better place.
P.S. If you haven’t already (and you are interested), check out our Addressing Racism From the Inside Out program.
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