Mar 16: #BreakTheSilence Justice for Asian Women

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is honored to be a community partner and to provide the space for the #BreakTheSilence Justice for Asian Women event, hosted by Chicago Asian Women Empowerment. March 16 marks the first anniversary of the Atlanta spa shooting. Held in partnership with the Asian Justice Movement and other community partners, this Day of Healing will focus on speaking up and breaking the silence. Sessions include healing meditation led by Elizabeth 방실 Smith, PsyD, CCTP-II, ASDCS; open-mic dialogue; group yoga led by EZ Yogaspace; a self-defense workshop led by 10-year Krav Maga practitioner, Natalie Chan; and a virtual Korean Drums Performance by the youth of KPAC.

  • Capacity is limited to 40, so RSVP is required. We request you be sure you are able to attend before RSVPing.
  • Please note the national Asian Justice Movement team plans to live stream parts of each city’s event. Should you be uncomfortable being filmed, please let us know when you arrive, and we will try to accommodate your request.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a water bottle, and bring a mat if you would like to participate in the yoga session.

5:15 – 6:00 Self-defense q&a with Natasha Chan, 10 year Krav Maga practitioner
6:00 – 7:00 Meditation session led by Elizabeth 방실 Smith, PsyD (She/Her/Hers)
7:00 – 7:30 Yoga session led by EZ Yogaspace
7:30 – 7:40 Virtual Korean Drums Performance by KPAC
7:40 – 7:45 Wrap up

Location: Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 4th floor
238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616
Time: 5 – 7:45pm CT
RSVP here

This is a welcoming community space, it will be conducting in English, and is not designed as a therapeutic session. All in the AAPI community are welcome to attend until the capacity of the venue space is reached. Reservation required, as this is an in-person event.