ACAM Dialogues: Afternoon Art & Poetry Reading

We acknowledge and are thankful that this event will take place on the traditional, unceded, ancestral homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

On Thurs. November 15, join us for an afternoon of arts and crafts, a guided creative letter-writing activity, and poetry readings featuring local artists! Free lunch and art supplies provided with registration.

Featured poets:
Sam Stouten
Steffi Tad-y
Erica Hiroko

This event is a continuation of the ACAM Dialogues: Mental Health in Asian Canadian Communities, which opened this year with an Oct. 16 discussion around racism in academia. While the Dialogues centres the experiences of students of colour, with particular focus towards students of Asian Canadian communities, we invite all to attend (including staff and faculty), while being mindful of what it means to engage in a space of respectful and conscientious dialogue.

This project is generously supported by the Equity Enhancement Fund by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office.

Please RSVP:

Space is limited due to venue capacity.


Building access

  • Venue main entrance accessible via East Mall. Lillooet Room is on level 3 inside The Chapman Learning Commons. Enter the Learning Centre through the main doors. There are large elevators that access all public levels of building.
  • Power- and wheelchair-accessible doors available.
  • Closest parkade: North Parkade (6115 Student Union Boulevard), across from the Student Union Building and the Student Recreational Centre
  • Paths leading up to the main entrance include a mixture of flat, concrete sidewalks and smooth brick pavement, and paths cutting through grassy areas.
  • Seating: Mix of soft-back seating and soft chairs.
  • Wayfinding map:
  • Gendered, wheelchair-accessible washrooms available.
  • Nearby gender-neutral and wheelchair-accessible washrooms include Life Building (6138 Student Union Blvd) and Brock Hall (1874 East Mall)
  • Unfortunately, the gender-neutral and wheelchair-accessible washrooms at the venue (levels 3 and 4) can only be accessed by contacting campus security first (604-822-2222).
  • Guide to gender- and wheelchair-accessible washrooms at UBC:
Scent / Noise / Wi-Fi
  • The space will only be shared by participants, but due to public nature of event, we cannot guarantee controlled scent or noise levels. We invite guests to be mindful of one another by refraining from wearing scented/perfumed products.
  • The space has WiFi and may not be suitable for those with EMS (electromagnetic sensitivity).
  • Food: Light lunch and refreshments will be provided. Vegetarian options will be available. Please indicate any dietary restrictions and allergies on the RSVP page.
If you require any other accessibility accommodations, such as ASL interpretation or specific seating arrangements, please contact us at by Monday, November 12.
What does mental health in Asian Canadian communities mean to you? How do we talk about mental health within our communities? How do we sustain support for each other and ourselves?
The 2018/19 ACAM Dialogues on Mental Health in Asian Canadian Communities is a continuation of events that took place in March 2018, which explored experiences of mental health within Asian Canadian contexts. This year’s series intends to draw from topics that emerged from these initial discussions, such as racism, queerness, disability, uneven access to resources, collective healing, and intergenerational relationships.
The series will be composed of discussion events and art-based gatherings, where students can collectively work through and imagine how we might continue these threads of dialogue.
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