ACAM Dialogues: Diasporic Stress & Solidarity

We would like to acknowledge 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. We hope that as we continue facilitating dialogue around Asian diasporic communities, we also engage in critical conversation about what it means to be uninvited guests and settlers on this land.

When: Mon. Feb 24th @ 3 – 4:40pm
Where: Dodson Room (Level 3), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall)
*Registration is now closed.*


On Monday, February 24th, please join us for an afternoon of self-reflection and facilitated discussions around our emotional responses to recent news and events relating to Asian diaspora communities.

The intention of this event is to hold space for students who have been personally impacted by the recent news headlines and stories, and provide space to reflect and speak about any complicated feelings related to the homeland, the diaspora, and beyond.

This event is a continuation of the ACAM Dialogues: Mental Health in Asian Canadian Communities. We invite all students, staff, and faculty to attend, while being mindful of what it means to engage in a space of respectful and conscientious dialogue that centres the experiences of students of colour, particularly those who broadly identify with the Asian diaspora.



Building access:

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance at the main entrance on the East side, with power doors and a large elevator to all floors.
  • Map to entrances for building:


  • The nearest gender-inclusive and wheelchair washrooms are at Koerner Library (1958 Main Mall) on Levels 1, 2, 4, and 5.
  • PDF guide to gender-inclusive and wheelchair-accessible washrooms on campus:


  • Vegetarian options will be available. Ingredients will be labelled to the best of our knowledge.

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).

Active listener:

  • There will be one active listener with paper resources from the UBC Wellness Centre and info about other wellness resources on campus. You can also speak to one of our staff members if you need to check in with someone.

*If you have questions or accessibility needs not listed here, please contact by Mon. Feb 17th.*