As we navigate these turbulent times, do you long to connect with others who share your vision of a kinder, more compassionate world? Would you like to learn, discuss and perhaps act on current issues affecting our communities, forging bonds with people from diverse backgrounds? If so, please drop into a bi-monthly conversation hosted by Tapestry, a Charter for Compassion based organization.
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Time: 4-5 pm
Topic: Violence and Bias against the Asian American Pacific Islander Community
Pre-registration Required: Register
Conversation Facilitators: Vandana Nittoor & Lori Volpe
Cost: $0 – $5 donation (Benefits Food Bank of SJ – PayPal button can be found at the bottom “Classes” page)
Special Guest Speakers:
Ni (Nina) Gao, Ph.D., LCSW is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. She is a resident of Cherry Hill and has lived and worked in south Jersey since the early 1990s. She is a first-generation immigrant and serves as the current president of Asian American Alliance in South Jersey In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling.
Xiufang Chen, Ph.D., is currently an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the College of Education at Rowan University. She has been teaching and doing research in the areas of multicultural literature, literacy teacher education, social-cultural dimensions of literacy learning, and online literacy instruction. She lives in Cherry Hill and currently serves as secretary of Asian American Alliance in South Jersey. She loves reading, traveling, jogging, and spending time with friends and family.
Do you have any ideas for a Community Conversation? If so, please email Lori.
Tapestry is a group formed to build community, share experiences, and discuss issues. We embrace people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, gender identities, sexualities, ages and socio-economic statuses. We aim to increase love, justice, compassion and understanding in the world we all share.
These challenging times hold great potential for inner and outer evolution. Having a safe space to connect with an open heart and mind supports positive individual and community growth.
We invite all residents of South Jersey who seek wholeness and meaningful interaction to come join us in creating a mindful, compassionate presence in South Jersey and beyond. Together, we can use our struggles for the betterment of ourselves and humanity.