Dismantling Anti-Asian Racism (webinar)

Workshop Description

Anti-Asian racism has been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic and has significantly impacted the mental health of the Asian community.

In this workshop, participants will:

    • Learn the origins and current events of anti-Asian racism in North America.
    • Understand and unpack the impact of racism on the Asian community from the victims' perspective.
    • Apply an intersectionality framework and reflect on how their biases can impact clients.
    • Develop strategies on how to become an ally for the Asian community.
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Vera Cheng (she/her), is a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Consultant, Media Expert and founder of Talk Therapy with Vera.

Vera identifies as a 1.5-generation Chinese Canadian and has openly shared the obstacles she has overcome in life that allowed her to accept and challenge herself. These experiences have allowed her to cultivate herself as a therapist and support individuals who have had similar challenges.

With over 15 years of clinical experience working in community and medical settings with a diverse population ranging from teens to seniors, Vera collaborates and empathizes with individuals to help bolster their self-awareness to make positive and goal-directed changes in their life.  It enables them to feel empowered, recognizes their strengths, and establishes a greater sense of self-compassion.

In 2021, Vera started the Stop Asian Hate mask initiative with the collaboration of BIPOC artist Nadia Lloyd after the Atlanta spa shooting because she wanted to speak up and create awareness of the significant rise in Anti-Asian sentiment. In addition, she donates part of mask sales proceeds to Butterfly: Asian and Migrants Sex Workers Support Network.


Program Information

Cost: $30 members (+HST) / $50 non-members (+HST)

CECs: 1

Date: June 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (EST)

Location: Online via Zoom


Open until June 16, 2023 (12 pm)

Non OAMHP Members

OAMHP Members can register through the Member's Portal