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BRAVE Communities Connection – AAPI Heritage and Mental Health Awareness Month

May 27, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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May 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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BRAVE Communities
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BRAVE Communities organizes community events to bring people together to address social issues. Building Relationships Awareness Voices & Engagement (BRAVE)

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Join us on Saturday, May 27th, 3:30-5:00pm at Austin Public Library – Central, as we come together to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) and Mental Health Awareness Month. Whether you’re looking to connect with community members, learn new coping strategies, or simply have fun, this event has something for everyone.


Anticipated agenda:

3:30-3:50PM “Sway with Pray” Bollywood Dance

3:55-4:05PM Screening of Pixar’s “Float”

4:08-4:50PM Community Listening Circles* with mental health therapists *exclusive teens listening circle available with teen therapist


Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander culture, voices, and eat some Asian snacks, and prioritize your mental health. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors of all ages.




Mental Health Resource Tables:
Amplify Center, Contigo Wellness, NAMI, YWCA


About our guest therapists and artist:

Briana Liu  a licensed professional counselor who is passionate about social justice, providing accessible trauma informed care, and offering people a different lens than the dominant culture to make sense of their experiences.


Prayana aka “Pray – started her own brand “Sway With Pray” in 2021 and continues to express herself through her passion for dancing. She was CEO for 5 years for a school before building a small community of dancers who share similar zest for the craft.


Diana is the founder & owner of the award winning health & wellness center; Austin Trauma Therapy Center. Her work as a social change activist and influential leader in mental health equity & reform created a safe space for survivors to grow & heal; in-community with others. As a licensed clinical social worker and trauma-resilient therapist in Austin, she continues to serve in numerous healing spaces with trauma survivors.


Geoffrey is the licensed master social worker & care coordinator in the Amplify Center (clinical partnership between Austin Community College and UT Health Austin). He specializes in applicable mental health and substance use recovery strategies, and puts his focus on cognitive behavioral therapy interventions that are culturally relevant, collaborative, and power-sharing to try and make people feel empowered in their own mental health treatment.



Austin Public Library
Central Library 1st Flr Demonstration Area 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, 78701
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