AANHPI Summit 2024

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The Asian Pacific Fund’s annual AANHPI Summit, currently in its fifth iteration, is an opportunity to engage across often siloed sectors – nonprofit, corporate, media, government, and philanthropy – to highlight pressing needs and promising solutions that can positively impact the well-being of the Bay Area AANHPI community.

Building on the 2023 Summit‘s theme of racial justice, this year, we are looking at how racism impacts the mental wellness of AANHPIs and exploring innovative strategies for removing barriers to access, destigmatizing treatment, and building a culture of healing and connection. 

The Summit focuses on mental health because our community has identified it as a priority issue. Whether it’s due to stigma, cultural barriers, or lack of healthcare access and culturally appropriate services, AANHPI adults are the racial group least likely to seek mental health services – 3 times less likely than their white counterparts. We also know that mental health and well-being look and feel different in our communities, yet we are often excluded from studies, narratives, and decision-making tables that impact our well-being.

This Summit is an intervention grounded in the belief that our communities have the answers to our most daunting problems, including mental health and well-being.

The Summit will help our participants to:

  • Develop a shared understanding of what mental health looks like in the AANHPI community – what influences and drives mental health, what heals and creates mental well-being. 
  • Gain knowledge and insight on community-driven mental health interventions and prevention strategies for AANHPIs. 
  • Form meaningful connections that could lead to ongoing collective visioning and action. 
  • Have a venue for our community to heal, listen, and share.


We are thrilled to be hosted by one of our affiliates, the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. We chose this location in the heart of Oakland Chinatown because of its historical significance and continued role as a site for cultural celebration and healing.


Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Kristina Wong
Doris Duke Artist Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama

Meet Kristina

Anni Chung
Chief Executive Officer
Self-Help for the Elderly

Meet Anni

Amy Grace Lam, PhD
Chief Program Strategist
Korean Community Center of the East Bay

Meet Amy

Tone Va’i, LCSW
Mental Health Consultant and Clinician
Samoan Community Development Center

Meet Tone

Connie Wun, PhD
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
AAPI Women Lead

Meet Connie

Yuan Wang
Executive Director
Lavender Phoenix

Meet Yuan

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Registration & Breakfast 
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.Opening Performance
9:45 – 9:55 a.m.Welcome and Context Setting
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.Opening Speaker: Reclaiming Mental Health
– Kristina Wong, Doris Duke Artist Award winner, Guggenheim Fellow, and Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama
11:00 – 11:55 p.m.Panel: Unpacking the Drivers of Mental Health & (Un)Wellness
– Dr. Amy Lam, Korean Community Center of the East Bay
– Dr. Connie Wun, AAPI Women Lead
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch Break
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.Wellness Practice
1:20 – 2:35 p.m.Panel: Innovative Solutions
– Anni Chung, Self Help for the Elderly
– Tone Va’i, Samoan Community Development Center
– Yuan Wang, Lavender Phoenix
2:40 – 3:30 p.m.Youth Panel: The Future of Mental Health
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Performance
3:50 – 4:00 p.m.Closing Meaning Making, Appreciations, and Evaluations

Contributor Level

Supporter Level

Official Media Sponsor

For sponsorships, please contact Gurpreet Tung, APF Director of Development, at gurpreet@asianpacificfund.org.