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View this email in your browser | March 2015
Dear AWFH members and supporters,
The month of March, a time to celebrate Women's History and set our clocks 1 hour ahead, truly embodies the phrase "Change and Movement." Women of every race, class, and ethnic background have joined forces to create positive social change in ways. We work tirelessly, hoping for a world where all women can have the same treatment and respect that every human being deserves.  
This month, we invite you to the 2015 AppreciASIANS Award Gala on Thursday, April 30th. Asian Women for Health will salute and pay tribute to those who continue to make special contributions in advancing Asian women's health and wellness. We look forward to seeing you at this event and hope you will join the movement to engage, educate, and empower fellow Asian women!!
Spring forward :-)
Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director
Asian Women for Health
Upcoming Events
2015 AppreciASIANS Award Gala
Thursday, April 30, 2015 ~ 5:30-9:00 PM 

AppreciASIANS is an annual event that brings together community leaders, health advocates, public health officials, and service providers to recognize and solute those who made special contributions in supporting the mission of Asian Women for Health

The University of Massachusetts Club
 225 Franklin St.,33rd floor, Boston MA 02110
Master of Ceremony: Dr. Mona Khana, Fox 32 Chicago News
Entertainment by: Hillbilly Holiday
Attire: Cocktail (Dinner and Country Dance)

4th Annual Making Women's History Event
Saturday, March 21, 2015 ~ 5:00-7:00 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2015 ~ 12:00-2:00 PM
Presented by Genki Spark
Reception at 4:00 PM (Saturday) and 11:00 AM (Sunday) 
Simmons College, Alumnae Hall
321 Brookline Ave, Boston
The Genki Spark is a multi-generational, pan-Asian women's arts and advocacy organization that uses Japanese taiko drumming, personal stories, and creativity to build community, develop leadership, and advocate respect for all.
Updates from Tohoku:
A Journey to New Life
March 31, 2015 ~ 6:00-8:00 PM 

The Red Room @ Cafe 939
Berklee College of Music 
939 Boylston Street 
Boston, MA 02115


"Updates from Tohoku, a journey to new life," is a commemoration of the fourth anniversary of 3.11, the disaster that occurred on March 11, 2011 in the northeastern region of Japan and affected nearly 500,000 people, including 20,000 deaths and missing. The event is hosted by the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, Berklee College of Music, Fish Family Foundation, Japan Society of Boston, and the U.S.-Japan Council/TOMODACHI Initiative.
Asian Women for Health received a grant from Tufts Community Research Center to interview Chinese, Vietnamese, and South Asian women, so we can learn what prevents Asian women from utilizing preventive care. 

You're eligible if you...
  • are a Chinese, Vietnamese, or South Asian female
  • have insurance coverage
  • are 21+ years old and haven't had a pap smear for more than 3 years OR
  • are 40+ old and haven't had a mammogram for more than 2 years
Participants can be compensated $20 for contributing to a 1.5 hour focus group interview. 

Contact Chien-Chi if interested: or 617-767-1071
     Previous Events/Updates     
2/21: AWFH Outreach at ECAASU Conference
Ying Lu and Chien-Chi Huang tabling for AWFH
(Not shown Riana Jumamil and Theresa Yao - both were facilitating a Workshop, "The Apolitical Asian American")

We had a successful networking experience at the East Coast Asian American Students Union (ECAASU) conference: 40 signed up for more information, 19 expressed interests as volunteers, and 1 joined AWFH as committee member (Welcome, Theresa Yeo of Brandies University!)
            Contact Info           
Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director

Selena Tan
Vice Executive Director
           In This Issue         
2015 AppreciASIANS Award Gala
The Genki Spark Event
Updates from Tohoku
AWFH Focus Group Research
Member of the Month

Stowe Weekend of Hope
State of Asian Women's Health
    Member of the Month     
Meet... Margaret Anderberg!
A member since November 2014, Margaret currently serves as Co-chair of the Advocacy and Program Committee for AWFH. She facilitates planning for various events, such as the 2015 TransformASIANS Conference. She recently hosted a Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop for cancer and trauma survivors. Apart from AWFH, Margaret is the Founder of Sukha Living Studio in Lexington, providing yoga and meditation classes to nearby classes. She also has extensive financial experience, having served as Senior Marketing Executive with major banks in the U.S. and Asia. Her mission is to promote holistic healthy living for the larger population through advocacy and education. Learn more here.
            Future Events            
15th Annual Stowe Weekend of Hope
May 1-3, 2015 ~ Stowe, Vermont 
For cancer survivors and families
Registration is now open! Please review the schedule and registration overview prior to beginning the registration process.
The Stowe Weekend of Hope offers a healthy, inspirational retreat weekend for cancer survivors and their families. Leading oncologists and researchers from Vermont and New England will present free lectures and seminars on the latest findings on cancer prevention and treatment.

CLICK HERE for more info
3rd Annual State of Asian Women's Health in MA

Thursday, May 14, 2015 ~ 8:00AM-3:30PM
* Engage and educate key stakeholders about Asian health disparities
* Provide a platform for information exchange and discussion
* Strengthen partnerships between community-based organizations, service providers, academic institutions, and public health agencies
            Contact Info           

Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director

Selena Tan
Vice Executive Director