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Embracing Cultural Wealth and Personal Resilience for Collective Strength in Challenging Moments

Session 2

Lincoln Hall, LH 1062

11:20 AM - 12:30 PM

Life is filled with ups and downs, and there are moments when it all just feels “sucky.” But what if I told you that you have the power to not only overcome these tough times but emerge even stronger by tapping into the wellspring of your cultural heritage and personal experiences? Join us for a transformative workshop that invites you to embrace the beauty of Bayanihan and the unique strengths that lie within each of us.

About the Facilitator

Christina Carpio

Christina Carpio

Christina Carpio is the Associate Director at Northern Illinois University’s Asian American Resource Center. She earned a M.S.Ed. in adult and higher education and a B.S. in public health from Northern Illinois University. Prior to joining NIU's Asian American Resource Center, Christina served as a Post-Secondary Success Coach with Elgin Community College's Trio Talent Search program guiding first generation students towards achieving their goal of going to college. She also worked at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Asian American Cultural Center creating student-centered programs focused on diversity, cultural & social justice education. Her passion lies in helping students navigate through their college journey. Christina is a second-generation Filipina American, born in Chicago and raised in Skokie, Illinois.