Program Description & Goals
To succeed at Stanford and beyond, it is important to optimize both physical and mental health through healthy lifestyle choices and habits. The A3C iLive series (formerly After Dark) aims to dispel misconceptions, increase awareness, and encourage dialogue about health and well-being topics relevant to Asian Americans, as well as to introduce students to resources on campus. Discussions are confidentially carried out in a small group setting.
History of the Program
In Spring 2007, the Asian American Activities Center launched the Asian American Health at Stanford Initiative to gauge the health and well being of Asian American students. The Asian/Pacific Islander Health and Well Being Survey was conducted. Based on the data collected, the A3C created the After Dark Series to address critical issues identified in the survey, including body image, parental and academic pressures, sexuality, stress and social concerns. In 2012, the program was renamed the iLive series.
DEFINING SUCCESSES AND FAILURES
Ever feel like you are failing at something? Ever tried to picture a successful you? Is failure simply the opposite of success, or a necessary milestone along the way?
Whether it is academia, financial security, social or family life, each individual has their own way of defining success, and of course, failure, which greatly influences their mental well-being and quality of life. Come explore the ways in which you can make your Stanford years a series of successes to you! Guest speaker is CAPS psychologist Kathy Lee, PhD.
Date: Thursday October 11
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm (Dinner provided)
Where: Asian American Activities Center Couchroom (located on the 2nd floor of Old Union Clubhouse)
PLEASE RSVP BY 11 PM TUESDAY OCTOBER 9 AT:
Questions? Contact Vy Le at email@example.com
Past Events and Speaker Descriptions
The A3C iLive Series (formerly After Dark Series) Presents…
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Asian American Activities Center Couchroom (second floor of Old Union Clubhouse)
How can I approach friends in need? What are the warning signs of an eating disorder? Do you have friends who feel pressure to conform to male and female Asian body sterotypes? Learn how to answer these questions at our last After Dark event of the year. FeaturingNaomi Brown, CAPS Psychologist. Dinner will be provided.
After Dark, But Still Here For You
Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Asian American Activities Center Couchroom (second floor of Old Union Clubhouse)
If your friend suffered from bronchitis, you’d encouraged him or her to get treated.
If your friend had depression or experienced suicidal thoughts, would you do the same?
Would you know how?
Learn from trained professional staff about where to seek help and how to approach friends in need. Featuring CAPS psychologist Dr. Kathy Lee Dinner will be provided.
Love Got You Down?
Wednesday, January 18, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Asian American Activities Center Couchroom (second floor of Old Union Clubhouse)
Do you struggle to balance spending time with a significant other while also maintaining your friendships with others? Does your significant other expect you to spend less time with other friends and devote all your time to him/her? Are your friends angry that you have less time for them as you are focus on building a romantic relationship? Come to to find answers to these questions and more in a discussion led by professional staff about how to build and maintain healthy social relationships and how to handle common relationship problems. Featuring Donnovan Somera Yisrael ‘89, MA ‘90, Health Promotion Services at Vaden Health Center Dinner will be provided.
Dealing with Financial Pressures
Thursday, November 11, 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Asian American Activities Center Couchroom (top floor of Old Union Clubhouse) Come to our last After Dark Series event of the quarter to hear how Linda Tran ‘06, ‘07, confronted financial pressures during her time at Stanford. Learn about how to deal with the struggle to fit in when coming from a low-income background and how to balance personal and academic interests with financial commitments. Dinner will be provided.
Thursday, October 20, 5:30 – 6:30 PM Asian American Activities Center Couchroom (second floor of Old Union Clubhouse)
Have you ever felt pressured by your parents to pursue a career in medicine, law, or business? Do you feel the need to choose a more “secure” major or career path? Come to our first After Dark Series event to learn about how Stanford alumnus, Lan Le ‘10, confronted major career-related and other decisions in the face of parental opposition. Hear stories about how he balanced familial responsibility with his academic and personal interests, and his suggestions for how you can too! Dinner will be provided. Featuring alumni from the classes of ‘93 and ‘07.
A Stress Workshop:
Coping Better with Life’s Challenges