Event: Those Convos @ Family Dinners


Holiday season can be difficult. Those conversations at the family gathering dinners can stir up lots of feelings. After all the yummy food and gifts and wishes, it is time to sit down and find a way to feel better and move on.

We kick off the new decade with a new community dialogue featuring artist, Jaime Sunwoo, again at Chinatown Soup on Thursday, January 30th, 2020. In this workshop, you will:

  • Hear Jaime Sunwoo, a working artist, talk about how she transformed her family history of trauma into a powerful creative force in her artistic endeavours;
  • Understand how trauma can be transmitted across generations through biological, psychological, familial and societal methods
  • Engage in dialogues and activities to reflect how you are impacted by the intergenerational trauma and to facilitate personal and professional growth

Join us if you are:

  • a creative who is looking to find their unique identity and artistic presence
  • an advocate, social workers, clinicians, and community organizers who is looking to deepen their understanding of the transmissions of trauma
  • someone who feels stuck with their family dynamic and are looking to break free

RSVP here with Chinatown Soup.

Jaime Sunwoo is a Korean American multidisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, New York. She combines video, audio, sculpture, and storytelling to create sensory performances in galleries, theaters, and public spaces. Her works discover uncomfortable truths between humor and tragedy. She studied art at Yale University, and is an alum of the Laundromat Project for socially engaged art. She has collaborated with Whoop Dee Doo, and appeared on PBS’s Art21. Her work has been seen at JACK, Abrons Art Center, BAX, The Tank, Flux Factory, Open Source Gallery, DUMBO Arts Festival, and Art in Odd Places. She is currently working on Specially Processed American Me, a surreal autobiographical performance using SPAM, the canned meat, as a portal into her Asian American upbringing and her family’s experiences of the Korean War.

Published by Camilla Yu

holistic clinician, cat lover, and Feng Shui designer 職業心理咨詢師,專業愛貓人士,風水設計顧問

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