My name is Annie Perng and I have been a Nurse Practitioner at the Penn Lung Center at Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine for the past 4 years. I am first generation Taiwanese American and grew up in New Jersey (just 15 minutes away from Manhattan's Chinatown). I have lived in many great places including Iowa, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, and the San Francisco Bay Area, prior to moving here for nursing school.
I write today to invite you to share some of your story too, at Spaces of Color for AAPIs, a new AAPI wellness resource for University of Pennsylvania Health System staff.
Spaces of Color was a grassroots effort created at Hospital of U Penn, to foster safe spaces for people who have experienced racism, microaggressions, and any other experiences as a minority. With the continued violence against Asian-looking people, UPHS reached out to me about developing a Spaces of Color group specifically for Asians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.
My facilitators and I are excited to announce our first Spaces of Color for AAPIs session is on Monday, January 24th, from 7-8:30PM. All events remain virtual for now. To see our next session details and what we plan to discuss, please visit: https://www.penncobalt.com/in-the-studio?class=spaces-aapi.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions!!
Annie Perng, CRNP with
So Ra Choe, Clinical Practice Lead RN, Vascular Surgery
Stacey Pham, Heart Failure Service CRNP
Christina Vo Taing, Medical Transplant-Advanced Lung Disease CRNP