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Leslie Zeitler's (MSW '97) Literary Work Featured in SOMArts Exhibit

Currents & the Quest for Space, Suicide, AAWAA, APICCCalSWEC Training and Evaluation Specialist explores intersection of social work advocacy and art in essay about suicide

CalSWEC Training and Evaluation Specialist Leslie Zeitler’s (MSW ’97) literary work is currently on display as part of the multidisciplinary arts exhibit, underCurrents & the Quest for Space, taking place at the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco.

The exhibition, co-sponsored by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), spotlights the work of more than 30 artists whose writings, photographs, paintings and videos aim to “interrogate the myth of the model minority” through the acknowledgement of “the multiple ways contemporary Asian American communities address and subvert stereotypes, discrimination and invisibility.”

Zeitler describes her featured essay, in which she explores the topic of suicide through a personal lens, as where she brings “social work advocacy and art together in an effort to bring more attention to suicide and suicide prevention in general, but also more specifically to Asian American populations.”

The group exhibition runs until May 25 at SOMArts (934 Brannan Street, San Francisco). Click here for more information about underCurrents & the Quest for Space.

Click here to read the San Francisco Chronicle’s May 2, 2013 profile article on Zeitler.

Click here to hear a podcast of Zeitler discussing the exhibition and her literary piece in a radio interview.