Mental Health Wellness Series #10 “The Uses of the Blues”

"I want to talk about the blues not only because they speak of this particular experience of life and this state of being, but because they contain the toughness that manages to make this experience articulate...

And I want to suggest that the acceptance of this anguish one finds in the blues, and the expression of it, creates also, however odd this may sound, a kind of joy." 

--James Baldwin, The Uses of the Blues

The Penn Mental Health Wellness Series #10 “The Uses of the Blues,” sponsored by the Matthew Y Wang’s Memorial Fund and organized by Grace Wu, Senior Foreign Language Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, took place on 2/28. The event aimed to enrich the Heritage Language curriculum and emphasize mental health wellness among Chinese American students.