Mei Hung, A Woman Making A Difference 2021

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Women Making A Difference Virtual Event

March 25, 2021 6:30 PM

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.”  – Lao Zi

“All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.”  – Lao Tzu

Mei Hung

Community Organizer and Activist

Mei Hung, a native of Taiwan, came to  America  to  pursue  higher  education,  expand  her horizons, and search for the meaning of life. Once in the United States, she was fascinated by American culture, while she also developed a deeper appreciation for her own Chinese cultural heritage.

Since joining the Chinese Culture Connection (CCC) in 1997 as a volunteer, Mei saw a high­ minded  organization  that,  not only gave her the platform. to share  her cultural heritage,  but also an opportunity for her to learn more about the American way. In 1999, Mei succeeded the founder and Executive Director of CCC, Catherine Hsu, and relocated the charitable and outreach organization to Malden. During her tenure, Mei has delivered numerous programs, as well as created many new ones, especially the East Meets West Cultural Dialogue Series. She hopes that using Chinese arts and culture as catalysts will inspire all cultures to come together to connect, understand and appreciate  each other. Hopefully, this spirit will help  unite  humanity into a world of mutual benefit.

Mei has been a member  of the Kiwanis  Club International  since  2000, and  has served as an advisor to the Key Club at Malden High School since 200 J . S he has been a Member of the Board of Overseers of the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital (formerly known as Hallmark Health System) since 2007. Mei has also been a member of the Advisory Council  at  Mystic  Valley  Elderly Services since 2010.

Mei obtained her Associate degree at Bunker Hill Community College, BA degree from Bentley (College) University, and earned her MA degree in Education and Psychology from Tufts University. She has studied Tai Ji for many years with world-renowned masters, the practice of which has info1med her teaching at Boston University since 2003. In her rare moments of free time, Mei enjoys reading, cooking and playing the GuQin, an ancient Chinese stringed instrument.