Many Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander communities are bound together by shared experiences of migration and the struggle to survive as marginalized communities. We deeply value each other's safety and wellness. API Chaya believes in the inherent power of our communities to come together in response to violence and strengthen our capacity to work towards a more just and loving world.
Working within and across communities, we provide culturally relevant education and innovative projects that deepen our collective understanding of how systems of power create conditions that perpetuate violence in our homes and daily life. Through building relationships with youth and adult community leaders, we bring awareness and incite action against domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. We work towards shifting cultural and societal norms that allow violence to continue while lifting up values within the community that cultivate resilience, equity and justice.
Our Community Engagement work includes the following programs: