Fall Concert: Unity in Community
Oct
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

Fall Concert: Unity in Community

Date & Time: October 14, 2017 @ 5:30 PM (Show at 6PM)
Location: Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Description:  Join us for a night of Unity in Community, complete with live performances, artists, food, bar, prizes, and more! Our headliner is the one and only Nikkita Oliver, gracing the stage with hip hop and soul. Additional performers include Patricia Allen with the opening blessing, the AU Collective with dance, K!mmortal who is a queer filipinx rapper, Shruti Purkayastha with theater, and a RISE performance.

Buy tickets here. All proceeds will go towards our transformative work with survivors and their families. 

You can also sign up as a sponsor or artist vendor by emailing joanne@apichaya.org. We accept monetary sponsorships and/or raffleable items for our event prizes, and can provide tax receipts for all contributions. 

Please email us at info@apichaya.org with questions.

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Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you asked yourself where LGBTQ/SGL people of color can go to find a safe, open space to learn skills for their relationships?

Look no further….

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, in partnership with API Chaya and People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) present a 6-week course to get the skills we need to build the Black and Brown relationships that we want.

Sign-up for “Black & Brown Intimate Bonds” today!!!

This 6-week course will cover multiple topics including:

  • Analyzing power & liberation
  • Identifying cultural norms & personal values
  • Negotiating expectations
  • Accountability
  • Naming & setting boundaries
  • Addressing conflict &
  • Strengthening support networks!

These sessions will be held EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning September 6 to October 11, from 6-8:30 PM at the NW Network Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope.

This class is open to:

People of Color ( Black, Indigenous, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, Alaskan or Hawaiian Native, Mixed Race)

Same-gender loving & Bisexual people

Trans people & Non-Binary People

LGBTQ people & their friends and families!

There is a suggested donation of $0 to $90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope is located at 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. The space has an ADA accessible side entrance located on the left hand side of the building.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter. The Relationship Skills Class is held an accessible space and we ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series.*

For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact Aimée-Josiane at: 206.568.7777 or aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

Please click here for more information.

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Oct
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you asked yourself where LGBTQ/SGL people of color can go to find a safe, open space to learn skills for their relationships?

Look no further….

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, in partnership with API Chaya and People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) present a 6-week course to get the skills we need to build the Black and Brown relationships that we want.

Sign-up for “Black & Brown Intimate Bonds” today!!!

This 6-week course will cover multiple topics including:

  • Analyzing power & liberation
  • Identifying cultural norms & personal values
  • Negotiating expectations
  • Accountability
  • Naming & setting boundaries
  • Addressing conflict &
  • Strengthening support networks!

These sessions will be held EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning September 6 to October 11, from 6-8:30 PM at the NW Network Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope.

This class is open to:

People of Color ( Black, Indigenous, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, Alaskan or Hawaiian Native, Mixed Race)

Same-gender loving & Bisexual people

Trans people & Non-Binary People

LGBTQ people & their friends and families!

There is a suggested donation of $0 to $90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope is located at 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. The space has an ADA accessible side entrance located on the left hand side of the building.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter. The Relationship Skills Class is held an accessible space and we ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series.*

For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact Aimée-Josiane at: 206.568.7777 or aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

Please click here for more information.

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Sep
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you asked yourself where LGBTQ/SGL people of color can go to find a safe, open space to learn skills for their relationships?

Look no further….

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, in partnership with API Chaya and People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) present a 6-week course to get the skills we need to build the Black and Brown relationships that we want.

Sign-up for “Black & Brown Intimate Bonds” today!!!

This 6-week course will cover multiple topics including:

  • Analyzing power & liberation
  • Identifying cultural norms & personal values
  • Negotiating expectations
  • Accountability
  • Naming & setting boundaries
  • Addressing conflict &
  • Strengthening support networks!

These sessions will be held EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning September 6 to October 11, from 6-8:30 PM at the NW Network Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope.

This class is open to:

People of Color ( Black, Indigenous, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, Alaskan or Hawaiian Native, Mixed Race)

Same-gender loving & Bisexual people

Trans people & Non-Binary People

LGBTQ people & their friends and families!

There is a suggested donation of $0 to $90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope is located at 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. The space has an ADA accessible side entrance located on the left hand side of the building.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter. The Relationship Skills Class is held an accessible space and we ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series.*

For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact Aimée-Josiane at: 206.568.7777 or aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

Please click here for more information.

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Sep
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you asked yourself where LGBTQ/SGL people of color can go to find a safe, open space to learn skills for their relationships?

Look no further….

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, in partnership with API Chaya and People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) present a 6-week course to get the skills we need to build the Black and Brown relationships that we want.

Sign-up for “Black & Brown Intimate Bonds” today!!!

This 6-week course will cover multiple topics including:

  • Analyzing power & liberation
  • Identifying cultural norms & personal values
  • Negotiating expectations
  • Accountability
  • Naming & setting boundaries
  • Addressing conflict &
  • Strengthening support networks!

These sessions will be held EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning September 6 to October 11, from 6-8:30 PM at the NW Network Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope.

This class is open to:

People of Color ( Black, Indigenous, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, Alaskan or Hawaiian Native, Mixed Race)

Same-gender loving & Bisexual people

Trans people & Non-Binary People

LGBTQ people & their friends and families!

There is a suggested donation of $0 to $90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope is located at 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. The space has an ADA accessible side entrance located on the left hand side of the building.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter. The Relationship Skills Class is held an accessible space and we ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series.*

For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact Aimée-Josiane at: 206.568.7777 or aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

Please click here for more information.

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Sep
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you asked yourself where LGBTQ/SGL people of color can go to find a safe, open space to learn skills for their relationships?

Look no further….

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, in partnership with API Chaya and People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) present a 6-week course to get the skills we need to build the Black and Brown relationships that we want.

Sign-up for “Black & Brown Intimate Bonds” today!!!

This 6-week course will cover multiple topics including:

  • Analyzing power & liberation
  • Identifying cultural norms & personal values
  • Negotiating expectations
  • Accountability
  • Naming & setting boundaries
  • Addressing conflict &
  • Strengthening support networks!

These sessions will be held EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning September 6 to October 11, from 6-8:30 PM at the NW Network Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope.

This class is open to:

People of Color ( Black, Indigenous, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, Alaskan or Hawaiian Native, Mixed Race)

Same-gender loving & Bisexual people

Trans people & Non-Binary People

LGBTQ people & their friends and families!

There is a suggested donation of $0 to $90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope is located at 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. The space has an ADA accessible side entrance located on the left hand side of the building.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter. The Relationship Skills Class is held an accessible space and we ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series.*

For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact Aimée-Josiane at: 206.568.7777 or aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

Please click here for more information.

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Sep
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Black & Brown Intimate Bonds: A Relationship Skills Series for LGBTQ/SGL people of color!

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you asked yourself where LGBTQ/SGL people of color can go to find a safe, open space to learn skills for their relationships?

Look no further….

The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, in partnership with API Chaya and People of Color Against AIDS Network (POCAAN) present a 6-week course to get the skills we need to build the Black and Brown relationships that we want.

Sign-up for “Black & Brown Intimate Bonds” today!!!

This 6-week course will cover multiple topics including:

  • Analyzing power & liberation
  • Identifying cultural norms & personal values
  • Negotiating expectations
  • Accountability
  • Naming & setting boundaries
  • Addressing conflict &
  • Strengthening support networks!

These sessions will be held EVERY WEDNESDAY beginning September 6 to October 11, from 6-8:30 PM at the NW Network Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope.

This class is open to:

People of Color ( Black, Indigenous, Brown, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latina, Alaskan or Hawaiian Native, Mixed Race)

Same-gender loving & Bisexual people

Trans people & Non-Binary People

LGBTQ people & their friends and families!

There is a suggested donation of $0 to $90. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope is located at 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. The space has an ADA accessible side entrance located on the left hand side of the building.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter. The Relationship Skills Class is held an accessible space and we ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series.*

For more information, accessibility questions or to register contact Aimée-Josiane at: 206.568.7777 or aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

Please click here for more information.

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Aug
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rapid Response Team Meeting

Join our monthly rapid response team meeting. We will be talking about bystander intervention and practicing scenarios. New folks are welcome. Email volunteer@apichaya.org if you've questions/ concerns. 

If you've not yet completed our RRT form, please follow this link:
https://tinyurl.com/APIChayaRapidResponseForm

API Chaya’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) is a group of volunteers who will activate and coordinate our Rapid Response network, including people who are currently signed up and our broader networks if necessary (through listserve or facebook). This group will be facilitated by API Chaya’s volunteer coordinator.

We will be responding to the following--

Policies on local and national levels that impacts the communities we serve i.e. muslim ban
Specific events that require a community response i.e. targeted hate violence, raids, national calls to action, etc.
Local actions connected to campaigns we are a part of i.e. No New Youth Jail
Media/ news that need to be signal boosted or corrected.

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Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

CES - Building Safety and Prevention around Child Sexual Abuse

Please join us for an interactive and engaging workshop aimed at providing information and skills based resources in addressing childhood sexual abuse and prevention.

6 pm API Chaya Orientation (recommended for first time attendees)
6:30- 8 pm Educational Discussion

These trainings are open to anyone, no registration is required.

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Childcare provided upon request. This space is wheelchair accessible. We will strive to accommodate accessibility needs such as interpretation, materials ahead of time, etc. to the best of our ability (volunteer@apichaya.org).

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Aug
8
5:30pm 5:30pm

FYRE

Filipino Youth Reunite to Elevate, FYRE was launched in the Spring of 2015 in collaboration with the Filipino Community of Seattle and API Chaya. FYRE is a program for young people interested in gaining leadership skills, building community, and learning about issues that impact Filipino youth. We have activities and discussions around gender-based violence and consensual relationships as well as Filipino identity and culture. 

In October 2015, the Filipino community lost three lives that were affected by the inherent violence of sexual assault. This sparked many dialogues in FYRE about what safety and healing meant for us and for our surrounding community. FYRE develops youth leaders and peer educators in nourishing relationships and in challenging rape culture. As young leaders, we strive to not only learn about the injustices we face but also how to make positive change happen within our homes, schools, and communities. 

For more information please contact nikki@apichaya.org 

Facebook.com/YouthOnFYRE

Instagram: 206FYREflies

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Aug
1
5:30pm 5:30pm

FYRE

Filipino Youth Reunite to Elevate, FYRE was launched in the Spring of 2015 in collaboration with the Filipino Community of Seattle and API Chaya. FYRE is a program for young people interested in gaining leadership skills, building community, and learning about issues that impact Filipino youth. We have activities and discussions around gender-based violence and consensual relationships as well as Filipino identity and culture. 

In October 2015, the Filipino community lost three lives that were affected by the inherent violence of sexual assault. This sparked many dialogues in FYRE about what safety and healing meant for us and for our surrounding community. FYRE develops youth leaders and peer educators in nourishing relationships and in challenging rape culture. As young leaders, we strive to not only learn about the injustices we face but also how to make positive change happen within our homes, schools, and communities. 

For more information please contact nikki@apichaya.org 

Facebook.com/YouthOnFYRE

Instagram: 206FYREflies

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Jul
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

FYRE

Filipino Youth Reunite to Elevate, FYRE was launched in the Spring of 2015 in collaboration with the Filipino Community of Seattle and API Chaya. FYRE is a program for young people interested in gaining leadership skills, building community, and learning about issues that impact Filipino youth. We have activities and discussions around gender-based violence and consensual relationships as well as Filipino identity and culture. 

In October 2015, the Filipino community lost three lives that were affected by the inherent violence of sexual assault. This sparked many dialogues in FYRE about what safety and healing meant for us and for our surrounding community. FYRE develops youth leaders and peer educators in nourishing relationships and in challenging rape culture. As young leaders, we strive to not only learn about the injustices we face but also how to make positive change happen within our homes, schools, and communities. 

For more information please contact nikki@apichaya.org 

Facebook.com/YouthOnFYRE

Instagram: 206FYREflies

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Jul
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

FYRE

Filipino Youth Reunite to Elevate, FYRE was launched in the Spring of 2015 in collaboration with the Filipino Community of Seattle and API Chaya. FYRE is a program for young people interested in gaining leadership skills, building community, and learning about issues that impact Filipino youth. We have activities and discussions around gender-based violence and consensual relationships as well as Filipino identity and culture. 

In October 2015, the Filipino community lost three lives that were affected by the inherent violence of sexual assault. This sparked many dialogues in FYRE about what safety and healing meant for us and for our surrounding community. FYRE develops youth leaders and peer educators in nourishing relationships and in challenging rape culture. As young leaders, we strive to not only learn about the injustices we face but also how to make positive change happen within our homes, schools, and communities. 

For more information please contact nikki@apichaya.org 

Facebook.com/YouthOnFYRE

Instagram: 206FYREflies

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Jul
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Pride of Color - Building Autonomy and Safety for Everybody

SKILLS! SELF-DEFENSE! BOUNDARY SETTING!

Building Autonomy and Safety for Everybody (BASE) is a wellness and self-defense class that is a response to the violence happening to women, trans and queer people in Seattle and all over the world. Created by and for queer people of color. We see self-defense as a community-based strategy to defend our bodies, livelihood and communities and as inherent to self-determination. We believe that cultivating healing and resilience combats trauma from violence and oppression. We want to create a space where survivors can build power to transform systems that perpetuate violence in our lives. 

We hope participants will leave with a better understanding of the larger systemic context of sexual violence and its particular impacts on immigrant survivors and trans and gender non-conforming survivors of color. We will also spend time learning basic skills of self-defense including ways to effectively communicate boundaries and consent. This session will include a mix of free writes, role plays, and sharing. All bodies, all genders, all ages, all abilities are welcome.

*This event is for LGBTQ and Ally People of Color. Please respect this event is for people with POC heritage (including mixed folks!) Please join us if you self-identify as African American/Black/of the African Diaspora, Asian, South Asian, West Asian/Arab/Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, First Nations/Alaskan Native/Native American/Indigenous, Chican@/Latin@, or Multiracial/Mixed-Race. White partners and allies are respectfully asked not to attend.

Accessiblity information:
The 2100 Building has a wheelchair accessible entrance with no steps. There is street parking surrounding the building, and a loading zone directly in front where vans can park to unload wheelchair users and their chairs. The bathrooms are accessible to wheelchair users.

Buses 7, 9, and 48 stop one block away. We will try to provide a space that is low-scent. The bathrooms are gendered and are not guaranteed scent-free, but API Chaya will provide scent-free soap. We are working towards ensuring scent-free spaces in our future events. To honor that goal, we are asking all participants to please come to the workshop fragrance-free (no perfumes, colognes, scented laundry soaps, etc) so that our valued community members with multiple-chemical-sensitivities or environmental illnesses can participate (including our presenters!) and to use the scent-free soaps provided by API Chaya in the restrooms. There will be an air purifier in the fragrance-free seating. For more information on being fragrance-free please see http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html or http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html

Childcare provided upon request.

We'd like to work with you to make this and future events as accessible as possible. Please let us know your access needs (including interpretation) by emailing priya@apichaya.org, and we'll do our best to work with you to ensure our events can fit your needs. 

Brought to you by API Chaya's Queer Network Program.The Queer Network Program creates spaces for LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islanders to connect, share stories, and increase visibility, in an effort to build safe, loving and violence free communities. The Queer Network Program welcomes all LGBTQ people of color to access its events and services. Throughout the year there will be social events, natural helper trainings, queer educational workshops and media arts projects. We'd love your voice in shaping these events and workshops! :)

This event is part of NW Pride of Color, a movement to coordinate and promote events and organizations that serve the LGBTQ PoC community. It is the last 2 weeks of July, from Friday July 14th to Sunday July 30th.

Please click here for more information.

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Jul
21
3:30pm 3:30pm

FYRE

Filipino Youth Reunite to Elevate, FYRE was launched in the Spring of 2015 in collaboration with the Filipino Community of Seattle and API Chaya. FYRE is a program for young people interested in gaining leadership skills, building community, and learning about issues that impact Filipino youth. We have activities and discussions around gender-based violence and consensual relationships as well as Filipino identity and culture. 

In October 2015, the Filipino community lost three lives that were affected by the inherent violence of sexual assault. This sparked many dialogues in FYRE about what safety and healing meant for us and for our surrounding community. FYRE develops youth leaders and peer educators in nourishing relationships and in challenging rape culture. As young leaders, we strive to not only learn about the injustices we face but also how to make positive change happen within our homes, schools, and communities. 

For more information please contact nikki@apichaya.org 

Facebook.com/YouthOnFYRE

Instagram: 206FYREflies

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Jul
21
2:30pm 2:30pm

Rapid Response Team (RRT) Meeting

Meeting will be in International District. Please email volunteer@apichaya.org for location. 
If you've not yet completed our RRT form, please follow this link: 
https://tinyurl.com/APIChayaRapidResponseForm

API Chaya’s Rapid Response Team (RRT) is a group of volunteers who will activate and coordinate our Rapid Response network, including people who are currently signed up and our broader networks if necessary (through listserve or facebook). This group will be facilitated by API Chaya’s volunteer coordinator.

We will be responding to the following--

Policies on local and national levels that impacts the communities we serve i.e. muslim ban
Specific events that require a community response i.e. targeted hate violence, raids, national calls to action, etc.
Local actions connected to campaigns we are a part of i.e. No New Youth Jail
Media/ news that need to be signal boosted or corrected.

Please click here for more information.

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Jul
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

LGBTQ Allyship Queering Politics Candidate Forum

Allyship is Hosting Our Queering Politics Candidate Forum!

*This event is part of NW Pride of Color and free! We are asking people to fill out our RSVP form (see link below) so we can bring the appropriate amount of food. 

**There is a Farmer's Market right outside Southside Commons, so plan accordingly for transportation / traffic / parking!

On July 19th from 6pm to 9pm at Southside Commons, 3518 S Edmunds Street, Seattle, WA 98118.

We will be hosting candidates from the Mayoral race, Position 9 and Position 8. 

Nicole Keenan, executive director of the Fair Work Center will be moderating.

Mayoral Candidates in attendance:

Nikkita Oliver
Bob Hasegawa
Jenny Durkan
Jessyn Farrell
Mike McGinn
Cary Moon
Alex Tsimerman

Position 8 Candidates:

Hisam Goueli
Jon Grant
Mac McGregor
A rep for Teresa Mosqueda
Sara Nelson
Rudy Pantoja
Sheley Secrest
Charlene Strong

Position 9 Candidate:

A rep for Pat Murakami
Ty Pethe

Sponsors of this event are: Somos Seattle, Entre Hermanos, SASG, Housing Development Consortium, Tenants Union, API Chaya, Latino Community Fund, Seattle U.T.O.P.I.A., Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, Puget Sound Sage, Ingersoll Gender Center, POCAAN, Gender Justice League, Powerful Voices, Win Win Action, and Pride @ Work.

How well will Seattle's next Mayor and City Council Members represent the LGBTQ community? Join us and learn more!

Accessibility information: 

Transportation info- The building is a one block walk from bus numbers 7, 9, and 106 and a three minute walk from the light rail station. There is street parking for people who drive.

Please arrive scent-free out of respect for hosts and guests who have multiple chemical sensitivities. For more info on how to be scent-free: https://creatingcollectiveaccess.wordpress.com/making-space-accessible-is-an-act-of-love-for-our-communities/

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Meet & Greet / Volunteer Celebration
Jun
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Meet & Greet / Volunteer Celebration

Dear community members and volunteers,

You are all invited to API Chaya meet and greet and Volunteer Celebration.

We want to recognize you and your contributions that make this work truly about building and strengthening our communities. Feel free to bring your loved ones, and your favorite summer snacks to share.

We will also be discussing how we can support survivors of domestic and sexual violence while building a culture of safety and care in our own lives, and the ways in which we can come together more deeply and build power.

Address: 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Community Room A
Childcare provided upon request. This space is wheelchair accessible. We will strive to accommodate accessibility needs such as interpretation, materials ahead of time, etc. to the best of our ability - please email priyan@apichaya.org.

Donations will always be gratefully accepted, but are not required.

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Bonds of Kinship
Jun
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bonds of Kinship

A 2-hour pilot class introducing API Chaya’s workshop series on developing skills to enhance positive family relationships. The classes are directed specifically towards the Muslim community, combining modern research with Islamic tradition and guidelines. The workshop will consist of presentations, interactive activities, and group discussion.

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May
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Community Organizing 101 - Community Education Series

Community Organizing 101
6pm – 8pm

6 pm API Chaya Orientation (recommended for first time attendees)
6:30- 8 pm Educational Discussion

These trainings are open to anyone, no registration is required.
**Those interested in becoming a Natural Helper are required to attend all four topics of the workshop series.

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Childcare provided upon request. This space is wheelchair accessible. We will strive to accommodate accessibility needs such as interpretation, materials ahead of time, etc. to the best of our ability (volunteer@apichaya.org).

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NQAPIA Direct Action Training
Mar
19
9:00am 9:00am

NQAPIA Direct Action Training

***Let's Get Our People Trained! Direct Action Training Series***
bit.ly/datrainings

As we gear up for a Trump presidency, NQAPIA has been thinking about how to get our people as trained as possible for what lies ahead. After talking with many of you, we're planning a direct action organizing training series!

The goal is to get as many people of color trained to engage in direct action strategically, effectively, and as safely as possible. We also want to build relationships across our communities, since we'll need each other now more than ever. This training series is lead and planned by queer and trans API people in collaboration with the Ruckus Society and a number of POC organizations. This training is open to all POC.

Space is limited, so register soon! bit.ly/datrainings

If you have any questions or concerns, please email sasha@nqapia.org.

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Sexual Assault 101
Mar
7
4:30pm 4:30pm

Sexual Assault 101

6 pm API Chaya Orientation and networking (recommended for first time attendees)
6:30- 8 pm Educational Discussion

Childcare provided upon request. This space is wheelchair accessible. We will strive to accommodate accessibility needs such as interpretation, materials ahead of time, etc. to the best of our ability - please email volunteer@apichaya.org.

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Healing Gathering
Mar
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Healing Gathering

We are creating a space of healing as we honor lives lost to domestic and sexual violence. Utilizing art and cultural performances, we will explore the ways we are impacted by violence in our communities. In the current political climate of heightened repression against Black, Muslim and immigrant communities, it is more important than ever to find community-based solutions to domestic and sexual violence. We believe in the power of our communities to find solutions and take action. 

This gathering is the second program of the 22nd
Annual Candlelight Vigil Program and is held to remember the lives of Susanna Remerata Blackwell and her unborn child, baby Kristine, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta, who were shot and killed at the King County Courthouse in 1995 by Susanna’s estranged and abusive husband.

We have committed ourselves to holding an annual vigil to remember these women, along with all lives impacted by domestic/sexual violence, and to create a space for us to truly come together around these lived experiences to heal, honor, and remember. For our 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil, we have chosen the theme: Engaging Across Generations.

ACCESSIBLITY INFOMATION
We would like to work with you to make this event and other API Chaya events as accessible as possible please contact nikki@apichaya.org with any questions, concerns or feedback.

This event is free and open to the public and we are striving to make this a survivor-centered safer space for our community.

Please note that a community member is going to smudge the space with sage before the event begins, which may leave some lingering scents that could be harmful to people with Multiple Chemical Sensitives.

We are asking participants to please come fragrance-free event, refrain from wearing scented products (perfumes, scented laundry-products, essential oils, etc) and use the provided fragrance-free soaps during the event. 

This space is located on the second floor with access to a wheelchair lift.

There are single occupant gender neutral bathrooms located upstairs.

API Chaya is going to provide snacks at the event.

TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:
Available by Link Light Rail
Parking is available at the Filipino Community Center.

12:00PM --> Snacks, Creative Arts healing, magazines available for folks interested in making zines!
1:30 - 4:30PM --> Accupuncture and Massage available
4:30PM --> Healing Ceremony begins

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Annual Vigil
Mar
2
4:30pm 4:30pm

Annual Vigil

You are invited to join our 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil: Engaging Across Generations

We will gather to remember the lives of Susanna Blackwell and her unborn child, baby Kristine, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta, as well as all those who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. This tragedy organized the API community as a group of women (known as our founding mothers) came together to form the Asian Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center (currently known as API Chaya). While the tragedy and loss of Susanna Blackwell, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta occurred 22 years ago, we continue to see the prevalence of domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

We also want to acknowledge the many other forms of violence that are tearing our families and communities apart, including police violence, Islamophobia, transphobia, deportations and much more. Survivors of domestic and sexual violence and our communities are deeply impacted by these systems of power and control. 

Accessibility information:

We will try to provide a space that is low-scent. The bathrooms are gendered and are not guaranteed scent-free, but API Chaya will provide scent-free soap. We are working towards ensuring scent-free spaces in our future events. To honor that goal, we are asking all participants to please come to the vigil fragrance-free (no perfumes, colognes, scented laundry soaps, etc) and to use the scent-free soaps provided by API Chaya in the restrooms so that our valued community members with multiple-chemical-sensitivities or environmental illnesses can participate. 

There are two portions of this event. An outside program and rally followed by a program inside the courthouse.

OUTSIDE ACCESS:
The outside program is ADA accessible. 
Chairs will be available for people who want to sit during the outdoor program.
The outside program is near a busy street with lots of vehicle emissions and pollutants that might not be safe for some participants with multiple chemical sensitives. 
Due to nearby construction, parking as well as space may also be impacted.
Restrooms are located inside the courthouse (see screening information below).

INDOOR ACCESS: 
The courthouse is ADA accessible, with elevators and ramps located throughout the building. Our event is going to be on the 9th floor of the courthouse, in the presiding courtroom. 
We cannot guarantee gender neutral bathrooms. 
The indoor event requires a security screening by the court house by passing through a metal detector. Please see this prohibited items list:http://1.usa.gov/18LqGxs
There will be seating available inside the courthouse. There are also benches located inside the courthouse. 

We will provide food that has been donated by local restaurants and volunteers. There will be vegetarian and meat options available. All food will have a list of ingredients. 

PARKING (cars, bikes)
The courthouse is located in downtown Seattle in the midst of a lot of traffic. Due to construction nearby, there may not be a lot of street parking avaialble. Please review the information linked here for more information about other parking in the area, http://1.usa.gov/1M3YO3I. For folks on bicycles there are bike racks located outside the courthouse on the 4th avenue side of courthouse. Due to nearby construction, this area may also be impacted.

METRO: Link Light Rail Pioneer Square Station the 7, 14, 36, 60, 71, 101, 106 and the C and E lines. If you would like to plan your bus route here is a link to the King County Metro Trip Planner. http://1.usa.gov/1EgUjCd 

CHILDCARE: Children are welcome! If you would like support with childcare please email nikki@apichaya.org with the child’s name and age so we can request childcare. We also will have paper and pens available for children if they want to draw. 

LANGUAGE ACCESS: Please let us know if you need an interpreter for the event by emailing nikki@apichaya.org.

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Natural Helper's Training
Feb
11
to Feb 12

Natural Helper's Training

API Chaya's Natural Helpers Training will take place on February 11- 12, 2017 near downtown Seattle. Space is limited. Priority is given to current or prospective volunteers who are API, Black, Indigenous, or POC and identify as women, trans, gender non-conforming or femme. 
Please plan on completing the registration form by February 3rd:http://tinyurl.com/NHFeb2017

If you have any questions, email volunteer@apichaya.org.

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