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Healing Gathering

  • Filipino Community Center 5740 Martin Luther King Junior Way South Seattle, WA, 98118 United States (map)

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.

We would like to work with you to make this event and other API Chaya events as accessible as possible please contact 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.

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

Earlier Event: March 2
Annual Vigil
Later Event: March 7
Sexual Assault 101