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Anti-Violence Advocacy & Criminalized Survivors

  • 2100 Building 2100 24th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98144 United States (map)

API Chaya Community Education Series Special Topic:
Anti-violence Advocacy & Criminalized Survivors

Join us to learn how advocates and community members can shift to better support those impacted by abuse, immigration and criminalization.

"For many immigrant survivors, accessing support from anti-violence organizations is challenging, especially when they are prosecuted or convicted of crimes. Advocates often identify and manage “crisis” very specifically, looking for victims fleeing abusers with the help of shelters and police. When isolation, intimidation, and violence come from state entities like district attorneys, prisons and ICE, abuse may not be recognizable as such—particularly as state control over “criminals” is broadly normalized. As a result, advocates may judge them as not being “real victims” in “real crises” and deny resources." - Survived & Punished Criminalizing Survival Curricula.

Refreshments will be provided. For questions, concerns, access needs, contact

This training is free and open to all. No RSVP is required.

Accessibility 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.

Scent/ Fragrance Free Request: Please attend the training SCENT/FRAGRANCE FREE. For more information, please check out:
- We ask that participants refrain from using scented products to respect those with chemical sensitivities.

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, and we'll do our best to work with you to ensure our events can fit your needs.