On behalf of the steering committee and staff of the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of our Speakers, Performers, Volunteers and Attendees at the 2011 National Summit. Thank you! The collective knowledge and engagement contributed by all of you made the Summit a tremendous success!
We've heard the overwhelming request for materials and resources to be made available so as to further and deepen the conversations and connections ignited at the Summit. You can find these on the API Institute's website here: http://www.api-gbv.org/resources/summit2011.php
Sunday, July 24 2011 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, July 25 2011 | 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, July 26 2011 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fee: $75.00 per person
Deadline: Registration will be open until the event date, July 24, 2011.
Please note that the deadline to receive financial sponsorship from the API Institute and/or to reserve hotel accommodations at the Intercontinental Hotel with the government per diem of $142.00 plus tax per night has passed as of July 5, 2011.
To engage advocates serving Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, their organizations, and allies to build the architecture of gender democracy by addressing violence against women and sexism; applying gender analyses in culturally-relevant intervention and prevention; and highlighting the role of movements in establishing margin-to-center approaches that are marked by collective power, compassion, collaboration, and creativity.
DAIWE stands for Dialogue, Analysis, Integration, Wide dissemination and Engagement. This will be the spirit of the summit.s interactive format. Trainers will use multiple ways to present the materials - talks, panel discussions, roundtables, Q & A, fishbowls and/or skits. Attendees will be seated at tables of eight, for discussions, report backs and exercises throughout each session, with energetic interactions among presenters and attendees.
Each session will feature:
Gender and patriarchy are central to analyzing violence against women. In minoritized communities, the intersections of gender, race, culture and class are equally important but get played out as competing analyses. Cultures have prescribed gender roles forever, time for us to prescribe changes.
Analysis of violence, coercive control, and sexism over the lifecourse; including trends and responses to gendered harms for API children, teens/youth, young adults, adults, mothers, elders, and LGBTQ individuals.
Trends such as reproductive sabotage, sexting, etc. in hook-ups, relationships, friends-with-benefits; advocacy responses relevant to college students, refugees raped in conflict zones, immigrants, and trafficked women; and breaking down barriers in API communities and API domestic violence programs.
Working with interpreters; differentiating between bilingual advocacy and interpretation; advocating for legal and court interpretation for victims with limited English proficiency; roles, responsibilities and coordination across systems; working with Deaf survivors with limited ASL (American Sig Language) proficiency.
Basics of trauma and its effects on the brain and body; mental health issues and trauma facing teen, adult and elderly APIs; and culturally-relevant and gender-informed interventions.
Working for peace and liberation are lifelong practices. It means fierce determination and generous compassion. It means taking calculated risks, because that is the nature of our work to interrupt the oppressive cycle of violence and abuse, but not being overly risk-adverse. It is about building self-worth, empowerment, respect and equal treatment for survivors, for ourselves, for our workers, colleagues, and allies in this movement. It is also important to document, research and demonstrate if our approaches are working by learning how to collect evidence to document practice. These are essential elements to the success of our work and our movement.
What will it take to stop men.s violence? How do we successfully educate Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities about the harms of patriarchy, sexism, gender oppression? What strategies and tools for culture change work succeed or fail, and why? Gender and economic inequality reinforce oppression, what will it take to build equality, fairness and gender democracy?
Creativity is the antidote for the status quo; cultural expression is essential to social/ cultural change. Utilization of art, dance, spoken word, mixed media to evolve API cultures from gender oppression to gender democracy.
Persons depicted are models and are used for illustrative purposes only.
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