Next call: July 21, 2022 (9am HST / 12pm PST / 3pm CST / 3pm EST)

These bi-monthly community connect calls are intended to be a space for AANHPI advocates, community members, and allies to connect, dialogue, share successes, problem solve, and network. API-GBV staff will be available to moderate and encourage discussion, but this is a space for YOU, as the experts of this work, to share your experiences and to learn from allies across the country.

July’s theme: Supporting Refugee Survivors

Our communities are home to many refugees who have arrived here by way of displacement, war, violence and trauma. During July’s Connect Call, we will discuss how we can best create avenues of welcome and access for refugees, including accessible and trauma-informed services for refugees who are experiencing harassment or gender-based violence. During this call, we will use breakout rooms to facilitate discussion.

We will offer the following questions for discussions, among others:

  • What are the biggest barriers for refugees in accessing support services, economic benefits, and other supports?
  • How can individuals and communities be places of welcome for refugees and refugee families?
  • How can DV/SA service providers tailor services to be more accessible and trauma informed for refugee survivors?

ASL interpretation and live captioning provided.

Other details:

Meetings will be hosted on Zoom, and you are encouraged to join with video and voice to the extent that you are comfortable. These calls will not be recorded, but we may share takeaways, without identifying information, with our staff or community. ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided. Please get in contact with us, or indicate in your RSVP, if you require additional interpretation or accessibility features.

If you cannot make February’s call, but would like to be on the list for future dates, please email

To RSVP, please use the form below, or click here to open it in another window.