Next call: December 19, 2023 (9am HST / 12pm PST / 2pm 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.

December 2023 Theme: Advocate Safety

For our last Bridges Connect Call of the year, we invite you to join the discussion on advocate safety! In this work, we are dedicated to the safety of survivors and their families, but we cannot forget that equally important is the safety and well-being of those who do this work. From traveling to unfamiliar locations to work to facing harassment from within their own communities online or in person, advocates often feel the brunt of the hostility that fuels gendered and racialized violence. Many community-based organizations, furthermore, are under-resourced as they contend with keeping staff safe and supported.

What resources do organizations need to ensure staff safety? What are some policies or practices agencies can implement? What personal safety or self-care/community-care tips do you practice? Join this conversation on advocate safety in physical and virtual spaces if you have something to share, or want to hear from others!

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.  Please get in contact with us, or indicate in your RSVP, if you require  interpretation or accessibility features.

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

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