API Chaya, a non-profit organization that seeks to end systemic violence in communities, is presenting a multi-media showcase featuring spoken and visual storytelling from Asian, Pacific Islander, and South Asian survivors. The showcase will be happening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on July 19 and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 20 at Jaam Rek Studio.
By giving voice to experiences of sexual violence, often deemed “unspeakable,” API Chaya is calling on the community to witness the different ways survivors engage in a journey of healing and transformation.
This showcase features the work of API Chaya’s Healing Art Circle, a survivor-led collective of women & gender non-conforming people who meet regularly to explore the different ways we have been impacted by trauma through art, as well as an array of talented artists from our community. The organization will be sharing their stories through live performance and a visual art exhibit during the event.
The showcase is also a call to action. API Chaya wants to inspire communities to break the silence, challenge rape culture and support survivors. They also aim to create a culture where gender violence is unacceptable and everyone is responsible for each other’s safety as the communities build collective dignity and power.
Jaam Rek studio is wheelchair accessible. Please contact [email protected] for any accessibility requests or concerns.
API Chiya is also looking for volunteers, particularly those with previous production and AV/Tech experience. Volunteers with all levels of experience are welcome. To register, please fill out this form.