The event will take place at the Khmer Buddhist Temple on Beacon Hill. • Photo from Google Maps
The event will take place at the Khmer Buddhist Temple on Beacon Hill. • Photo from Google Maps

A March 26 event titled “Holding Our Stories: From Incarceration to Healing in Asian American communities” will feature stories and conversations with currently and formerly incarcerated Asian and Pacific Islander folks in Washington state, as well as those doing caring work to sustain community outside of the prison.

“This is an opportunity for us in the Asian American community in particular to discuss the harmful impacts of the model minority myth, the invisibility of incarceration and state violence in our communities, and also to build solidarity with anti-prison movements led by Black communities,” said JM Wong of Pacific Rim Solidarity Network (PARISOL). “Our friends from Village of Hope, BlackOut WA, Black Prisoners Caucus and EPIC (End the Prison Industrial Complex) will join the conversation as well.”

“Holding Our Stories: From Incarceration to Healing in Asian American communities” happens on Saturday, March 26 at Khmer Buddhist Temple, 3006 S. Juneau St., Seattle, WA 98108, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments served. The event is organized by Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT) and PARISOL.

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