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Laurie Rocello Torres

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Supporting survivors by organizing for workers’ rights

Financial abuse is rarely talked about when discussing intimate partner and gender-based violence. However, economic realities permeate all realms of a survivors’ life. In fact, financial abuse and uncertainty around how a survivor might...

Surviving a pandemic, defending human rights, and ousting dictators – a look at Seattle’s...

December 10 was International Human Rights Day. The United Nations adopted the day in 1948 and, according to its website, 2020’s theme is  “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”. Filipinos in Seattle...

Language access as justice: Supporting survivors as helpers and leaders in our communities

API Chaya is building on its Natural Helpers program and creating the Multilingual Natural Helpers Program. This development is part of a broader shift to improve language access, not just for clients, but for...