2013 National Summit

Putting Our Work on the Map!

Sunday, June 30 - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
San Francisco, California


Thanks to the creative innovation of graphic recorder, Karen Perkins, our entire summit has been beautifully documented.

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We also want to continue the feedback loop of what worked, what didn't work and what more we can do at future conferences. If you have not done so already, please complete our 2013 National Summit Evaluation to let us know about your experience. Of course, you are more than welcome to email your comments and suggestions to me at info@apiidv.org.


Plenary Sessions

Sunday, June 30th

Opening Plenary: Out-Shining Patriarchy: A Panel Conversation

Lena Alhusseini, Executive Director, Arab American Family Support Center
B. Cole, Director, Brown Boi Project
Manisha Gupte, Co-Founder, MASUM (Mahila Sarvangeen Utkarsh Mandal)
Vincent Pan, Executive Director, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA)
Chic Dabby, Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Monday, July 1st

Reframing Advocacy: Margin-to-Center Approaches to Gender-Based Violence

Cristy Chung, Operations & Program Manager, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Cindy Liou, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Mia Mingus, Bay Area Transformative Justice Collaborative (BATJC)
Jennifer Rose, Office of the Gender Equity Specialist, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (Moderator)
Sujata Warrier, Director, New York City Program of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (Moderator)

Moving Communities to Action

Corinne Sanchez, Executive Director, Tewa Women United
Kabzuag Vaj, Executive Director, Freedom, Inc.
Mimi Kim, Executive Director, Creative Interventions (Moderator)

Tuesday, July 2nd

Powering Up A-Z Advocacy: Evidence-Based Practice Explained

Chic Dabby, Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Annika Gifford Brothers, Policy & Research Manager, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
Linda Phan, Executive Director, SAHELI: Asian Family Support Services of Austin
Mieko Yoshihama, Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

Movement Building: Connecting the Power of the Margins

Bo Thao-Urabe, Senior Director, Capacity Building and Organizational Learning, AAPIP: Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Beckie Masaki, Associate Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

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Breakout Workshops

Sunday, June 30th


Pre-Conference Training Workshop 1: (Non-Violent) Re-Boot Camp on Organizational Leadership & Sustainability

Beckie Masaki, Associate Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Pre-Conference Training Workshop 2: Differing Dynamics of Domestic Violence in Asian Homes & Implications for Practice

Chic Dabby, Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

Monday, July 1st


WORKSHOP 1. Taking Back Liberation: A Survivor Centered Approach

Cindy Liou, Staff Attorney and Director of the Human Trafficking Project, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
Nkauj Iab Yang, Program Coordinator, Banteay Srei
Beckie Masaki, Associate Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (Moderator)

WORKSHOP 2. Making Shame Change Sides: Sexual Violence and Coercion

Chic Dabby, Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Jennifer Rose, Office of the Gender Equity Specialist, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

WORKSHOP 3. Addressing Homophobia & Transphobia: Program Responses to Reducing Isolation of API LGBTQ Victims

Hediana Utarti, Community Project Coordinator, Asian Women's Shelter (AWS)
Jee Suthamwanthanee, Multilingual Access Model (MLAM) Coordinator, Asian Women's Shelter (AWS)
LilSnoopy Fujikawa, Queer Network Program Coordinator, API Chaya

WORKSHOP 4. Systems Advocacy for Language Access

Joann Lee, Managing Attorney, Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation (LAFLA)
Moriah Nelson, Massachusetts Language Access Fellow, Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association
Virgina Rosa, Staff Attorney, Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Linda Phan, Executive Director, SAHELI: Asian Family Support Services of Austin (Moderator)

WORKSHOP 5. Shifting Interventions from Direct Services to a Community Accountability Model: The Vision and Practice of Creative Interventions

Mimi Kim, Executive Director, Creative Interventions

WORKSHOP 6. Arts & Movement for Healing and Transformation

Teresa Yu, Therapeutic Specialist, Grace Community Center
Mie Fukuda, Children's Advocate, Asian Women's Shelter (AWS)
Mouna Benmoussa, Children's Advocate, Asian Women's Shelter (AWS)

For more information on about the Tree of Life, please contact Teresa Yu at teresa.yu@sanjoseca.gov.

WORKSHOP 7. Historical Trauma, Triple Trauma, Vicarious Trauma - How does all this Translate into Trauma-Informed Care?

Chic Dabby, Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

WORKSHOP 8. Wisconsin Hmong Advocates: Mobilizing, Organizing, and Shifting Power to End Violence Against Our Communities

Xong Xiong, Pa Thao, Mai Xiong, Va Yang, Joua Xiong, Yee Thao, Chai Moua, and Zon Mou

WORKSHOP 9. We Own Our Lives: Economic Justice, Global Politics and Gender-Based Violence

Sujata Warrier, Director, New York City Program of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

WORKSHOP 10. Moving the Movement | Forward Stance!

Leiana Kinnicutt, Program Manager, Futures Without Violence
Beckie Masaki, Associate Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Corrine Sanchez, Executive Director, Tewa Women United
Nan Stoops, Executive Director, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)
Aimee Thompson Arevalo, Executive Director, Close to Home
Patricia Tototzintle, Chief Executive Officer, Casa de Esperanza

WORKSHOP 11. Peerformances: Theatre-Based Community Engagement and Audience Response Assessments

Mona Belsare, Mai Family Services
Brij Mohta, Mai Family Services
Prabha Mohta, Mai Family Services
Richard M. Tolman, Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work
Mieko Yoshihama, Professor, University of Michigan School of Social Work

WORKSHOP 12. Engaging Survivor Leadership in the Movement

Dilkhwaz Ahmed, Executive Director, License to Freedom
Isabel Kang, Program Director, Shimtuh - KCCEB | Korean Community Center of the East Bay
Mallika Kaur, Staff Attorney, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse - CORA
Sarah Khan, Economic Security Project Specialist, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Vivian Lee, Director of Counseling Programs, Little Tokyo Service Center
Sitra T., Deputy Director, My Sister's House

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Tuesday, July 2nd


WORKSHOP 13. Sexual Harassment & Violence in the Workplace: Remedies for Victims, Implications for Advocates

William Tamayo, Regional Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

WORKSHOP 14. What Does it Mean to be Successful? A Workshop Driven by Your Wisdom

Katya Fels Smyth, Founder and CEO, Full Frame Initiative
Claudia Miranda Julian, Research Associate, Full Frame Initiative

WORKSHOP 15. Comprehensive Immigration Reform: How Does it Impact API Survivors? What is Happening?

Grace Huang, Policy Program Coordinator, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)

WORKSHOP 16. Queering Our Work: Emergent Questions and Strategies from LGBTQ API Anti-Violence Efforts

Gita Mehrotra, Professor, College of Social Work, University of Utah
Soniya Munshi, Researcher/Writer/Community Activist, Catalyst for Community Healing: City University of New York (CUNY)
Cristy Chung, Operations & Programs Manager, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

WORKSHOP 17. Forced Marriage: Young Women Defying Culture

Chic Dabby, Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Heather Heiman, Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager & Senior Policy Attorney, Tahirih Justice Center
Farrah Khan, Counselor/Advocate, Barbra Schlifer Clinic

WORKSHOP 18. Changing Faith-Based Responses to Domestic Violence: Innovative Engagement in Korean Christian Communities

Reverend Ann Rhee Menzie

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