Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Virtual Brunch Talk
May 5, 2023 @ 11:00AM — 12:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
To wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Womankind invites you to join a Virtual Brunch Talk with our community partners.
We will lay out the context of where our communities are at and reflect upon current community responses to sexual violence. Together, we will identify and mobilize towards concrete solutions and practices that are community-led and goes beyond violence and criminalization.
Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Where: Virtually on RingCentral
If you have a question, please contact Jennifer Le at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
About the Speakers and Moderator:
In 2019, Jeehae Fischer assumed the position of Executive Director at the Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC), a role she previously held as Director of Programs and Administration from 2012 to 2015. Being a person of color within an immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organization, Jeehae possesses a deep understanding of the numerous barriers and challenges that the Asian American community, particularly survivors of gender-based violence, encounter in their daily lives. Jeehae's association with KAFSC dates back to 2011 when she served as the Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator, working directly with immigrant survivors.
During Jeehae's leadership, KAFSC has doubled its budget and expanded its capacity to provide assistance to immigrant survivors of gender-based violence. Prior to rejoining KAFSC, Jeehae was the Director of Development and Communications at the Internationals Network for Public Schools, with a focus on education for immigrant students. Jeehae is an appointed member of the Fatality Review Committee by the Mayor's office and a member of The Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) Advisory Committee. She serves on the board of the Korean American Association in Greater New York on behalf of KAFSC and is also on the board of Mekong NYC. Jeehae holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from the Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, New York NY.
Maria Santiago is an Advocate Organizer and Activist currently working as Elder Justice Advocate with The Healing Center Brooklyn N.Y.She has over twenty years of experience and practice in Prevention providing educational presentations to diverse communities throughout NYC.
In her Role as Domestic Violence Prevention Educator partnered with New York City Child Welfare Organizations to build the capacity of professional service providers to effectively intervene with families struggling with family violence.
A founding member and Board member of VOICES of WOMEN ORGANIZING PROJECT (VOW), she spearheaded grassroots efforts to improve judicial and support for battered women and children.
Ms. Santiago has a personal and professional commitment to the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and collaborated with GENERATION FIVE inc. To end Child Sexual Abuse using Transformative Education modalities. As a result of her participation created and developed a curriculum in support of Mothers of sexually abused daughters.
Zeinab Eyega, MSc. is the Executive Director of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women, a community based social service organization based in the South Bronx, New York. Ms. Eyega manages the day to day functioning of the organizations as well as guiding its strategic directions. In addition to teaching and speaking, Ms. Eyega has worked on diverse issues affecting black immigrant women in the United including but not limited to early and forced marriage, sexual and reproductive health and culturally sanctioned forms of gender-based violence.
Waichi is an amazing single mom, and a professional interior designer and DJ. She's also an experiencer of domestic & sexual violence. In 2022, she joined the Sanctuary For Families Survivor Leadership training academy, and has since graduated. Waichi is currently working to transform her experiences to advocate for restorative justice practices in dealing with DV and SV. She views the world through the lens of healing, and strives to nurture compassion within herself and all situations.
Jennifer (they/she) is a Vietnamese community organizer from Orange County, California and a lifelong student of feminist and abolitionist politics. They have research experience in intimate partner violence and racial inequities, and they are dedicated to developing liberatory education programming to end gender-based violence and fight for a better world. Outside of teaching and organizing, they are a ceramicist and a creative!