In less than 2 months, there were 12 domestic-violence-related murders in NYC. Help bring the number down to zero.
Project Speak Out is a new initiative in which four Asian-American domestic-violence agencies in NYC (New York Asian Women’s Center, Sakhi for South Asian Women, Korean American Family Service Center, and Garden of Hope) are working on a unique project to reduce and PREVENT domestic violence in NY’s Asian-American communities. http://nynp.biz/breaking-news/5707-project-speak-out-creates-pan-asian-voice-against-domestic-violence-
Instead of organizations going into communities to talk about domestic violence, volunteers themselves will interact with their fellow neighbors, friends, and families to change individual & community attitudes & behaviors toward domestic violence. As Project Speak Out volunteers, these community members, who might speak the language or share the culture of their audience, will make sure that three core messages are passed on:
1. Domestic violence DOES EXIST in our communities
2. Women are not to be blamed for the violence perpetrated against them
3. YOU as an individual/group CAN TAKE ACTION! (and suggest ways to take that action)
We will train you on what domestic violence is and how to engage and mobilize individuals and groups in communities to take action!
We will go over the following topics during the training:
• Bringing in the Bystander: A Prevention Workshop for Establishing a Community of Responsibility
• Domestic violence
• Asian-Americans & domestic violence
• Project Speak Out
• Outreach & Activities: Role of Volunteer, Resources
You do NOT need to speak an Asian language to volunteer
**Please note: quite a few of the New York Asian Women’s Center employees started as volunteers.
Contact: Project Speak Out Manager, Tel: (212) 732-0054 ext 163, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: ProjectSpeakOut