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Come learn about sexual and domestic violence in the Asian community at the following APAAM event occurring tonight from 7-9pm in the Satow Room in Lerner. Please see the blurb and Facebook event for more details.

How do the roles of violence in Asian communities differ? What can we do to help? Come join us for a free dinner and hear representatives from the New York Asian Women's Center (NYAWC), Sakhi, and the Barnard Furman Counseling Center talk about their experiences of working on sexual and domestic violence related issues. The panel is followed by a Q&A session with the panelists.

We will also be showing a video about LivingPortrait, an interactive audio-visual installation, please see http://www.2rem.net/projects/lp/ or our facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=61509462137&ref=ts for more information.

Panelists profiles:

Fronthy Nguyen, NYAWC
As the Outreach Coordinator at the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC), Fronthy is responsible for managing and conducting outreach activities for NYAWC. The outreach activities include conducting workshops at social service agencies to inform them about domestic violence in the Asian communities, presentations during roll-call at police precincts to educate police officers about the prevalence of domestic violence in Asian communities and attending community forums and events to better inform the public about domestic violence issues. Fronthy received her Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management at The New School. Prior to graduate school, she worked in the area of youth development and is a former AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer.

Mohammad Levesque-Alam, Sakhi
His role is to spearhead Sakhi’s efforts to educate, raise awareness, and create dialogue to help end domestic violence. Mohammad is responsible for media advocacy, production of Sakhi’s media, community engagement and strategic relationship-building. Mohammad has a background as a reporter in the Queens weekly press and, prior to that, worked at a suburban Massachusetts daily newspaper. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at Northeastern University in Boston, he co-founded and co-edited an online political journal for progressive youth. Mohammad holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and minors in Political Science and History. He has conversational fluency in Urdu.

Yoko Takebayashi, Barnard Furman Counseling Center
Yoko Takebayashi is a staff psychologist at the Furman Counseling Center in Barnard College. She is also the Barnard/Columbia Liaison for the Rape Crisis Anti-Violence Support Center and provides training and supervision to RC/AVSC Peer Counselor/Advocates. Yoko earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi University. Her professional interest and specialties include Asian American mental health, acculturation and racial identity development, and trauma.

Hope to see you there!


  1. Marilla said...

    Did anyone else have a problem with the gendered language of that panel? Victim = Females, or Children? Or, Abusers = Men? I personally know people who are in the exact opposite situation, and wish that NYAWC or Sakhi had addressesd that marginalized demographic a little more.  

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