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API Chaya honors the lives lost to domestic violence

API Chaya honors the lives lost to domestic violence

by Derek Orbiso Dizon, API Vigil Coordinator

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 3 at 2:39 PM

Please join API Chaya in honoring lives lost to domestic and sexual violence through personal narratives and cultural performances. “Kapwa” is derived from a Tagalog (Filipino) word meaning, “the shared interconnectedness among and between beings; seeing yourself in another person”. By seeing the self in a survivor, it is possible to gain a sense of communal resiliency and accountability. Please join us in ceremony, as we heal and support one another through our shared interconnection of survivorship.


API Chaya's 19th Annual Candlelight Vigil in honor of Susana Remerata Blackwell, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta will take place Tuesday, March 6th 2014 from 3-8pm.

"Kapwa: Seeking Resiliency and Healing through our Shared Survivorship"


3:00 p.m. Community Dialogue
King County Courthouse

Presiding Courtroom, E-942 (9th floor) 
516 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

We will begin at the King County Courthouse for a critical dialogue around ways we can continue to build solidarity in our community.  Also to recognize, historically, the importance of continuing to honor the vigil every year.  This conversation will be led by Norma Timbang.


4:00 p.m. Rally & March
City Hall Park (located at the King County Courthouse Lawn)
450 3rd Ave Seattle, WA

Next we will rally outside the courthouse as artists, cultural sharers, and community leaders honor the space.  We will then march together to the International District for the indoor ceremony & reception at the Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon. 

5:00 p.m. Indoor Ceremony & Reception (refreshments will be provided)
Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon
662 S. King St. Seattle, WA 98104

Master of Ceremony: Sela Teulilo


Featured Speakers: Norma Timbang, Judy Chen, Noory Lee (Kim), Katrina Pestano, Derek Dizon


Performances will include the spoken word, music, and chants by the following artists and cultural sharers:

Nicole Masangkay, Troy Osaki, Mario Teulilo & Taylor Paul Anuhea Ahana-Jamile, si dåko'ta alcantara-camacho /UW Micronesian Islands Club, Rogue Pinay, Gabriella Seattle, Julz, Pinay Choir, Jill Mangaliman


Questions?  Thoughts?  Accessibility Needs?  Please contact the Vigil coordinator, Derek.  Contact information below.  

Derek, API Chaya Vigil Coordinator
(206) 353-5062


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