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Sep
23
Sat
2017
Black Arts Love Fall Mixer & Marketplace
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
14
Sat
2017
Unity in the Community
Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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October 14th at Washington Hall

API Chaya wants to honor and celebrate all that you give to our anti-violence work. We invite you to bring the whole family to our community celebration. There will be delicious food, desserts, bar, local artist vendors, prizes, and more!

Opening ceremony by Patricia Allen, followed by live performances from the AU CollectiveKimmortal, RISE, and, our headliner, Seattle’s very own Nikkita Oliver.

Tickets are $20, buy your tickets today and support survivors and families affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Or, extend your impact by becoming a monthly donor and we will send you two complimentary tickets to our show. Your dollar makes a difference.

We hope to see you there!
Joanne

Joanne Alcantara
API Chaya Executive Director


If you have any questions, please contact our office at info@apichaya.org or 206-467-9976. If you would like to volunteer/ join our concert planning team, email volunteer@apichaya.org

Unity in Community – Fall Concert
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oct
26
Thu
2017
HEALING JUSTICE Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
HEALING JUSTICE Premiere Film Screening and Community Conversation
PIGOTT AUDITORIUM, Seattle University Campus
Seattle, WA
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The world is crying out for healing — healing of inequitable actions and of unfair, unjust systems. And, equally important, the world is crying out for the deep internal healing that allows us to more effectively come together to educate, organize and work towards dreaming and building a world that works for everyone.

This event is a community film screening and dialogue that is part of a multi-city tour of the new documentary film HEALING JUSTICE. This three-tiered event includes a: I) Film Screening and Community Conversation, II) Healing Justice Workshop, and III) Healing Justice Circle. Use the drop-down menu to register for each component.

I. PREMIERE FILM SCREENING AND FACILITATED COMMUNITY CONVERSATION with Dr. Shakti Butler, film producer/director

This film asks America to talk about the causes and consequences of our current system of justice.  The film explores:

    • What is justice, really?
    • Why is healing such an important component of justice?
    • How do our current structures discount and dehumanize young people of color as well as our poorest and most vulnerable citizens?
    • How can we transform our ideas, structures, and culture to produce a new story that popularizes the truth of our connected humanity?
    • How can we work towards a vibrant future where belonging, not bothering, is the norm     what would that look, sound and feel like?


Designed for dialogue, the film will address the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and will highlight various healing methodologies. We want to support a national dialogue that investigates and considers alternatives to our current punitive model of justice.

The film screening is Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 6:00p-8:30p in the Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University.
General Admission: $15 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)
Group Discount Rate: $10 (each for five or more registered together)
Student/Community Organizer: $5 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event)

Copies of the film will be available for purchase at this event.

II. HEALING JUSTICE WORKSHOP
This workshop is intended to help participants deepen their understanding of the systemic injustices in the justice system, consider alternatives, and participate in movements to change public perceptions and public policy.  Using clips from her new film, Healing Justice, Dr. Shakti Butler will guide participants through the three major questions that the film asks:

  • How does each of us experience trauma and then pass it on?


  • What is justice?


  • What can healing look like?


  • How can we meet the needs of the victim, the victimizer, and their respective communities?


  • How can we embrace both compassion and accountability?

What are the words we can speak, the stories we can tell, the experiences we can share that will help us build the public will that is needed to make necessary change? Participants in this workshop will receive a complimentary copy of the film to take back to their communities to spark conversations and create change.

This is a half-day workshop on Friday, October 27th from 9:00a-12:00p in Casey Commons, also at Seattle University.

The workshop fee is $100 minimum (pay more if you can to support access to this event) and includes admission to the film on Thursday, October 26th. Inquire about partial scholarships.

III. HEALING JUSTICE CIRCLE
Begin the healing by joining us in Circle. This healing justice circle will enjoin us to begin our healing journey, both personally and communally. And is for folks who attended the Healing Justice film and/or workshop.

A community of circle keepers will convene this circle from 1:00p-5:00p. This is free or pay what you can to support access to this event. Register early as there are very limited number of seats available in this circle. Pre-registration for this circle is separate and required.