Sakhi Executive Director Purvi Shah spoke on the topics of serving survivors and media as a force for change at a panel discussion hosted by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute and convened by the New York Asian Women’s Center on Oct. 27th.
The event was held in conjunction with an art exhibit called Living Portrait, which was on display from Oct. 20th through Oct. 31st and aimed at raising awareness around the issue of domestic violence in a tangible way.
Co-panelists Heather Greer, a New York-based award-winning videographer and new media professor who helped conceptualize and realize the art exhibit, and Holly Maguigan, a professor at NYU Law School and a member of Family Violence Prevention Fund’s National Advisory Committee on Cultural Considerations in Domestic Violence, joined Purvi at the session.
Julie Kim Richards, Director of Client Services at the New York Asian Women’s Center, moderated the panel.
- New York Asian Women’s Center Executive Director Larry Lee welcomes the speakers and attendees.
- Heather talks about how the art exhibit was conceived.
- How do we make domestic violence real to people? Heather responds.
- Purvi talks about how Sakhi’s services led to reforms in the court interpreter system.
- Why do we need to think about faith? Purvi speaks about Sakhi’s work in this area.
- Purvi speaks about some of the in recent years.