To help support our outreach work, Sakhi prepares volunteers to be leaders and resources for their communities. After they are trained, outreach volunteers assist Sakhi in its community engagement work by helping to plan Sakhi’s various outreach events as well as by attending, tabling, and presenting at these events. Volunteers also play a role in building community partnerships, and we encourage them to interact with community members and leaders about our cause.
Each year, Sakhi organizes or participates in forums, meetings, conferences, marches, panels, and other outreach/education events. We also work with community-based partners, the South Asian and mainstream media, schools, universities, religious institutions, and community and cultural centers to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence.
See below for photos from some of our past outreach events:
The horror that Jyoti Singh Pandey and her friend endured on a bus in Delhi on December 16th is senseless, atrocious and unacceptable. On Tuesday, January 15th, between 5:30 and 7:00 pm, Sakhi and over 20 co-sponsoring organizations hosted a candle light vigil to honor Jyoti’s life and to remind ourselves that the work to end gender-based violence is urgent, necessary and ongoing.
Every year, Sakhi joins the Korean American Family Service Center for their annual Silent March to increase awareness about domestic violence in Flushing, Queens. This year, as part of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities, we marched with our allies, community members and public officials down Main Street at Flushing.
On December 18th 2012, as part of Sakhi’s outreach initiative Project Speak Out, we joined forces with a cultural community partner organization The Rajkumari Cultural Center and organized a community play called “Blanketed by Blame” to increase awareness about the complicated ways our communities experience and deal with domestic violence.
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