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AAPI Rising: Soul Care
March 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Join us Thursday 3/31 for an #AAPIRising Community Vigil and Healing Meditation for Asian Women and Femmes. This community vigil and meditation is in honor of the eight lives lost in Atlanta last year, the lives lost due to anti-Asian violence, and the generations of grief we carry and hold for our loved ones. We invite our community to heal and envision a future with us by tapping into generational strength and resilience.
NAPAWF conducted a study surveying 2400+ women in-language, which showed 74% of AAPI women experienced racism. Additionally, 38 percent also reported having experienced sexual harassment, and 12 percent said they experienced gender- or race-based physical violence. This is unacceptable and painful.
In the face of ongoing grief and continued violence against Asian women and elders, we invite you to come together in this sacred space. Together we will breathe into our fears and hurt in order to bring life into our healing and nurture our collective strength. We will fill the space with poetry readings, guided meditative writing, and community sharing as pathways toward nourishing ourselves and embodying our radical visions of safety and care.
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aapirising-asian-femme-vigil-healing-meditation-tickets-301110628997 – first-generation, 1.5s, and second-generation youth are encouraged to join, although it is a multi-generational space. This event is intended for AAPI women, femme, and QTNB folx, and we welcome those who would like to show up in solidarity. Please remember we will prioritize and make space for AAPI voices.