CPAF’s 40th Anniversary is Off to a Great Start!

Thank you for joining us as we kick off CPAF’s 40th Anniversary in 2018 – we’re celebrating 40 years of engaging the community to end domestic and sexual violence through culturally-grounded crisis intervention and violence prevention. From January through March, we’ve conducted 14 activities and involved more than 300 people in support of ending violence.

Here are a few highlights from our community activities from January through March:

JANUARY

  • Advisory Board Reunion – Members of CPAF’s Advisory Board gathered at CPAF’s Community Center in Koreatown to discuss activities supporting the families we serve.

FEBRUARY

  • “Good Touch/Bad Touch:  Boss of Your Own Body” Workshop – our staff presented a workshop to approximately 35 four and five-year olds, parents and teachers at Bread of Life Christian Children’s Center in the South Bay. The presentation catered to children and helped them identify what parts of their body were considered private and what is “good vs. bad touch”.
  • Consent Week Programs at Marymount California University – our staff conducted two 1-hour workshops (one each in Mandarin and English) to discuss teen dating violence (types of power & control), healthy relationships, and how to support a friend who discloses abuse.
  • Former Staff & Intern Reunion – We reunited with more than 40 people – many former CPAF staff/interns – at Gardena Valley Baptist Church this past February.  What a privilege to meet folks who have been part of CPAF’s journey, those on whose shoulders we stand!  We acknowledged and appreciated their contributions over the years and invited them to bring CPAF with them into the next 40 years.
  •  “Friendraiser” – one of our board members hosted a gathering in downtown Los Angeles and invited CPAF to speak about the work we do to engage people in helping end domestic and sexual violence in our communities.
  • According to the Urban Institute, 52% of teens who experience digital abuse are also physically abused. Because February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, we wore orange to support our Prevention program youth and raise awareness of this issue.

MARCH

  • Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day Online Awareness Campaign – Our intent was to inspire and raise awareness about powerful, impactful women, which can also serve as a healing activity.
    • We posted a tribute to CPAF’s Founder, Nilda Rimonte. Under Nilda’s leadership, CPAF developed the first multi-lingual 24-hour hotline and the first multi-lingual, multi-cultural domestic violence emergency shelter specialized in serving API survivors in the nation.
    • Some of our clients created collages (see photos in slideshow) and found this activity to be empowering. In the collages, a handful of clients chose to honor themselves or recognized their own beauty despite what other messages they have heard.
  • “Butterfly in the Sky” – Our friends at Genever in LA’s Historic Filipinotownone of the few women-owned and run bars in the nation – donated a portion of proceeds to CPAF from their “Butterfly in the Sky” cocktail in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8.

Join us and let’s nurture change together. Visit our 40th Anniversary page to learn about upcoming activities and ways to participate.

Thank you for your support – you are demonstrating that the community cares about survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Knowing that others in the community support their healing serves as a symbol of hope for the families we serve.

 

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