16th Annual Candlelight Vigil to STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

March 3, 2011

THURS MARCH 3 @ 4 – 6 pm
King County Courthouse Lawn (3rd Avenue and Yesler)

Inviting all community members, service providers, families, friends, and supporters of Chaya to the 16th Annual Candlelight Vigil to STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN held by the Asian & Pacific Islander Women Safety Center.


Yoni Ki Baat

March 3, 2011

*Friday, March 25th ~ 8pm / Saturday, March 26th ~ 8pm / Sunday, March 27th~ 5pm*
*Seattle Asian Art Museum Volunteer Park*

Aaina’s spotlight event Yoni Ki Baat (YKB), is a collection of authentic, bold, and powerful stories that are sourced, written, and narrated by local South Asian women, through extensive story-building workshops, and also told on stage by local South Asian women. This year our stories connect the dots to form a master narrative, which asks important questions about gender, patriarchy, abuse and oppression, and also paints a bold vision for exercising choice and celebrating body, sexuality and love. Our narratives are as much daring questions and challenges posed to the world, as they are baring reflections of ourselves in the mirror, in the true spirit of AAINA. Yoni Ki Baat will showcase 16 narratives written by local South Asian women!! A portion of the proceeds from YKB will be given to Chaya. YKB 2011 is directed by Shahana Dattagupta. Aaina, “mirror” in Hindi/Urdu, is an annual South Asian Women’s Festival, focusing on and celebrating the artistic and activist work of South Asian women through performance and visual art, films, workshops, and conversations that are aimed at highlighting issues critical to the empowerment of South Asian women. Aaina is produced by Tasveer in collaboration with the Gardner Center for Asian Arts & Ideas. Tasveer is a Seattle-based grassroots community organization that is committed to bringing independent progressive South Asian films and artists to the Pacific Northwest.


Aaina 2010: South Asian Women’s Focus

April 7, 2010

Aaina 2010: South Asian Women’s Focus
Co-presented by Tasveer and Chaya

Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, focuses on and celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women. The variety of media includes film, performances, visual art, workshops and speakers aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. We are excited to bring you another great festival this year! In addition to the programs below, Chaya will be releasing its first ever zine publication – a compilation of personal narratives, perspectives, and art to raise awareness about issues of violence and oppression in the South Asian community.


Friday April 09, 2010
6PM: Gupshup with South Asian Women Artists, Aaina Organizers (FREE). Light Refreshments provided.
8pm: Yoni ki Baat

Saturday April 10, 2010
2PM Community Speaks (FREE)
5PM Tasveer Picks, Best shorts films made by and about South Asian women
8PM Yoni ki Baat 1
10PM Aaina After Party -Chutney style

Sunday April 11, 2010
1pm Workshop and Discussion: South Asian Women in the Media (FREE)
3pm Lakshmi & Me 5pm Yoni Ki baat

Yoni Ki Baat: $10 students, $12 general, $15 door
–  Purchase tickets for Yoni Ki Baat at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/104025
Films: $8
Dance party: $5
And a FREE program daily!


Ethnic Cultural Theater & Center
3940 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Save the Date! 15th Annual APIWFSC Candlelight Vigil

February 11, 2010

For more info on the Asian and Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center (APIWFSC), please check out www.apiwfsc.org