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I Dare To Air: My Resilience, My Truth

October 4, 2018

WHAT:

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an exhibit of traditional dresses accompanying real stories from local domestic violence survivors from diverse ethnic communities will serve as a reminder that domestic violence is present and must be prevented. The “I Dare to Air—My Resilience, My Truth” Traveling Clothesline includes the Vietnamese Áo Dài, Cambodian Sampot Khmer, Chinese Qipao, Filipina Filipiniana, South Asian Saree, Korean Hanbok, and Mexican Huipil Rojo, along with survivors’ stories of their struggles and triumphs in their own languages.

The exhibit will be displayed at the County of Santa Clara Government Center until the end of October, when it will travel to other destinations, including East Side Union High School District, family resource centers, and community spaces and agencies serving these neighborhoods.

CURRENT LOCATION:

November-December 2018: East Side Union High School District Office 830 North Capitol Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133

PREVIOUS LOCATION(S): 

October 2018: County of Santa Clara Government Center Breezeway 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110

EXHIBIT ORGANIZERS AND CONTRIBUTORS:

County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy; Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office; Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI); FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County; the East San Jose PEACE Partnership; Community Solutions, and MAITRI.

Advocates taking a stand against domestic violence.

BACKGROUND:

The “I Dare to Air—My Resilience, My Truth” Traveling Clothesline Installation was inspired by the national violence prevention education effort The Clothesline Project. Launched in 1990 in Massachusetts, the project has inspired people all over the world to create traveling clotheslines that bring public awareness about violence through an educational and healing tool.

VISUALS: A clothesline display of traditional dresses from diverse ethnic communities with accompanying descriptions of survivor experiences.

LANGUAGES: Interviews will be available in English, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.

For additional information, please contact:

HaNhi Tran – (669) 287-9714 or htran@dao.sccgov.org

Melissa Luke – (408) 368-8041 or melissa.luke@aaci.org

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