We Choose Love! We Choose Democracy! We Choose Community!

We are working to create a world where everyone can live and love freely without fear. Inspired by the We Choose All of Us campaign by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, this year’s conference will explore what it means to choose love, choose democracy, and to choose community. Join us to get inspired and learn how to put these big concepts into action in your daily life and work.

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Neelam Khaki

API Chaya
Peaceful Families Taskforce Coordinator
API Chaya (King County)

I currently work with API Chaya as Coordinator of the Peaceful Families Taskforce, a program which raises awareness of domestic violence within faith-based communities. I have worked at the agency since 2013, and over the past 3-4 years my focus has been on domestic violence prevention through the lens of faith values. I have a degree in law from the London School of Economics and, after moving to the U.S. in 2004, pursued my interest in social justice work through engagement with community organizations, volunteering with LifeWire, and working as a CASA. I would be honored to be able to bring my experience of DV prevention work to the WSCADV Board of Directors and explore ways in which this work might be furthered. It would also be a privilege to elevate the voices of the communities with which I work.

Additionally, Neelam is the Peaceful Families Taskforce Coordinator at API Chaya, an organization serving South Asian, Middle Eastern, and API survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Her work within the PFT involves working with local Muslim communities to create peaceful families, by using the Qur’anic model of family, through training, education, and community engagement.
Neelam is a graduate in LLB Laws from the London School of Economics. Prior to moving to the U.S, she was employed at a London City law firm. Her interest in social justice began in a voluntary capacity, whilst working for The Samaritans, a UK based organization supporting suicidal clients. She subsequently worked with Lifewire as a helpline volunteer, supporting survivors in domestic violence situations, and later as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, supporting minors subject to dependency proceedings.