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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Tuesday, September 25 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Engaging Community to Address Violence (Part 2)

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Part 2:

Transformative justice and community accountability are increasingly visible concepts within the anti-violence movement. Drawing from panelists’ personal experience engaging with these processes over time, this session focuses on the tensions, innovations and possibilities of community-based responses to interpersonal and state violence. Learn about the world renowned CARA, their local work and lessons they learned. Engage in conversation and practices connected to local work happening now.

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Joanne Alcantara

Executive Director, API Chaya
Joanne Alcantara is the Executive Director for API Chaya. A Chinese and Filipino immigrant, Joanne was born in the Philippines during Martial Law; her family fled to Seattle to escape violence. She is a Garfield High School and Wesleyan University graduate. After college, Joanne returned... Read More →
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DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson

Tj and prevention coordinator, Coalition Ending Gender Based Violece
DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson is the Transformative Justice & Prevention Coordinator at the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence (a coalition serving the DV & SA programs in King county), a new position focused on supporting the Coalition membership around existing and developing work... Read More →
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onion carrillo

Onion M. Carrillo de Norman, MSW started facilitating training's for Communities Against Rape and Abuse in 2002. She was the founder of Ladies First, a Seattle based arts collective focused on using art as a tool for healing and liberation. Onion’s facilitated training's on interpersonal... Read More →

Martina Kartman

Soros Justice Fellow, Public Defender Association
Martina Kartman is a Soros Justice Fellow at the Public Defender Association where she is part of local efforts to build interventions to harm that move away from criminalization as a frontline approach, and toward responses that uphold the dignity of all people. Martina has dedicated... Read More →

Theryn Kigvamasudvashti

Instructor, An Essential Bridge
Theryn Kigvamasudvashti, M.A., began her formal work in the anti-violence movement 20 years ago when she moved to Seattle from Colorado Springs. As a member of the African American Taskforce Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (1998-2009) she met with a coalition of leaders... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT