Author: Muawi

June 1st to June 10th, 2017: a weekly update

Last week, Monsoon’s staff presented at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Dallas, Texas.  Seth Backham and Itzel Padron-Zuniga, our youth coordinators, presented on “Experiences Developing Community-Based Violence Prevention Programs for Youth of Color.”  Mira Yusef, Hieu Pham, and Keeli Bao presented on Monsoon’s work on Campus – “Culturally-Specific Programs on Campus: Working with Asian…
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June 11, 2017 0

Summer School of Youth Activism 2017

We are hosting the 2017 Summer School of Youth Activism – our 4th year! When?  June 27th to June 30th, 2017 Where? Networking Project, 855 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa This is a YOUTH only event. Learn about activism and community organizing with AF3IRM, a transnational feminist organization, and Monsoon’s violence prevention team! Youth will learn…
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June 11, 2017 0

Where are we at?


October 11, 2016 0

November 2015 Newsletter

Check out our November 2015 newsletter!  http://eepurl.com/bEpvVH


November 4, 2015 0

Monsoon is hiring!

Statewide Chatline Coordinator (Des Moines-based):  Inspired by bell hooks’ “From Margin to Center,” Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa decided to take the main role in running a new program of chat services for victims/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iowa.    It’s a revolutionary move that expresses the sentiment of “From Margin to…
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August 4, 2015 0

API & African Youth Summit 2015

It’s that time again!  Monsoon is hosting the 2015 API and African Youth Summit.  The summit will be held on May 8th, Friday from 8:30am to 1:30pm at Grand View University. The year’s theme this year is “Healing Ourselves, Healing Our Community.”  We are excited to have Roopa Singh of SAAPYA​ (South Asian American Perspectives on Yoga…
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April 23, 2015 0

Join us this Saturday…

We are raising funds to renovate a house that was gifted to Monsoon by Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The house will be Monsoon and Nisaa’s transitional housing for survivors of sexual violence and domestic violence. Please join us this Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm for our Uhuru Bandung Pop-Up Cafe. For…
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April 23, 2015 0

February is Dating Violence Awareness Month

Check out Monsoon’s API Youth Council’s February podcast. What is Dating Violence? Many young people experience abusive behaviors, but do not identify the abuse as dating violence. For many, these behaviors are incorrectly seen as “normal,” and are not considered problematic. Dating violence may include: • Isolation / Extreme jealousy • Stalking • Verbal / Emotional abuse •…
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January 29, 2015 0

Very busy month for the Youth Council!

Check out the API Youth Council November 2014 podcast. (https://soundcloud.com/monsooniowa/november-2014-api-youth-podcast-interview-with-pocqat) Our Youth Council were busy working on the November 2014 podcast and also the November edition and very first edition of the NO NAME ‘zine!  


November 2, 2014 0

October 2014 Newsletter!

Monsoon Open House for DVAM October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and in honor of the month, Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa invites members of the public to a reception at its extended office at 4950 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50310. Join Monsoon staff and interns on Saturday, October 18, 2014, from…
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October 3, 2014 0
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