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 […]CONTINUE READING
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 […]CONTINUE READING
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 […]CONTINUE READING
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 • […]CONTINUE READING
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!CONTINUE READING
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 […]CONTINUE READING
Monument Quilt visits Iowa Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa and Nisaa African Family Services collaborated with other culturally specific sister organizations in Iowa to host the Monument Quilt summer tour created by Force, a Baltimore, Md., organization seeking to end sexual violence, on August 14 at Western Gateway Park in downtown Des Moines. The Monument Quilt […]CONTINUE READING
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