Category: Newsletter

The Great Lata D’Mello

By: Olivia Samples Lata has been working at Monsoon almost since it began in 2003. She first worked as a volunteer and then was hired as a multilingual advocate in 2009. She became the assistant director in 2010 and has been working at our Franklin Ave. office ever since. But at the end of November…
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November 10, 2017 0

OVW Underserved Grant to Build the Capacity of our Community Partners in Serving Sexual Assault Survivors

We were recently awarded the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Underserved grant for two years! The grant is to support the development and implementation of outreach strategies regarding sexual violence in the underserved populations. It is a great honor to be awarded this grant along with 13 other recipients across the country. With this…
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October 30, 2017 0

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

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October 11, 2016 0

November 2015 Newsletter

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


November 4, 2015 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

September 2014 Newsletter

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…
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September 24, 2014 0
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