Api Chaya's 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil

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Api Chaya's 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil

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Kapwa 2: Continuing a Legacy of Survivorship King County Courthouse Candlelight Vigil March 5, 2015 4:00-6:00 p.m. City Hall Park & King County Courthouse You are invited to join our 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil! As an organization that provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking services to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities, we are coming together to offer spaces of healing as we honor lives lost to domestic and sexual violence. These services are held to remember the lives of Susanna Remerata Blackwell, her unborn child, baby Kristine, Phoebe Dizon, and Veronica Laureta, who were shot and killed at the King County Courthouse in 1995 by Susanna’s estranged and abusive husband. Our vigil theme “Kapwa”, is a Tagalog term meaning the shared interconnectedness among and between beings. By seeing the self in others, we are able to wholeheartedly support our communities while taking accountability for the violence existing in our world. Kapwa seeks to provide the vigil as a transformative and healing space of understanding through celebrating our communities' legacy of resilience and survivorship. ACCESSIBLITY INFOMATION We would like to work with you to make this event and other API Chaya events as accessible as possible please contact fujikawa@apichaya.org with any questions, concerns or feedback. Apologies that this information was posted late. API Chaya’s 20th candlelight vigil is a free event and open to the public. The King County Courthouse located on 516 3rd Avenue, Seattle WA 98104. Our event is from 4-6 PM, Thursday March 5th. This will be a fragrance-free event, please refrain from wearing scented products (perfumes, scented laundry-products, essential oils, etc) and use the provided fragrance-free soaps during the event. We will also have an air purifier and designated fragrance-free seating. For more information about being fragrance-free please visit http://bit.ly/1BRGH1C (You can start today by changing to fragrance-free laundry detergent and stop using scented-dryer-sheets) There are two portions of this event. An outside rally followed by a program inside the courthouse. OUTSIDE ACCESS: The outside program is ADA accessible. Chairs will be available for people who want to sit during the outdoor program. The outside program is near a busy street with lots of vehicle emissions and pollutants that might not be safe for some participants with multiple chemical sensitives. Restrooms are located inside the courthouse (see screening information below) INDOOR ACCESS: The courthouse is ADA accessible, with elevators and ramps located throughout the building. Our event is going to be on the 9th floor of the courthouse. We have to talked to security, (206) 296-0143 and requested a gender neutral restroom. We will have an all genders restroom located on the 2nd floor. The indoor event requires a security screening by the court house by passing through a metal detector. Please see this prohibited items list: http://1.usa.gov/18LqGxs. There will be seating available inside the courthouse. There are also benches located inside the courthouse. We will provide food that has been donated by local restaurants and volunteers. There will be vegetarian, meat and some vegan options available. All food will have list of ingredients. PARKING (cars, bikes) The courthouse is located in downtown Seattle in the amidst of a lot of traffic. There is not a lot of street parking. But there is limited disability parking located on Dilling Way. After parking here cross the street to the King County Administration Building, take the elevator down to the basement level and pass through the tunnel to the courthouse. For other street parking here is a link that provides information about other parking in the area, http://1.usa.gov/1M3YO3I. For folks on bicycles there are bike racks located outside the courthouse on 4th avenue side of courthouse. METRO: Link Light Rail Pioneer Square Station the 7, 14, 36, 60, 71, 101, 106 and the C and E lines. If you would like to plan your bus route here is a link to the King County Metro Trip Planner. http://1.usa.gov/1EgUjCd CHILDCARE: Children are welcome! If you would like support with childcare please email fujikawa@apichaya.org with the child’s name and age so we can request childcare. We also will have paper and pens available for children if they want to draw. LANGUAGE ACCESS: Please let us know if you need an interpreter for the event by emailing fujikawa@apichaya.org.

By: API Chaya

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