Social Justice Mondays: Street Harassment Let’s stop Street Harassment at the first “Hello”! Make our streets harassment-free and watch our newest Social Justice Mondays VLOG! (Thumbnail description: A young white woman is wearing a navy blue cardigan and is holdin
Social Justice Mondays: Hunger in America This week’s Social Justice Mondays discusses the type of hunger that is happening in places we expect the least – working people’s homes.(Thumbnail description: Young white woman is standing in front of a white wall. She is
Social Justice Mondays: Feminism And… It’s Monday! It means it’s another week with Social Justice Mondays. This week we’re all checking our privileges with this VLOG on Privilege. (Image thumbnail: A young white woman is sitting in front of a white wall. She
Social Justice Mondays: Feminism This week for Social Justice Mondays we’re debunking some feminism myths, exploring sexism, and getting rid of our gender expectations in this SJ Mondays VLOG! (video thumbnail description: young white woman with a black sweater is sitting in
Social Justice Mondays: Why am I a Feminist? Due to ADWAS’ server being down for the majority of the day – there’s a delay on our second Social Justice Mondays VLOG. It will be posted tomorrow. But no worries, we’ve created a preview mini video of what our n
Social Justice Mondays: #IAMJADA, Rape Culture, and Social Media use (Trigger warning: Mentions Jada’s sexual assault experience and victims of rape. Discusses Rape Culture.) [Video clip description: White woman in her 20's is wearing a black short sleeve tee and is sitting i
In 1986, Marilyn J. Smith, established the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) in Seattle WA. This organization has not only had an impact on Seattle, but all over the US. Today, ADWAS is honored to announce we are accepting nominations for the 1st ever Marilyn J. Smith In
Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services presents a support group for Deaf sexual assault survivors starting in January 2014. You are not required to share your experience. Please watch the vlog for more information. If you want to discuss if this group is for you please con
An Evening of Hope & Justice Auction Dinner, live and silent auction to support ADWAS in ending violence in our community. Join us on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for our annual Hope & Justice Auction Gala at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the water front. Patron Ticket: $150 Individual Ticket: $110 When you buy a Patron ticket this year, you’ll be treated to a wine & cheese reception with the ADWAS Executive Director and Board. You’ll also have a chance to win a door prize. The Patron VIP early entry begins at 5:00 PM otherwise registration opens at 6:00 PM. To purchase your tickets, please email Patty Liang at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds benefit Deaf and DeafBlind survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
DOORS OPEN 6:30 PM FILM STARTS 7 PM Q/A PANEL & SOCIAL 8 PM DOORS CLOSE 9 PM Press Release Join the abused Deaf women’s advocacy services (ADWAS) and the Engaging Deaf Men Project (EDMP) in their groundbreaking documentary film premiere titled, “Take A Stand”. The documentary follows Deaf men in the community on their journey towards the vision of EDMP which is “to engage Deaf and DeafBlind men as aspiring allies in Taking A Stand to end violence against women through the fostering and creating of opportunities for men to have safe and efficient dialogue(s) with one another as a community of men that creates a positive ripple effect to other men in the Deaf community. In November, 2013, ADWAS launched the first Deaf men weekend retreat for EDMP in which 13 leaders in the community were recruited to attend and take the first steps to discuss their roles in supporting the women’s movement to end violence on all fronts. Men have a positive role to play in the primary prevention efforts in which these efforts not only include discussing healthy relationships but what makes a healthy community free of violence. Creating a space for men to have dialogue allows further discussions on creating an anti-violence community that includes discussing gender based violence, racist violence, and gay bashing as an effort to stop the violence before it starts. From the first retreat led to other engagement opportunities with the men as well as another retreat that expanded to 28 men in which a series of public awareness video projects were created culminating in the film documentary, “Take A Stand”. The evening program will feature the documentary film premiere and audience participation in discussions about the film and how the community can also Take A Stand against violence. The documentary is in English subtitles and also the discussion after the viewing will be in American Sign Language and voice interpreted. For DeafBlind participants requesting accommodation, please contact email@example.com by Oct 22 to RSVP.