Panel Discussion/Talk

"Meet the Authors" Fundraiser for A/PI Survivors of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
6 – 9PM

Join the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) for a “Meet the Authors” Book Talk Fundraiser to amplify A/PI authors and support survivors of gender-based violence. Individuals can purchase tickets to meet and ask questions to best-selling A/PI authors Jenny Han, Uzma Jalaluddin, and Souvankham Thammavongsa. Individual book talk information is listed below:

6:00-7:00 pm EST: Discussion with Uzma Jalaluddin, Toronto Star columnist and author of “Ayesha At Last,” a Pride and Prejudice-inspired romance that has received praise from The Today Show, NPR, and Publishers Weekly, among many others.

7:00-8:00 pm EST: Discussion with Souvankham Thammavongsa, acclaimed poet and recipient of the ReLit Prize, O. Henry Award, and Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She will be sharing her debut short story collection, “How To Pronounce Knife, which was named one of the NY Times’s "7 New Books to Watch for in April.”

8:00-9:00 pm EST: Discussion with Jenny Han, the author of the #1 NY Times best-selling "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before" trilogy. Her books have been translated into 30 different languages and made into 3 films, the first of which is among Netflix’s most watched originals.

DVRP is the only pan-Asian organization in the DC-Maryland-Virginia region that provides culturally and linguistically specific support to Asian/Pacific Islander survivors of gender-based violence. Through case management, outreach, and trainings, we seek to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuse.

The pandemic has put survivors in greater danger than ever, with hotline calls to our office surging by 77 percent in the span of just one month and 220 percent since January. Every dollar raised by our fundraiser will allow us to continue providing survivors essential services during this time of crisis.

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