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Pepco Edison Place Gallery

702 8th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20068

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A gala fundraiser for the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

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Please join us for an evening of food and drink to raise money for the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)!

DVRP works to support survivors while also providing education and empowerment around gender-based violence in the DC/Maryland/Virginia Asian/Pacific Islander community to create systemic change.

The evening will include a silent auction featuring the work of local A/PI artists, a raffle, and presentation of DVRP's Allies for Justice Awards. We hope to see you there!

Allies for Justice Award

DVRP is excited to announce the recipients of this year's Allies for Justice Awards: Shirley Woo & Sobia Ahmad for their continual support of survivors and DVRP's work.

Shirley Woo

Shirley serves as the current Director of the Chinatown Service Center . She has been involved with community service work for over 15 years at the Chinese Community Church. She and her husband Walter became involved by helping with the tutoring program. Shirley was born in the District, attended DC public schools, and graduated from the University of Maryland. She and her family lived in the back of their laundry. As a child of Chinese immigrants, she identifies with the struggles immigrants have and their stories inspires and motivates her work with CSC.

Sobia Ahmad

Sobia Ahmad has worked with DVRP as a Trauma Arts Therapy Facilitator. Her interdisciplinary art practice maps the various ways the personal and the political overlap. A strong believer in the power of art for social impact, Ahmad uses personal and community narratives to highlight the inseparability of the self and larger power structures. Focusing on the current travel ban and the anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S., her recent body of work exposes the ways policies affect immigrant communities. The work poses questions like: how can art serve as a tool for individual and collective healing? And how can our deeply intimate struggles of belonging inform larger conversations about national identity, notions of home, cultural memory, and gender?

Ahmad was born and raised in Pakistan and moved to the United States at the age of fourteen. She is a 2016 graduate of the Bachelor’s in Studio Arts and the Honors Art Program at the University of Maryland College Park. Her work has been reviewed in several major publications such as Al Jazeera English, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post and has been included in multiple collections. She has exhibited internationally—including at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in New York, and Queen Mary University in London. Ahmad received a Vermont Studio Center fellowship award in 2018, is the 2019 recipient of the Next Generation/Sanctuary Artist Fellowship at VisArts in Maryland, and is a 2019-2020 Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow in Washington DC.

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