Felicia Chew Community Projects Overview

…working to end systemic domestic violence and SYSTEMIC domestic abuse by building relationships, sharing stories, art, and wisdom

…educating and empowering Tucsonans to #SpeakUp and Speak Out…

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(L-R) Felicia Chew and Rissa Biagi tabling for Felicia Chew Community Projects. Can you contribute to their efforts and the efforts of the Projects?

The following are Projects and Partners working to end the cycle of systemic domestic violence and systemic domestic abuse.

We believe that the cycle of systemic domestic violence and systemic domestic abuse perpetuate for many reasons, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Lack of sense of power and control
  • Lack of understanding
  • Lack of empathy
  • Lack of empowerment
  • Fear
  • Stigmas
  • Shaming
  • Blaming
  • Non trauma-informed Courts
  • Inaccessible Court processes
  • Unjust Court practices
  • Improperly implemented and outdated Corrections processes and practices
  • Economic duress
  • Lack of effective social services
  • Lack of responsibility and accountability
  • Outdated (and non-trauma informed) policies, processes, and practices
  • Inefficient (and insufficient) budgets
  • Inefficient (and ineffective) supervisorial efforts and actions.

We believe the cycle of systemic domestic violence and systemic domestic abuse can be broken by many methods, including, but not limited to:

  • Reducing the need for abusing power and control
  • Updating and improving systems
  • Breaking stigmas
  • Stopping blaming
  • Stopping shaming
  • Updating policies
  • Closing gaps in Court processes
  • Closing gaps in support services for victims, survivors, and perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Providing opportunities for building relationships in the community

To that end, we licensed the small business Felicia Chew Community Projects on January 1, 2018, to be an umbrella to several Projects working toward ending the cycle of systemic domestic violence and systemic domestic abuse, connecting with local resources and efforts to create a happier and healthier community for each of us and all of us — not just some of us.


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Click here for a list of Action Groups dedicated to making things better for each of us in our communities

Building relationships by being engaged in the community helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


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The Adventures of Happy Joy. Join Happy Joy in her adventures in New Mexico through story and song!  Happy Joy has new adventures and new friends in Tucson.  Help those adventures come to life by becoming a sponsor of Felicia Chew Community Projects!

25% of the proceeds from your purchase of a Happy Joy product goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


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Black Bottom  The Black Bottom Project is under the direction of artist Kathene Morrow.  Ms. Morrow’s creations are upcycled, and funds from the sales of these products help end systemic domestic violence.

25% of the proceeds from your purchase of a Black Bottom product goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


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Border Patrol Stories and Citizen’s Academy.

Building relationships by understanding the work of the Border Patrol helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


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Casa Libre 500 Sonnets. Felicia wrote eight sonnets (and shared five) for the 2018 Casa Libre 500 Sonnets event at Club Congress.

Speaking up by sharing, including sharing sonnets, helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


“Never doubt what a small committed group can accomplish.” – Margaret Mead

“When people talk, listen.  Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway

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Chat With Chew.  An opportunity to chat about what can be done to create a happier and healthier community.

Building relationships by chatting with and listening to others helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


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Chew For Tucson.  The Chew for Tucson Project invites Tucsonans to “chew on ideas, chew on food, and chew’s (choose) wisdom because our children are watching.”  Share recipes and traditional stories to share perspectives in our community!

Building relationships by sharing food and recipes helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


 

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Citizen Police Advisory Review Board – Past Chair   Facebook Page of information and reflections on Law Enforcement.

Understanding how we can support efforts to help keep local law enforcement accountable helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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City Issues and Events  Facebook Page of Issues and Events relevant to residents of Tucson, Arizona and Pima County.

Being informed of current events helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


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Civic Engagement:  
    – Vote Felicia Chew (2020);    –Vote Felicia Chew for Amphitheater Public Schools Governing Board 2018;
–Precinct 57 PC (Precinct Committeeperson);
–Chew for Ward 3 Council (2017 Campaign)

Being civically engaged in the community helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


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Domestic Violence Awareness Series

Being informed about domestic abuse, sharing survivor stories, and knowing how we can empower victims and survivors helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Domestic Violence Support Services
Education
Advocacy
Outreach

Being informed, having a supportive network, and having appropriate policies and programs that are implemented properly helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Envision Tucson Sustainable Quilt.  The ETS Quilt Project inaugurated at the Envision Tucson Sustainable 2017 Festival, and was the first gathering of quilt squares for the Tucson Quilt Project.  Tucsonans responded to the question: “What does sustainability look like – to you in Tucson?”

Having a healthy, stable, and sustainable community helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Felicia Chew Creations.  Art, Gift Cards, Gifts

25% of the proceeds from your purchase of a Felicia Chew Creations product goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


Felicia Chew Tutoring Services
Felicia Chew Tutoring Services

25% of the proceeds from your payment  for services from Felicia Chew Tutoring Services goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


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The FM (Felicia Memes) Project, empowering others through creating our own memes!

Sharing perspectives helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


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Felicia Products. Gifts for yourself or a friend!  Handmade cards, bookmarks, magnets, mousepads, rucky fish, salsa, and socks!

*Fun Fact:  Felicia Products is the 1st pre-generation of Felicia Chew Creations, birthed in California in 1985

25% of the proceeds from your purchase of a Felicia Products product goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


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First Fridays with Felicia.  We have many gaps between policies, processes, and people. Come engage in courageous conversations, ask questions, and share perspectives so we can make Tucson better for #EachOfUs #AllOfUs. #OurTucson

Sharing perspectives and listening to others helps build relationships which help end systemic domestic abuse.


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Help End Systemic Domestic Violence Fundraiser Events

100% of the proceeds from your contributions at a Help End Systemic Violence Fundraiser Event goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


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Help End Systemic Domestic Violence

Understanding domestic abuse helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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“Jesus is a Cowboy: a Musical”.  Art: “Ponderer” by Felicia Chew (acrylic on canvas)

25% of the proceeds from “Jesus Is A Cowboy” goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


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#OurTucson Little Book Series “Education is key and it begins with me!”  We must share stories with our youth, especially in this time of transition to increased technology, amd decreased real-life interaction.  The first little book series “The Adventures of Happy Joy”, published in 2010 under hcfproducts, is resurfacing, and we invite you to be a part of the #OurTucson Little Books series, by becoming a sponsor or advertiser.

25% of the proceeds from your purchase of #OurTucson Little Books goes to help end systemic domestic abuse!


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Miracle Mile Car Show.  Come join the fun at the Miracle Mile Car Show, co-hosted by Golden Pin Lanes and the City of Tucson’s Oracle Area Revitalization Project!  Thank you to Local Ward 3 resident Hanson Fotherby, for his dedication to helping revitalize #OurTucson

Preventing gentrification and having a healthy economy helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Project Ignite. A storytelling event, the first in its series, engaging youth in hard conversations relating to human connections and our inner emotions by learning from ordinary members who are doing extraordinary work in our community.

Sharing stories, by being vulnerable and honest helps end systemic domestic abuse.


Raising Arizona.  Protect children from systemic violence and abuse in current systems.

Understanding court systems and child welfare systems helps end systemic domestic abuse.


Safe Space Project (Pie, Felicia)
Safe Space Project (Pie, Felicia)

Providing safe spaces helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Save Golden Pin Lanes (This Project ended in March 2019 when the Bowling center was purchased by the County)

Providing spaces for happy, healthy community activities helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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SpeakUp  Facebook page that works to empower victims and survivors of systemic domestic violence, and educates those who choose to support the empowerment of victims and survivors of systemic domestic violence.

Providing space and having a supportive network for speaking up helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Stop Gentrification – Save #OurTucson

Preventing gentrification oil n and providing a stable economic base helps end systemic domestic abuse.


Suicide Prevention – Team #OurTucson Come join Team #OurTucson and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention!

Valuing every individual life helps end systemic domestic abuse.


The Journey

JOIN US ON THIS JOURNEY TO END SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS BY BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH SHARING LIFE’S LESSONS.

Sharing perspectives and knowing we are not alone helps end systemic domestic abuse.


Think  Facebook page that encourages our selves and our community to be complex and creative thinkers.

Thinking helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Transcend Tucson. Movement to address the need for change in  Courts, including written policy to guide Courts, attorneys, and workers in delivering justice and breaking the cycle of trauma in parents and kids.

Having trauma-informed officers of the law, and a trauma-informed community helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Tucson Quilt Project.  A quilt that asks for Tucsonans to share passions, what makes Tucsonans unique, and what Tucsonans love about Tucson.  The quilts will be displayed throughout Tucson in local businesses to encourage Tucsonans to get out into the community, and build relationships.

Creating community art and sharing perspectives helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Tucson Zines. Tweenzine for ages 10-13; Teenzine for ages 14-17.  These publications about Tucson allow teens and tweens to speak out through word, art, and music.  *Transitioning to partnering with Tucson Buzz

Providing space for our next generation to speak up and feel empowered helps reduce the need for power and control over others which helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Tucson Zines #SpeakUp Challenge for Students in Grades 5-12

Providing opportunity for our youth to speak up breaks the cycle of silence and helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Victims United.  The mission of Victims United is to break the cycle of systemic domestic abuse, through trauma-informed and domestic violence informed COMMUNITIES that EMPOWER victims, provide TOOLS for allies to SUPPORT victims (and NOT EMBOLDEN perpetrators.) #YouAreNotAlone #NoShame #NoBlame #VictimsUnited

Empowering victims helps break the cycle of domestic abuse.


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WakeUp Tucson. Felicia chats with KVOI’s Chris DeSimone on 1030AM about local politics, business, entertainment, food, and life.

Having courageous conversations helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Walk A Mile For #OurTucson (aka Walk A Mile or More at the Tucson Mall)

Having healthy bodies and community connections helps end systemic domestic abuse.


Click here to support teens, tweens, victims and survivors of domestic violence, and to help build a stronger community!

Providing financial support for programs work intentionally to break the cycle of systemic domestic abuse and systemic domestic violence helps end systemic domestic abuse.


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Felicia Chew Community Projects (Tucson, AZ) 520.909.3888 / feliciachew19@gmail.com

“We are each a piece of the puzzle of life.  Without each of us, our picture is incomplete.”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF, AND FOR SHARING ABOUT, FELICIA CHEW COMMUNITY PROJECTS