…working to end systemic domestic violence by building relationships, sharing stories, and wisdom
…educating and empowering Tucsonans to #SpeakUp and Speak Out…
The following Projects work to end the cycle of systemic domestic violence.
We believe that the cycle of systemic domestic violence perpetuates for many reasons, including, but not limited to, the following:
Lack of understanding
Lack of empathy
Lack of empowerment
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Outdated (and non-trauma informed) policies, processes, and practices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 can be broken by many methods, including, but not limited to:
Updating and improving systems
Breaking the stigma
Stopping the blaming
Stopping the shaming
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, 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.
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.
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.
Raising Arizona. Protect children from systemic violence and abuse in current systems.
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.