I Dare to Air

My Resilience, My Truth

I Dare to Air

 “I Dare to Air—My Resilience, My Truth” Traveling Clothesline Installation exhibits traditional dresses accompanying real stories shared by local domestic violence survivors from diverse ethnic communities. We hope that by airing their stories, survivors from different cultures will understand its prevalence and speak out themselves.

The exhibit launched October 15, 2018 at the County of Santa Clara Government Center and will remain throughout the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October. Supervisor Cindy Chavez, Supervisor Ken Yeager, and representatives from our collaborative partners County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy; Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office; Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI); FIRST 5 of Santa Clara County; the East San Jose PEACE Partnership; Community Solutions, and MAITRI spoke at the unveiling.

I Dare To Air will then travel to other destinations, including East Side Union High School District, family resource centers, and community spaces and agencies serving these neighborhoods.

Featured stories in the exhibit include: 

A Cambodian survivor –


A Mexican survivor –


A Vietnamese Survivor –


A Korean survivor –


A Chinese survivor –


A Filipina survivor –


A South Asian survivor –


Additional stories shared by other survivors:

If you are interested in sharing your stories to inspire others that may currently be experiencing domestic violence, please contact dv.development@aaci.org. Thank you very much for your support.

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