Mapping Prevention started as Mapping Prevention 2020 (MP2020) a short-term participatory action research initiative of the Coalition Ending Gender-based Violence in Seattle. MP2020 received funding from the King County Department of Community and Human Services to lead a community engagement process and identify frameworks of domestic and sexual violence prevention for strategic expansion through public funding. MP2020 was led by anti-violence community organizers committed to squarely centering the perspectives and experiences of Black and Indigenous people, and other People of Color in preventing domestic and sexual violence. We focus on approaches to domestic and sexual violence prevention that explicitly address racism and its intersections with sexism and other forms of oppression as root causes.
The Coalition Ending Gender-based Violence (CEGV) is a member-based coalition founded in the early 1980s to organize responses to domestic and sexual violence in King Count. CEGV’s mission is to end gender-based violence and promote equitable relationships through collective action for social change, through policy advocacy, training and education, collaboration and service coordination, and mobilizing members and the community to work for lasting change. Since 2017, CEGV has dedicated a part-time staff position for its violence prevention and transformative justice efforts.
The Prevention Coalition (PrevCO) formed in 2010 to bring together prevention professionals and people interested in violence prevention working across sexual assault, domestic violence, sexual health, HIV/AIDS prevention, crime victims’ services, criminal justice, homeless youth services, public health, and government in King County for networking and peer education. Currently, PrevCO organizes as a learning cohort that comes together every summer to build connections, learn, and grow, and deepen practice in building more liberated communities. PrevCo uses anti-oppression frameworks and other best practices in the field to create spaces to learn from each other and share thoughts, ideas, and projects within the group. PrevCO provides a physical (and in 2020 virtual) space to practice cultivating joy, trying things out with an eyes toward moving closer to collective vision of liberation for all.
Mapping Prevention 2020 was organized and guided by a team of community-based anti-violence organizers
Azure graduated Garfield High School in 2020 and is now attending Eugene Lang College at The New School. In addition to being a full time student, Savage is a writer, facilitator, and speaker. His work focuses on anti-racism, trans liberation, and sexual violence prevention. He wrote the book You Failed Us: students of color talk Seattle schools, as a response to the racial injustice within the education system. All of his interests come from personal experience which creates an endless source of fuel.
Darin J. Dorsey
Darin has been doing sexual violence prevention education since 2009, where he started as a Student Educator at a university. Since then he has served as a prevention educator, policy advocate, and community organizer in a diverse set of communities across multiple states. He has experience providing direct service as an advocate, including answering crisis lines and responding to hospital calls. Darin recently started a position at a women-led progressive political firm that works to help candidates and organizations build the infrastructure they need to solve systemic problems for their communities. He continues to independently offer training and consultation on topics including organizational racism and anti-Blackness, policy advocacy, and violence prevention.
Jackie Vaughn (2020)
Jackie is the Executive Director of Surge Reproductive Justice. Jackie has a background in political and community organizing. As a Black and Chicana woman, she understands the importance of multi-issue and intersectional organizing. As a mother, she has a special interest in addressing the disparities that exist for Black maternal health. Using a Reproductive Justice framework is imperative to the work Jackie does in order to empower her community and create solutions that are holistic and address systemic issues.
Mo the Prevention Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), providing training and technical assistance to state and territory sexual assault coalitions, departments of health, community programs, and other organizations working to develop and evaluate comprehensive sexual violence prevention strategies. In addition to over a decade in sexual assault prevention, Mo has a background in HIV prevention, youth empowerment within LGBTQ communities, sexual health promotion/education, and program evaluation. Mo is a co-author of the FLASH curriculum, a comprehensive sexual health education curriculum for middle and high school students, and co-founded a violence prevention coalition in King County, WA.
Sid collaborates on community-driven participatory research projects with groups mobilizing for health rights, prison abolition, queer and trans liberation, and transformative justice. Initially politicized as a youth activist with the Seattle Young People’s Project, Sid has worked with progressive social change organizations in Seattle for more than two decades. Sid worked with Coalition Ending Gender-based Violence on its LGBTQ Access Project from 2011-2015 and returned in 2020 to collaborate on the violence prevention and transformative justice agenda.
T is a mixed Filipinx-Polish queer, trans non-binary femme from Detroit, Michigan. Now based in Seattle, Washington, they have been professionally active in advocacy work in a variety of direct service roles for four years with a longer history of personal advocacy for survivors and marginalized individuals. They work diligently through an anti-oppression and anti-racist lens to cast light on the ways in which this work can prevent further harm to marginalized communities. From high school dropout to adult college student, T will graduate with their Bachelor’s in Applied Behavioral Science in June 2021. When they are not at work, school, or volunteering, they live for their chosen family, friends, and dismantling the lies capitalism has brainwashed us into believing – that there shouldn’t be room for our dreams to exist beyond our productivity.
Dakota is a multi-disciplinary artist / researcher working in spaces of indigenous life ways, performance, musical composition, community engagement, and education. Camacho holds a Masters of Arts in Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender & Women’s Studies as a First Wave Urban Arts and Hip Hop Scholar. Camacho is a chanter, adjunct instructor, and core researcher for I Fanlalai’an Oral History Project based at the University of Guåhan. Camacho co-founded I Moving Lab, an inter-national, inter-cultural, inter-tribal, and inter-disciplinary arts collective that creates community and self-funded arts initiatives to engage and bring together rural & urban communities, Universities, Museums, & performing arts institutions. Camacho has worked at festivals, universities, and community organizations as a public speaker, facilitator, composer and performer across Turtle Island (USA), Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Sweden, and South Africa.
DeAnn is an impassioned mixed Filipina Chamorita sister, partner, friend and mother. She has been working as a survivor advocate and or community organizer with mainstream and culturally specific gender-based violence prevention and intervention programs in the king county area since 2006. She took two years off while pregnant, and embarked on the most difficult and rewarding job she’s known to date–being a stay at home mom! In 2017 she started as the Transformative Justice & Prevention Coordinator at the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence. The stuff dreams are made of, now DeAnn is at API Chaya as a Community Organizing Manager! She loves her work, family and community and envisioning and working towards a truly just future! She believes that liberation will win and that justice is worth fighting for. To keep life interesting, DeAnn also enjoys swimming in Seattle’s open water, walking in the woods, drawing, and gallivanting about Western Washington to visit family.
Kiyomi Fujikawa (2020)
Kiyomi is a Co-Director at the Third Wave Fund. Kiyomi is a Seattle-based, mixed-race queer trans femme who has been involved with movements to end gender- and state-based violence since 2001. Her political home is with queer and trans communities of color and organizing to prevent and respond to intimate partner violence. Kiyomi is currently on the board of the Groundswell Fund, Funders Concerned About AIDS, API Chaya, and is a former Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Leadership Development Fellow. She was most recently a Senior Program Associate at the Fund for Trans Generations at Borealis Philanthropy, and the Queer Network Program Coordinator at API Chaya
Paris Chapman is a consultant, storyteller, and facilitator that brings a decade of professional experiences in social services and workforce development within marginalized communities with an intersectional anti-oppression lens – in other words, they’re about helping people and organizations seek lives well lived beyond labor. Paris uses their personal and professional stories being the grandchild of Black sharecroppers that migrated from US south to Seattle in the 1950’s, direct service work and houseless youth advocacy, experiences always seeming to be in the middle of gender, racialized identities, and violence that they’ve endured or witnessed at any and/or all of these intersections to uplift the urgent need to reshape ideas and cultural values for justice and wellbeing. In addition to their work in this field, Paris is also a volleyball player and coach (pre-covid), secretly a performance artist, and continues to define theirself beyond this bio.
We acknowledge the history and impacts of racism in anti-violence work, and the much longer entanglements of racial and sexual violence; We honor the history and work of anti-racist antiviolence activists by lifting up those who have led the work.
We are mindful that community-led work has been taken and misused. We intend to interrupt patterns where communities are asked what they need with no plan to shift the status quo. We are attempting to hold a different kind of process that can support and validate the work already happening. We plan to learn from what people share and we plan to share what we learn.
We hope to create stronger connections and more resources for existing work and for the world we want to live in.