Mapping Prevention 2020 is a short-term participatory action research project. Our goal is to engage people across King County to better understand how communities can prevent domestic, sexual, and family violence outside of systems of policing and punishment. This project focuses on efforts to reach those most impacted by violence and on strategies that address racism and intersections with sexism and other forms of oppression.

We are currently conducting a county-wide survey to gather public opinion and learn more about the resources people wants and need to prevent violence in their own communities. We are also conducting in-depth interviews with local organizers to learn from their experiences and visions for public spending.

We aim to create and share community data on existing efforts, as well as opportunities for strategic expansion and future visioning. The project is led by an advisory board of community members as part of an initiative of the Coalition Ending Gender-based Violence with funding from the King County Department of Community and Human Services.

 

Our commitments

  • 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.

Advisors & Staff

Azure Savage

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.

Dakota Camacho

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.

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.

DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson

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. 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.

Jackie Vaughn

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.

Kiyomi Fujikawa

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.

Mo Lewis

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 Jordan

Sid is a health and anti-violence researcher with roots in Seattle-based social movement organizing. Sid collaborates on research projects with community organizations working at the intersections of gender, racial, and economic justice, health rights, and transformative responses to harm. He worked with the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence on the LGBTQ Access Project from 2011-2015 and returned in 2020 to support the Coalition’s work on violence prevention and transformative justice, including Mapping Prevention 2020. Sid's recent work includes developing tools with Creative Interventions and research partnerships with the Gender Justice LA, the UCLA Labor Center, Howard Brown Health, and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.