Mapping Prevention is engaging people in King County, Washington to learn more about how to prevent domestic and sexual violence outside of systems of policing and punishment. We focus on reaching those most vulnerable to multiple forms of violence and on strategies that address racism and intersections with sexism and other forms of oppression.

Mapping Prevention started as a project of the Coalition Ending Gender-based Violence and received funding in 2020 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.

Team members

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.​

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 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 collaborates on participatory research projects with community organizations working for health rights, worker rights, gender and racial justice, and transformative responses to harm. Sid previously worked with the Coalition Ending Gender-based Violence on the LGBTQ Access Project and returned in 2020 on the violence prevention and transformative justice agenda. Sid other recent collaborations include developing tools with Creative Interventions and research partnerships with Gender Justice LA, the UCLA Labor Center, United Food and Commercial Workers, Howard Brown Health, and the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

T Ciak

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 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.

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. 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

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.