|Welcome, New ATASK Board Members!
Sarah Kim is a counsel at Bingham McCutchen. She is the president of the Asian American Lawyers Association of MA. "I feel so honored to be a part of this organization, and look forward to working with everyone there. ATASK's commitment to the communities, and women and children impacted by domestic violence is truly admirable."
Recently retired, Vinod Misra was a founding principal and president of The Burlington Group (TBG), Burlington, MA., a healthcare consulting company, and also served on the Board of Winchester Healthcare Management Inc. and Winchester Hospital. "ATASK is a creative, vibrant, and focused organization! It is truly committed to maximizing its unique mission! It feels so satisfying to be a part of it."
Manju Sheth is an internist in Lynnfield, MA with a special interest in Women's Health. She is part of the Indian Medcial Assoication of NE, the Indo American forum for Political Education, and the Diversity Committee of Beverly Hospital."I am really looking forward to working with everyone and also to be involved in extending ATASK awareness & services to South Asian /Indian Community."
|Denim Day 2011
Denim Day is an anti-rape, anti-violence, and anti-victim blaming campaign for all peoples of the Boston area. It's a time to remember that all people have the right to live life without sexual violence and without the fear of sexual violence, that we all have the ability to fight for that right.
Jean Donations Needed
Please help end rape & sexual violence by donating jeans! The youth of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) are asking for donations of blue denim jeans.
Requests for Denim Day Presentations
In April, YEP youth will be giving presentations and planning mini-
events to promote awareness about Denim Day and to pass out anti-violence denim patches. Please contact Danny to schedule a time for YEP youth to come to your school/ class/organization/business. Join the anti-rape movement and let's end rape and violence together!
Opportunity to Support Denim Day
If you are interested in purchasing an affordable advertisement in the Denim Day 2011 booklets, please contact Danny. Booklets will be distributed across Greater Boston area!
For more information about Denim Day, please contact Youth Education Coordinator Danny Ho at 617-338-2350 x 229 or visit our website!
Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF)
ATASK recently received a $1000 grant from TNSF for events led by youth. TNSF has continually supported ATASK's education and prevention program since 2005. "While we wish there was no longer a need for agencies like ATASK to exist, as long as they are here, we will do what we can," says Barbara Rubel, Tufts University's Director of Community Relations.
Education and Outreach Coordinator Dahvy Tran recently received Lowell Women's Week's Because of Her Award. The award recognizes women who demonstrate a strong commitment to the community through courage, generosity, compassion, and activism. Because of her work and dedication, people feel motivated and inspired to give a little more of themselves to help out. Congratulations, Dahvy!
|In the Community
February 27 th, Sunday
Thanks to those who joined us at the Jeannie Suk Reception and Fundraiser! We successfully raised funds for ATASK's legal advocacy program and they will be used towards meeting our goal for the recently-awarded challenge grant by The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation.
Save the Date:
March 26th, Saturday
Location: Islamic Center of Boston (126 Boston Post Road, Wayland)
Registration fee: $20
ATASK Outreach and Prevention Coordinator, Dipa Bhattacharyya, is speaking on a service provider panel at a workshop organized by the Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland, and Safe Havens, Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence, titled "Preventing Relationship Violence: A Muslim Response."
April 7th , Thursday
Location: Rialto Restaurant (One Bennet Street, Cambridge)
EmPOWER Breakfast is a benefit in collaboration with women
from the business community to raise funds for ATASK's shelter and support programs that empower women and their children to lead violence-free lives.
April 28th , Thursday
Denim Day Boston
May 14th, Saturday
Location: New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
The Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is a Boston- based
ensemble whose musicians are also medical professionals dedicated to Healing the Community through Music. ATASK is honored to be one of the LSO's four community partners.
Anti-Dating Violence Workshops
ATASK is now scheduling anti-dating violence workshops for the spring! Contact Danny Ho (Youth Education Coordinator) at 617-338- 2350 x229 or email for more information or to schedule a workshop!
ATASK is currently seeking a full-time Transitional House Coordinator to join our diverse team. Position is open until filled.