1) Domestic Violence Awareness/Prevention Asian Pacific American women experience domestic violence with at least the same frequency as non-Asian women, with some APA ethnic groups having higher rates. Additionally, fatalities resulting from domestic violence are higher in APA communities due in part to cultural and linguistic barriers. Bamboo Bridges is committed to breaking the silence that kills and keeps women trapped in violent relationships.
We recruit people from our community to become trained advocates so that we can offer support to those who need it. Click on our Project Resilience tab for more information about how we offer support to those impacted by domestic violence.
2) Youth Leadership Development: Our 6th Annual APAYLS will take place in September 2016. Investing in youth is an important goal for Bamboo Bridges. Through our annual Asian Pacific American Youth Leadership Symposium (APAYLS), we help adolescents to identify their strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, build confidence, and refine communication skills. With positive role models, we hope to inspire the youth to make strong contributions in their homes and communities.
Meet people. Listen to guest speakers. Explore cultural identity. Gain leadership skills. Have fun with icebreakers. This event is open to all high school students regardless of gender, race, or ethnic background. Check out our Past Events tab for past symposiums. 3) Coalition Building Bamboo Bridges both leads and participates in a number of coalitions and partnerships which focus on raising awareness about the challenges faced by APA women and their families. To that end, Bamboo Bridges collaborates with various organizations to combat human trafficking, bring awareness to the issue of power-based violence, and develop a leadership symposium for the youth. Throughout the years, we've established relationships with law enforcement, colleges, service providers, legislators, Clark County School District, and other community groups.