Friday 15th December 2017,

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The Seattle Globalist: Asian Pacific Islanders Remember Victims of Violence Against Women

posted by Gracie Zheng

domestic violence posterOn International Women’s Day, a small crowd attended the 18th annual vigil of  Susanna Blackwell, a Filipina mail-order bride shot and killed by her husband in 1995, reported the Seattle Globalist.

The incident happened during a divorce proceeding at the King County Courthouse in Washington. A placard was placed outside the courthouse to remember Blackwell’s death. But that didn’t catch much attention from people coming in and out.

The annual vigil was organized by API Chaya, a local organization fighting domestic violence against Asian Pacific Islanders.

For some at the vigil, the recent rape and murder in India of Joyti Singh was still fresh in many people’s minds.

Read more of the story here.


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