A Community Unites to “Silence the Violence”

Sandra Oh, John Cho, Aaron Yoo, Lisa Ling, Archie Kao, C.S. Lee, Joan Chen, Justin Chon, Far East Movement, Kaba Modern and more than 100 other members of the creative community appear in a series of videos supporting the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF).

Los Angeles-based nonprofit CPAF provides a multilingual 24-hour call center, emergency shelter, transitional housing program, counseling services and community outreach programs that focuses on the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

CPAF finished in the top 100 out of a half-million eligible groups in the first round of the Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook. As a result, they received $25,000 and a chance to compete for a grand prize of $1 million or one of five runner-up awards of $100,000 in the final round of voting from January 15-22. The winners will be announced on January 23.

Any and all proceeds earned will be used by CPAF to reach beyond the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities by unifying all 24-hour call centers in Los Angeles County. The much-needed funding will be used to create a sustainable joint hotline for 20 domestic violence shelters and six rape crisis centers. CPAF will also extend the hotline services to include online chat to make services more accessible to victims.

Every 15 seconds a woman is beaten in the U.S. Ever two minutes someone in the U.S. is raped or sexually assaulted. One in three women will be abused in her lifetime. It happens too often. The silence is deafening.

If a woman has the courage to call, we must make sure there will be someone there to listen.

To vote, please visit http://www.voteCPAF.org.

Related links:
Chase Community Giving on Facebook – http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving
Center for the Pacific Asian Family – http://www.NurturingChange.org
Watch the Videos on CPAF’s YouTube Channel – http://www.youtube.com/CPAFpsa