Name: Fatima Anne
Describe yourself and the work you do:
I’m a 24-year-old, first-generation Filipino-American, queer woman. I completed my Master’s in Social Work at The University of Iowa in 2018. I also hold a BA in Social Work and BA in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Currently, I work as the Community Prevention Education Coordinator at RVAP. My primary role is to develop, plan, coordinate, and conduct youth education programming. Prior to joining RVAP, I served as the Multilingual Advocate and Outreach Coordinator at Monsoon, a culturally-specific sexual assault and domestic violence victim advocate agency. I have immersed myself in the social justice work of gender-based violence. I’m passionate about youth-education, community-building, and organizing around issues facing LGBTQIA+ people of color. Outside of work, I love reading the work of Asian writers and learning to cook Filipino food!
What do you think is important for our community to do better?
I want our community to understand the violence we do to each other. To believe and support survivors. To support people who cause harm in accountability. To create spaces for healing.
Do you have any events coming up?
Voices Against Violence on Bodies of Color is happening on April 17 from 6pm-8pm at Merge (136 St. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240)! We are still looking for presenters, artists, writers, musicians, etc.! Feel free to send me a message for more information.
Facebook Event Page: Click Here