We are still grieving with our Asian and Pacific Islander neighbors, reflecting on the March 16th act of domestic terrorism that killed 8 people in Georgia, 6 of whom Asian women, amidst a spike in anti-Asian racism and hate crimes in the US and around the world.
We at DNDA stand behind this statement from the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence, and we seek to answer their call – to listen to AAPI voices, uplift their experiences, and hold their safety and well-being as a priority.
We have heard from some of our AAPI neighbors and partners that we can help by attending free Bystander Trainings. We encourage you to do so, many DNDA staff and board have registered for these trainings with ihollaback.org.
DNDA collaborates with local creatives and organizers to develop projects that engage young and diverse communities. Many of these programs are held at DNDA's historic Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, which houses an alternative high school, nonprofit offices, affordable room rental rates, and 36 affordable live-work spaces for artists of all disciplines.
DNDA also supports integrative art programming through the EcoArts Program and the Arts In Nature Festival.
DNDA is committed to restoring, preserving, and protecting our natural habitat by developing community stewards.
Our Urban Forest Restoration Program engages volunteers to work at 8 Seattle parks in West Seattle, and the Delridge Wetland Park expands local permaculture while providing a children's teaching garden for youth environmental science lessons.
DNDA provides affordable housing for local artists and low-income families at 7 properties in the Delridge corridor. All of our housing options are less expensive than for-profit buildings so that families with lower incomes can always live in Delridge.
Our 2018 Let's Talk Race Series challenged institutional racism and foster a culture of belonging and respect by connecting community organizations and individuals through film, dialogue, storytelling and restorative justice.