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End Hate Crimes: Krittika Ghosh shows us the way as executive director of the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

On this episode of Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — As an Asian American, I admit that I have experienced the reality of being looked at as different. For too many Asian Americans, the impact is dramatic, especially in recent months. So it is my pleasure to introduce our audience to today’s guest, a woman who is determined to not only bring awareness to this reality but be the change she wishes to see in the world.

Tonight’s guest: Krittika Ghosh, executive director, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP),

Our topic: How more people can support Asians in America

On this podcast you’ll learn: I am honored to have been selected to be on the board of DVRP, and I look forward to talking with Krittika about:

  • Her organization, DVRP, and how it is responding to the slew of violent attacks against Asians
  • Her extensive experience in the non-profit sector with a specialization and focus on violence against women
  • What drew her to this work
  • The fact that May is AAPI Heritage History Month, and what she would like our viewers/listeners to know about the intersection of gender-based and racist violence?
  • An update on the progress with the programs she’s organizing
  • How more people can we do to help advance the mission of DVRP

About DVRP: Since 1996, the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) has provided services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Please help us continue this work by supporting us through a donation or by getting involved.

About Krittika: Krittika Ghosh (she/her) is the Executive Director of the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP). She has extensive experience working on violence against women in the US and Canada for 21 years.  Krittika’s experience includes developing innovative programming on the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV) in immigrant and refugee communities through transformative education and outreach campaigns such as the development of graphic novels and photo novels highlighting sexual violence, development of trauma art therapy workshops, and peer engagement in responding to GBV.

She has deep experience in community engagement, policy development, and program management. Krittika was a founding member of Ontario’s Provincial Violence against Women’s round-table and provided feedback on the government’s GBV related policies.  Krittika is also a co-founder of the Shakti Peer group, a peer-based group responding to gender-based violence in New York City.  Krittika is an elected member of the leadership council of DC’s Victim Advocacy Network. Krittika has been recognized for her work by the City of New York, The Filipino Women’s Network, and was one of Mother Board Magazine’s “Person of the Year” in 2017 to end gender-based violence. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Simmons University, Boston, and with a Master’s degree in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics & Political Science.

About Margaritas with Marguerita: Every Friday at 5pm EST, we invite you to start the weekend off right with 15 minutes of financial tips by Rita Cheng, CFP® Pro — a certified financial planner on a mission to help all women flex their financial muscles. Based on the information from Rita’s upcoming book, “Diary of a CFP® Pro,” this show is also part of a webinar series that Rita will be teaching through

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