Events

Start the Conversation

Daya’s lecture and event series where we consider, analyze, and confront the issues, challenges and complexities that affect us all. 

 

Film Screenings

Films and documentaries about gender based violence and women’s rights.

 

Educational Events

Seminars, workshops, and panels that address issues in our community


Special Events

Fundraisers, celebrations, and other gatherings to honor Daya's work and the community

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Voice Your Vote

Online

Join Daya in conversation with Nabila Mansoor, Executive Director of Emgage as we answer your questions and provide information about important deadlines, the election process & ballot, and how you can safely cast your vote.

Nabila Mansoor, EMGAGE

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Support & Survival: Discussing Suicide Awareness Among South Asians

Online

Join Daya & South Asian Youth in Houston Unite (SAYHU) to bring awareness and discuss suicide prevention. Learn from an expert panel about: risks especially for minorities & LGBTQ communities, recognizing warning signs, provide support to those suffering from mental illness and suicidal thoughts.

Dr. Sindhu Idicula, Dr. Devika Srivastava

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Gender & Racial Bias in the Workplace Webinar

Online

Join Daya in a virtual lunch and learn as we address gender and racial bias in the workplace.

Dr. Judy Jeevarajan

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Brown Bodies, Bold Stories: Celebrating All of Our Colors

Online - Zoom Webinar

An in depth discussion about colorism in the South Asian community. The event features a story telling session from the community.

Special Guest: Jyoti Gupta

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Women We Admire

The Hess Club 5430 Westheimer Ct. Houston, TX 77056

Join us in celebrating the Women We Admire. On October 13, we invite you to tea, light bites, and life lessons from Designer, Entrepreneur, and Project Runway Winner, Chloe Dao. All proceeds go towards supporting the clients of Daya.

Special Guests: Chloe Dao

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

From Awareness to Allyship: The Next Step to End Domestic Violence

The Montrose Center 401 Branard Street Houston, TX 77006

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, join Daya for an interactive training to learn how you can safely support survivors that are your friends, neighbors, family, and colleagues. Hear testimonials from survivors and learn how to be an ally from guest speaker, Roy Rios from The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV).

Special Guests: Roy Rios

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Fight the Fear: Immigration Listening Session

Sakina Center, 7211 Regency Square Boulevard.Houston, TX 77036

A community listening session with Tahirih Justice Center Houston and An-Nisa to learn about today's immigration climate from immigration attorney and community advocates.

Special Guests: Karla Perez, Nusrat Ameen, Amina Ishaq

FILM SCREENING

India’s Daughter

MATCH, 3400 Main St., Houston

Film screening of documentary film, India’s Daughter.

FILM SCREENING

Changing HERstory: Remembering Maple

MATCH, 3400 Main St., Houston

A screening of the documentary film, Remembering Maple followed by a discussion and Q&A with the film’s director, Jasleen Kaur.

Special Guests: Rachna Khare, Jasleen Kaur, Vikash Ravi

START THE CONVERSATION

Breaking Silence on Sexual Violence

MATCH, 3400 Main St., Houston

Screening of Breaking Silence followed by an open mic and panel discussion about sexual violence in the community.

Special Guests: Hareema Mela, Dr. Sindhu Idicula

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Lunch & Learn: Be SMART! Preventing Child Gun Deaths & Injuries

Online

Grab your lunch and learn with Daya! With collaboration with Moms Demand Action, Olive Branch Muslim Family Services, and BPSOS, this month we bring you Be SMART, an educational workshop designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.

Swati Narayan, Julie Marinucci

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Cultivating Heart to Heart Connections

Online

A series of virtual workshops on how to cultivate heart to heart connections through compassionate communication skills. Led by certified facilitator of non-violent communication (NVC), Bren Hardt.

Bren Hardt

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Dance for Daya Fundraiser

Online

Dance for Daya, a fundraiser with Bollycurves benefiting the Daya Client Assistance Fund. Join us for an hour long virtual Bollywood cardio class from your home and dance for a cause.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Vagina Monologues

Jewish Community Center 5601 S Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX

Join us in celebrating the power of womanhood through Eve Ensler's iconic play, The Vagina Monologues. Directed and Produced by Ayeshah Alam Khan. 50% of the proceeds go to Daya and 50% go to AVDA. Event partners: AVDA TX and Ayeshah Alam Khan. 2 shows, Feb. 29th at 7PM & March 1st at 11AM

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

An Evening of Remembrance, Caring, and Hope

Crime Stoppers of Houston 3001 Main Street Houston, TX 77002

Multi-faith vigil in memory of domestic violence victims and in celebration of survivors for domestic violence awareness month.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Decriminalize Poverty: Protecting Immigrant Survivors From the Public Charge Rule

United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston

Fight the fear with facts. A workshop for community navigators, case managers, advocates, and social service providers to learn about the recent changes and its impact for immigrant families.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Brown Bodies, Bold Stories

Art League, 1953 Montrose Blvd, Houston

In collaboration with SAYHU, a conversation and celebration of South Asian identities, desire, and experiences followed by a story sharing session.

Special Guests: Srushti Mahamuni, Naushaba Patel

START THE CONVERSATION

Wisdom in Aging

India House, 8888 W Bellfort Avenue, Houston

Informative discussion about navigating the challenges of aging, caring for aging family members, and preventing elder abuse.

Special Guests: Chic Dabby, Rachel Portnoy

START THE CONVERSATION

Beyond the Headlines: Examining Today’s Immigration Landscape

India House, 8888 W Bellfort Avenue, Houston

A diverse panel of attorneys, advocacy experts, and survivors discuss recent immigration changes, their impact, and how you can get involved.

Special Guests: Irfana Hussain, Jessica Howton, Deborah Chen, Nabila Mansoor, Andrea Guttin

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Compassionate Communication Workshop

Sri Meenakshi Temple, 17130 Mclean Rd., Pearland, TX

Workshop led by Bren Hardt about the art of compassionate communication to empower you to be an effective communicator and peacemaker.

Special Guest: Bren Hardt

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Human Trafficking 101

Online

In collaboration with United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT), learn about the forms of human trafficking that exists in America, how it happens, and how to recognize a potential trafficking situation.

Sara Jayne

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Smash the Stigma: Addressing Mental Health Challenges for Asian-Americans

Online

A webinar presented by Asian Family Support Services of Austin (AFSSA) & Daya Houston. In this online discussion, we speak with two Asian-American mental health professionals, Hannah Hwang and Hareema Mela, as they talk about these challenges and their experience in serving the community. Attendees are encouraged to be part of the discussion, ask questions, and share their experiences.

Hareema Mela, Hannah Hwang

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Keeping Your Heart Full During Covid-19

Online

Join us for a virtual interactive workshop with Bren Hardt, a CNVC certified facilitator of Nonviolent Communication (also known as Compassionate Communication), to learn how to effectively reconnect with yourself and with others. The workshop will provide guidance on how to accept and give empathy during difficult moments, how to care for your own needs with compassion, and how to listen with full presence.

Bren Hardt

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Break the Cycle: Addressing the Trauma of Children Witnessing Domestic Violence

United Way Fort Bend Center, 12300 Parc Crest Drive, Stafford, TX

In this interactive workshop, learn from experts about the effects of domestic violence on children, hear from a community member about her experience growing up in an abusive family, and learn how you can take action to break the cycle of abuse in our society. Free event, registration required.

Special Guests: Sara Ali, Barbie Brashear

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Interfaith Community Dialogues on Domestic Violence Interventions

Crime Stoppers of Houston 3001 Main Street Houston, TX 77002

The Interfaith Community Dialogues on Domestic Violence Intervention seminar for faith leaders will prepare them as first responders to family violence within their congregations. This interactive seminar will cover the signs of abuse, how to respond to victims of domestic violence, and resources available by geographic area.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Break the Silence

India House, 8888 W Bellfort Avenue, Houston

An informative and interactive workshop on how to recognize and respond to domestic violence. This free workshop is open to all, and young adults are encouraged to attend.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Break the Silence

United Way Fort Bend Center, 12300 Parc Crest Drive, Stafford, TX

An informative and interactive workshop on how to recognize and respond to domestic violence.

Special Guests: Irfana Hussain, Nusrat Ameen, Srushti Mahamuni

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

Recognizing Sexual Assault in AAPI Communities

Sakina Center, 7211 Regency Square Boulevard, Suite 101, Houston, TX 77036

A workshop for service providers, advocates, and volunteers that work with Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities on how to recognize sexual assault and provide culturally specific services.

Special Guests:Chic Dabby

START THE CONVERSATION

Stand Proud: Being an Ally in the Fight for Equality

United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Dr., Houston

Workshop and panel to increase awareness of issues that LGBTQ people face and provide tools to create a safer community for Houston’s LGBTQ population.

Special Guests: Eesha Pandit, Baber Mohammed, Shaheen Lokhandwala, Shay Sheikh

START THE CONVERSATION

Fight Back: A Workshop on Sexual Assault

First Colony Community Center, 3232 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX

An interactive workshop and panel about how to recognize signs of sexual abuse and respond in ways that empower survivors.

Special Guests: Officer Vaibhavi Patel, Officer Monique Francis, Officer Kollean Himes, Officer Ernest Slaughter, Dr. Sindhu Idicula Giri, Lakshmy Parameswaran

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