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October 11, 2015

Alipato Project partnered with the Community Democracy Project to facilitate a discussion about domestic violence and economic justice for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


October 2, 2015

Alipato Project partnered with Justice For My Sister to host a free community movie screening and Q&A for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you missed the screening of Justice For My Sister, you can buy a DVD of the award winning documentary here!


October 7, 2014 

Alipato Project hosted an open mic storytelling party and art opening for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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 Mother’s Day Fundraising Campaign! Alipato Project raised $870 to pay for office rent for June and July! Thank you to all of our donors!

April 19, 2014

Leo Esclamado represented Alipato Project in Hyphen Magazine’s Asian-American male pageant. He and his dance crew performed an incredible hip hop dance against domestic violence and climate change!


April 12, 2014

We met our neighbors, spread awareness about Alipato Project, and raised $180 at our garage sale fundraiser!


March 17, 2014 to March 21, 2014

Leo Esclamado is representing the resilient families of the Alipato Project and the Filipino/American Coalition for Environmental Solidarity by competing for the coveted Mr. Hyphen 2014 crown! Please watch his video and vote Leo4MrHyphen!

March 14, 2014

Alipato Project’s Attorney Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas provided a domestic violence tort training to the  Immigrant Center for Women and Children (ICWC)- San Francisco chapter. ICWC provides affordable immigration services to underrepresented women and children in California.


January 17, 2014

With the help of these beautiful people, Alipato Project reached and surpassed its Indiegogo Campaign goal of $509. The total amount raised was $1,475! Thank you everyone!

Pictures of everyone who donated $50 or more were drawn and displayed in the Alipato Project office. (From left to right, top to borrom: Rima Chaudry, Patricia Moran, Heather Warnken, Tara Seekins, Jesse Wiltey, Talia Alarid, Rebecca Pedinoff, Gaily Ezer, Sarkis Kalashian, Michaela Lee, Jonathan Roybal, Mari Rose Taruc, and Kimpo Ngoi)


October 28, 2013

Berkeley Law’s “Break the Silence about Domestic Violence” Event

Berkeley Law students read anonymous letters about how domestic violence has affected members of the Boalt community, Alipato Project‘s staff attorney Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas and Joshua Safran (from Crime After Crime) shared their stories about how growing up in abusive households inspired them to practice domestic violence law, and lots of inspiring side conversations ensued!

(From Left to Right) Joshua Safran, Professor Nancy Lemon (moderator), Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas
(From Left to Right) Joshua Safran, Professor Nancy Lemon (moderator), Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas

See the video here: Berkeley Law Video

October 27, 2013

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Alipato Project Fundraiser, hosted at The New Parkway Theater: screening of the movie “All Good Things.”

Based on a true story, “All Good Things,” starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst is a mystery/thriller/psychological drama. “All Good Things” offers a contradiction to the too-often unchallenged assumption that domestic violence only occurs in low-income households and communities of color.

Warning: very violent. not for kids.

The New Parkway. 12:20pm to 2:30pm.


August 12, 2013

Alipato Project Fundraiser, hosted by OPPA Oakland Style: screening of the movie “The Women Outside”, a documentary about 37,000 American troops using the industry of over 27,000 Korean sex workers. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion connecting the dots between the social impact of US militarism in Asia, immigration of Asian women to the US, and domestic violence towards Asian immigrant women in the US.

The New Parkway, 7:00pm to 9:00pm


May 11, 2013

Hella Gay, Oakland’s Monthly Queer Dance Party, is donating 15% of their profits to the Alipato Project! We’ll be there to screen our Indiegogo video and to answer any questions about the cause.

$5 cover, 9:30pm to 2:00am, Venue: The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave. Oakland


April 27, 2013

Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas, Alipato Project’s founder and staff attorney, presented a know-your-rights workshop for domestic violence survivors and their allies at the Phat Beets Produce North Oakland Farmer’s Market.

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April 21, 2013

Alipato Project’s second fundraising event: Alchemy Collective Cafe donated their tips to Alipato Project, raising two hundred and fifty five dollars and forty cents!!!


March 31st, 2013

Alipato Project’s first board meeting! In three hours, we discussed our favorite gelato flavors, our commitment to eradicating domestic violence, our interest in collectively-run non-profits, fundraising principles, the prison industrial complex, and domestic violence law.  In so doing, we identified Alipato Project’s needs, goals, and strategies.

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March 30th, 2013 

Alipato Project’s first fundraising party: Charity Poker Night! We raised a whopping  36 dollars, which was enough to cover the price of our domain name! Thank you Rebecca Pedinoff, Ricardo Moran, Payam Imani, and Christopher Myers for being Alipato Project’s first donors!


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