KAVA Talks (Kommitment Against Violence Altogether) is a Tongan/Pacific Islander male domestic violence advocacy group certified by the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition whose mission is to help raise awareness about domestic violence and to provide the necessary resources to those who need it.
The Kava circle provides a platform in a familiar and safe environment where members can freely discuss everything from personal to governmental issues. The ideology behind a kava circle is based on the Pacific Islander practice of Talanoa, which involves forming circles and talking amongst each other in order to promote self-reflection and to build stronger relationships. A series of questions will be introduced in order to seek resolution.
Pacific Island Women’s Empowerment Series
PIK2AR provides a 12-week pilot program, which provides educational workshops and group discussions on various topics related to the physical, emotional, social, and economic health and well-being of Pacific Islander women. This program challenges the cultural definition of domestic violence within Pacific Island communities, and provides a safe environment for Pacific Islander women to share their unique perspectives and experiences.
Pacific Island Male Leadership Training
PIK2AR, in collaboration with Oish Barbership, has created the Pacific Island Male Leadership Training program, which involves a 3-module, 12 week pilot program that provides leadership skills and group discussions on various topics related to the physical, emotional, social, and economic health and well-being of a Pacific Island male leader. This program challenges the cultural definition of gender roles within Pacific Island communities and provides a safe space for Pacific Island males to share unique perspectives and experiences