Since 2016, our Yabis Night has been a powerful community experience where we have had the opportunity to be heard and to listen to the stories of our peers. It takes a lot of courage to step up to the mic and we're proud of everyone who has taken the leap.
So far, we've had conversations about cultural appropriation vs. appreciation, how love and relationships work within our different cultures, and the mental health issues we face in our communities. We've shared stories of our family histories while confronting the labels that are used to divide us — borders, citizenship, immigrants, refugees, alien, etc.
By sharing our food, our experiences, and our songs, we have been able to break down barriers within our communities and within ourselves.
- Iko & Fevean