Priya Suman has been working with survivors of violence for 10+ years They have worked with immigrant survivors of violence at Manavi - they first South Asian organization work on violence against women in the US. [read more]

Priya has been working with survivors of violence for 10+ years. They have worked with immigrant survivors of violence at Manavi – the first South Asian organization to work on violence against women in the US. In San Francisco they worked with LGBTQI+ youth ages 24 and below. The demographic consisted of survivors who were homeless, use substances, undocumented, and have various mental and physical health needs. They have been faculty with the Advocacy Learning Center where, as a trainer, they provided technical assistance serving survivors of violence, especially LGBTQI+ survivors and immigrant survivors, to participating in national anti-violence organizations and coordinating site visits. Priya┬ástudied law in India during which time they worked with a criminal lawyer conducting research on cases involving issues of human rights and trafficking. They have experience in activism and community organizing. They have worked on issues of sexuality and reproductive health and rights, illegal arrests of human rights activists and forcible displacement of indigenous communities.