Friday, October 19, 2018


The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK) celebrates another year
of providing domestic violence services for Pan-Asian families
and communities in Massachusetts and New England

September 28, 2018 − Boston, MA: The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATASK), a Massachusetts-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities and to provide hope to survivors, hosts its annual benefit, the Silk Road Gala, on the evening of Saturday, October 27, at the Marriott Boston Downtown in Boston’s Theatre District.

This is the 25th year that the Silk Road Gala is being held to raise funds for ATASK, the only provider of linguistically and culturally competent services for Pan-Asian survivors of domestic violence.  Programs include a 24-hour multilingual hotline, emergency shelter, case management and advocacy services, legal program, and ESOL classes.
Since 1992, ATASK's multilingual and multicultural staff have been providing life-saving services and hope to survivors.  Today, ATASK assists over 800 survivors throughout 10 counties in Massachusetts, and provides a safe haven for 50 survivors and children in the 24/7/365 emergency shelter.  Services are provided in 20 Asian languages and dialects.

ATASK offers HOPE:
Housing in our emergency shelter
Outreach to Asian communities and a 24-hour multilingual helpline
Programs and services that support clients and their children and empower them to live independent lives.
Education, training and outreach for providers and the general public.

The 2018 Silk Road Gala Co-Chairs are:
·        Francis E. Chin, Senior Counsel, Chin & Curtis, LLP
·        Grace H. Lee, FVP/Regional Director of Government Banking, People's United Bank

Our Keynote Speaker is Bill Cummings, Founder of Cummings Properties and Cummings Foundation.  He is also the author of "Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur's Journey to Billion Dollar Philanthropy.”

Janet Wu, TV Personality & Journalist and a long-standing supporter of ATASK, will once again be the emcee.

This year’s event begins with a Reception with appetizers and drinks, a silent auction, a survivor who will share her powerful story about her journey to independence, and an opportunity to listen to and speak with Bill Cummings.  Guests will then “travel” to different regions of Asia, each having its own food station, bar, and set of cultural performances.

400 supporters, comprised of community leaders and professionals, attend ATASK’s annual Silk Road Gala each year. The Silk Road Gala generates critical funds for ATASK’s programs and services to support survivors of domestic violence. For more event details and ticket information, visit For more information about ATASK, visit

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