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Feb
22
Wed
Webinar: Community Lead Innovative Youth Leaders Program @ your computer
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

During this webinar, participants will learn about innovative ways in which Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina immigrants whose mission is to eliminate domestic violence in the Latino immigrant community and promote healthy families in Central New Mexico, engages young people to develop their leadership through peer-to-peer learning promoting healthy relationships to prevent teen dating violence.

Objectives:

• Engage in a discussion about the opportunities and challenges of engaging Latino young people in shaping Teen Dating Violence prevention strategies and solutions.

• Share examples of the work being done by Enlace Comunitario’s prevention team with a focus on the work with Latino youth leaders.

• Identify tools and resources to better support and build infrastructure for authentic youth engagement in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

Presenters: Jose Luis Reyes; Youth Leader, Cynthia Jimenez; Youth Project Coordinator and Virginia Perez-Ortega; Prevention Co-Director, Enlace Comunitario

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Bio:
Jose Luis Reyes is 14 years old and is currently an eighth grader at El Camino Real Academy. His interests include playing football and his favorite subject in school is math. His immediate goals are to work and graduate middle school. In the future Jose Luis wants to attend college and major in Engineering and Business. This is his first year as an Enlace Youth Leader. He successfully completed 26 hours of training in October 2016 to become a Youth Leader and present about Teen Dating Violence and other healthy relating topics among teens. He has presented at 3 different schools and is expected to present at 2 more this upcoming month.

Cynthia M Jiménez is the Youth Leaders Coordinator at Enlace Comunitario and has worked for the organization under a year, but has over five years of experience working with youth and community non-profit programs, including ENLACE (educativo). She holds a Bachelor in Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and is currently a Master in Arts student in the Educational Leadership Program, also at UNM. Cynthia’s work includes directly working with the Youth Leaders to educate other youth in Spanish and English at youth conferences, schools, and around the community on how to prevent Teen Dating violence and promote healthy relationships among each other. She also works with the Youth Leaders to create messages, voice radio ads, billboards and posters to bring awareness about domestic/teen dating violence to the public. Cynthia is currently working with the Youth Leader’s on a special project to bring awareness about Teen Dating Violence to the community for the month of February.

Virginia Pérez-Ortega is the Violence Prevention Co-director at Enlace Comunitario. Her previous experience includes a Victims’ Rights Advocate at the statewide NM Victims’ Rights Project and a Project Coordinator position for the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) where she coordinated, managed, and implemented all aspects of a community engagement, New Mexico Rural Promotora Project and the Limited English Proficiency Accessibility Project. She has served as a subject matter expert and spokesperson in the creation of public awareness campaigns targeting Latinos in the United States. Ms. Perez-Ortega is an immigrant from Mexico. Ms. Perez-Ortega has earned associate’s degrees in Human Resources Administration and Business Graphics and Communications, and is pursuing a Community Development degree from Universidad Abierta y a Distancia de Mexico. She is a proud mother of two children ages 12 and 14. Lastly, she is an independent consultant as trainer, facilitator and event coordinator for diverse organizations and coalitions as well as an English-Spanish translator and interpreter.

Feb
25
Sat
2017 Annual Youth Conference @ Inver hills Community college
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mar
8
Wed
International Women’s Day/Dia internacional de la mujer
Mar 8 all-day

International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
Yet progress has slowed in many places across the world, so global action is needed to accelerate gender parity.

For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange
Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world- a more inclusive, gender equal world

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Mar
10
Fri
Blog Talk Radio: Exploring the impact of HIV and domestic violence among immigrant Latinas @ Blog Talk Radio
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

In observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we are hosting an intimate conversation with Voces Latinas, a cultural specific non-profit organization that works at the intersections of HIV and domestic violence for immigrant Latina women in Jackson Heights, New York. For Voces, the impact of HIV and domestic violence is at the core of their work; it is the reason they exist, and the ending of both epidemics is what fuels the team.

Learning objectives:

– Identify a minimum of two talking points to explain the intersection of HIV and domestic violence

– Identify a minimum of one cultural strategy to work with immigrant Latinas to address the intersection of HIV and domestic violence

– Engage in sustainability, program development, and outreach strategies dialogue with a Latina leader and founder of Voces Latinas.

Listen Live.

Apr
27
Thu
Webinar: SAAM 2017: Engaging New Voices @ your computer
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm (Central)

While sexual violence impacts every demographic group, myths about sexual violence within Latin@/x communities create misconceptions around culture and race. By engaging parents, religious leaders, survivors and community members, we can promote awareness, culturally-specific outreach and community engagement toward demystifying sexual violence within Latin@/x communities.

Objectives:

• Build upon personal strengths with cultural identity to work with community leaders to build bridges with community.

• Identify three leaders and others that we don’t normally see as leaders.

• Identify and train organizations on the changing needs of Latin@/x communities

Presenter: Maria Jirau-Torres, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

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Maria Jirau-Torres is the Language Access Coordinator for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), having worked in the Domestic and Sexual Violence arena for more than 8 years.  In those years, she has advocated with and for victims of trafficking, Spanish speaking only survivors and assisted clients in the process of T Visa’s and U Visas.  She worked as the child advocate, counselor, prevention educator, medical and legal advocate for the Spanish speaking and Latin@ community.  In her current role as Language Access Coordinator for 3 years, Maria facilitates culturally-informed and linguistically-accessible efforts, nurtures partnerships across languages and cultures, develop and provide trainings at local, state and national levels, provide culturally-specific and linguistically accessible technical assistance.

May
2
Tue
Advocacy Workshop: Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence @ Cornerstone
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Advocacy Workshop

Enhanced Safety Planning for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Abusers often use the threat of immigration enforcement as a way to maintain power and control and to make victims less likely to seek protection. For this reason, it is important for advocates to understand how to: help immigrant survivors become aware of their rights; identify special immigration remedies for victims, including special VAWA provisions around confidentiality; and how to prepare enhanced safety plans for immigrant survivors that take into account immigration enforcement. This interactive workshop will also discuss recent immigration policy developments and new enforcement measures that should be taken into consideration when assisting immigrant survivors with safety planning and will discuss practical ways to enhance your agency’s policies, practices and advocacy. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Implement enhanced survivor and family safety planning for immigrant survivors;
Strengthen their general understanding of Violence
Against Women Act (VAWA) immigration remedies for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking and discuss ways to help eligible immigrant victims to access these remedies;
Identify key ways to strengthen community collaborations; and
Access reliable and updated resources for immigrant survivors, such as know your rights materials, powers of attorney templates, and other resources.

advocacy workshop – immigration (5)

May
16
Tue
Cómo usar las Redes Sociales para Promover el Trabajo de su Organización @ your computer
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Fecha: Martes, el 16 de mayo, 2017

Hora: 1:00 – 2:30 de la tarde (hora del centro)

¿Es usted la persona responsable de manejar las cuentas de redes sociales de su organización? ¿Le desalienta la agobiante tarea de hallar maneras efectivas de alcanzar a su audiencia? Aunque mantener una cuenta personal de Facebook para estar en contacto con amig@s y familiares es fácil; usar las redes sociales para hacer marketing para una organización sin interés de lucro es un campo muy diferente. Este seminario web le ayudará a entender cómo usar las redes sociales para lograr su meta e incrementar su audiencia. 


En este seminario web l@s participantes aprenderán a: 


• Cómo usar Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, y LinkedIn para beneficiar a su organización.
• Cómo desarrollar una estrategia efectiva para el uso de las redes sociales.
• Cómo diseñar sus mensajes para que sean atractivos para una audiencia amplia y ayuden a lograr un incremento en la participación.
• Cómo interpretar la información que se puede extraer de las redes sociales para constantemente mejorar la estrategia a seguir. 


Presentadora: Rebecca De León, Coordinadora de Comunicaciones y Marketing de Casa de Esperanza: Red Nacional Latina 

Inscríbase ahora.

May
22
Mon
Webinar: Language Access in Courts for Advocates @ your computer
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act requires equal access to courts for all. However, some courts are still finding it challenging to provide access to people with limited English proficiency. The National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza has developed a tool kit to help. In this webinar participants will be informed of the Title VI requirements, help strategize how advocates can work with courts, prosecutors and others to meet the requirements of Title VI. Through this interactive webinar participants will increase their capacity to: improve language access to local courthouse services during legal proceedings, and advocate for increased language access services. Participants will also explore the toolkit and examine their role in helping survivor’s access justice.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  •       Understand the legal rights to meaningful language access of survivors with limited English proficiency.
  •       Understand when a court interpreter is required and how and when to advocate for a survivor’s rights to adequate interpretation services.
  •       Understand the importance of cultural relevance in interpretation.

Presenter: Olga Trujillo, Director of Education and Advocacy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, author and survivor. Her experience over the past 27 years has been as a private attorney, an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, and a consultant to many local, state and national organizations. Olga is an internationally sought speaker and author and is featured in the video “A Survivor’s Story,” a documentary and training video based on her personal experience of violence. Olga has authored a number of articles and publications. Her memoir for New Harbinger Publications, titled “The Sum of My Parts,” was released in October 2011. She also co-authored a Handbook for Attorneys “Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Also Experiencing Trauma and Mental Health Challenges,” which was released in January 2012.

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May
25
Thu
Blog Talk Radio: Una conversación sobre el impacto de la trata de personas en las comunidades latinas
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Fecha: Jueves, el 25 de mayo del 2017

Hora: 10:00 – 10:30  de la mañana (hora central)

De acuerdo a la ley en los Estados Unidos la trata de personas consiste en el acto de reclutar, albergar, transportar, proveer u obtener una persona para trabajo forzado o para el comercio de actos sexuales a través del uso de la fuerza, fraude o coerción. La complejidad en que este crimen ocurre lo convierte en una cuestión de interés mundial, dado que diariamente miles de personas son víctimas de este crimen. Y la respuesta más común se ha centrado en la definición del crimen, la identificación de las víctimas y el enjuiciamiento de todos los involucrados. Sin embargo, cuando empezamos a describir la experiencia de la trata de personas y cuál es el impacto que tiene en diferentes comunidades, es importante tener en cuenta y ser cuidadoso acerca del hecho de no confundir que los actos criminales llevados acabos por individuos no son el reflejo completo de un grupo étnico o de su cultura, especialmente en el caso de las comunidades que han sido históricamente más afectadas. Es aquí donde la evidencia basada en la investigación culturalmente sensible puede ayudar a identificar cuáles son los estereotipos que afectan nuestro entendimiento de la complejidad en que se da la trata de personas. La Red Nacional Latina ha venido realizando investigaciones tratando de entender y abordar este tema desde el punto de vista de la comunidad Latina. Martha Hernández, Gerente de Investigación de la Red Nacional Latina compartirá su experiencia de una tarea tan desalentadora no sólo como científica social, sino como investigadora latina.

May
31
Wed
Webinar: Sense of Community and Shared Identity in Latina-led Domestic Violence Workshops @ your computer
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Date: Wednesday May 31st  

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm (Central)

Sense of Community is positively linked to community participation and mental health (Peterson, Speer, & McMillian, 2008; Ohmer, 2007). For this reason, connection to grassroots organizations and Latinx identity may help explain the success of promotora and similar peer-model programs. In this webinar, Dr. Macias will present the results of a community-based study of domestic violence (DV) workshops led by Latina immigrant DV survivors who completed Casa de Esperanza’s adapted Líderes training program.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  •  To review peer-model research and become familiar with structure and aims of Casa de Esperanza’s Leadership Training Program for Latinas (Líderes).
  •  Gain a better understanding of ways to leverage community connection in community-based prevention.
  •  Explore examples of the use of testimonio in gender-based violence initiatives.

Presenter: Lillianne Macias

Lillianne Macias received her PhD in Clinical and Community Psychology from Georgia State University. She is a graduate of the research partnership between Casa de Esperanza and Georgia State University established under the direction of Julia Perilla, PhD, and completed a psychology fellowship through The Yale School of Medicine.  She will be joining the community psychology faculty at The University of New Haven as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2017. Her research interests include the adaptation and evaluation of culture-specific programs for Latinx and other underserved communities. As a scientist-practitioner, her experiences in community-based research inform her work as an individual and group therapist in university and community settings.

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Jun
7
Wed
Blog Talk Radio: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time: 2:00-2:30 pm (Central)

This BTR session will be taking place in commemoration of the Annual International World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed on June 15. Each year, the NLN promotes events and activities that raise awareness about elder abuse, including neglect, maltreatment, and mistreatment of elder adults throughout the world. Join us for a conversation among the National Latin@ Network and other partners in the field working at the intersections of elder abuse and culture.

In this episode, we will discuss:

  •  Elder abuse and its impact.
  • Share effective practices to respond to elder abuse.
  • Promote relevant tools and resources.

Listen Live.

Presenter: Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation & Social Change, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Heidi Notario, M.A. serves as the Director of Implementation & Social Change of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities and Casa de Esperanza. Prior to joining Casa’s team, Heidi was the Training Specialist at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). She has expertise on issues related to accessibility through her work at the intersections of disabilities and violence against women. She has written a number of resources for survivors’ advocates and provides ongoing training and technical assistance on a variety of violence against women’s issues. Heidi’s interests include a wide array of topics related to the treatment afforded to survivors of violence with disabilities, Deaf survivors, and other traditionally underserved communities by the criminal justice system, service providers, and society at large. She keeps on the forefront of her anti-oppression work the elimination of barriers that impact immigrant survivors and the LGBTQ community. Heidi views “accessibility” from a human rights perspective and is committed to bringing this framework into her work and personal life. Heidi is originally from Cuba and has resided in the U.S. since 1995.

Jun
13
Tue
Webinar: Working Together to End Abuse in Later Life Latin@ Communities
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Date:Tuesday June 13th, 2017 

Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm (Central)

Older adult survivors of abuse have a complex set of circumstances and often poor options to consider. Elder abuse survivors may have additional needs requiring service providers to examine how they are currently delivering services and how their policies and practices may help or hinder an older survivor.

In this webinar, participants will learn:

  • How generational issues may influence survivors’ choices, especially within communities who have experienced historical trauma and oppression.
  • The challenges experienced by Latin@ communities, including immigration and lack of linguistically accessible services.
  • Effective practices for successful collaborations among organizations and communities to meet the needs of Latin@ older survivors.

Presenters:

Eden Ruiz-Lopez, Project Manager, National Center on Elder Abuse

Eden Ruiz-Lopez is a project manager at the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). She leads grant management, responds to technical assistance inquiries, serves as an advisory board liaison, engages in education and outreach activities and coordinates the volunteer and internship program. She is currently an MPA candidate at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy with an acute passion for socio-demographic and geographic trends, as well as issues of aging, public housing transformation, human rights and homelessness.  Prior to joining the NCEA, Eden directed a home modification and housing advocacy program for adults with disabilities and managed finances for adults who were adjudicated incapacitated and placed under guardianship. Eden earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and a minor in Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University.

Heidi Notario, Director of Implementation and Social Change, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Heidi Notario, M.A. serves as the Director of Implementation & Social Change of the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities and Casa de Esperanza. Prior to joining Casa’s team, Heidi was the Training Specialist at the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). She has expertise on issues related to accessibility through her work at the intersections of disabilities and violence against women. She has written a number of resources for survivors’ advocates and provides ongoing training and technical assistance on a variety of violence against women’s issues. Heidi’s interests include a wide array of topics related to the treatment afforded to survivors of violence with disabilities, Deaf survivors, and other traditionally underserved communities by the criminal justice system, service providers, and society at large. She keeps on the forefront of her anti-oppression work the elimination of barriers that impact immigrant survivors and the LGBTQ community. Heidi views “accessibility” from a human rights perspective and is committed to bringing this framework into her work and personal life. Heidi is originally from Cuba and has resided in the U.S. since 1995.

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