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.
• 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
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.
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.
Latin@ Youth Leaders!
Join us this summer!
July 10-20, 2017
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
to register or for more information contact
Nallely at 651-646-5553 ext 320
This event is a collaboration of Casa de Esperanza, Girl Scouts River Valleys, and Latina Cultural Advocates | Asesoras Escolares.
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
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.