línea de apoyo bilingüe de 24 horas: 651.772.1611

Aug
20
Mon
Día de campo y pesca en Fort Snelling @ Fort Snelling State Park
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

L@s invitamos a participar en nuestra actividad de cierre de verano para jóvenes de Fuerza Unida Amig@s. Sera un día de campo y pesca en el Parque Estatal de Fort Snelling en colaboración con el Departamento de Recursos Naturales de Minnesota.

Para reservar comuníquese con Felix o Cynthia a Casa de Esperanza llamando al 651-646-5553.

Se ofrecerá transporte desde dos ubicaciones:

Casa de Esperanza:

540 Fairview Ave. N. Suite #200,

St. Paul MN 55104

Salida: 9:30am

Regreso: 4pm

Sabathani Community Center:

310 E 38th St #200,

Minneapolis, MN 55409

Salida: 9am

Regreso: 4:30pm

Almuerzo incluido

¡Totalmente gratis!

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Aug
31
Fri
Webinar: Understanding Culture and Language: A Foundation for Providing Culturally Responsive Services
Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series will engage participants in institutional-wide evaluation and self-reflection related to understanding what it means to provide meaningful language access; to explore the concepts of language as cultural identity; language justice, within the context of a culturally responsive approach to service provision; and to collaborate with technical assistance providers to develop an effective language access plan that meets organizational needs.

Session I

Date: Friday, August 31, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

Session I of the series will engage participants in learning to recognize and respect individual cultural differences regarding language and communication as important to working in a sensitive and effective manner with survivors with limited English proficiency. Language is a way of communicating thoughts and feelings. It can also constitute a means of asserting one’s identity, rights and safety. Survivors of diverse communities may face challenges when systems of help do not acknowledge language as a cultural identity.  Ensuring meaningful access to limited English proficient (LEP) survivors of domestic and sexual violence means recognizing how gender bias and cultural identity may prevent access to services.  This webinar will examine the challenges LEP survivors encounter while seeking to access services because of limited culturally and linguistically responsive systems of help.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Enhance their knowledge of the intersections of language as a cultural identity.
  • Engage in critical analysis of unintended assumptions inferred on survivors with limited English proficiency (or speak with an accent).
  • Enhance organizational access to services by fostering more culturally and linguistically responsive services to survivors with limited English proficiency.

Presenter:

Jose Juan Lara, Jr., Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network

Jose Juan Lara, Jr., MS, has been involved in the movement against gender violence since 1999 and has facilitated workshops at national, state, and local conferences on crisis intervention, systems advocacy for victims of family and sexual violence, and LGBTQ victims of interpersonal violence. Prior to coming to the National Latin@ Network, Jose Juan was the Senior Victim Services Program Specialist for Texas Advocacy Project in Austin; Legal Advocate Program Coordinator for Friendship of Women, Inc. in Brownsville; Case Manager Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cameron and Willacy Counties; and Director of Legal Services for the Family Crisis Center, Inc. in Harlingen. Jose Juan serves on the Board of allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization (originally, Austin Latina/o Lesbian and Gay Organization) and a consultant for Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. Jose Juan holds a master’s degree in public safety with specialization in Criminal Justice.

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Sep
12
Wed
Webinar: Working with Interpreters
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series will engage participants in institutional-wide evaluation and self-reflection related to understanding what it means to provide meaningful language access; to explore the concepts of language as cultural identity; language justice, within the context of a culturally responsive approach to service provision; and to collaborate with technical assistance providers to develop an effective language access plan that meets organizational needs.

Session II

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

Session II of the series will focus on language (spoken or sign) as a crucial component of any agency’s effort seeking to improve the life, safety and well-being of Limited English Proficient (LEP), as well as Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/d/HoH) victims of domestic violence/sexual assault (DV/SA) and their families. Individuals are more likely to seek help when those services are offered in their primary language.

This training is designed for service providers to learn about equitable communication when serving and engaging with individuals who are LEP or D/d/HoH with the support of an interpreter.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Recognize language barriers experienced by LEP and D/d/HoH individuals when trying to access basic DV/SA services (legal, advocacy, shelters, etc.).
  • Develop awareness on how to provide timely and quality services for LEP and D/d/HoH individuals.
  • Implement promising practices when working with interpreters.

Presenter:

Ana Paula Noguez Mercado, LLM, Interpretation Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Ana Paula Noguez Mercado is the Interpretation Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). She is responsible for coordinating and facilitating trainings as well as providing technical assistance to service providers on building interpretation skills, and improving language access for domestic violence and sexual assault programs. Ana Paula has served in diverse positions addressing training, advocating and organizing for gender/immigrant justice, and human rights, including at the National Women’s Institute (Mexico City), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund- MALDEF (Los Angeles), among other organizations. In 2014, Ana Paula co-founded Antena Los Ángeles, a collective dedicated to language justice advocacy, training and consulting, including the co-coordination of a network of volunteer interpreters/translators who support language needs in diverse settings in the Los Angeles area. Ana Paula received her law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City), a Master’s Degree in Gender and the Law from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona/CIESAS with a special research interest on language access and due process guarantees for detainee indigenous women in Oaxaca, Mexico. She received her LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Critical Legal Studies and International Human Rights Law from UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA.

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Sep
18
Tue
Webinar: Developing an Effective Language Access Plan
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series will engage participants in institutional-wide evaluation and self-reflection related to understanding what it means to provide meaningful language access; to explore the concepts of language as cultural identity; language justice, within the context of a culturally responsive approach to service provision; and to collaborate with technical assistance providers to develop an effective language access plan that meets organizational needs.

Session III

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

Session III of the series will engage participants in a process of critical thinking and planning that will support organizations/agencies in developing an effective language access plan. In order to carry out effective safety planning and provide critical information to assist ALL survivors in making informed choices, it is imperative to ensure meaningful access to services and available options for survivors with limited English proficiency. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, all organizations that receive federal funding must take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Join us as we discuss concrete steps for developing an effective language access plan.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the information needed to develop and implement a comprehensive language access plan.
  • Examine the tools and resources available to support the development of an effective language access plan.

Presenter:

Lumarie Orozco, MA, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network

Lumarie Orozco, M.A., is a community psychologist and project manager for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Lumarie’s areas of expertise and interest include the development and implementation of culturally responsive interventions that support the health and well-being of Latin@ communities, ensuring meaningful language access for limited English proficient individuals, supporting non-culturally specific organizations in developing a culturally responsive service response through a process of organizational assessment and development, community engagement and leadership development, and Latin@ youth development and advocacy. Lumarie works with nationally recognized colleagues and other national technical assistance providers to inform the practices of the country’s most innovative, community based and dynamic non-profit organizations to achieve dramatic social change in the fields of dating and domestic violence, and sexual assault.  Currently, Lumarie provides training and strategic technical assistance services to the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Demonstration Initiative (DVHPI), which seeks to enhance the response to victims of domestic violence at high risk for lethality.  Previously, Lumarie managed Casa de Esperanza’s community engagement initiatives including Fuerza Unida (community engagement, leadership development) and Youth Initiatives (leadership, peer education and advocacy). Lumarie is a 2011 Practitioner Fellow with the National Institute on Out of School Time, and a 2012 Practitioner Fellow with the Robert Bowne Foundation National Writing Project.

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