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Mar
26
Mon
Webinar: Latino Boys and Men: Advancing Scholarship and Community Based Solutions
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Date: Monday, March 26, 2018

Time: 11:00pm-12:30pm (CST) 

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY in collaboration with Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network conducted a scan of the field to identify what research and types of programming existed engaging Latin@ men and boys. There is a gap in existing content analysis documenting the state of the field relating to understanding racial-cultural sociodemographic terms, inclusion of racial-cultural psychological variables, and gender related factors impacting the lives of men of color, specifically Latino men and boys. This webinar will address systemic limitations on understanding the state of the field by using an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to identify community-based solutions with Latino men and boys that may not be included in academic literature.

By the end of this session:
  • Participants will learn on the existing research centered on the lives of Latino men and boys in the US.
  • Participants will learn about the findings of a scan conducted to identify promising programs and practices of community based organizations working with Latino men and boys.
  • Participants will learn of recommendations to connect and expand this work across the country.

Presenters:

Dr. Silvia Mazzula, Ph.D., Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Dr. Silvia Lorena Mazzula, Ph.D., is an award-wining educator, scholar mentor and mental health researcher who specializes on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Under the broad umbrella of “cultural responsive science”, her current research focuses on racial trauma, diverse academic pipeline development, and Latino mental health, with particular attention to socio-cultural identities (e.g., gender, ethnicity, race, social class) and race and culture as psychological and subconscious processes of of human thought and behavior. As an evaluator, she is an expert in developing process, benchmark measures and systemic guidelines to assess equitable, inclusive and culturally responsive research and scholarship and in social framework evaluation of discrimination and inclusiveness in the workplace.

Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, 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 Directors for the Texas Victim Services Association and 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 Master degrees in Sociology and Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice.

Martha Hernandez-Martinez, MPA, Program/Research Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Martha Hernandez-Martinez, MPA, serves as the Research Associate for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families & Communities. She is originally from Managua-Nicaragua, where she holds a License in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. Her work experience in Nicaragua included providing services to victims of natural disasters and domestic violence, and research on men’s sexual health. In addition, she designed, delivered, and evaluated gender based education programs targeting health workers. Martha moved to the U.S. in 2002, and worked as a community organizer in issues of affordable housing, immigration, and education. Martha also holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Martha’s major interest and passion consist of issues related to the intersections of gender, social norms, intimate partner violence (IPV), healthy masculinities from a Global South perspective, and the impact of public policies on women’s lives (e.g., reproductive health, human rights, development policies). She is very proud of her working class roots that she believes keep her grounded and open to new challenges.

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Mar
29
Thu
Webinar: What Does the Evidence Say? Innovative Approaches to Engaging Men and Boys
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

Promundo is an applied research non-governmental organization whose mission it is to engage men and boys for gender justice. This webinar will present Promundo’s latest research from the Man Box Study on men’s attitudes, perceptions, and practices as they relate to gender equality. Promundo will also present how such research is informing innovative gender-transformative programming in the United States on engaging men and boys.

Through this webinar, participants will:

  • Gain new understanding of how harmful ideas about masculinity and manhood link statistically with negative health and well-being outcomes in the US and Mexico.
  • Have increased knowledge about the process of adapting, designing, implementing, and evaluating an evidence-based discussion group curriculum for high school students in the US, focusing on challenging harmful ideas about masculinity, preventing various forms of violence, and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Better understand how insights from national surveys and past program evaluations can be used to inform, adapt, and improve programming for high schoolers.

Presenters:

Jane Kato-Wallace, Director of Programs, Promundo-US

Jane Kato-Wallace, MPH is Promundo’s Director of Programs. She is a gender and masculinities expert who has led the adaptation of Promundo’s gender-transformative methodologies on gender equality, preventing violence, and youth engagement in over 20 countries around the world. In the U.S., she is the co-investigator of two CDC-funded Manhood 2.0 studies aiming to evaluate community-based approaches to promote improved health and prevent violence with young men and boys of color. She has written extensively on how gender norms influence young people’s health vulnerabilities Jane’s previous work experience includes conducting public health research with Columbia University and EngenderHealth on the U.S.-based Gender Matters program, and supporting a USAID health policy project in the Latin American region. Jane has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University.

Brian Heilman, Senior Research Officer, Promundo-US

Brian Heilman’s work focuses on eliminating harmful masculine norms, preventing all forms of gender-based violence, and achieving broader gender equality and social justice in the United States and around the world. Brian is a co-author of the 2017 State of the World’s Fathers and 2016 State of America’s Fathers reports, the lead author of The Man Box study on harmful effects of rigid masculine norms in the U.S., U.K., and Mexico, and a co-author of multiple reports using International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) data. Brian has extensive program and research experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East, and is deeply engaged as a sexual violence prevention educator in collaboration with the Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Apr
10
Tue
Webinar: NO MÁS Violencia: A Model for an Empowering Educational & Awareness Tiered Initiative for Latinas & Providers to help address Domestic Violence
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Time: 11:00pm-12:30pm (CST) 

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s empowering educational and awareness tiered initiative for Latinas and providers. The initiative, NO MÁS Violencia, helps address fears/barriers that many Latinas experience when contemplating reporting domestic violence and/or sexual assault, taking into account their immigration status and focusing on reinforcing cultural pride/values. Presenters will share what worked in their community and will provide ideas and information to tailor it for your community.

By the end of this session:
  • Recognize and review common barriers Latinas face when reporting domestic violence, and gain positive approaches to reduce barriers while highlighting the strengths of Latino culture.
  • Discover a model initiative that can create a shift in community members and service providers’ thought/behavior about DV, which includes content on the prevalence, dynamics, effects, and rights of victims/survivors under federal law, regardless of their immigration status, that service providers/advocates can tailor to their community.
  • Identify effective strategies validated by program evaluation to educate community members and providers about DV in Latino communities to improve their response toward survivors and educate Latinas about their situation and options.
Presenters:

Elaine Hewins, CSW, DVS, Domestic Violence Education & Awareness Program Coordinator, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Community Health Promotion Program, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System.

Elaine is a Certified Social Worker and NJ Domestic Violence Specialist with 29 years of experience in the domestic violence field. At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, she coordinates programs to address DV, such as “Domestic Violence & the Role of the Healthcare Provider: Assessment and Intervention Strategies” seminars for healthcare providers, which educated over 1700 providers in three states. Elaine co-authored a White Paper on this topic, and presented at the 2015 National Conference on Health & Domestic Violence. In 2016, Elaine and the RWJUH Domestic Violence Education & Awareness Program implemented the NO MÁS Violencia Initiative to address DV/SV in Latino communities; she presented on the NO MAS work at the 2017 National Conference on Health & Domestic Violence. Since 2016, the program’s focus has also been on teen dating violence prevention, via the Artists Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs, and Violence (AMARD&V): Healing Through the Arts Expansion Program.

Mariam Merced, MA, Director, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Community Health Promotion Program, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health System.

For 27 years, Mariam has been responsible for coordinating accessible quality preventive health care services and education for local communities. By partnering with churches and community-based organizations, she coordinates health promotion initiatives such as park and open streets initiatives, community fitness/wellness programs, chronic disease management programs, and healthy homes  & health literacy initiatives. Ms. Merced works closely with local art organizations and community artists to develop programs that utilize theater and art to promote health information among diverse communities in Central Jersey, and has developed numerous health promotion theater projects in the areas of breast and prostate cancer awareness, domestic violence and smoking cessation. In addition, she coordinates and directs AMARD&V: Healing Through the Arts, an anti-violence prevention art program, for inner-city African American and Latino youth.

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Apr
14
Sat
Boys group @ Centro Tyrone Guzman
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

boys group flyer

Violence Ends with Me group for boys ages 12-18

Join Centro Tyrone Guzman and our new group for Latino boys. We will explore a variety of topics including identity, masculinity, health, relationships, and violence. Youth will engage in community events focused on educating peers and family on these issues.
Food will be provided. (Please call for transportation)
When: 2nd Saturday of each month starting Feb. 10, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Centro Tyrone Guzman
1915 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: Carlos Guereca (612) 222 – 2461
PENDING OVW APPROVAL

Apr
16
Mon
Webinar: Court Culture and Access to Justice
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Date: Monday, April 16, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

This webinar will explain the concept of court culture and how do courts have their own culture? What are characteristics of court culture? How can those qualities help or hinder litigants on domestic violence cases, both petitioners and respondents?

By the end of this session, participants should be able to do the following:
  • Define the concept of court culture and how it impacts the experience of court staff.
  • Explain the intersectionality between court culture and access to justice for litigants.
  • Distinguish the specific court culture within participant’s own jurisdiction.
  • Recognize the role of neutrality specific to domestic violence cases.
Presenters:

Liberty Aldrich, JD, Director of Gender Based Violence Programs, Center for Court Innovation

Liberty Aldrich, JD, Director of Gender Based Violence Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, provides technical assistance on the development and implementation of domestic violence and sexual assault criminal justice programs nationally and internationally. Ms. Aldrich works with government and non-government agencies to implement a coordinated community response to gender-based and family violence. She has also been retained as a consultant to family courts and government agencies on child protective and custody programs.

Rosa C. Figarola, Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County

Rosa Figarola is a circuit court judge assigned to the Unified Family Division in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Prior to her present assignment, she served in the Dependency, Family, Domestic Violence and Criminal Divisions in Miami-Dade County. She is a former Assistant Public Defender, serving in the Office of the Public Defender from 1982 until her appointment to the County Court Bench in 2001. She was appointed to the Circuit Court Bench in 2011. Judge Figarola is a 1982 graduate from the University Of Miami School Of Law. She has been an adjunct professor in Family Law and Trial Advocacy at St. Thomas School of Law in Miami and serves in community service boards addressing domestic violence. Judge Figarola participates in several programs and boards designed to help educate judges and stakeholders regarding issues surrounding the adjudication of domestic violence cases. She has also participated in symposiums addressing gender bias such as the Caribbean Dialogue on Rule of Law and Gender-Based Violence held in Miami in 2012 and conducted a presentation on trauma informed courts in San Juan, Puerto Rico in March 2016.

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Apr
20
Fri
ver el documental “Audrie & Daisy” @ Rondo Library
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

En reconocimiento al mes de prevención de violencia sexual, le queremos invitar a que nos acompañe a ver el documental titulado “Audrie & Daisy” las historia de dos jovencitas sobrevivientes de violencia sexual. Después del documental, tendremos la oportunidad de compartir y escuchar de Mercedes Moreno Victim Advocate en Community University Health Care Center acerca de los estatutos y recursos disponibles para la comunidad en el estado de MN y además como podemos ser agentes de cambio en nuestra comunidad.

Espacio limitado para 20 personas y la fecha límite de inscripción es el lunes 16 de Abril. Esta actividad es para mayores de 18 años.

20 DE ABRIL 2018
11AM-2PM
RONDO LIBRARY-MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
461 DALE ST N
ST PAUL, MN 55104

¡HABRÁ COMIDA!

PARA INSCRIBIRSE LLAME AL 651-646-5553 Y PREGUNTE POR CYNTHIA SANCHEZ

May
12
Sat
Boys group @ Centro Tyrone Guzman
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

boys group flyer

Violence Ends with Me group for boys ages 12-18

Join Centro Tyrone Guzman and our new group for Latino boys. We will explore a variety of topics including identity, masculinity, health, relationships, and violence. Youth will engage in community events focused on educating peers and family on these issues.
Food will be provided. (Please call for transportation)
When: 2nd Saturday of each month starting Feb. 10, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Centro Tyrone Guzman
1915 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Contact: Carlos Guereca (612) 222 – 2461
PENDING OVW APPROVAL

May
14
Mon
Webinar: Cultural Responsiveness and the Courts
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Date: Monday, May 14, 2018

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

For a justice system to be truly just, it must be accessible to all individuals. However, survivor litigants may face challenges when courts are not responsive to their cultural identity. For survivors of gender based violence, these challenges present additional barriers towards accessing justice and obtaining fair outcomes. Recognizing and respecting individual cultural differences are important to sensitive and effective work with survivors. In addition, differences in concepts of suffering and healing can influence how individuals may experience the effects of gender based victimization and interaction with courts.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to do the following:
  • Enhance access to justice by fostering more culturally responsive courts, court staff, and judges.
  • Identify role-specific responsibilities in implementing culturally responsive practices in the courts.
  • Assess culturally-specific barriers survivors may face in the criminal and civil justice systems and design strategies for overcoming those challenges.
Presenters:

Nida Abbasi, JD, Coordinator, Domestic Violence Programs, Center for Court Innovation

Nida Abbasi, JD, Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Programs at the Center for Court Innovation, delivers expert assistance to courts and communities seeking to enhance their approach to domestic and sexual violence. At the Center, she has developed numerous products and presentations focused on the issues surrounding violence against women, including supervised visitation, culturally responsive practices, offender deterrence strategies, and best practices for domestic violence courts.

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

Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, has been involved in the movement against gender violence since 1999 in Texas 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 Directors for the Texas Victim Services Association and 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 an MA in Sociology and an MS in Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice.

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May
31
Thu
¡Adelante Esperanza! Our 35th Anniversary Gala @ Nicollet Island Pavilion
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Join us for our 35th Anniversary Gala, ¡Adelante Esperanza!

In 35 years, Casa de Esperanza has grown into the largest Latina organization in the country mobilizing Latin@ communities to end domestic violence.

¡Adelante Esperanza! will celebrate the courage and wisdom of our Latina founders and recognize Latin@ leaders locally and nationally who have a deep and passionate commitment to healthy families and communities.

Join us for the excitement!

Purchase tickets here.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table contact Kathryn Ross at kross@casadeesperanza.org or 651-646-5553 ext 314

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