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2018 National Latin@ Institute 

*OVW APPROVED*

About the 2018 National Latin@ Institute

Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), in partnership with the Office on Violence against Women, will host the 2018 National Latin@ Institute. This event will take place on July 18-20, 2018-in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The 2018 National Latin@ Institute will bring together professionals from a variety of fields. This institute will provide participants with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing and critical discussions on traditionally challenging topics.

2018 National Latin@ Institute Objectives

  • Analyze the significance, tensions and strengths of diversity within the Latin@ communities.
  • Provide an anti-oppression lens to address and end gender-based violence.
  • Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy work.
  • Connect with other organizations and activists to advance their individual and collective practice.
  • Share trauma-informed practices to enhance self-care, sustainability and well-being.  

Agenda

Day One

A Year in Review

Presenter(s): Patti Tototzintle, Casa de Esperanza

Plenary Panel: Home Truth: Advancing International Human Rights to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence

Presenter(s): Jessica Lenahan,Advocate/Survivor, Rosie Hidalgo, Casa de Esperanza, April Hayes and Katia Maguire, Directors/Producers, Home Truth

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Concurrent Workshops

Workshop A:  Grupos de Apoyo: Estrategia Terapéutica Para el Manejo de la Violencia Sexual (Support Groups: Therapeutic Strategies to Heal from Sexual Violence) ¡En Español!/In Spanish! 

Presenter(s): Coraly León Morales, Proyecto Construyendo Equidad entre Géneros

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Workshop B: Latin@ Women, Violence and Justice Across the Americas:  How Violence Manifest Through the Lens of Social, Economic and Racial Justice.

Presenter(s): Cristina Garcia, Alianza Americas

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Workshop C: Legal Remedies for Immigrant Survivors

Presenter(s):  Hania Luna and Katharian Dechert, Tahirih Justice Center

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Workshop D:  Healing and Building Community: Cultivating a Sense of Belonging in the Workspace

Presenter(s): Mary Eldridge and Katryn Duarte, UW - Madison

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Closing Plenary Panel: Addressing the Complexities: Violence, Discrimination, and Stigma Affecting LGBTQ POC Survivors of Violence
 

Presenter(s):Francesco Duberli, Survivors’ Pathway; Jose Juan Lara Jr., National Latin@ Network, Casa de Esperanza

Day Two

Plenary Session - Mi Piel: Our Stories as AfroLatina Descendants

Presenter(s): Luz Marquez-Benbow, VidaAfrolatina; Martha Hernandez-Martinez, National Latin@ Network, Casa de Esperanza

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Concurrent Workshops

Workshop A: Respuesta de apoyo y servicios pos desastres naturales: Una mirada al trabajo de Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer (CPM) ante las necesidades de las organizaciones integrantes y aliadas de la Coalición y a la comunidad en general, luego del paso de los huracanes Irma y María. ¡En Español!/In Spanish!

Presenter(s): Leila Negrón Cintrón, MTS, Coalición Puertorriqueña Contra la Violencia Doméstica y Agresión Sexual Coordinadora Paz para la Mujer. Inc.

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Workshop B: A Youth-Centered Approach: Respecting and Empowering Youth to Prevent and End Violence

Presenter(s): Nallely Castro Montoya and Zoe Martens, Casa de Esperanza; María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, National Latin@ Network, Casa de Esperanza

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Workshop C: An Advocate’s Role: Trauma-Informed Practices & Access Safety for Immigrant Survivors

Presenter(s): Nora Zavala, Violence Intervention Project, Inc. and Ivonne Ortiz, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

Navigating the Immigration System PowerPoint

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Workshop D: Somos Unos: Partners with Pride

Presenter(s): Elizabeth Santiago, Center for Safety & Change, Diana Wilkins, Rockland County Pride Center

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Learning Circles: 

Capacity Building Offerings, Policy Advocacy, Youth Engagement, Community Engagement, Addressing the Intersections of AfroLatina Identity, Engaging Men, Addressing LGBTQ Intersection 

Plenary Panel: Engaging Latin@ Men: A Path Toward Gender Equity, Hope and Healing

Presenter(s): Lina Juarbe Botella and Joseph Maldonado, A CALL TO MEN; Jane Kato-Wallace, Promundo US; George Garcia, Latin American Youth Center

A CALL TO MEN PowerPoint

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Day Three

Concurrent Workshops 

Workshop A: Tres Dimensiones de los Planes de seguridad en Mujeres Latinas Inmigrante (A Three-Dimensional Approach to Safety Planning for Latina Immigrants) ¡En Español!/In Spanish!

Presenter(s): Dilcia Molina, La Clínica del Pueblo

Workshop B: Access to Justice: Language Access for Victims with Limited English Proficiency

Presenter(s): Jose Juan Lara, Jr. and Leo Martínez, National Latin@ Network, Casa de Esperanza

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Workshop C: Human Trafficking in the Agricultural Industry: Prevalence and Risk Factors

Presenter(s): Mónica Ramírez, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

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Workshop D: Rural Connections, Enlaces Rurales

Presenter(s):Jodie Bowden-Fuentes and Belen Ceballos, Latinas Unidas Por un Nuevo Amanecer (L.U.N.A.)

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Keynote - From the Fields to Films: Addressing Workplace Sexual Violence and Promoting Gender Equity Across Industries

 Presenter(s): Mónica Ramírez, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

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 This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K039 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.