Systems change is a process that involves responding to an instance of lack of language access (for example) and builds on that one experience to create significant change in a system or service. The following steps were outlined through an interview with Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina women located in Albuquerque, […]
Category Archives: Interviews with Latin@s
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 2016 STOP Administrators & Coalition Directors Joint Meeting Remarks by Z. Ruby White Starr, March 29, 2016 I joined Casa de Esperanza as their Chief Strategy Officer in July of last year after working at various mainstream organizations. Since then I’ve had some time to reflect […]
By Mónica Ramírez Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy at the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras Empowerment at the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement More than 600,000 women across our nation are responsible for harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we eat every day. We all benefit from their […]
This week we welcome Micaela Ríos, our new Project Coordinator with the National Latin@ Network. Where are you from? I was born and raised in Burley, Idaho but currently I’m located in the City of Trees (Boise, Idaho). Where do you feel most at home? Home is manifested in many places for me.
Throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, our advice has been to talk with the young people in your lives about healthy relationships. But what do those conversations actually look like? Latin@ youth today are growing up in a world very different from the one that their parents and mentors grew up in.
By Friends of Farmworkers For over 30 years, Friends of Farmworkers (FOF) has provided free legal services to low-wage immigrant and migrant workers in Pennsylvania. Over the past several years, FOF staff noticed that a growing number of its client population – which includes workers present in the U.S. on temporary visas and undocumented workers […]
This post was originally published by NO MORE on November 24, 2015. Actor Danny Pino starred as Detective Nick Amaro on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for four seasons. We spoke with him about SVU diehards, talking to his children about sexual assault and domestic violence, and Decimos NO MÁS, a new national awareness campaign engaging […]
El Arte de Sobrevivir: Embedding support for survivors in the community with the multi-tiered Promotor(a) de Salud model
By Elaine Ezekiel, Community Manager, MHP Salud El Arte de Sobrevivir (The Art of Surviving) is a support group program that uses the multi-tiered Promotor(a) de Salud model to provide support to low-income, Hispanic, Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and/or stalking. This model employs a Promotora (also known as a Community Health Worker) who […]
Originally published by Ser Familia on October 7, 2015. View original post. “Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse.”  When examining the definition of elder abuse it looks very similar to the explanation domestic violence advocates can relate to, for the types of abuse are parallel. The […]
LoveStruck, the three part documentary series on domestic violence, draws to a close this week with the release of Episode 3. While domestic violence is a highly underreported crime for many communities, for Latin@s in the United States there are other factors that affect whether or not they will report domestic violence. Being able to […]