Tag Archives: advocates

By: Cassie Amundson-Muñoz, Community Engagement Communications Specialist “Listen and respect” “Be our own identity-not what people want us to be” “How to take anxiety off your mind” These are some of the responses participants jotted down when asked what they learned from the 5th Annual Latin@ Youth Conference: Empowering Communities y Tomando Acción. More than […]

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Name: Kristiana Huitrón Title: Project Coordinator, Research Team Main responsibilities: Kristiana’s main focus is the Meaningful Collaborations project, which provides a toolkit for collaborations between mainstream organizations and culturally specific organizations to assure respectful, meaningful, and full participation and credit for all collaborators. Kristiana also coordinates the Research Team for webinars, the newsletter, the factsheets […]

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Name: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá Title: Program Coordinator Main responsibilities: Coordinate and implement training and technical assistance for campus grantees from the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). Where are you from? Caguas, Puerto Rico Where do you feel most at home? I feel most at home when I’m cooking and spending time with my […]

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By: Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation and Engagement, Casa de Esperanza October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to remember the many victims and survivors who have experienced domestic violence and to raise awareness about a social ill that affects 1 in 3 women. In the face of a problem of such epidemic […]

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Follow us on Facebook and Twitter using #DVAM2016 and #ThisIsDV for daily facts about domestic violence. Click here to download these facts in an 11″ x 17″ printable poster. 1 in 3 Latinas have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime 50% of Latinas who experience abuse never report it Due to barriers like anti-immigrant laws, […]

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Written by: Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator “Guilt is: I made a mistake. Shame is: I am a mistake.” – Alysia Nicole Harris The Culturally Specific Services Program (CSSP) Institute kicked off with a powerful presentation by Alysia Nicole Harris on Monday, August 22, 2016. After telling her story, the internationally known artist […]

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By: Micaela Ríos, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Project Coordinator In the wake of the Orlando shooting a few weeks ago, all I wanted was for it to not be real; for it to disappear and vanish. I wanted to talk to my family members who are both Latino and gay, but didn’t have the […]

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Originally published by Elizabeth Podnieks, PhD, Professor Emerita at Ryerson University. Click here to visit the Center for Digital Aging’s website. “Imagine all the people Living life in peace” -John Lennon June 15th is the eleventh commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)! This blog is about the power of imagination … how it […]

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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, […]

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On June 15th, the National Latin@ Network will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Like all adult survivors of abuse, older adults have a complex set of circumstances shaped by culture, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status.  Latin@ older survivors may face additional barriers that require service providers to examine how they are currently delivering […]

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