Working with Trans Latina Survivors of Violence: Learning from Survivors Pathway
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
During our observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10th and throughout the month of March, the National Latin@ Network is committed to recognizing the range of experiences of Latin@s who live with HIV and AIDS. This year, we hope to uplift the voices of Trans Latina women living with HIV and AIDS and the organizations engaged in meaningful culturally specific work around the intersectional issues facing the TransLatin@ community.
If you attended our online session in observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day last Thursday, you had the opportunity to hear from Francesco Duberli, Executive Director of Survivors Pathway, a culturally-specific nonprofit organization based in Miami, FL that takes a unique approach to working with survivors of violence from the LGBTQI and Latin@ communities. Seen as a “safe haven” within the local Trans Latina community, Survivors Pathway offers gender-affirming psychotherapy for transgender Latina women who have experienced violence or exploitation,. They also offer education, advocacy, and professional trainings around major issues facing the LGBTQI Latin@ community in Miami.
If you would like to learn more about the work of Survivors Pathway, we suggest viewing this presentation by Francesco Duberli entitled “Human Trafficking and the Experiences of Transgender Immigrant Latin@ Survivors,” below. During this presentation, Francesco discusses his organization’s work with transgender Latin@ youth facing sexual exploitation.
You can also learn more by visiting the Survivors Pathway website at www.survivorspathway.org.