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Arte Sana 2010
Summary by the Numbers

number of persons trained en espanol

In 2010 Arte Sana passed the 9,000 cumulative mark in training and pláticas attendance, having reached 585 in 2010 alone with one trainer. Thirty-nine percent of the persons reached in 2010 were Texas/Mexico Border residents.


The new cumulative Border region outreach total represents 46% of all participants in Arte Sana's bilingual training and Community Education activities.

Is the total number of persons Arte Sana has trained or presented to en español, not counting the Existe Ayuda National Outreach Project activities. Arte Sana in Action offers a complete list of training events since 2001.

The number of advocates, social workers, survivors, prevention specialists and supporters from 21 states who gathered in Irving, TX to attend Arte Sana's national self-sponsored conference Nuestras Voces / Our Voices: Wise latin@s en la lucha.

91% of the attendees believed that the conference met or exceeded expectations.

100% will use what they learned in their work.

Here is some of what attendees had to say about this conference that included a complete track in Spanish:

Nuestras Voces 
"For the first time - this is a conference that IS Latina, not just a conference that translates languages, but says the same thing. It is truly multi-cultural."


"It was great to share in Spanish."


"It is so amazing to see Latinas, women who look like me at the podium and not feel like I'm being talked at."


"I've been attending this conference for the last 3-4 years and I've thoroughly enjoyed each one - I look forward to it

every time."


The number of individuals honored with the 2010 National Latin@ Victim Advocate Awards.

National Latin@ Victim Advocate Award

Olivia Donaji-De Pablo - Sin Fronteras: Community Empowerment Award

Rosabel Cantu - Comadre en la Lucha: Latina Leadership Award

Consul General Carlos Felix Corona - Lucha: Social Change Award

Shamecca Bryant - Página Web: Bilingual Web Access Award

Verónica Hernández - Artista Activista Award 

Online Presence & ACTIVISM
The average number of web page views per month in 2010.

The number of website reference links in the U.S., Latin America and Spain to the Arte Sana website at the end of 2010.
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The number of active victim assistance websites on the US. reviewed through an Arte Sana and ALAS collaboration.

The number of victim assistance websites in 16 states that were home to 41,840,274 Latin@s in 2009 that did not include any words in Spanish.

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The number of people in the U.S., Latin America and Europe who have given Arte Sana's Facebook page a thumbs-up since its debut in May 2010.
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Canasta de HerramientasThe number of victim advocates in the U.S., Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Puerto Rico who have signed up for Arte Sana's Canasta de Herramientas, a free tool developed for Spanish-speaking trainers and victim advocates. The Canasta was added in 2010 to the Arte Sana website and includes information in Spanish on sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, and healthy relationships. New handouts from the Nuestras Voces Conference have been added. Bilingual advocates are invited to subscribe now.

The number of victim assistance websites added in 2010 to the Existe Ayuda National Online Directory of Services in Spanish.

Arte Sana created this page in 2003 as a means to offer LEP/ELL victims a user-friendly list of centers that offer specific sexual assault victim services in Spanish.

  Spanish-speaking hotline staff/volunteers


    Hospital accompaniment by Spanish-speaking staff

    Spanish language support groups

    Legal advice

    Bilingual website

This is a non-funded collective endeavor aimed at reducing re-victimization, so agencies are encouraged to review the programs listed for their state and sign on with whatever particular services
they offer in Spanish.

The number of years Arte Sana will celebrate having shared la lucha on March 8, 2011. 
The number of Arte Sana staff for most of its 9.9 years of existence.

The financial cost of cyberactivism that in 2010 produced:

mujer ALASA position statement regarding the impact of Arizona's SB 1070 on victim advocacy that was endorsed by many across the nation.

The national review of victim assistance web content in Spanish  (listed above).

Arte Sana also offered support via the Internet for the replication of the Girl Empowerment Festival model in Wyoming.
Lessons Learned & el futuro

Arte Sana has learned to make the very most of extremely limited funding, and the activist sí se puede collaborative spirit has helped us effectively speak out regarding the ongoing re-victimization of Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. However, we have also seen the destructive nature of Latina victim advocate turnover through tokenism, burnout, and as a result of 'last hired, first fired' budget decisions.

Thanks to support from Los Monólogos Austin and other donations in 2010, Arte Sana was able to give $3,395 in full and partial scholarships to support the professional development of bilingual victim advocates, promotoras, and allied professionals who attended the Nuestras Voces conference.

While Arte Sana is a leading Latina-led nonprofit that focuses on sexual assault issues on a national scale, our "victim advocacy SIN fronteras" activism has been guided by our direct work with border region communities. Like many other 501(c)(3) non-profits we are struggling to survive and we need your donations (no amount is too small) to help support our efforts in 2011.


Please make a tax-deductible donation now and receive a special appreciation regalo (gift) and/or reserve Arte Sana's new limited edition SAAM camiseta/t-shirt that will be available in January 2011 to help spread a bilingual message for sexual violence prevention.

Arte Sana is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.


As the new U.S. Census figures will confirm, the precarious state of Latin@ victim advocacy will continue to impact millions for generations to come, unless a consolidated effort is made to bridge the gaps and to promote meaningful inclusion of this nation's fastest growing diverse group.


Wishing for continued solidarity and unity on behalf of millions of marginalized survivors and potential partners in prevention.

Equipo Arte Sana

Equipo Arte Sana

Arte Sana (art heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other forms of gender-based aggressions and engage marginalized communities as agents of change. Arte Sana promotes awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.
Arte Sana is a small yet very effective Latina-led nonprofit that NEEDS your support!