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Today we are 52 days away from the Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference and only two more days remain until the "Early Bird" registration offer ends!

Reminder: Reduced rate payments will not be allowed after the deadline and attendees will be responsible for the applicable rates at the time the actual payment is made. 

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November 1-2, 2011

Isla Grand Beach Resort

South Padre Island, Texas

 Join Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, promotoras, and allies, to promote the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, and to celebrate our collective wisdom & leadership en los movimientos.

The conference will offer a complete Spanish language track for bilingual victim advocates wanting to develop their Spanish-language outreach and professional training skills.  


More information about the conference.

Workshops and Presenters  

Register now  
Hotel Reservations
Conference Hotel Be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible to receive the discounted $85 (plus tax) conference group rate.
For hotel reservations call the Isla Grand Beach Resort Hotel at: 1-888-523-8952.
Let the hotel staff know you would like to register under the "Arte Sana Group."

Hotel shuttle provided from the Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas to the Isla Grand Hotel by South Padre Shuttle at $40 for a round trip pass. 

Lisa Aronson Fontes:

Lisa Fontes

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, will be offering the keynote Working with Latino Families on "Issues of Child Sexual Abuse" and a taller en español "El estupro en los estados multiculturales de los EEUU."


Dr. Fontes has dedicated two decades to making the mental health, social service, and criminal justice systems more responsive to culturally diverse people. ShLisa Fontes booke has worked as a family, individual, and group psychotherapist, and has conducted research in Santiago, Chile, and with Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and European Americans in the United States.   


She is the author of "Interviewing Clients Across Cultures: A Practitioner's Guide" and "Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families."


Arte Sana is very honored to welcome her as a keynote presenter. To learn more about Ms. Fontes please visit:

Nancy Kelly:

Nancy Kelly 


Nancy Kelly of Kelly+Yamamoto Productions will be offering a screening workshop of their latest work "TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives," a documentary about the transformative power of art. TRUST tells the story of Chicago's Albany Park Theater Project dedicated to helping young people re-imagine their experiences on stage.  



Trust, second acts in young lives

Photo by Amy Braswell © 2009 Albany Park Theater Project

It is also Marlin's story of resilience as a young immigrant survivor of sexual violence who is
able to re-claim power over the narrative of her life story through theater. Ultimately, TRUST is about creativity and the unexpected resources inside people who are often discounted because they are poor, young, or of color.    


Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto bring more than twenty-five years of experience as independent filmmakers making critically acclaimed documentaries and narrative films showcased in PBS and Showtime among other media. For more information about Kelly+Yamamoto visit: To see the TRUST preview and more: 


altar dia de los muertos

Day of the Dead Collective
Art Installation:  

In honor of Día de los Muertos,
attendees are invited to participate in a
collective altar art installation.

tote bag

Arte Sana will also offer its Mercado at the conference, with a variety of Día de los Muertos art and items such as this original "Stop the violence! ¡Basta ya!" camiseta and tote bag.
Ad support Ads in Conference Booklet

Arte Sana needs your support to help cover costs and make this event a success!


Since its very first national conference Arte Sana has always supported the professional development of state coalition and direct service victim advocates and promotoras through full and partial scholarships. However, the current economy and non-profit budget cuts have meant less available funds for professional training and this has led to more requests for scolarships.


Your support can assure the attendance of community outreach workers in some of the most impoverished regions of the United States / Mexico border.

You might consider placing an ad if you are planning a conference in 2012. Personal listing options are also available to honor someone special. 
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