Nuestras voces/Our Voices: Wise Latinas en la lucha

National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference



November 1-2, 2011
South Padre Island, TX

Join us for a national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialist, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence.




Partial List of Nuestras Voces Workshops & Presenters

Tuesday, November 1

Beyond the Physical Abuse
Nora Montalvo-Liendo, Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Brownsville

Utilizing Experiential Learning to Reinforce Prevention Education
Monica Hernandez Sanchez, Director of Programs
Rio Grande Valley Council

Mariposas: Supporting Adolescent Latina Mothers to Succeed
Lumarie Orozco, Youth Initiatives Coordinator & Trainer
Casa de Esperanza

The Anti-Immigrant Sentiments Effect of Victims of Violence Against Women
Jeanette Ocasio, Director of Victim Advocacy
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center

Defining Advocacy
Lisa Zapata-Maling, SART Program Coordinator
Texas Office of the Attorney General

Reclaiming Self-Empowerment
Adriana Flores, Executive Director & Raquel Medina, Domestic Violence/Sexual assault Advocate  

“Arte Sana y Cultura Cura” Harnessing the Power of the Arts for Outreach & Healing
Laura E. Zárate, Founding Executive Director
Arte Sana

Virtual Cafecitos and Other Social Media for Latin@ Cyberactivism
Gabby Santos Program Coordinator for Underserved Communities
Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

Algunos de los talleres en español

Féminas: de Comadres a Activistas
Rosa Herrin, Program Manager & Iveth Diaz, Volunteer Organizer
Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc

Promotoras alcanzando y educando a su propia Comunidad sobre Violencia y VIH/SIDA
Karina Bernabe, Coordinadora de Programas y Marisol Ramirez Especialista en Alcance Comunitario
Voces Latinas

Trauma y Abuso de Sustancias "Buscando la Seguridad"
Elizabeth Balcarcel, Legal Assistant to the Victims Program
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Todos somos una familia: dialogando sobre las intersecciones de la homofobia, el heterosexismo y el racismo en la comunidad Latina Jose Juan Lara Jr., Director de promoción y capacitación
Texas Advocacy Project

Wednesday, November 2

National SART Toolkit–Working Smarter Not Harder
Lisa Zapata-Maling, SART Program Coordinator
Texas Office of the Attorney General

Latina Domestic Workers, Caretakers and Maids: Vulnerabilities and Safety issues
Mónica Ramírez, Project Director, Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative; Senior Staff Attorney
Southern Poverty Law Center

Interactive Image Theatre: Our Stories, Our Bodies
Antonieta Gimeno, Hermanas/WOCN, NIAAS
Coordinator/Advisory Member

Tri-state Promotora Showcase: California, New Mexico & Texas

How to Create a Promotora Training Utilizing a Rape Crisis Center Approach
Stephanie Mesones, Education Specialist
East LA Women's Center

New Mexico Rural Promotora Project
Virginia Perez-Ortega, Project Coordinator
New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV)

Promotoras : Revealing the Community's Strengths
Laura Gomez-Horton, Social Services Director, & Laura Elena Sutherland, Legal assistant
Texas Civil Rights Project

Victim Advocacy SIN Fronteras : Lessons Learned form the Texas-Mexico Border  
Estella de Anda, Mujeres Unidas/Women Together,
Sister Rosemary Welsh, Casa de Misericordia

Organizing en la Lucha ; Assuring our Collective Liberation
Lina Juarbe Botella, Community Organizer/Consultant, Hermanas WOCN & Graciela Laguna, Access Coordinator, WCADV/Hermanas/ALAS

The Aliad@s National Network: For the Elimination of Sexual and Domestic Violence against Latin@s

Algunos de los talleres en español

Transformando el Dolor y el Coraje en Abogacía
Benoni Gaud, Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate
UMOS Latina Resource Center

Conozca sus Derechos
Elizabeth Balcarcel, Legal Assistant to the Victims Program
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

¡No calles mas!
Norma N Hernandez, Program Specialist, Ana Villarreal, Promotora, & Robert De Leon, Program Coordinator
Migrant Health

La Trata de Personas
Cindy Garcia, Program Supervisor
Agencia Latina para el Desarrollo Comunitario

Comments from Past Nuestras Voces Conference Attendees:

"It is so amazing to see Latinas, women who
look like me at the podium and not feel like
I'm being talked at." (2010)

"This has been the only meaningful
multilingual and multicultural conference I
have ever attended. This conference was put
together with heart and soul; it really
showed." (2010)

"Most conferences have 1-2 workshops on
Latino issues. It is great to attend a diverse
Latina conference which covers gender.
Good job!" (2008)

"Wonderful conference – in all the
conferences I have attended in my 9 years in
victim services this one made me feel
positive, hopeful, supported – to believe 'yes
we can.' Thank you!" (2005)

Past Nuestras Voces conferences:

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