Nuestras voces/Our Voices: Wise Latinas en la lucha

Nuestras voces/Our Voices: Wise Latinas en la lucha
 

 

NUESTRAS VOCES / OUR VOICES:
Wise Latin@s en la lucha

Arte Sana National Conference
November 1-2, 2010



Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, Texas

A national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrating our collective wisdom & leadership en los movimientos.


Attendees were invited to participate in a collective art installation:
un altar para el Día de los Muertos
Poema y arte:

Workshop & Keynote Summaries
To read a complete workshop summary, simply click on the title

Monday, November 1

Opening Plenary Session: Latina Victim Advocacy in the US: from Tokenism to ACTION - Rosa Herrin - Advocacy Program Coordinator - Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc. & Aline Jesus Rafi - Coordinator of SA Prevention Education and Response - Emory University

Morning Workshops 10:15 - 11:45

En español: Importancia de reconocer las fortalezas de la comunidad latina para la eliminación de la violencia contra la mujer - Virginia Perez-Ortega - Rural Project Coordinator - New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Culturally-Competent Educational Programming in Spanish - Sandra Molinari - Life Skills Coordinator - SafePlace

Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs): Strategies for Success - Lisa Zapata-Maling - SART Program Coordinator - Texas Office of the Attorney General

From Page to Stage: How to Write for Public Performance - Celeste Guzmán Mendoza - Independent Consultant

Lunch Keynote
Victimization, Help-seeking, and Cultural Factors Among Latino Women: Results from the National SALAS Study
- Dr. Carlos Cuevas - Assistant Professor - Northeastern University - Dr. Chiara Sabina - Assistant Professor - Penn State Harrisburg

Afternoon Workshops 2:00 - 3:30

En español: Conozca sus derechos (plan de acción para enfrentar una redada de inmigración) - Elizabeth Balcarcel - Asistente Legal del Programa para Víctimas - IowaCASA

Combating Barriers in the Access to Justice: Latina Critical Advocacy - Roberta Villalón - Assistant Professor - St John's University

Grassroots Marketing: Organizing to Advance Latin@ Initiatives - Rose Luna - Training/Diversity Specialist - Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

LGBT Latin@s Victims of Family Violence: A Minority within a Minority - José Juan Lara Jr. - Director of Advocacy & Training - Texas Advocacy Project

Afternoon Workshops 3:45 - 5:15

En español: Los monólogos de la vagina - Verónica Hernández - Activista, Directora/Productora and Gabriela Lomónaco, V-Day Forth Worth

Victim Advocacy SIN Fronteras: Promotoras Addressing Critical Border Issues - Anna Villarreal - Promotora with Un Nuevo Mañana, Migrant Health Promotion & Stephanie Mesones - East Los Angeles Women's Center
Facilitator: Laura Zárate

The Joy Diet (Self-Care for Advocates) - Marta Sanchez - Artist. Speaker. Activist. Writer. - Independent Consultant

Latinas, Domestic Violence, and the Spread of HIV/AIDS - Susan Clark - Crisis Counselor - Parkland Hospital

Tuesday, November 2

Morning Workshops 8:30 - 10:00

En español: prevención primaria e intervención de bystanders - Carolina Alzuru - Latina/o Services Coordinator - Orange County Rape Crisis Center & Lynne Walter - Prevention Education Coordinator - North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Technology, Advocacy and Safety - Clara Galván-Lindstrom - Advocate, Activist and Author - Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Ensuring Meaningful Access to Services for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency - Ambar Hanson - National Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator - Casa de Esperanza

Girl Empowerment Festival para Chicas Líderes - Laura Zárate - Arte Sana Founding Executive Director

Morning Workshops 10:15 - 11:45

En español: Las olvidadas: mujeres indígenas mexicanas inmigrantes (víctimas de violencia sexual en los Estados Unidos) - Graciela Laguna - Coordinadora de Servicios a Víctimas y Acceso - Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Cutting Away at Emotional Pain - Renee Baker - Advisory Board Member - Youth First Texas

Cultivating Latina Victim Advocacy Leadership - Melina Castillo - Arte Sana Board President & Monica Urbaniak - Bilingual Sexual Assault Therapist - Dallas Rape Crisis Center

Married to the Media: We Need You and You Need Us - Rebecca Aguilar - Freelance Multimedia Reporter

Lunch Keynote
The Pornographic Mirror: Facing the Ugly Realities of Patriarchy and White Supremacy
- Robert Jensen - Journalist Professor - The University of Texas at Austin

Afternoon Workshops 2:00 - 3:30

En español: Víctimas y sobrevivientes de abuso sexual en una redada de inmigración - Elizabeth Balcarcel - Asistente Legal del Programa para Víctimas - IowaCASA & Sonia Parras Konrad - Directora - ASISTA

Altars and the Healing Process - Ivonne Acero - Owner/facilitator - The Creative Power

Confronting the Economic and Sexual Exploitation of Low-Wage Immigrant Women - Janet Sosa - Outreach Paralegal - Southern Poverty Law Center, Immigrant Justice Project

The Impact of Sexual Abuse on the Family - Diana Garza Louis - Director - Rio Grande Counseling Center

The National Latin@ Victim Advocate Awards and Closing Plenary 3:45 - 5:15
¿Y ahora qué haremos? Where do we go from here? – Group Discussion

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