Collaboration and Transformation en la Comunidad
Arte Sana National Conference
August 18-19, 2008
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd
San Antonio, Texas
Conference starts at 8:00 am and ends at 5:30 both days.

Arte Sana is pleased to announce "NUESTRAS VOCES / OUR VOICES: Collaboration and Transformation en la Comunidad.” The goals of this two-day capacity-building event include: eliminating victim service barriers and engaging our communities as active partners in prevention, risk reduction and advocacy efforts. The conference also aims to improve outreach to marginalized Latina@ victims of sexual and intimate partner violence, and to help build effective connections with Latin@ communities at large.

Please join Latina victim advocates and allies from across the nation in beautiful San Antonio, Texas to share, learn and be inspired!

MONDAY - August 18, 2008

Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Latino Community - Keynote address
Barbara Blaine, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Barbara Garcia Boehland

Artful Communication: Art as Assessment and Intervention for Spanish Speaking Children Who Have Witnessed Domestic Violence
Margaux Rooney – WEAVE, California

Engaging Latinos: Como Ser Un Hombre Noble
Emiliano Diaz de Leon, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Empowering Farmworker Women For Change: Fighting Back Against Sexual Assault in the Workplace
Monica Ramirez Guerrero – Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Georgia

Social Marketing: Advancing Latina Initiatives
Rose Luna, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

Fighting Inequality in the Provision of Services: One Step Forward, One Step Back
Roberta Villalon - St. John’s University, New York

Seven Voices of Healing: Coming to Voice through Musical Performance
Roxana Damas, Editor in Chief "La Voz Hispana Magazine" and President of DAMAS Services

Understanding the influence of gender role socialization and negotiation on Mexican Americans’ perceptions and reactions to sexual violence
Iris Carrillo - Graduate Student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Listening to Latino Voices—A Community Engagement Process
Amber Cristina Hanson - Casa de Esperanza, Minnesota

Harnessing The Healing Power of Art
Marta Sanchez - Panama, Republic of Panama

Educando a nuestras comunidades sobre el acoso sexual y el acecho (en español)
Arely Sulvaran-Achenbach, Arte Sana

La Experiencia Somática: un método científico y natural para curar trauma (en español)
Maggie Kline y Margarita Salas-Morrel

Los machistas y sus compañeras (en español)
Niza Troncoso-Tavarez y Carolyn Boumila-Vega - HAVEN program, Massachusetts General Hospital

TUESDAY, August 19, 2008

Anti-Human Trafficking Programs & Collaborations
Sergeant Christian Burchell, Bexar County Sheriff's Office

Working Together to Create Safer, Healthier Communities: Tools for Transformation
Linda Hunter, Coordinator, Interpersonal Violence Prevention Collaborative

Finding healing and hope against the odds
Barbara Blaine, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) President & Founder and Barbara Garcia Boehland of SNAP, San Antonio

Juntas Vencermos-Performance Art as Prevention (bilingual)
Yolanda Rodriguez-Escobar and Voces de Mujeres

Our Raices As The Power We Carry Within: Deconstructing the Healing Process Through the Lens of Our Origins
Deborah Kuetzpalin Vasquez, Chicana artist, educator, activist, and creator of Citlali La Chicana Superhero

Gritos en Silencio: Sexual Assault and Latinas in Las Vegas
Elena Espinoza, The Rape Crisis Center of Southern Nevada

Healing Lives: Through Our Own Words
Josie Mixon, poet author and Janie Alonso, poet author

El proyecto Hombres Unidos Contra la Violencia Familiar
Karin Hopkins de Egüez, M.P.H, Migrant Clinicians Network

Luncheon Keynote: Existe Ayuda: Cyber Advocacy & Activism

Latinas Organizing for Reproductive Equality (L.O.R.E)
Ornella Razetto and Nilsa Irizarry, LORE (Latinas Organizing for Reproductive Equality

¡Ubícate! Engaging Young Latinas in Leadership
Lumarie Orozco, Casa de Esperanza

Producción "Los Monólogos de la Vagina" recaudo de fondos en apoyo a la erradicación de la violencia contra la mujer
Cynthia Minerva Trejo, Victim Advocate, Producer, Activist

Racism, Comadrismo, and Coalition Building
Maria De Los Angeles Juarbe-Botella, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Ivonne Ortiz, TA Project Coordinator for the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, and Arte Sana Board of Directors Laura Zarate, Moderator





If you have questions, please contact us via email.

Read about Arte Sana's first Nuestras Voces Conference in 2005.

Visit here to learn more about one of our allies, Fuerza Latina.



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