Press Releases
April 3, 2003
 
Arte Sana showcased by the Centers for Disease Control
during national satellite broadcast

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) will sponsor “Sexual Violence Prevention: Building Leadership and Commitment to Underserved Communities,” This year’s conference, to be held April 3, 2003, is intended to provide educational information to grantees and those who have an interest in preventing sexual violence. Overall, this broadcast will address issues related to rape prevention and education. The downlink will also showcase community sexual violence prevention programs working with traditionally underserved populations. Arte Sana (art heals), a non-profit based in Austin, is one of four community sexual violence prevention programs that will be showcased during the live interactive satellite broadcast.

The downlink will highlight community sexual violence prevention programs working with traditionally underserved populations. Featured programs for the broadcast include Arte Sana which serves Hispanic/Latina women; Meet and Greet Safety Outreach Program in Anchorage, AK which serves Alaska native women; Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) in Pittsburgh, PA which serves individuals with disabilities; and Tapestri, in Atlanta, GA which serves refugee and immigrant women.

Arte Sana (art heals) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in March 2001 for the purpose of serving victims of racial and gender-based violence. The group has since established itself as a worthy resource for the Spanish speaking community as well as social service groups around the country seeking bilingual materials for victims of violent crime.

The goal of the CDC conference this year is to enable participants to identify strategies that can help prevent sexual violence in underserved communities. With its novel outreach methods and training techniques, Arte Sana has caught national and international attention in its efforts to reach underserved populations.

About Arte Sana

Arte Sana (art heals) is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping underserved survivors of racial and gender-based violence. As a 501(c)3 non-profit group based in Austin, TX, Arte Sana promotes healing and empowerment through the arts and community education. Founded in 2001, Arte Sana believes that violence risk reduction programs and services must be culturally competent and linguistically appropriate and are committed to the value of indigenous leadership and collaboration sin fronteras (without borders).

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