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Fecha: Viernes, el 3 de marzo, 2017

Hora: 2:00 - 3:30 de la tarde (hora del este)

Las personas abusivas con frecuencia amenazan a sus víctimas con reportarlas para que sean detenidas por inmigración, lo que usan como un método para mantener su poder y control y para reducir la probabilidad de que las víctimas busquen protección. Por ello es importante que l@s intercesores/as sepan cómo: ayudar a que l@s sobrevivientes inmigrantes conozcan sus derechos; conocer remedios especiales de inmigración, incluyendo provisiones especiales de VAWA referentes a la confidencialidad; y saber cómo preparar para sobrevivientes inmigrantes planes de seguridad reforzados que tengan en cuenta la ejecución de las leyes de inmigración. Este seminario web también presentará cambios recientes que han tenido lugar en las políticas de inmigración, y nuevas medidas que han entrado en efecto para la ejecución de las leyes de inmigración, las cuales deben tomarse en consideración cuando ayude a sobrevivientes en la creación de planes de seguridad. Participe con nosotr@s en este seminario web para que aprenda cómo estos nuevos cambios afectan a inmigrantes sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y abuso sexual; y para discutir maneras prácticas de mejorar las estrategias, políticas, prácticas y el trabajo de promoción y apoyo que realiza su agencia.

Una vez concluido este seminario web, usted podrá:

• Implementar planeamientos de seguridad reforzados para sobrevivientes inmigrantes y sus familias.

• Reconocer maneras claves de proteger a sobrevivientes inmigrantes e involucrarse en abogar por lograr un cambio en los sistemas.

• Acceder recursos confiables y actualizados disponibles para sobrevivientes inmigrantes como son materiales que les informan sus derechos, ejemplos de poderes notariales (powers of attorney) y otros recursos.


• Rosie Hidalgo, Casa de Esperanza: Red Nacional Latina

• Cecelia Friedman Levin, ASISTA

• Sonia Parras Konrad, ASISTA

• Rocio Molina, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project

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Date: Friday, February 24, 2017

Time: 1:30-3:30pm EST

Abusers often use the threat of immigration enforcement as a way to maintain power and control and to make victims less likely to seek protection. For this reason, it is important for advocates to understand how to: help immigrant survivors become aware of their rights; identify special immigration remedies for victims, including special VAWA provisions around confidentiality; and how to prepare enhanced safety plans for immigrant survivors that take into account immigration enforcement. This webinar will also discuss recent immigration policy developments and new enforcement measures that should be taken into consideration when assisting immigrant survivors with safety planning. Join us for this webinar to learn how these recent developments might affect immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual assault and discuss practical ways to enhance your agency's policies, practices and advocacy.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Implement enhanced survivor and family safety planning for immigrant survivors.

• Identify key ways to protect immigrant survivors and engage in systems advocacy.

• Access reliable and updated resources for immigrant survivors, such as know your rights materials, powers of attorney templates, and other resources.


• Grace Huang, Policy Director, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

• Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

• Archi Pyati, Chief of Policy and Programs, Tahirih Justice Center

• Lesyle Orloff, Director, National Immigrant Women Advocacy Project (NIWAP)

• Cecelia Friedman Levin, Sr. Policy Counsel, ASISTA

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Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 12:00 - 1:30pm (Central)

During this webinar, participants will learn about innovative ways in which Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina immigrants whose mission is to eliminate domestic violence in the Latino immigrant community and promote healthy families in Central New Mexico, engages young people to develop their leadership through peer-to-peer learning promoting healthy relationships to prevent teen dating violence.


• Engage in a discussion about the opportunities and challenges of engaging Latino young people in shaping Teen Dating Violence prevention strategies and solutions.

• Share examples of the work being done by Enlace Comunitario’s prevention team with a focus on the work with Latino youth leaders.

• Identify tools and resources to better support and build infrastructure for authentic youth engagement in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

Presenters: Jose Luis Reyes; Youth Leader, Cynthia Jimenez; Youth Project Coordinator and Virginia Perez-Ortega; Prevention Co-Director, Enlace Comunitario

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Jose Luis Reyes is 14 years old and is currently an eighth grader at El Camino Real Academy. His interests include playing football and his favorite subject in school is math. His immediate goals are to work and graduate middle school. In the future Jose Luis wants to attend college and major in Engineering and Business. This is his first year as an Enlace Youth Leader. He successfully completed 26 hours of training in October 2016 to become a Youth Leader and present about Teen Dating Violence and other healthy relating topics among teens. He has presented at 3 different schools and is expected to present at 2 more this upcoming month.

Cynthia M Jiménez is the Youth Leaders Coordinator at Enlace Comunitario and has worked for the organization under a year, but has over five years of experience working with youth and community non-profit programs, including ENLACE (educativo). She holds a Bachelor in Arts degree in Political Science and Spanish from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and is currently a Master in Arts student in the Educational Leadership Program, also at UNM. Cynthia’s work includes directly working with the Youth Leaders to educate other youth in Spanish and English at youth conferences, schools, and around the community on how to prevent Teen Dating violence and promote healthy relationships among each other. She also works with the Youth Leaders to create messages, voice radio ads, billboards and posters to bring awareness about domestic/teen dating violence to the public. Cynthia is currently working with the Youth Leader’s on a special project to bring awareness about Teen Dating Violence to the community for the month of February.

Virginia Pérez-Ortega is the Violence Prevention Co-director at Enlace Comunitario. Her previous experience includes a Victims’ Rights Advocate at the statewide NM Victims’ Rights Project and a Project Coordinator position for the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) where she coordinated, managed, and implemented all aspects of a community engagement, New Mexico Rural Promotora Project and the Limited English Proficiency Accessibility Project. She has served as a subject matter expert and spokesperson in the creation of public awareness campaigns targeting Latinos in the United States. Ms. Perez-Ortega is an immigrant from Mexico. Ms. Perez-Ortega has earned associate’s degrees in Human Resources Administration and Business Graphics and Communications, and is pursuing a Community Development degree from Universidad Abierta y a Distancia de Mexico. She is a proud mother of two children ages 12 and 14. Lastly, she is an independent consultant as trainer, facilitator and event coordinator for diverse organizations and coalitions as well as an English-Spanish translator and interpreter.