2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute
Extended Application Deadline: March 30th, 2018
Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), in collaboration with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), will host the 2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute that takes place on July 16-17, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana (pending OVW approval.) At this event, Latin@ Leaders* and Aspiring Allies** will examine power and privilege to enhance their ability to operate from an anti-oppression framework to end violence against women. The cohort of participants will receive follow-up quarterly targeted support and technical assistance from Casa de Esperanza and NRCDV.
The Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute will precede the 2018 National Latin@ Institute to be held on July 18-20, 2018. The National Latin@ Institute provides professionals from a variety of fields with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing and critical discussions on traditionally challenging topics. Pre-Institute participants are encouraged to attend the Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute & the National Latin@ Institute, although it is not required in order to participate in the Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute. Click here to learn more about the 2018 National Latin@ Institute.
During this day and a half Pre-Institute event, participants will delve deeper into the issues that impact Latin@ Leaders and Aspiring Allies in the violence against women movement. Interested applicants should apply in a team of at least two from the same organization that include one Latin@ Leader and one Aspiring Ally.
The two parallel tracks at this Pre-Institute event include the Latin@ Leadership Track and the Aspiring Ally Track.
Latin@ Leadership Track
The Latin@ Leadership Track will provide Latin@ Leaders with a space to engage in critical dialogues on their experiences and to explore internalized oppression, strategic collaboration, and other relevant topics to uplift their leadership.
Aspiring Ally Track
The Aspiring Ally Track will provide leaders with new ways to reflect on and address oppression, privilege, race, and power to support Latin@ Leaders.
Applications are due March 30th, 2018. Click here to download the application and to learn more about the 2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute.
Latin@ Leader*: Latin@ working in his/her community to create social change and it is not defined by the title.
Aspiring Ally**: is a non-Latin@ who is in a leadership position who has the ability to implement social change and to support and increase the power of Latin@ leaders in their organizations and in the violence against women movement.
Important Dates to Consider:
Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute: July 16-17, 2018
Extended Application Deadline: March 30, 2018
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by the week of April 16, 2018.
National Latin@ Institute: July 18-20, 2018 (attendance is encouraged but not required to participate in the Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute)
This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K039 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.