Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
During this webinar the presenter will discuss the intersections of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Latin@ identities in the context of interpersonal and systemic violence. The presenter will engage the audience in assessing the possible impact of practices that are not culturally appropriate when responding to acts of gender and sexual identity-based violence that target LGBTQ Latin@ communities. Additionally, presenter will demonstrate the need for building and sustaining culturally relevant partnerships to effectively address and respond to violence.
Jose Juan Lara Jr., M.S., Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network
Jose Juan Lara, Jr., M.S., has been in the movement against gender violence since 1999 and has facilitated workshops at national, state, and local conferences on crisis intervention, systems advocacy, cultural responsiveness and language access. In his current position at Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network, Jose Juan manages three projects that provide training and technical assistance to court systems, Latin@ serving and culturally specific organizations. Jose Juan professional experience includes legal advocacy, training development, organizational assessment, and non-profit board leadership.