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Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

For the past year in Minnesota, Casa de Esperanza and Centro Tyrone Guzman have been collaborating to facilitate groups for Latin@ youth to explore healthy masculinity. During this webinar, presenters will share best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and adaptations they made to engage Latino boys in learning about teen dating violence and healthy masculinity.

During the webinar, participants will:

  • Explore best practices to recruit/engage Latino boys in healthy masculinity conversations.
  • Learn about adaptations made to approaches to engage youth.
  • Hear about lessons learned and why it is important to engage boys in the fight to end gender-based violence.

Presenters:

Felix Martinez-Paz, Men and Boys Engagement Coordinator 

Felix Martinez-Paz joined the Casa de Esperanza Community Engagement team in 2017 as the Men & Boys Engagement Coordinator. Prior to joining Casa de Esperanza, Felix worked in the fields of business management and nonprofits. Most recently, he worked at Neighborhood Development Alliance as a Home Ownership Advisor, where he provided foreclosure prevention services, pre-purchase counseling, and financial coaching. Additionally, he facilitated workshops on budgeting, finance, credit, and housing homestretch. During the past two years, Felix has been working under contract with Casa de Esperanza, facilitating men's circles; he has also been an active member of Men and Masculine Folks Network, participated in Casa de Esperanza’s engaging men campaign Te Invito, and played a key role in Casa de Esperanza’s collaboration with A CALL TO MEN's Conference in Minnesota. Felix has more than 15 years' combined experience in management, finance and direct services, throughout which he has had the opportunity to work closely with the Latin@ community in Minnesota. Felix was born in Puerto Rico and lived in the Dominican Republic for many years.

Nallely Castro Montoya, Youth Amig@s Coordinator

Nallely Castro Montoya is the Youth Amig@ Coordinator at Casa de Esperanza. She has been working with youth ages 8 to 18 in a variety of capacities for eight years. She has a Bachelor’s of Art in Chicano-Latino studies and a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. As the Youth Amig@s Coordinator, she provides leadership training and supports the community action projects of Fuerza Unida Amig@s Youth Peer Leaders. She also works in partnership with Latin@ youth to identify opportunities and implement strategies in community leadership, education, self-sufficiency and agency, health and wellness, relationships, and personal advocacy.

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Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST) 

This webinar invites advocates, educators and youth service providers to explore the importance of engaging young Latino men in the gender-based violence prevention movement. Participants will address organizational barriers and learn strategies for leveraging existing organizational resources to bolster youth participation and leadership while discussing and consider the cultural context of mobilizing border communities.

During the webinar, participants will:

  • Build the skills to be an effective ally to young people, and to support young people's learning, growth, and leadership in the violence prevention movement.
  • Address organizational barriers to Latino males' youth engagement and learn strategies for leveraging existing organizational resources to bolster youth participation and leadership.
  • Consider the cultural context of mobilizing border communities and specifically young Latino males.

Presenter:

Melissa Garcia, Community Initiatives Coordinator, Break the Cycle

Melissa Garcia serves as the Community Initiatives Coordinator at Break the Cycle, where she coordinates the organization's national training, technical assistance projects, social media platforms, and the national youth movement, Let’s Be Real. Melissa has led multiple programs to end gender-based violence at the state level in Texas, around the U.S. and internationally in Mexico. She obtained her B.A. in Psychology from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and has centered her work on amplifying the voices of young people and marginalized communities.

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