Date: Thursday, August 15th
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
This webinar will teach you basics on working with LGBTQ++ survivors of color and how to make your organization welcoming and supporting for them. We will review broad concepts as well as specific policy and practice changes.
During the webinar, participants will:
- Understand the differences between gender, sexual orientation, and sex.
- Begin to understand the impact of privilege & oppression on LGBTQ++ survivor's safety and access to services.
- Understand what survivor leadership is and how your organization can begin to nourish it in your organization
- Identify strengths and places of growth when working with LGBTQ++ survivors of color
- Understand what policies and procedures can hinder the experiences of LGBTQ++ survivors of color in your organization
Damian Lima, Community Organizer, Health Advocater, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Damián Lima is an advocate for the health and rights of Transgender, queer, and immigrant people. He graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies. His passion for LGBTQ and health issues has led him to work in various paid and unpaid roles including Co-Chair of the Bayard Rusting Breakfast Committee, co-organizer of the second Gender Reel Film Festival in Boston, as well as numerous community building events. In 2015 he received the Network/La Red's Community Luminary Award, and in 2016 was recognized by Fenway Health for his contributions to the improvement of Transgender healthcare. He also worked as part of The Leadership Crew, a collaboration between agencies serving LGBT POC to build leadership skills among survivors of partner abuse. He currently is the coordinator of the Health Promotion Center at SJPHC and serves on the Health Equity Advisory Committee for the Boston Public Health Commission.
Vilma Uribe, Survivor Advocate, Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center at Brandeis University
Vilma is a Texas native, who attended Oberlin College. For the past seven years, she has been advocating for survivors of domestic and sexual violence across Massachusetts. She currently serves on the MA Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and the LGBTQIA Domestic Violence Coalition. In her free time, you can find her planning brunches with Dinosaur (her cat).
Date: Wednesday, August 7th
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
This webinar will explore explore what healthy collaborations look like and how you develop more equitable partnerships and approaches within your organization to support stronger and more sustainable organizations. What does a good collaboration look like? What are the possible challenges and rewards of collaborations? How can we best support strong and sustainable partnership for our organizations? This webinar is geared toward organizational and program leaders who have the responsibility of developing collaborations with others.
By the end of this session, you will have a better understanding of efforts to build strong organizational reputation, organizational elements that attract strong partnerships, be better positioned to identify components of meaningful collaborations, and how to articulate organizational needs and goals for new and existing partnerships.
Patricia Tototzintle, CEO, Casa de Esperanza
Patricia J. Tototzintle serves as Chief Executive Officer of Casa de Esperanza. Patti has over 30 years of experience in community development and nonprofit management. As a Chicana, Patti is passionate about tapping into and developing the strengths of Latin@s, and she has used this passion, in part, to create a reputation as a national expert on leadership development. One of Patti’s strengths is bringing diverse groups to the table to create and implement solutions to critical issues. In 2011 Patti was selected as one of 15 innovative and visionary leaders to participate in the NoVo Foundation’s Move to End Violence Program, a ten-year initiative focused on strengthening the U.S. movement to end violence against women and girls.
Date: Tuesday, August 20th
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
Women of color are underrepresented in leadership roles within all fields. However, we know of influential and brilliant women of color who impact our communities. This strength-based participatory research explores the factors that have supported the leadership and growth of 51 women of color leaders across the country. 84% of participants shared a mentor contributed to their success.
Paula Gomez-Stordy, M.Ed., Senior Director of National Training and Technical Assistance, Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network
Paula Gomez Stordy oversees national training and technical assistance ensuring the highest level of advocacy, quality, and efficiency. For over 25 years, Paula has served in leadership positions within various institutions including courts, hospitals, shelters and community to enhance the safety, health and inclusion of survivors. Paula has served as an Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College where she conducted research on the leadership of women of color. She serves as appointed Chair of the Essex County Status of Women in Massachusetts. Paula was born in Boston to Chilean parents and has lived in various cities and towns in Massachusetts and Chile.