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.
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.