2018 National Latin@ Institute
Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), in partnership with the Office on Violence against Women, will host the 2018 National Latin@ Institute. This event will take place on July 18-20, 2018-in New Orleans, Louisiana (pending OVW approval).
The 2018 National Latin@ Institute will bring together professionals from a variety of fields. This institute will provide participants with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing and critical discussions on traditionally challenging topics.
2018 National Latin@ Institute Objectives
- Analyze the significance, tensions and strengths of diversity within the Latin@ communities.
- Provide an anti-oppression lens to address and end gender-based violence.
- Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy work.
- Connect with other organizations and activists to advance their individual and collective practice.
- Share trauma-informed practices to enhance self-care, sustainability and well-being.
2018 National Latin@ Institute Call for Proposals
The NLN calls all Latin@s and allies working to end violence against women and girls, and other forms of oppression, to submit proposals for workshops at the 2018 Latin@ Institute. Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma- informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, and evidence-based practices and/or practice- based evidence.
If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal, click here to download the workshop submission guidelines. Deadline: March 30, 2018
There is NO registration fee to attend the institute however, participants and presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. This is an OVW sponsored event therefore OVW funds can be used to attend. Please, check with your OVW program specialist for confirmation and guidance.
About the 2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute
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.
Click here 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.
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.