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Date: Monday, June 18, 2018

Time: 11:30pm-1:00pm (CST) 

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY in collaboration with Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network conducted a scan of the field to identify what research and types of programming existed engaging Latin@ men and boys. There is a gap in existing content analysis documenting the state of the field relating to understanding racial-cultural sociodemographic terms, inclusion of racial-cultural psychological variables, and gender related factors impacting the lives of men of color, specifically Latino men and boys. This webinar will address systemic limitations on understanding the state of the field by using an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to identify community-based solutions with Latino men and boys that may not be included in academic literature.

 
By the end of this session:
 
  • Participants will learn on the existing research centered on the lives of Latino men and boys in the US.

  • Participants will learn about the findings of a scan conducted to identify promising programs and practices of community based organizations working with Latino men and boys.

  • Participants will learn of recommendations to connect and expand this work across the country.

Presenters: 

Dr. Silvia Mazzula, Ph.D., Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY 

Dr. Silvia Lorena Mazzula, Ph.D., is an award-wining educator, scholar mentor and mental health researcher who specializes on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Under the broad umbrella of “cultural responsive science”, her current research focuses on racial trauma, diverse academic pipeline development, and Latino mental health, with particular attention to socio-cultural identities (e.g., gender, ethnicity, race, social class) and race and culture as psychological and subconscious processes of of human thought and behavior. As an evaluator, she is an expert in developing process, benchmark measures and systemic guidelines to assess equitable, inclusive and culturally responsive research and scholarship and in social framework evaluation of discrimination and inclusiveness in the workplace..

Jose Juan Lara Jr., MS, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Jose Juan Lara, Jr., MS, has been involved in the movement against gender violence since 1999 and has facilitated workshops at national, state, and local conferences on crisis intervention, systems advocacy for victims of family and sexual violence, and LGBTQ victims of interpersonal violence. Prior to coming to the National Latin@ Network, Jose Juan was the Senior Victim Services Program Specialist for Texas Advocacy Project in Austin; Legal Advocate Program Coordinator for Friendship of Women, Inc. in Brownsville; Case Manager Supervisor/Volunteer Coordinator for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cameron and Willacy Counties; and Director of Legal Services for the Family Crisis Center, Inc. in Harlingen. Jose Juan serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Victim Services Association and allgo, a statewide queer people of color organization (originally, Austin Latina/o Lesbian and Gay Organization) and a consultant for Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. Jose Juan holds Master degrees in Sociology and Public Safety with specialization in Criminal Justice.

Martha Hernandez-Martinez, MPA, Program/Research Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Martha Hernandez-Martinez, MPA, serves as the Research Associate for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families & Communities. She is originally from Managua-Nicaragua, where she holds a License in Psychology from the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. Her work experience in Nicaragua included providing services to victims of natural disasters and domestic violence, and research on men’s sexual health. In addition, she designed, delivered, and evaluated gender based education programs targeting health workers. Martha moved to the U.S. in 2002, and worked as a community organizer in issues of affordable housing, immigration, and education. Martha also holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Martha’s major interest and passion consist of issues related to the intersections of gender, social norms, intimate partner violence (IPV), healthy masculinities from a Global South perspective, and the impact of public policies on women’s lives (e.g., reproductive health, human rights, development policies). She is very proud of her working class roots that she believes keep her grounded and open to new challenges.

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