A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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A Survivor's Guide to Public Speaking: Tips before you begin

As a survivor, are you considering if, how, and when to share your story with the public? Do you wonder what it would be like to step into the role of a public speaker?  This guide  includes frequently asked questions and tangible steps that can help you make some of these decisions and develop a plan for sharing your story if you decide to do so.

Click here  to read this blog
Webinar Cómo usar las Redes Sociales para Promover el Trabajo de su Organización

Martes, el 16 de mayo, 2017
1:00pm - 2:30pm (hora del centro)

¿Es usted la persona responsable de manejar las cuentas de redes sociales de su organización? ¿Le desalienta la agobiante tarea de hallar maneras efectivas de alcanzar a su audiencia? Aunque mantener una cuenta personal de Facebook para estar en contacto con amig@s y familiares es fácil; usar las redes sociales para hacer marketing para una organización sin interés de lucro es un campo muy diferente. Este seminario web le ayudará a entender cómo usar las redes sociales para lograr su meta e  incrementar su audiencia. 

En este seminario web l@s participantes aprenderán a: 

* Cómo usar Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, y LinkedIn para beneficiar a su organización. 
* Cómo desarrollar una estrategia efectiva para el uso de las redes sociales. 
* Cómo diseñar sus mensajes para que sean atractivos para una audiencia amplia y ayuden a lograr un incremento en la participación. 
* Cómo interpretar la información que se puede extraer de las redes sociales para constantemente mejorar la estrategia a seguir. 

Rebecca De León 
Coordinadora de Comunicaciones y Marketing 
Casa de Esperanza: Red Nacional Latina 

Haga clic aquí para registrarse
May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women's Health

May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women's Health, which for over 30 years, women's* rights advocates and allies in the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) movement worldwide have commemorated in diverse ways. Year after year, women, girls, advocates and allies have continued to take action and stand up for sexual and reproductive rights for what they are: an indivisible and inalienable part of our human rights.

Click here for more information
NILC provides resources on knowing your rights for immigrants

The National Immigration Law Center is constantly updating their information about immigration law. Visit the NILC website for more information. Or, see some specific resources below: 

Everyone Has Certain Basic Rights, No Matter Who Is President | Know Your Rights: A Guide to Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement (CLINIC) | What to Do If You're Stopped by Police, Immigration Agents, or the FBI (ACLU) | Know Your Rights When Encountering Law Enforcement (ACLU) | The U.S. Supreme Court Has Upheld a Nevada Law That Requires Individuals to Identify Themselves to Police When Asked (not all states have such a law)

Immigration Raids
President Trump's Raids on Immigrant Communities | Immigration Raids Alert: Prepare for Raids and Protect Yourself! | How to Be Prepared for an Immigration Raid | Community Raid Preparedness Checklist  |  Rights During Immigration Raids | Community Resource Kit: Information on ICE Enforcement, Detention, and Deportation

Rights Card (4-up): Arabic, Farsi, Somali, Spanish | Rights Card / Tarjeta de Derechos | Know Your Rights at Home and at Work | Know Your Rights in California | What to Do if You Are Arrested or Detained by Immigration | What to Do When Encountering Law Enforcement at Airports and Other Ports of Entry into the U.S. | Immigration Detention and Removal: A Guide for Detainees and Their Familes | Video: Know Your Rights (CHIRLA) | Video: Know-Your-Rights and Family Preparedness (Informed Immigrant)

Click here  to download a Rights Card, by NILC
Immi provides free online legal help for immigrants
Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Its online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income immigrants.


Immi provides an online interview to help immigrants understand their options. They will receive personalized results that explain their immigration options, as well as why you might qualify and potential risks. Then, they can access their results at any time via email or mobile phone.


Immigrants can

  • Learn about U.S. immigration law by visiting the immi Learning Center. If they have a question about a specific immigration term, they can also search our glossary.
  • Find Legal Help. Immi's network of over 1,000 nonprofits can assist visitors for free or at a low cost. 
Click here to visit the website
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May 25, 2017 
12:30pm EST
This third webinar of the Racial &; Economic Equity for Survivors Project (REEP) will ask: What racial, gender, and cultural biases and other systemic barriers are survivors facing? And what innovative responses can we utilize? Women of Color Network, Inc. and Casa de Esperanza will engage in dialogue with webinar participants on these questions, with the goal of: addressing racial and economic biases and other systemic barriers facing immigrant and indigenous survivors and survivors of color. 

Drawing upon contemporary issues of immigration detention, language access, and over-incarceration, faculty will lift up a holistic framework and offer strategic advocacy responses from national technical assistance and grassroots perspectives. Mapping frameworks and bringing dynamic data, experiences, and practical strategies and resources, faculty will distill key gems for our collective work to address the racial and other structural and institutional barriers that obstruct access to economic stability and safety for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Webinar participants will walk away:
  • Energized and enabled to foster holistic and intersectional responses that honor survivors' lives in context.
  • Being able to identify racial, cultural, and systemic barriers and their impact on survivors' economic security.
  • With a deepened understanding of the impact of policies, institutions, and historical oppression on survivors and our communities.
  • With greater awareness of tools, resources, and strategies that can help advocates address these issues in their communities.
Purvi Shah, Senior Consultant, Economic & Policy Leadership Project, Women of Color Network, Inc.
Pierre Berastaín, Assistant Director of Innovation & Engagement, Casa de Esperanza
Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza

Hosted by Lisalyn Jacobs, Legal & Policy Director, Center for Survivor Agency & Justice

Click here to register for this webinar

May 31, 2017
3pm - 4:30pm EST
The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance has been striving to conduct its work from a racial justice lens for more than 15 years, and has been evolving its practices as it learns.  Action Alliance staff member Kate McCord will describe the catalyst to this work and offer specific examples of how the Action Alliance's racial justice lens is reflected in its internal policies and external practices.  Kate will share specific examples of how values of racial equity and inclusion are reflected in Action Alliance internal policies, such as through personnel policies, staff development and governance and decision-making.  Kate will also describe the Action Alliance's outward-facing work to name and dismantle systemic racial oppression and white supremacy via its communications, policy, technical assistance, training, prevention, and awareness, and will highlight lessons learned in the process. 

Kate McCord
Movement Strategy & Communications Director
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Click here to register for this webinar.
Deadline: May 11, 2017

Although many systems exist to respond to child and youth victimization issues, these systems often fail to communicate and collaborate effectively to get to the root of the problem.

The competitively awarded state-level demonstration sites will bring all of the relevant systems and professionals together to establish a coordinated approach. This approach will ensure that every child entering these systems is assessed for victimization, that children and their families are provided comprehensive and coordinated services to fully address their needs, and that practices and policies are established to sustain this approach long term.

The project will be conducted in two phases-Ph ase 1: Planning (15 months) and Phase 2: Implementation (5 years).

OVC expects to make up to two awards of up to $500,000 each through this demonstration initiative.

Apply by May 11, 2017
Casa de Esperanza: Finance Director

This finance director is the lead financial position for the organization and is responsible for providing sound financial oversight, management, and leadership while promoting Casa de Esperanza's objectives and goals. The finance director supervises two accountants. 
Click here for more information about this position
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence: Executive Director

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is seeking an exceptional Executive Director who has a personal and professional passion and commitment to serving in the domestic violence movement. The Executive Director will be a stellar communicator who brings innovation and vision to a state-wide coalition committed to working together to end domestic violence in Pennsylvania

Now accepting submissions

We welcome submissions on a number of topics pertaining to domestic violence, family violence, and gender-based violence. These topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs that are culturally specific
  • Working with Latin@ youth
  • Working with immigrant Latin@s
  • Health care and gender-based violence
  • LGBTQ Latin@ communities
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Building Latin@ leadership in Latin@ communities
  • Elder abuse
We also welcome photography, video, resources, and other digital material that organizations or people wish to share with our network.

If you're interested in submitting a blog post,  click here to email Rebecca De Leon, Communications and Marketing Coordinator


The National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of Latin@ communities. The National Latin@ Network is led by Casa de Esperanza, a national Latina organization whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. The National Latin@Network for Healthy Families and Communities builds on Casa de Esperanza´s experience working in local communities to support families, end domestic violence, and increase meaningful access to services for Latina@s and incorporates a research center, public policy initiative, and training.

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