A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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16 Days of Activism Starts Nov. 25

Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, will start the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which ends on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day.

Follow us on Facebook to see what we do for this event! 
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Now hiring: Program and Administrative Assistant

Position Description
This position is responsible for administrative and project support to maximize productivity and promote achievement of Casa de Esperanza's goals. The Program and Administrative Assistant provides general administrative support at the administrative front office and supports programs, managers, and directors.

Honoring Latina Leadership: Recognizing Leaders via a Special Gala and Beyond

Because Latina leadership is one of our core values, we have always been committed to lifting up the leadership of women and girls, and we have also made strides in working with and celebrating the leadership of Latino men and boys. As we thought about having an event this year, things started to naturally come together. We realized there had not been an event in many years that focused on the contributions of Latinas.

Help immigrants protect their future with immi

Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net created immi, a free online tool that helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options.

Studies suggest that over 1.5 million undocumented immigrants may have existing immigration relief like family-based petitions, asylum, U visas, SIJS, and others available that they are not aware of. 

That's why immi was created as a new free online tool to help immigrants in the U.S. easily screen for these options, find legal assistance, and protect their future.
But the tool won't work if we can't get it in the hands of the people who need it.

Please share widely! 

Click here to see what immi has to offer.
Voting for DVAM video open now

Voting ends on November 30th!
 
Registration is not required.
 
Here's how to vote:
  1. Check out the videos that were submitted for the DVAM YouTube Challenge coordinated by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) Program: https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/domestic-violence-video-challenge/
  a.     Click on "Solutions" in the left column to see a list of all solutions.
 b.     View the videos for all solutions.

2.     Vote for your favorite videos by rating the submissions (1 star to 5 stars).

a.     Add to the discussion on any submission if you have comments or feedback.
 
 
The videos with the highest ratings will move on to the next round of the Challenge.
If you have any issues with voting, please add a comment in the discussion section.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016
3:00 - 4:30pm EST

This webinar will explore leadership on the organizational level and at the community level. What does good leadership look like? How is organizational leadership similar to and/or different from community leadership? What are the rewards and risks of leadership? How can we best support leadership development of our staff, our participants and community members, as well as our own development? This webinar is geared toward organizational and program leaders who have the responsibility of developing the leadership and capacity of others. Prior to the day of the webinar, please email (mvaldez@casadeesperanza.org) any key questions, challenges or other comments you would like the presenter to address in the session.

Presented by: Patricia J. Tototzintle, CEO Casa de Esperanza 

Webinar: Survivor-Centered Practices for Working with Survivors Living with HIV

3:00 - 4:30 pm EST 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 

The webinar will feature presenters from the Positive Women's Network, Casa de Esperanza, and the Northwest Network.

This webinar will discuss the basics challenges, best practices, and tools of working with Latin@ survivors of HIV.

Please email  dvhiv@nnedv.org  for questions.

Webinar: 
Collaborating to Address Trafficking in Rural Communities: 
Lessons from the Field

Thursday, December 1, 2016 
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST 

Brought to you by Futures Without Violence's Building Collaborative Responses to Trafficked Survivors Project, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  

Effectively addressing trafficking in rural communities requires creative solutions and cross-sector collaborations. Domestic violence and sexual assault service providers can play a critical role in these collaborations. The panelists will discuss several promising approaches to building effective collaborations to address trafficking in rural communities.

 
Casa de Esperanza: Program and Administrative Assistant

Position Description
This position is responsible for administrative and project support to maximize productivity and promote achievement of Casa de Esperanza's goals. The Program and Administrative Assistant provides general administrative support at the administrative front office and supports programs, managers, and directors.

NRCDV: Program Specialist

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is looking for a Program Specialist to work in close coordination with supervisor and/or other management staff and effectively implement project activities for NRCDV's programmatic teams.The Program Specialist assists with the generation and dissemination of NRCDV's resources and provides programmatic and technical support for all project activities, with particular attention to quality assurance, accessibility, timeliness, and value to constituents

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

ABOUT THE NATIONAL LATIN@ NETWORK FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

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.

National Latin@ Network | http://www.nationallatinonetwork.org | 651.646.5553


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