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Part 2: Emergency Preparedness from an Intersectional Approach

By: Jose Juan Lara, Jr., Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

Barriers to Full Inclusion of Latin@ Communities in Emergency Planning

As previously mentioned, Latinos are the nation's largest and fastest-growing racial/ethnic group and an important population in many cities and states. For example, at the time of Katrina, the 117 hardest-hit parishes and counties along the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coasts had about 1.8 million Hispanic residents, many of them immigrants.

In response to this tragedy, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - now UnidosUS - the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, in conjunction with the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OMH/HHS), Mosaica: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism, and the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) developed the  Emergency Managers Tool Kit: Meeting the Needs of Latino Communities. The toolkit was created to increase emergency responder information about and understanding of the Latin@ community, community and media relationships established before an emergency occurs, and effective systems and procedures for reaching and assisting Latin@s. 

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Click here to download parts 1 and 2 of  Emergency Preparedness from an Intersectional Approach as a PDF resource
NHMA issues call for abstracts for National Hispanic Health Conference

Call for Abstracts: http://bit.ly/NHMA2019-confAbstracts 
(Due November 30th)
Speaker Topics are on improving Hispanic health and the following:
technology & health, research, business, faculty development, women's & immigrant's health, mental health & chronic diseases (including opioid use).
Call for Poster Presenters: http://bit.ly/conf2019posters
(Due March 8th)
Register for the Conference: http://bit.ly/NHMA2019
Latino Voter Suppression in the 2018 Midterm Elections Not New

Latino voters are more engaged in the 2018 midterm elections than in years past. Enthusiasm towards voting is higher and Latinos have already contributed to  record turnout in some states. Yet this interest and excitement towards voting has the potential to be hampered in some areas facing voter suppression.

These difficulties in voting are not new.  Voter suppression has a long, shameful history in the United States-particularly among communities of color.

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Immigrant Justice Campaign offers resources, info for attorneys, advocates, & immigrants seeking asylum
The Immigration Justice Campaign is a joint initiative of the American Immigration Council, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Immigration Representation Project. IJC has been at the border for years, helping to ensure that those who seek asylum do so with an attorney by their side. 

The IJC website has informational articles relevant to helping aslyum seekers and has been  tracking and reporting abuses, even  going to court over them.

Visit the IJC website at  immigrationjustice.us
Register now! Mother Earth & Father Sky: Environmental Justice, Food Security and Sexual Violence Prevention
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Danville, Indiana

MESA's 15th Annual Multicultural Gathering will focus on the intersections of environmental justice, food security, mental health, and sexual violence prevention. Some of the topics include: youth leadership in the movement to end violence, sustainable agriculture, food security and food desserts, disability justice, neurodiversity, mental illness or holistic health, embodied healing and experiential learning for prevention, community accountability, and restorative justice.

For registration questions, contact The Education Store at 765-494-6794.

If you have questions about the MHFA course, please contact Skylar Kantola, Kantola@purdue.edu or 817-269-8729.

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Submit a proposal for APA Convention 2019
August 8 - 11, 2019
Chicago, IL

Proposal submission deadline: December 3, 2018

The American Psychological Association is accepting division program proposals on a variety of topics for APA 2019 from groups and individuals.

The APA Convention is the premier meeting of psychologists, and future psychologists, from the United States, Canada, and around the world. APA 2019 promises to be exciting and informative, featuring scores of brilliant psychologists presenting on the hottest topics in our discipline. As always, APA serves as the unifying force in psychology.

Click here to submit a proposal

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You Can't Touch my Hair, And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

By: Phoebe Robinson

A hilarious and affecting essay collection about race, gender, and pop culture from celebrated stand-up comedian and WNYC podcaster Phoebe Robinson.

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comic, which means that, often, her everyday experiences become points of comedic fodder. And as a black woman in America, she maintains, sometimes you need to have a sense of humor to deal with the absurdity you are handed on the daily. Robinson has experienced her fair share over the years: she's been unceremoniously relegated to the role of "the black friend," as if she is somehow the authority on all things racial; she's been questioned about her love of U2 and Billy Joel ("isn't that ... white people music?"); she's been called "uppity" for having an opinion in the workplace; she's been followed around stores by security guards; and yes, people do ask her whether they can touch her hair all. the. time. Now, she's ready to take these topics to the page and she s going to make you laugh as she's doing it. 

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Webinar Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
3 - 4 p.m. EST  

You have the policy, now what? This interactive webinar will prepare participants to name, frame, and respond to oppressive or concerning comments and actions, and incidents of harassment in anti-violence programs. Participants will respond to scenarios that address both overt and covert homophobia & transphobia, as well as role-playing through real-life situations generated by workers in the field. Content will focus on scenarios specific to both SA and DV advocacy.

Click here to register for this webinar
Healing for Crime Victims with Incarceration Histories  Request for Letters of Interest
Opportunity for Technical Assistance

Deadline for Letters of Interest: November 20, 2018

Crime victims with incarceration histories too often do not receive the services they need to heal because of the stigma and barriers associated with being formerly incarcerated. In an effort to reduce stigma and break down those barriers so these victims get the critical services they need, the National Resource Center for Reaching Victims (NRC) is soliciting letters of interest from local communities to participate in a pilot project to improve access to healing services for crime victims with incarceration histories.
Over an 8-month period, the NRC will provide technical assistance to a local collaboration of victim service providers and reentry service providers to help identify gaps and barriers to victim services for crime victims with incarceration histories and to create better pathways to healing for these victims. The project will also support local partners in devising a funding strategy to sustain the work and vision of their collaboration once the 8-month project period ends.
For this pilot project, we will select one collaboration, comprised of at least one victim services agency and one organization that provides reentry services. To apply, prospective collaborations must submit a joint letter of interest.

Click here to access the Request for Letters of Interest 

Sanación para víctimas del crimen con antecedentes de encarcelamiento   Solicitud de cartas de interés   
Oportunidad para Asistencia Técnica

Último día para entregar Carta de Interés: 20 de noviembre de 2018

Con demasiada frecuencia las víctimas del crimen con historial de encarcelamiento no reciben los servicios que necesitan para poder sanar debido al estigma y las barreras asociadas con el encarcelamiento previo. En un esfuerzo por reducir el estigma y romper esas barreras para que estas víctimas obtengan los servicios críticos que necesitan, el Centro Nacional de Recursos para el Alcance a Víctimas (NRC, por sus siglas en inglés) solicita cartas de interés de las comunidades locales para participar en un proyecto piloto para mejorar el acceso a los servicios de sanación para las víctimas del crimen con antecedentes de encarcelamiento.
A lo largo de un período de 8 meses, el NRC brindará asistencia técnica a una alianza local de proveedores de servicios para víctimas y proveedores de servicios de reingreso para ayudar a identificar las carencias y las barreras de acceso a los servicios para víctimas con antecedentes de encarcelamiento y para crear mejores vías de sanación para estas víctimas. El proyecto también apoyará a los socios locales a diseñar una estrategia de financiamiento para sostener el trabajo y la visión de su alianza una vez que finalice el período de 8 meses del proyecto.
Para este proyecto piloto, seleccionaremos una alianza que esté formada, cuando menos, por una agencia de servicios para víctimas y una organización que proporcione servicios de reingreso. Para hacer la solicitud, las posibles alianzas deberán presentar una carta de interés conjunta.
Haga clic aquí para acceder La Solicitud de Cartas de Interés 
Praxis International : Various positions
Program Director
The Program Director serves as a subject matter expert and senior manager responsible for the overall success of multiple Praxis programs. The Program Director administers all aspects of the Advocacy Learning Center and Rural programs via seamless team management; innovative program development, implementation, evaluation, growth and sound fiscal management. The Program Director works closely with the Executive Director and other senior managers to provide leadership and promote the organization's accomplishment of strategic objectives to advance our mission and vision. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Finance Associate
The Finance Associate works with the Finance & Administration Director and Executive Director to ensure that Praxis maintains fiscally responsible operations and programs. The Finance Associate applies their considerable knowledge of and skill in accounting to assist the Finance & Administration Director to develop, implement and maintain efficient finance systems for Praxis that are in line with best practices. The Finance Associate is responsible for assisting with the preparation and oversight of budgets, compiling reports and maintaining financial records. The Finance Associate also assists with organization audits, reviews and taxes as well as helping to develop and implement financial policies and procedures for general compliance. This position reports to the Finance & Administration Director.

Office Manager
The Office Manager works with the Finance & Administration Director and Executive Director to support the operation of Praxis. The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the St Paul office and works across locations to promote a positive work environment that ensures organizational effectiveness, communication and coordination. The Office Manager efficiently organizes, coordinates and/or maintains office systems and procedures to promote smooth operations in support of Praxis' mission. The Office Manager also provides general administrative support to Management and staff, regularly serving as liaison to visitors, vendors and community members. This position reports to the Finance and Administration Director.

Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence: Various positions
Senior Program Associate | Enhancing Access for Crime Victims 
The Enhancing Access to Services: Training & Technical Assistance program will build the capacity of ten service programs to provide language access for LEP / Deaf / Hard of Hearing victims affected by crimes that include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, identity theft, robbery, and caregiver abuse. 

Program Coordinator | Improving Language Access in the Courts
The Program Coordinator will be mainly responsible for coordinating the
Improving Language Access in the Courts project which includes working with senior staff and national partners to develop trainings designed for the judiciary to respond to the needs of victims/survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP); the development of translation guidance protocols for court documents/materials; and the development of an iconography resource guide for courthouses. 

Director of Finance & Administration
The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides leadership, direction, and day-to-day management of key functions including: finance, accounting, human resources, facilities, technology and general business operations; and assumes responsibility for the organization in the absence of the Executive Director.  
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 Manager


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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