A news update from the National Latin@ Network
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Language Access in the Courts: Before Court

he Increasing Language Access in the Courts toolkit examines advocates' observations about the court experiences of survivors with limited English proficiency, and offers guidance and resources to build systems change efforts for language accessibility.

This toolkit is designed to guide and inform advocates working with survivors with limited English proficiency (LEP) who are involved in civil legal proceedings. 

Increasing Language Access in the Courts

Request for proposals: 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference

Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016

The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) is an annual conference that brings together over 1,500 people to share information, advance learning opportunities, and support professional growth to those who work to address the needs of survivors of sexual assault, to raise awareness about sexual assault, and to prevent sexual assault from happening.
The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is excited to announce a call for workshop proposals for the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference, in Dallas, TX, at the Hilton Anatole. The theme of the conference is "From Courageous Conversations to Critical Action."
We welcome workshop proposals that focus on the uniqueness and value of sexual assault specific programs and services. Proposals that engage in a culturally resonant approach to traditionally underserved populations and those that involve interactive learning techniques and innovative methods are encouraged.
We will be focusing on four categories this year:
  • Prevention - Presentation or workshop submissions to the Prevention category should describe efforts to strengthen and engage states and communities in the prevention of sexual assault, with an emphasis on primary prevention. Workshop proposals should address the needs of state grantees from the Rape Prevention and Education program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, their partners and/or the programs they support. Proposals should draw on the best available research and / or prevention practices and include information about the impact of featured efforts.
  • Survivor Services
  • Policy and Systems Advocacy
  • Organizational Development and Strategy

Haga clic aquí para leer las instrucciones en español de cómo debe enviar su propuesta
Call for Abstract Submissions: National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

Deadline: January 13, 2017

Every two years the National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence hosts the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. The conference highlights the latest research and promising practices to advance the health care system's response to domestic and sexual violence, bringing together the field's leading medical, public health, and domestic violence experts from across the United States and the world. Stay tuned for more information on submitting an abstract!

Pre-Conference Institutes: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Two Day Conference: September 27th-28th, 2017
Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California

Click here for more information on how to submit an abstract
ThisGEN: Youth Summit 

March 6th-10th 2017 
Washington DC

We are excited to announce that Raliance is convening ThisGEN: Youth Summit in Washington DC from March 6th - 10th 2017. There are several ways to join in on this event, which will bring together youth activists from around the US states and territories to work together to end Gender-based violence. Please go to Raliance.org to learn more about this event and to join us in this unique event by:  

Applying to participate (due Nov. 11th 2016)
Submitting a proposal to present (due Nov. 4th 2016)
* Sponsoring an activist to attend

2017 Critical PAR Institute

May 30 - June 3, 2017
CUNY Graduate Center in New York City

The Critical Participatory Action Research Institute is designed to introduce the theory, methods, and ethics of critical participatory action research (PAR) to graduate students, faculty, and members of community based organizations. Through seminars, roundtables, and hands-on workshops with experienced researchers, participants gain the necessary skills and knowledge to integrate a critical PAR approach into their scholarship, research, and/or organizing. 

What will attendees learn?
  • The history, theory, method, and ethics of Critical PAR
  • Building partnerships with community & community -based organizations
  • Creating conditions for meaningful collaboration within research collectives
  • Designing Critical PAR with IRBs & community review boards
  • Participatory approaches to methods and analysis: mapping, visual methods, surveys, interviews, focus groups
  • Engaging the arts and performance as research tools
Click here for more information
Casa de Esperanza: Project Coordinator(s)

Casa de Esperanza has position openings on their national team for Project Coordinators in the areas of campus sexual assault, domestic violence homicide prevention, and Limited English Proficiency. The deadline for submission is November 4, 2016, however, the position will be opened until filled.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Housing Projects Manager

Responsibilities include: ensuring effective implementation of a detailed annual work plan; providing housing-related technical assistance; working with national partners to support advocacy efforts; development of resources and technical assistance materials to be housed on SafeHousingPartnerships.org.
Guided by a strong intersectional analysis and high-quality research, the ideal candidate is impassioned to help improve responses to survivors of domestic violence and their families across the continuum of publicly and privately funded homeless services and housing programs.
The position requires substantial experience in housing, social justice, systems advocacy and social change work. Experience in the domestic violence movement preferred.
View full job description and requirements here.
American Immigration Council: Cara Pro Bono Project

Advocacy Coordinator
(3-month paid engagement)
Dilley, Texas
Advocacy Coordinator who plays a leading role in our on the ground staff and the
management of volunteers assisting mothers and children detained in Dilley, Texas and assist
in compilation of data to end family detention. A commitment to advocating for the rights of asylum-seekers, in addition to the ability to work long hours, including some weekends, is required.
of work is inclusive of the following:
 Liaising with national and local partners 
 Speaking on behalf of the CARA Project 
 Managing project consultant
 Identifying trends and liaising with government agencies in Dilley
 Participate in bi-weekly advocacy and quarterly advocacy strategy and communications
 Case management assistance 
 Document management
 Volunteer management
 Project office management
 Data compilation

Law school, legal assistant or paralegal experience helpful. Knowledge of immigration law a plus.

Spanish proficiency is required for project.
Please forward resume and letter of interest to  hr@immcouncil.org

(3-month paid engagement)
Dilley, Texas
We need a consultant will support staff and volunteers assisting women and children detained in Dilley, Texas and assist in compilation of data to end family detention.

Scope of work is inclusive of the following:
* Case management assistance, including intake and informational meetings with clients.
* Maintaining database integrity and information
* Working with volunteers
* Data collection and compilation

Law school, legal assistant or paralegal experience helpful. Knowledge of immigration law a plus. 

Spanish proficiency is required for project.
Please forward resume and letter of interest to  hr@immcouncil.org.
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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