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2018 National Latin@ Institute

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Wednesday July 18, 2018 - Friday July 20, 2018

2018 National Latin@ Institute




About the 2018 National Latin@ Institute


Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), in partnership with the Office on Violence against Women, will host the 2018 National Latin@ Institute. This event will take place on July 18-20, 2018-in New Orleans, Louisiana (pending OVW approval).



The 2018 National Latin@ Institute will bring together professionals from a variety of fields. This institute will provide participants with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing and critical discussions on traditionally challenging topics.




2018 National Latin@ Institute Objectives


Analyze the significance, tensions and strengths of diversity within the Latin@ communities.

Provide an anti-oppression lens to address and end gender-based violence.

Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy work.

Connect with other organizations and activists to advance their individual and collective practice.

Share trauma-informed practices to enhance self-care, sustainability and well-being.

Click here to register for the 2018 National Latin@ Institute. To receive updates on this event, contact Marissa Kurtz at mkurtz@casadeesperanza.org.




2018 National Latin@ Institute Call for Proposals


The NLN calls all Latin@s and allies working to end violence against women and girls, and other forms of oppression, to submit proposals for workshops at the 2018 Latin@ Institute. Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma- informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, and evidence-based practices and/or practice- based evidence.



If you are interested in submitting a workshop proposal, click here to download the workshop submission guidelines. Deadline: March 30, 2018




About the 2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute


Casa de Esperanza’s National Latino Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), in collaboration with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), will host the 2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute that takes place on July 16-17, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana (pending OVW approval.) At this event, Latin@ Leaders* and Aspiring Allies** will examine power and privilege to enhance their ability to operate from an anti-oppression framework to end violence against women. The cohort of participants will receive follow-up quarterly targeted support and technical assistance from Casa de Esperanza and NRCDV.



Click here to learn more about the 2018 Latin@ Leadership Pre-Institute.




Latin@ Leader**: Latin@ working in his/her community to create social change and it is not defined by the title.


Aspiring Ally** :is a non-Latin@ who is in a leadership position who has the ability to implement social change and to support and increase the power of Latin@ leaders in their organizations and in the violence against women movement.