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Nuestras Voces (Our Voices)

Late registration now closes on  

March 4, 2013

Join us in Des Moines on April 1 & 2 for a unique bilingual & bicultural SAAM kickoff! 


GRACIAS to our planning partners in Iowa:

Elizabeth Balcarcel - IowaCASA
Katryn Duarte - RVAP Rape Victim Advocacy Program
Maria Alonzo-Diaz - Polk County Crisis Advocacy Center  

Presenter Showcase
David Vasquez David Vásquez
Pastor David Vásquez, one of the campus pastors at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa will present the workshop "On the Move: Conversation on Faith and Migration" to explore how to draw on our personal stories and connect them with larger--sacred--stories to find meaning, agency, and connection. Following the devastating May 12, 2008 immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, David served as part of the Postville Relief Effort core team, working in areas of coordination, advocacy and legal support. Originally from Guatemala, David has focused his research work on the role of faith and storytelling in re-imagining the immigrant experience. 

Gabby Santos
Gabby Santos

Gabby Santos is the Director of LGBT Health Services for In Our Own Voices, a culturally specific organization based out of Albany, NY.  She has worked with survivors of sexual violence in roles ranging from inmate trauma support group facilitator, to policy work on behalf of LGBT POC.  Racial justice work, transgender activism and criminal justice reform are at the heart of her passion. Gabby is committed to promoting the sexual health of LGBT POC and their communities in order to end sexual violence. She provides leadership to various projects, including Unity Through Diversity, a National LGBT POC Health Summit, and the Annual Black & Latino Gay Pride of the Capital District of NY.
She is also a member of the Arte Sana board of directors and ALAS, the national Latina alliance against sexual violence. She will present the workshop "Apoyando a la Comunidad Transgéner@ Latin@ Contra la Opresión Sistémica" and co-facilitate the workshop "Sex Trafficking and Technology" with Clara Galván-Lindstrom, La Mariposa Enterprises.
Nuestras Voces
The Nuestras Voces Conference will be offered out of  Texas for the first time and cohosted by IowaCASA!
Hotel Reservations
Reminder: All who have registered are advised to reserve their hotel room as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the reduced group rate.

A limited number of rooms have been blocked for a reduced Nuestras Voces conference rate.
Group Name: Nuestras Voces by Arte Sana
Group Code: VOZ
Reservation via Hotel Phone: 515-278-4755
Reservation via Central Reservations Phone: 800-HOLIDAY (800-465-4329)
Make your reservation online
Haga su reserva en lí­nea
Reservations Deadline: March 10, 2013

Support the causa!
Honor an Advocate & Support local Corazón de las mariposas Promotor(a) conference scholarships!  


Your support can assure the attendance of advocates and promotoras/community health workers in Iowa and nearby regions. Make a donation and share your message to fill the Corazón de las Mariposas (butterfly heart)!


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item in time for SAAM!

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Arte Sana's limited edition Luna/Sol SAAM 
commemoration teal tote bag!   
SAAM Tote Bag

In Spanish 'el sol' is a masculine noun and 'la luna' is a feminine noun. The orginal "Luna/Sol" design honors pre-Columbian concepts of gender and cosmic dualism, and the fact that sexual violence affects us all. 

The design's slogan "Advocacy + Prevention Sin Fronteras" reaffirms that victim rights are human rights regardless of residency or residency status and that ALL should be engaged as agents of change in order to prevent sexual violence. 

ALAS Celebrates 9th Anniversary!
In honor of nine years of cyberactivism by the Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS), Arte Sana has created a board on Pinterest to celebrate its members and share its tools for promoting social justice. 
Since 2004, ALAS members have led the way nationally for the elimination of language barriers in services and materials, and have set standards for Spanish language content on victim assistance websites and professional training in Spanish at state and national conferences. Learn more about ALAS

ALAS Board  
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