Join Latin@ victim advocates and allies in Laredo, TX!
March 26 - 27, 2015 for Arte Sana's 6th
Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference 
Sample List of Nuestras Voces Workshops & Presentations

Victim Advocacy Sin Fronteras (Keynote)

Sister Rosemary Welsh, Executive Director - Casa de Misericordia 


A Step to Moving Forward Building Collaborations and Relationships to Serve Latinos

Michelle Toledo Cainas, Program Director - Georgia Latin@s Against Domestic Violence (GLADV) & Elisa Covarrubias, Director of Sexual Assault and Advocacy Programs - YWCA of Northwest Georgia


Advocating for Crime Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: A Systems Approach

Jose Juan Lara, Jr. 


Resisting Sexual Coercion & Coercive Control

Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D. - University Without Walls at the University of Massachusetts


Supporting individuals with immigration cases: counselor, advocate & lawyer perspective

Ana Maria Cabezas, Counselor - SafePlace & Brittany Perkins, Attorney - SafePlace/ Lift Alliance


Latino Masculinity & Sexual Violence Prevention

Emiliano C. Diaz de Leon, Men's Engagement Specialist - Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Robert De Leon, Executive Director - Bro Models, & Jose Juan Lara, Jr. 

College Campus Sexual Assault: What Latin@s need to know

Christopher Kaiser, Staff Attorney TAASA & Elizabeth Balcarcel, Technical Assistance Specialist - IowaCASA/RSP


Developing Culturally Informed Spanish Language Materials

Amy McIntyre - Bilingual Advocacy Specialist at the WA State Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs 


How to make the PREA standards work for incarcerated survivors

Deana Buril, Deputy Director, Client Services - The Rape Crisis Center & Monica Lugo, Prison Rape Elimination Act Coordinator - Bexar Co Sheriff's Office


The White Dress - Cultural Traditions vs. Physical Realities

Lisa Y. Zapata, Technical Assistance Coordinator- Texas Association Against Sexual Assault


Successes of a Promotora Program: Strengthening What Works 

Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez, Executive Director - Enlace Comunitario


Helping Families Heal through Supervised Visitation

Maya Rivarola, Family Guide - SafePlace/PlanetSafe


Talleres en español


Mejorando nuestro alcance y asesoría en la comunidad rural latina

Elizabeth Balcarcel, Technical Assistance Specialist, IowaCASA/RSP 


Presentación de versículos bíblicos que hablan de la violación y el incesto

Rosa Beltre, Resource Specialist - Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence


Derechos sexuales y reproductivos: las pláticas por promotoras

Laura E. Zárate, Directora, fundadora -  Arte Sana


El modelo cíclico de liderazgo y alcance a la comunidad

Suguet Lopez, Mily Trevino-Sauceda, Ramona Felix, Silvia Berrones-Trevino  y Maricruz Ramirez - Líderes Campesinas

Latinas en apoyo: 'Hoy por Ti, Mañana por Mi'

Sandra Molinari, Life Skills Coordinator  & Olivia Donaji-De Pablo, Survivor Support Specialist - SafePlace 


Apoyo, grupos, y éticas

Diana Camarillo, Sexual Violence Program Coordinator  - Oregon Coalition Against Domestic  & Sexual Violence


La intersección de violencia sexual, la homofobia y transfobia en la comunidad latina 

Claire Barrera, Bilingual Sexual Assault Advocate & Brigitte Rodriguez, Sexual Assault Prevention Educator - Proyecto UNICA 

Additional workshops and presenters pending final confirmation.

2015 Registration Deadlines:

Early Bird registration rate: $185 (September 16 - December 1)
Regular registration rate: $250 (December 2 - February 14)
Late registration rate: $275 (February 15 - March 14)

We also strongly recommend that all out-of-state attendee take care of their hotel reservation asap because the number of blocked rooms for the conference is limited.

Be sure to make your reservation as soon as possible to receive the discounted $85 (plus tax) conference group rate. Limited rooms available. 
For hotel reservations call 
the La Posada Hotel at:      

Group name: 'Arte Sana'
Hotel address:1000 Zaragoza Street Laredo, TX 78040
Honor Advocates and Support the Promotora Scholarship Fund!

Your support can assure the attendance of advocates and promotoras/community health workers from the Texas-Mexico border region.  Make a donation and share your message to fill the Corazón de las Mariposas (butterfly heart)!

Nuestras Voces is the ONLY national sexual assault conference to include a complete workshop track in Spanish, and the 2015 conference will offer many SAAM outreach tools that will help engage Latin@s as partners in sexual violence prevention. 

See what attendees have said about the Nuestras Voces experience since 2005!

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OVC-TTAC Professional Development Scholarships Available!


OVC-TTAC Professional Development Scholarships are being awarded for the Nuestras Voces Conference! OVC TTAC must receive the completed scholarship application at least 60 calendar days prior to the event or the request will be rejected - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Review the scholarship eligibility criteria, access the application form, and send it in ASAP!  

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