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JOIN US AT OUR
5TH ANNUAL
NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Yo soy el Poder del Cambio:
Family Violence Prevention
and Beyond

I am the Power of Change:
Más allá de la Prevención
de Violencia Familiar

November 18-19, 2005
Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, TX

The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) cordially invites you to attend our fifth National Conference: Yo Soy el Poder del Cambio: Family Violence Prevention and Beyond on November 18 and 19, 2005 at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in beautiful San Antonio, Texas.

The conference will bring together some 200 survivors, advocates, researchers, healers, and artists of all ages and from many regions and countries of origin. Together we will examine how the prevention of family and relationship violence relates to the prevention of violence in a broader context, as well as to other social justice movements. We believe our work in the future will require a new consciousness and new approaches in order to create a world where every person has an opportunity to live free from fear and with dignity.

Expected Outcomes

  • A clearer understanding of what family violence prevention means; a better understanding of some of the underlying causes of domestic violence; and a better vision of what constitutes healthy relationships/families
  • Identification of barriers that keep us from eliminating violence at the individual, community and service levels and ways of eliminating them
  • An understanding of some of the successful prevention strategies and approaches used by Latino communities and organizations
  • Identification of promising prevention strategies and approaches that are culturally responsive

Co-hosted by the P.E.A.C.E Initiative

Sponsored by Southwest Airlines

With support from DHHS/Agency for Children, Youth and Families

PROGRAM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

7:00 p.m.

Reception

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

7:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast Buffet

9:00 a.m.

Morning Plenary

Adelita M. Medina, Alianza Executive Director
Fernando Mederos, Alianza Board Co-Chair
Gabriela Lemus, LULAC, Director of Policy and Legislation
William D. Riley, Director, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program/Department of Health & Human Services/Agency for Children, Youth and Families

9:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony

Patricia Castillo, Director, P.E.A.C.E Initiative and Alianza Board Member
Jerry Tello, Director, National Compadres Network, and Alianza Board Member

10:30 a.m.

Listening Project: Voices of Survivors

Moderator: Maria Limon,Volunteer and Training Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence

11:45 a.m.

Guide to the Workshops

12:00 NOON

Lunch Program - Keynote Speaker
Hon. Hilda Solis, Congresswoman, CA (Invited)

Workshops

1:15-3:00 p.m. & 3:15-5:00 p.m.

Assessing Obstacles to Violence Prevention

• La Familia: Myths and Realities
Ruby White, NCJFCJ; Antonio Ramirez, CECEVIM

• La Pareja: What’s love got to do with it?
Julia Perilla, GSU

• Yo Soy el Poder del Cambio: Change Starts With Me
Maria Pavón, Coalition for Family Peace and Liliana Espondaburu, Casa de Esperanza

• La Cultura: Process or Fixed Reality?
Lydia Maria Cacho Ribeiro, Centro Integral de Atención a las Mujeres, México; Barbara Vieira, Lutheran Settlement House

• Youth. Exploring date violence, gang life and art as a vehicle for violence prevention. Alianza’s Youth Committee

6:00 p.m.

Arts for Healing Cultural Event
Art Exhibit, Performances and Music

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

7:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Domestic Violence: A Human Rights Issue Across Borders
Keynote Speaker: Lydia Maria Cacho Ribeiro, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mexico (Invited)

9:15 a.m.

Workshops

Overcoming the Obstacles: Creating New Prevention Strategies

La Familia: Realities Supporting New Constellations
Lupe Serrano, MN

La Pareja: Creating Healthy Relationships
Fernando Mederos, MA

Yo Soy el Poder del Cambio: Implementing Change
Starts with Me

Olga Trujillo, VA

La Cultura: Helping the Healer to Heal
Jerry Tello, CA

Youth: Prevention and Art
Alianza’s Youth Committee and local artists.

12:00

Lunch

2:00 p.m.

Conference Summary & Evaluation

Antonieta Gimeno, Director, Community Education & Technical Assistance, Alianza

3:00 p.m.

Closing Ceremony

Patricia Castillo, Jerry Tello, Sacred Circles

Local/national visual artists will exhibit their works at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.

Register Early!

Please download the pdf of the registration form, fill out and return it as soon as possible. Space is limited. REGISTRATION FEE:$100 PER PERSON (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
Mail your completed registration form with your check or money order to:

National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence
P.O. Box 672, Triborough Station
New York, NY 10035

Travel

If you’re looking for low fares, you don’t need to look any further than Southwest Airlines. For reservations in Spanish, go to southwest.com/vamonos or call 1-800-VAMONOS (1-800-826-6667).

Lodging

The San Antonio Marriott-Rivercenter, 101 Bowie Street has offered rates at $135 per room per night, for single, double, triple or quad occupancy.To make reservations call Marriott reservations at 1-800-648-4462 by Friday, October 21, 2005. After this date, the hotel will release the unreserved rooms for general sale. Please inform them you are part of the “Alianza” group.

You will be responsible for your room, taxes and incidentals. At check-in you will be required to furnish a credit card or a cash deposit to use the room telephone and place charges to your room.

Meals

Your registration fee will cover breakfast and lunch on November 18th and 19th. You will be responsible for your dinner.

Support this event!

Purchase an Ad or Congratulatory Message to Alianza on its Fifth Anniversary. Please download the pdf of the registration form for more information.

Need more information?

Call Antonieta Gimeno at 646-672-1404 or 800-342-9908.

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