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Media

Alianza has worked successfully with the media to get the word out about domestic violence. Highlights of media activities include the following:

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    Jeff Kline, CEO and President of Hispanic Radio Network, chats with Lila Downs, the internationally acclaimed Mexican-American singer, and her husband Paul Cohen, to her right.

  • Lifetime Television and Univision 41 helped us develop a number of Spanish language PSAs. Lifetime developed a radio PSA that aired in five major cities across the nation in February and March 2004, the PSA features the voice of Lisa Vidal who played Inspector Magdalena "Magda" Ramirez in the Lifetime TV series The Division.  And created a TV PSA for us in March 2005 that features the Mexican-American singer, Lila Downs.
  • Univision 41 shot 3 TV PSAs which aired in May 2005 in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York (featuring Victor Rivers and Commissioner Yolanda Jimenez, from the NYC Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence).
  • In October 2006, we helped the Hispanic Communications Network, develop radio capsules for a nation-wide, Spanish-language radio campaign (No Mas Silencio) and helped them host a special one-hour live (question and answer) show in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and San Antonio. DV advocates and invited guests were available to answer questions from listeners who called in during the show. Alianza helped identify and locate individuals for the talk shows in each of the cities, including survivors, domestic violence advocates, and former batterers. Additionally, a one-minute PSA, describing the work of Alianza and referring listeners to our website, was aired during the radio shows. Information about Alianza was also included in the print messages that were published in newspapers around the country. The campaign was funded by the Mary Kay Ash Foundation.
  • In 2008, Alianza staff and board members helped with the production of two major Spanish language shows on Univision (Don Francisco Presenta and El Show de Cristina) which aired in October as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In addition to having survivors and experts as guests, Don Francisco Presenta featured public service announcements by two popular Latino singers, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Juan Luis Guerra. DV Advocates and others who saw the show remarked about the quality, depth and impact of the program format and guest speakers and celebrities who appeared on the show. Alianza staff helped the producers locate some of the guests, provided background materials, and spent time with them on the phone. Follow up work by Alianza revealed that the National Domestic Violence Hotline received 300 additional calls (over the same date the year ago) the night the show aired, and 200 the following night, which they attributed to the show. The local DV Hotline operated by the Violence Intervention Program in New York City also received hundreds of calls during the two days following the show. El Show de Cristina featured the stories of several survivors, including seven celebrities who star on popular television telenovelas (soap operas), as well as Victor Rivers Rivas, the actor, author and domestic violence advocate. Although it is a local hotline, calls came in from across the country, many of them from older women, who for the first time in their lives were inspired to take some form of action.

Alianza continues to work with the media to raise public awareness about the effects of domestic violence on Latino families and communities, to provide information about available options, services and resources, to change the public's attitudes about domestic violence, to help mobilize and encourage our communities to take action, and to shape how media covers the issue of domestic violence.

An important part of our media work has involved developing and placing articles and columns in local and national newspapers and magazines; participating in radio and television talk shows; and working with media partners to develop and air radio and television public service announcements (PSAs).

The following is a partial listing of articles written by or about Alianza. Many of them appear in www.womensenews.org Women's eNews is a wonderful source of substantive news covering issues of particular concern to women. It was founded by Rita Henley Jensen, now its Editor in Chief. The independent daily news service has won 28 journalism awards.

Articles have also appeared in Latina Magazine, The first appeared in the April x issue; 1 article in the April 21, 2005 issue of The New York Post; 1 article circulated by Agencia EFE (April 26) and 1 article and 1 column in El Diario/La Prensa (April 27 and May 8, respectively).

Visas Out of Hell: Women Need to Know They Exist
By Almudena Toral
WeNews correspondent
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

... Intervention Program: http://www.vipmujeres.org/ National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) ...

Immigrant Women's Advocates Focus on Family Ties
By Latrice Davis
WeNews correspondent
Friday, July 17, 2009

... immigrants. Agnes Maldonado, executive director of the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, based in ...

Elections Hold Key to Asylum for Abused Women
By Erica Hagen
WeNews correspondent
Tuesday, November 4, 2008

... States, Rosie Hidalgo, policy and research director of the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, says a ...

Latina Anti-Violence Groups Open Arms to Men
By Juhie Bhatia
WeNews correspondent
Sunday, October 15, 2006

... Adelita Medina, executive director of the New York-based National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, known as ... The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) : ...

Crime of Passion Defense Should Not Be Permitted

By Adelita Medina
WEnews commentator
Wednesday, November 14, 2001

... Alianza Dominicana, National Dominican Women's Caucus, National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, Northern ... Adelita M. Medina is executive director of the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence and a ...

Strategies Against Abuse Must Reflect Culture
By Caryn Nesmith
WEnews correspondent
Friday, August 3, 2001

... said Adelita Medina, executive director of the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, known as ... in San Juan, Puerto Rico For more information: National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza): ...

Latinas Create Own Domestic Violence Strategies
By Mariel Garza
WEnews correspondent
Thursday, May 10, 2001

... Latingirl. For more information, visit: The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence: ...

Culture and Religion Are Integral to Healing Approaches and Practices
by Adelita M. Medina, Executive Director Alianza
FaithTrust Institute Newsletter
February 15, 2010