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Alianza In The News

Alianza has been in the news in recent months and weeks raising awareness about the impact of domestic violence on Latino families and discussing the various resources available to help prevent and end it. The following is a partial list of articles and interviews.

  1. Del miedo a la libertad: Sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica aprenden a independizarse financieramente at http://www.aarp.org/espanol/dinero/presupuesto-y-ahorro/info-01-2013/dinero-violencia-domestica.1.html This article highlights Alianza's financial Independence for victims of domestic violence Project: ¡Sí Podemos!/Yes We Can!—Beyond Domestic Violence: Achieving Financial Independence.

  2. Interview, February 8, 2013, with Ivonne Ortiz on AARP Viva, an exciting hour-long, radio talk show on SiriusXM's Spanish radio channel ¡Inspírate! Channel 145. The program was hosted by two dynamic and nationally recognized journalists, Gabriela Zabalúa-Goddard and José López Zamorano. AARP VIVA provides a fresh take on the issues that inform and entertain Hispanics with stories, tips, and interviews on giving back and living life to the fullest.

  3. Violence Against Women/Violencia encontra de las mujeres, Dialogo de Costa a Costa, HITN TV, an educational network that broadcasts nationally via satellite and cable, March 13, 2013. Ivonne Ortiz participated in this weekly interactive talk show fielding questions from the audience. The one-hour show was hosted by New York's TV and radio personality, Malin Falu, and journalist and political commentator Gerson Borrero.

  4. Alianza: Confronting Domestic Violence among our Nation's Latinos, at http://domestic-violence.laws.com/domestic-violence-news/alianza-confronting-domestic-violence-among-our-nation39s-latinos-36511.html this was an interview with Laws.com (Adelita M. Medina, Executive Director and Ivonne Ortiz, Training & TA Coordinator)

  5. Dawn Maestas, Alianza Consultant, DV Survivor and Advocate, on NPR's StoryCorps: It's not just a tattoo at http://storycorps.org/listen/dawn-maestas/ and see article on NYMag.com, Tattoo Removal Specialist Helps Abuse Victims at http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/03/tattoo-removal-specialist-helps-abuse-victims.html, March 29, 2013.

LISTENER COMMENT, MARCH 29, 2013: I heard this on NPR this morning. I'm usually in a trance driving to work, but the dialogue between Dawn and her client really touched my heart and made me feel grateful to be in a world where women like Dawn exist. Bless you, Dawn.

Del miedo a la libertad

Sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica aprenden a independizarse financieramente.

Liliana Pahua abrió los ojos al abuso que estaba viviendo cuando, en medio de una golpiza, su hijita de casi dos años le agarró los pies y le dijo a su padre: “No, papi, no le pegues a mami, ya no”.

“En ese momento me empecé a defender”, recuerda la inmigrante mexicana. “Pero él me amenazó y me dijo que yo no era nadie; que si lo dejaba me iba a prostituir porque no iba a hacer nada en este país".

Click here to read the full AARP article in Spanish.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

OlgaTrujillosBookIn recognition of DV Awareness month, Alianza, in partnership with the National Compadres Network and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, is having a national training entitled: Working with Men and Boys to End Domestic Violence. Advocates from New Mexico and various parts of the country will be attending. As part of our efforts, we want to help promote a few resources:

  • Olga Trujillo's book is out: The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor's Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder, which is Olga's courageous struggle to understand and overcome the psychological after effects of the extensive violence and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Today, Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, and advocate for victims of domestic violence and child abuse. This memoir of triumph over the most devastating conditions will enlighten and inspire anyone whose life has been affected by violence, abuse, or trauma. If you haven't gotten your copy, they are available in hard copy at www.olgatrujillo.com (where you can get a signed copy), and in hard copy and ebook at New Harbinger Publications, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.

  • A film: Sin by Silence, a shocking look at domestic violence in America, and what happens when women fight back. From behind prison walls, a group of extraordinary women are shattering misconceptions of domestic violence. These women fought back and killed their abusers - and as a result, have received sentences ranging from decades to life, longer than some rapists and non-abuse murderers.

    Sin by Silence will air on Monday, October 17, on Investigation Discovery (ID) at 8 pm EST. Check here for local listings. Download the Sin by Silence study guide PDF here. Watch the trailer from Sin by Silence here.


Free Drawing - Denver Conference-NCADV July 21-25, 2012

cookbookwinnersAlianza would like to thank all of you who were able to visit our table at the NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) Conference in Denver, CO. To show our appreciation we had a free drawing for "Remembering the Sabores of my Cocina" cookbook. Congratulations to all the winners!

List of winners:

  • Gwendolyn Packard-w/NIWRC-Lame Deer, MT
  • Margaret Sauza-w/Sure Help Crisis Center- El Centro, CA
  • Susan Shipman-w/2nd Chance Inc.-Anniston, AL
  • Jessica Gonzalez-w/9th Judicial D.A.'s Office- Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Stephanie Young-Medina-w/Baltimore City Criminal Justice-Baltimore, MD
  • Gloria Hasler,MD-w/Lancaster/Antelope Valley Medical Offices-Lancaster, CA
  • Raquel Medina-w/LUNA-Des Moines, IA
  • Salomi Gonzalez-w/Advocate Safehouse Project-Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Maria Elena Arizu-w/Legal Aid Society-Nashville, TN
  • Terry Lopez-w/Colorado Legal Services-Denver CO

Cookbook - $7.50 each & Posters - $2.00 each - ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!

Latina Magazine - August 2011

Jessica-Alba-on-Latina-Magazine-Cover-August-2011_130x172During the month of August, Latina Magazine featured a piece on domestic violence. Our Executive Director; Adelita Medina shared with the magazine valuable information regarding the impact domestic violence has on Latinas, their families and our communities and the services and resources that are available to address this devastating problem. To read "Is Your Relationship Headed for Trouble? 5 Red Flags You Shouldn't Ignore" follow this link: http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/love/your-relationship-headed-trouble-5-red-flags-you-shouldnt-ignore

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