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Community Education and Development

Alianza's goals in this area are to: raise awareness about domestic violence in Latino communities—its existence, prevalence, nature, and its damaging effects; provide information about rights, available options, resources, and services; work with Latino/a organizations in targeted communities, during and after public awareness campaigns, to help develop their capacity to increase awareness and conduct prevention/intervention outreach among their constituents.

Recent Activities
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In preparation for DV awareness month, Alianza teamed up with the Self Reliance Foundation (SRF) of the Hispanic Communications Network, to create compelling and culturally relevant messages as part of the Mary Kay sponsored: No Mas Silencio! multi-media Campaign. Through a series of radio programs (carried by more than 200 radio stations), newspaper columns and a bilingual Information and Referral Service (1-800-473-3003), people will be directly connected to DV resources in their communities

Alianza celebrated its second annual public awareness luncheon: Latino Men Speak out Against Domestic Violence, at Tavern on the Green Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Click here for more information.

We are working on a “How to Organize a Brides March Against Domestic Violence” booklet which will be available in hard copy and on our website this winter.

As part of its collaboration with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Alianza participated in a panel titled “Healthy Women, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities” at LULAC’s National 2006 conference “Women…A Journey to Greatness” on March 31 and April 1. Click here for more information

Other Community Education Activities and Resources include:

Providing information to the media via interviews, news releases, and placement of articles.(see News About Alianza).  For materials including brochures for survivors, teens, immigrants, see section on resources.

Collaborating with Lifetime Television to produce a Spanish Radio PSA which aired in March 2004 in five cities with large Latino populations (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York & San Antonio). (Listen to the PSA)

Lifetime Television distributed 1 million brochures that list 10 things to do to stop domestic violence—one item refers readers to Alianza’s website to download our teen violence prevention brochure.

Hosting and/or speaking at local and national public forums and events to raise awareness; among them, our Second Annual Latino Men Speak Out event and the annual Brides March to End Domestic Violence.

There are a number of organizations that have developed English and Spanish language campaigns to address domestic violence and violence against women. Below we provide information on these campaigns. Please note that unless specified, Alianza has not endorsed these campaigns. This is provided for your information only.

Other Community News:

In conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2006, the Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE), a service of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), has compiled a list of recently published reference materials that highlight the global magnitude of elder mistreatment. This selected bibliography, "Elder Abuse: International and Cultural Perspectives - An Update of the Literature," can be reviewed by visiting the NCEA website at: www.elderabusecenter.org/default.cfm?p=CANE_International060614.cfm

For more information on Elder Abuse Awareness Day, visit the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Awareness (INPEA) website at: www.inpea.net.

 


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