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On the Road to Social Transformation: Utilizing Cultural and Community Strengths to End Domestic Violence - Illinois

A free Train-the-Trainer 2-Day workshop for OVW grantees and other providers of Domestic Violence Services for Latina Survivors of Domestic Violence, including Immigrant Women. The training is sponsored by Alianza—the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence, the U.S. Department of Justice/Office of Violence Against Women. It is being co-hosted by Heartland Alliance Human Care a Project of Heartland Alliance Ending Poverty.

Through this training, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand the importance of making their programs & services more accessible and responsive to the particular needs of underserved populations, specifically Latinas/os
  • Learn how to conduct a cultural competency organizational self-assessment to help determine what changes need to be made, within their organizations, to create organizational diversity, eliminate disparities, and develop culturally competent programs and services.
  • Learn about various culturally and linguistically responsive approaches, strategies and programs created to address the specific needs of Latina survivors, families and communities and explore examples of what culturally responsive services look like in terms of policies, staffing, outreach, accessibility, practices and other key elements.


OVW grantees and other DV service providers. Attendance is limited to the first 40 participants who register.


The workshop is provided free of charge. Scholarships of up to $750 will be provided to offset airfare, lodging, ground travel and M&IE expenses, based on applicant needs. No more than 2 scholarships will be provided per agency.

See form attached to Flyer for the Scholarship Info


Mily Treviño Saucedo is the co-founder and the former Executive Director of Organización en California de Líderes Campesinas, Inc.( Líderes Campesinas). She has received numerous community and educational awards throughout her career. She was recognized as one of the 100 Heroines of the World in New York in 1998. In 2004, the Ford Foundation & New York University selected her for the Leadership for a Changing World award and People Magazine recognized Mily in January & April 2006. In 2009, she was honored in 4 regional rural areas in California for her 30+ years of distinguished leadership. She sits on numerous councils as well as regional and national boards and task forces. While Executive Director at Lideres Campesinas, Ms. Treviño-Sauceda partnered with Alianza on several training and technical assistance projects.

Patricia S. Castillo has worked more than 25 years to end violence against women and children. She is the Executive Director of the San Antonio based P.E.A.C.E. Initiative (Putting an End to Abuse through Community Efforts), a coalition of 50 agencies, organizations and individuals. From 1990 to 2002, as Projects Coordinator for the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, she developed domestic violence community projects and public policy through collaboration and community organization. As the Executive Director of the P.E.A.C.E. Initiative, she continues to do this work as well as serve as an advocate, educator and technical assistance resource to many sectors of the community, including civic, legal, medical, religious, educational, human resource and media groups; and directs citizen coalitions and networks. She has done numerous trainings at the local, regional, and national levels for the past 15 years. Internationally, she has trained in Honduras, Brazil, China, Russia, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua. The P.E.A.C.E. Initiative has partnered with Alianza on several OVW/DOJ funded projects.

This training is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K091 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.


DATE:   June 9 & 10, 2014
LOCATION:  Heartland Alliance, Chicago Loop Offices; Saro Wiwa & Dorothy Day Conference Rooms; 208 South La Salle, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60604
TIME:   8:30 AM- 5:00 PM Each Day
COST:   FREE of Charge

REGISTRATION:   Training will be for 40 participants.  Registration Deadline is June 2, 2014.  For more information and registration contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


AIRPORT:  Midway International Airport or O'Hare International Airport

HOTEL:  Congress Plaza Hotel:  520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60605
Direct Phone: (312) 427-3800
Website Link: http://www.congressplazahotel.com

Cut-off date for Hotel Reservations: May 18, 2014. Reservations must be made prior to this date to receive the Alianza Group Rate of government rate: $221.16 which includes taxes. When making reservations, please state you are with: ALIANZA-National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence. The Alianza Group Rate is This Rate is based on availability and is limited.

Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.; Check Out Time: 12:00 p.m.

Complimentary High Speed Internet Access in Guest Rooms.

The Hotel is Located 11.31 miles, (approximately 20 minute drive) from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and 18.88 miles (approximately 30 minute drive) from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

The Hotel is 0.68 miles from the Training Site.

Details in English Flyer/Scholarship Information PDF


Heartland Alliance Human Care a Project of Heartland Alliance Ending Poverty

Event Properties

Event date: 06-09-2014 08:30 AM
Event End Date: 06-10-2014 05:00 PM
Capacity 50
Registered 51
Cut off date 06-02-2014
Location Heartland Alliance, Chicago Loop Offices; Saro Wiwa & Dorothy Day Conference Rooms
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