|TCRP VAWA launches PROMOTORA Program in Austin
On Friday, March 12, 2010, the first PROMOTORA meeting took place at the TCRP office in Austin. Several women and even a few children attended. The participants represented various parts of Texas such as Travis, Burnet, González and Cherokee counties. Participation was in person and through tele-conference.
These women will be the first group of promotoras, community educators and advocates trained through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) program in Austin.
|Through the program, the promotoras will be able to provide guidance and mentorship to other immigrant survivors of domestic violence within their communities. They will also be able to create sustainable support networks, educate communities on immigrant rights and allow survivors to empower themselves and produce local change.
The first meeting revolved around building group cohesion, discussing different cultural "rules," understanding the importance of community organizing and evaluating personal knowledge on domestic violence and comfort level with advocacy. Several women shared their stories and provided support to each other throughout the meeting.
There are three more trainings scheduled throughout the month of April which will provide the participants with information, resources and techniques to enhance their advocacy and mentorship skills. Each training integrates time for processing feelings and thoughts that might arise from the material.
|Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project announces our
Remembering Our Roots, Building Our Future
El Paso Community College
Administrative Services Building
El Paso, Texas 79925
Friday, May 7
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
In order to thank our loyal supporters
we are offering discounted registration prices for a limited time.
Register on our secure site and reserve your table now!
If you prefer to make a reservation by telephone,
please call Sandra Arzate at 915-532-3799 x 22.
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Thank you for promoting racial, economic, and social justice, and for your generous support.
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