National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference
Since 2005, the Nuestras Voces National Bilingual Sexual Assault Conference has been guided and supported by members of the Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual, ALAS (the national Latine alliance against sexual violence) established in 2004. In 2008, Nuestras Voces was the first national Sexual Assault or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) conference to offer a complete workshop track en español.
Latine advocates and allies from across the nation, Mexico, and the Caribbean have helped define this unique and empowering training experience by sharing their expertise as presenters, and by supporting the conference planning process as volunteers. Nuestras Voces conferences have also counted on partnerships and support from many local agencies, as well as state coalitions, and national groups such as the following:
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2008)
Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2016, 2017, 2019)
Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2016)
End DomesticAbuse Wisconsin (2019)
Florida Council to End Sexual Violence (2019)
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (2011)
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (2017, 2019)
PCAR & National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2010, 2013)
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (2008, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (2013)
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (2008, 2011, 2015, 2016)
National Latin@ Network (2013)
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (2019)
Arte Sana had initially planned and scheduled what was to be its 10th Nuestras Voces conference in collaboration with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence in May 2020. However, due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and its subsequent variants, with the well-being of victim advocate attendees, conference partners, and presenters as the number one priority, we created the Nuestras Voces bilingual online sessions in 2021.
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Arte Sana (art heals) is a national Latina-led nonprofit committed to ending sexual violence and other forms of gender-based aggressions and engage marginalized communities as agents of change. Founded in 2001, Arte Sana promotes capacity building, awareness, healing, and empowerment through bilingual professional training, community education, and the arts.
Arte Sana es una organización nacional sin fines de lucro dirigida por latinas dedicadas a erradicar la violencia sexual y otras formas de violencia de género, y a animar la participación de comunidades marginadas como agentes de cambio. Arte Sana promueve la concientización, recuperación y el empoderamiento mediante la capacitación profesional, la educación a la comunidad y mediante el arte y la cultura.
Created in 2004, the Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual (ALAS) is a national Latinx-led membership network of victim advocates working to address and prevent sexual violence. Through collaborative efforts and cyber activism, ALAS promotes the leadership of Latina victim advocates and develops models, resources and policies to empower communities and eliminate access barriers for survivors. ALAS honors the diversity of the Latin@ culture by respecting the similarities and differences of our languages and histories.