|Dear Crossing Borders Advocates|
Welcome to the third issue of COLLECTIVE VOICE,
Immigration News You Can Use!
|TALK SHOW: STEERING THIS SHIP|
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 from 10:00 am - 12:00 PM
Nani Jackins Park from Equity Works Northwest is an award-winning multicultural educator with over 20 years of experience doing equity and diversity work. She has worked with DV organizations locally and nationally. Nani will talk with us about leadership, hiring, and recruitment.
|Legal Momentum sent us this article on how the new Arizona law could impact women nationwide.
|IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) AND POLICE PARTNERSHIP|
|Law enforcement partners in many ways. This can work well for survivors, or it can really work against survivor safety. This Toolkit can help you advocate for good partnerships in your area. |
|Advocates have been brainstorming about how to create physical spaces in their offices and shelters that are welcoming to immigrant and refugee survivors. Take a short tour with us now - see how your fellow advocates have created great advocacy spaces. |
Creating Spaces at Consejo, Seattle, Washington
A vibrant mural by Fulgencio Lazo that depicts the diverse communities served by Consejo and sends a strong message that all are welcome.
Can you find:
- Consejo's logo, a Mayan speaking words of wisdom?
- A rainbow that symbolizes lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and trans individuals?
- A skull symbolizing the holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ?
- An Aztec calendar symbolizing the Mexican heritage of the majority of Consejo's service recipients?
- Stalks of multi-colored corn representing indigenous people?
- Drums representing the musical traditions of Caribbean peoples?
- Women with their arms reaching up representing the movement for women's liberation?
- A Mayan staircase depicted on the doors of the building representing people from South America?
- People and flags representing some of the many nationalities that Consejo serves?
People who come to Consejo are greeted by this art wall in the reception area created by survivors.
Mi Casa - My Home Consejo - Reception Area
Creating Spaces at the Neighborhood House, St. Paul, Minnesota
Paul Wellstone's famous words adorn the social service spaces at the Neighborhood House -- in languages of and with imagery created by the communities it serves.
"We all do well, when we all do well."
Paul Wellstone (1944-2002), former Minnesota Senator and social activist.
Creating Spaces without Buildings at Chaya, Seattle, Washington.
Chaya means "shelter" or "shade", but the small staff and large group of volunteers didn't build walls and buy beds to offer shelter and shade to South Asian women in Seattle.
Samira Shirdel sat down with us to tell us about her work. Rather than making spaces where participants come, Chaya goes out to where people already are.
Samira says (we) "try and understand the experiences of the survivor...understanding all that is around her...she may have other experiences of violence." "Understanding all that is around her" means that Chaya works and lives as part of the community they serve. Click Here
to learn more about a project Chaya did to involve their community in a DV awareness public service announcement.
|RELIGION AND CULTURE|
Religious and spiritual traditions are a big part of who we are. Learn how you can help survivors find strength in their religious traditions and how advocates can support faith leaders in knowing how to respond to domestic and sexual violence. Check out the Faith Trust Institute's upcoming webinars and resources on line.
What Advocates Need to Know: Working with Muslim Women
What Community Outreach Coordinators Need to Know: