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In This Issue
It's been a while!
Immigration Options
Immigration Equality
Survivors and Reproductive Health

Dear Crossing Borders Advocates,

Welcome to the ninth issue of COLLECTIVE VOICE,
Immigration News You Can Use

It's been a while!

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While you may have not heard much from us lately, it is because we have been busy growing the Crossing Borders Project. We continue to build our networks of advocates working with immigrant and refugee people from all over the world. 

We've been learning so much about culturally specific programming from our friends at Russian Social Services, ReWa, API Safety Center-Chaya, Consejo, and Tacoma Community House. We are excited to think more deeply about how to take their lessons learned statewide. 

We've also seen our statewide efforts on rural immigrant advocacy thriving, with two new grants from  OVW and OCVA to work on sexual violence, domestic Violence, and immigrant issues with programs integrating culturally specific programming into their DV/SA work.  The OVW rural grant focuses specifically on those immigrants working in agricultural, factory, or forest harvesting jobs.

Here are just a few of our WA state partners with some of their highlighted expertise:
We hope to learn more about what all of you are doing and share your good work!


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Welcome Paola Morinigo!  Paola has joined the WSCADV Crossing Borders team in Olympia.  She is super down to earth and passionate about social justice and community organizing. Paola comes to us from DAWN, where she worked as a Legal Advocate. She also worked closely with NWIRP. Paola has done project management and training and coordination for Planned Parenthood. She completed a law degree in Argentina and is now studying Law, Policy and Gender studies. She shares a passion for immigrant rights and knows a thing or two about how to use popular education models in advocacy work. 





Immigration Options: What Advocates Need to Know About Legal Remedies Available Under VAWA


Take this online video course, learn all about the available legal remedies to help immigrant survivors of abuse, and earn 10 training hours. Also a great refresher!



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LGBT immigrants: Here are some links that may help you support gay, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender survivors of abuse:


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Looking for information on how to work with undocumented immigrants survivors of abuse?


Please visit The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women and register for their webinars and trainings. In addition, you will find a vast array of information and free online trainings on domestic violence and sexual assault.




Survivors tell us that information and choices about reproductive health have a whole lot to do with getting or staying safe. Talking about reproductive coercion and partner rape is most supportive when we are thoughtful about how people talk about sex, love, and reproductive health in a culturally meaningful way. This resource from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health offers ideas to help Latina survivors talk about reproductive issues.



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Summer Carrick, Crossing Borders Project Coordinator | 360-586-1022 x306
Paola Morinigo, Crossing Borders Project Specialist | 360-586-1022 x307