Training Details

National Latin@ Institute: Somos Un@, Somos Much@s / 18 - 20 June 2012

Austin, Texas
The National Latin@ Institute is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women and presented by the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities (NLN), a project of Casa de Esperanza.

Space is limited- Register early!

About the Institute

The National Latin@ Institute will bring together about 150 professionals from a variety of fields. This institute will provide participants with significant opportunities for networking, resource and expertise sharing and critical discussions on traditionally challenging topics.

Institute  Theme

Somos Un@s, somos much@s

This theme highlights the uniqueness and great diversity that characterize the Latin@ community. It encompasses its challenges, its strength and resiliency, and the respect for individuality while honoring interconnection, family and community. 

Institute Objectives

By the end of the institute participants will be better able to:

  • Critically analyze the significance, tensions and strengths of diversity within the Latin@ communities.
  • Enhance their individual, systems and community advocacy based on this critical analysis.
  • Integrate concrete organizational development practices and tools in their advocacy work.
  • Connect with other organizations and activists to advance their individual and collective practice.

Institute Fees

There is NO registration fee to attend the institute.  However, participants and presenters are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses. This is an OVW-sponsored event therefore OVW funds can be used to attend. Please, check with your OVW program specialist for confirmation and guidance.  

Questions about the Institute

If you have questions about the content of the institute, or you would like information in Spanish, please contact Heidi Notario-Smull, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at (717) 303-3541, or email her at   

Si desea esta información en español, por favor comunicarse con Heidi Notario-Smull, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator,


Hotel information will be emailed to the email address you submit on your registration form. The rate for sleeping rooms is the 2011-2012 government per Diem rate for Austin, TX, which is $108.00 plus tax per night single, $138.00 plus tax per night double (sharing).  


If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please either email Jeanne Larson at, or call BWJP at (800) 903-0111 Option 1,

Jeanne Larson, ext. 101
Vicky Lynes, ext. 100

You will receive a confirmation upon completion of your registration to the email address you submit on your registration form. This confirmation includes instructions and deadlines for making your hotel reservations. If you do NOT receive this confirmation (check your junk mail) please contact Jeanne Larson and she will send you a copy. Thank you!