Latinos in the Deep South, a program of the Latino Commission on AIDS, is thrilled to announce the 2016 Dennis de Leon Sustainable Leadership Institute!
We are NOW accepting applications from emerging leaders working with Latino communities in: Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. To apply, visit: http://goo.gl/forms/TGNCFS19hQ
Participants will take part in customized coaching sessions that will further develop leadership skills to impact HIV/AIDS local, state and federal health policy affecting Latinos in the Deep South.
The cohort will consist of 6 sessions over a three month period beginning in March 2016. The institute is designed to promote an engaging and honest dialogue to address the pressing social and structural issues affecting Latinos in the Deep South. Deadline to apply for the Spring Cohort is Jan 26, 2016 at 11:59PM CT.
The Institute is named for Dennis de Leon, former president of the Commission and a tireless advocate on behalf of Latinos, people of color, LGBT and other marginalized populations. If you have any questions about the 2016 Dennis de Leon Sustainable Leadership Institute please contact us.
Con ustedes en la lucha
With y'all in the struggle,
Director of Community Organizing
Latinos in the Deep South
Latinos in the Deep South
Below are some upcoming webinars, events, and potential funding opportunities.
If there is anything you all would like us to include in our next newsletter, please send us a message.
School to Prison to School Again: Preparing a Workforce to address Health Disparities
Date: January 5, 2016 at 12PM ET/ 11AM CT
Presented by Roberto Fullilove, EdD, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Associate Dean, Community and Minority Affairs, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
To Register: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2493490/January-2016-Li2L-Registration
Creating Change Conference, Chicago, IL
The National LGBTQ Task Force sponsors and organizes the Creating Change Conference. It's an opportunity for thousands of committed people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community and to be inspired by visionaries of our LGBTQ movement and allied movements for justice and equality.
Date: January 20, 2016
For more information: https://www.creatingchange.org
Funding Opportunities & Call for Abstracts:
Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health Call for Proposal
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will award approximately $2.2 million annually to support investigator-initiated research that supports building a Culture of Health.
Applications for funding are now open, and will be accepted on a rolling basis.
For more info: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1224&cfpOverviewId=
Ninth Health Disparities Conference: Call for Proposals
The Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy: 9th Annual Health Disparities Conference is soliciting abstracts for podium and poster presentations. The upcoming conference will focus on replicable interprofessional collaborative models and approaches from clinical, research and community arenas that integrate all levels of providers to improve health outcomes, eliminate health disparities, and achieve health equity.
Deadline: January 8,2016
For more info: http://xula.the1joshuagroup.com/abstracts.html
Funds Available for HIV and Hepatitis Subcontracts
The MAI HIV and Hepatitis Project is a capacity building, training, and social marketing project, funded by OMH through the OMH Resource Center. The project will provide subcontracts to CBOs and FBOs to improve coordination between health providers, increase the number of community partnerships in addressing HIV and hepatitis, increase health materials available among minority populations and increase the collaboration efforts and information sharing between minority agencies and organizations within the US.
Deadline: January 11,2016
For more info: http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?ID=10292&lvl=2&lvlID=16
Woodhull's Sexual Freedom Summit: Call for Proposals
The Sexual Freedom Summit features human rights activits, sexuality educators and researchers, professionals from the legal and medical fields, authors, sexual freedom movement leaders and organizational partners all working toward the time when sexual freedom is fully recognized as a fundamental human right
Deadline: February 1, 2016
For more info: https://www.sexualfreedomsummit.org/workshop-proposals/
Florida Council on Aging: Call for Presentations
The FLorida Council on Aging is committed to serving Florida's diverse aging interests through education, information-sharing and advocacy.
Deadline: February 26, 2016
For more info: http://www.fcoa.org/conference.html
Our partners at Alianza Americas, formerly NALACC, is calling on individuals, faith based communities, and organizations across the country to participate in an urgent call-in effort between
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 and Monday, January 4, 2016 calling on President Obama to turn away from proposed raids intended to capture and deport children and families seeking refuge from violence and insecurity in Central America. Help us do one or all of the following:
1. Call the White House switchboard at (202) 456-1414
2. Use sample script listed below.
3. Stay informed and repost our updates via Facebook
4. Tweet the following messages to @DHSgov @POTUS and tag us @NALACC_ORG
5. Make a donation to our Protecting Children Across Borders campaign
Use these messages & hashtags:
Protect Central American children and families who seek safe haven. DO NOT raid and deport Central American children and families.
Hello, I am calling to ask President Obama to speak out immediately and direct the Department of Homeland Security NOT to move forward with raids and deportations of Central American children and families fleeing violence. Children and families fleeing for their lives must be protected and supported, not apprehended and deported.