Latino / Hispanic
Director: Guillermo Lopez
Unity is a key issue for people of Latin American and Hispanic heritage, historically and culturally divided by race and ethnicity, skin color, socioeconomic class, language, immigration status, and gender. NCBI leaders of Latin American and Hispanic heritage offer unity-building tools, workshops, and training for those who identify as members of these groups and for leaders and managers trying to build partnerships or conduct outreach to Latino constituency groups.
Latino and Latina senior trainers bring over thirty years of combined experience and can readily assist an organization or community on such issues as outreach to new immigrant populations, building coalitions across different Latino sub-groups (e.g. Puerto Rican and Mexican American), ending language barriers, and more. NCBI also provides a programmatic approach tailored to support allies or non-Latinos seeking to better serve and build partnerships with their Latino constituencies.
Workshop and training models include:
Latino Unity Building
Training for leaders and managers who identify as Latin American or Hispanic heritage and are seeking greater cultural competency and coalition building strategies with their own identify groups or with Latinos from different national or cultural groups. (Format: 1/2 - 1 day)
Advanced Leadership Training
Train-the-trainer for Latino/a leaders and managers preparing to lead their own local or national Latino unity-building initiatives and seeking models for outreach to allies such as other Latino groups or non-Latinos. (Format: 2 - 3 days)
Allies to the Latino Community
Assessment and training for non-Latinos seeking reliable information and tools for outreach and for building partnerships with the diverse Latino populations living in the U.S. This workshop provides an opportunity to thoughtfully frame questions, identify cultural barriers, and challenge stereotypes and racism in order to find true common ground for coalition building. (Format: 1/2 - 1 day)
Latino Constituency members participate in the 2010 NCBI Latino Constituency Retreat on the campus of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, USA.