Latino culture is rich with traditions, values and relationships. As organizations and individuals, we gain so much when we embrace the value of our cultural diversity. We are more effective in our work with communities when we commit to learning about the amazing traditions and values that breathe in Latino culture, and apply that knowledge to our work.
If your organization serves Latinos in any capacity, consider attending Sobremesa Advocacy Training, where you will learn how to lead others in pursuing cultural competence, relevance, and humility.
Become a Sobremesa Advocate and bring this customized training to your organization, so we can ALL enhance how we work alongside the Latino community in Jeffco and throughout Colorado
Goals of Sobremesa Advocacy Training
1. Build a network of skillful advocates and allies who will elevate our Latino communities and support each other in this powerful work.
2. Support organizational partners in developing cultural competence in order to meet the community’s needs more effectively.
3. Support advocates an allies to develop skills to authentically and effectively deliver Sobremesa Series in organizations and communities.
Characteristics of a Sobremesa Advocate
Self-identify as Latino/Latinx/Hispanic/Chicano
Enjoy having meaningful conversations
Have curiosity about your own culture
Have a natural ability to connect with people
NEXT SOBREMESA ADVOCATE TRAINING
Dates: Wednesdays, November 6th and 20th, 2019 from 9:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: Arvada Library, 7525 W 57th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002
Thanks to the generous contributions of Jefferson County Public Library and Jefferson County Public Health there is NO COST to participants.
Please talk to your supervisor or organizational leader to gain their support for your participation. If you need help with that, just let us know!
Registrations are closed
Sobremesa – Latin-America Culture Conversations is a 12 -weeks series of one hour meet-ups to learn and share on the following topics:
1. Communication/Comunicación: Verbal and non-verbal communication.
2. Time and Space/ Tiempo y Espacio: Time and schedules, traveling and proximity.
3. Accessing Services/Acceder a Servicios: Describing services and accessibility.
4. Family Relationships/ Relaciones Familiares: Talking about family members and our relationships
5. Community Relationships/Relaciones con la Comunidad: Support systems outside the family.
6. Health and Nutrition/Salud y Nutrición: Latin-American food and health habits.
7. Education/Educación: raising healthy and happy children as a community.
8. Religion and Spirituality/Religión y Espiritualidad: faith and superstitions in everyday life.
9. Taboo/Tabú: Sensitive topics for the Latino Community.
10. The Immigration Experience/La Experiencia de Inmigración: Identity, traumas, hopes, and aspirations of the Latino communities.
11. Government and Authority/Gobierno y Autoridad: Commands and suggestions when interacting with the Latino community.
12. Celebrations/Celebraciones: Celebrations around Latin-American and acculturation/integration.
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