SEPA Mujer helped empower us with so much knowledge of our rights, much of that many of us did not even know we had.This organization wants to empower Latina Women in order to create more awareness and defend their rights just as in our homes, in the workplace or in society.
SEPA Mujer’s unique 5-week, 25 hour intensive Civic Engagement and Leadership Development Trainings (C.E.L Level 1 & 2), also known as “Talleres de Liderazgo”, are especially crafted using popular education methods and in partnership with the American Friends Service Committee; an Immigrants Rights Program from Newark, New Jersey in December 2006.
The training manual is designed to engage local Latina immigrant women with insider advocacy tools and skills concentrating on the fundamentals of civic engagement, the legislative process, community leadership, and community organizing. The training also prepares participants to be more actively engaged in local grassroots campaigns and community projects. The training awards all those who have completed the entire training with a closing ceremony with certificates of completion from SEPA Mujer and from local legislators who are invited to participate.
The entire program is conducted in Spanish and is intentioned to be a safe space for Latina immigrant women and girls.
To participate and receive their Certificate of Participation from the organization and local elected politicians, participants must complete all sessions. Participants do not have to be official members of SEPA Mujer, although this may change in the future. Trainings are not limited to residents of certain cities or districts, however participants must be willing to travel to the designated training location.
Registration for the Next Leadership Workshop
To register for the next training available near you, register online at bit.ly/2RGrEG9 or call us at 631-980-2555. The trainings are held quarterly and in rotation at all SEPA Mujer locations. The approximate waiting time can vary from a few weeks to 2-3 months, depending on the level and the personnel.
ABOUT THE GRADUATION
Graduation includes a short welcome and introductions from our graduates with keynote speakers. Local legislators often join us and participants will have the opportunity to meet and greet their local representatives.
For the first time I felt supported as a Latino woman and as an immigrant, and even more so with a network of women of whom I am now my friends. Now I know how to defend myself, protect my children and not be afraid!