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Release Date: 05.16.2018 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Caminar Latino

Caminar Latino Announces National Initiative

Ruby White Starr and Olga Trujillo join us to launch Latinos For Peace and Equity

Atlanta, May 16, 2018-- Caminar Latino announced today the launch of its new national initiative, Latinos United for Peace and Equity. Through Latinos United for Peace and Equity, Caminar Latino will provide culturally specific, targeted expertise on issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking across the country.

Joining the Caminar Latino team are Ruby White Starr and Olga Trujillo, who will expand the training, technical assistance, and pubic policy of reach of Caminar Latino and share knowledge and best practices in and beyond Georgia. Combined, Ruby and Olga bring over 50 years of experience in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, systems reform, trauma-informed approaches, and anti-oppression. Together, they have provided training and technical assistance to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, steered public policy initiatives, and launched nationally recognized prevention and intervention projects. Ruby has secured and administered over 15 million dollars in federal funds, providing leadership in the implementation of more than 50 federal projects to respond to violence against women, and is the author of many articles and resources. Olga Trujillo is the youngest woman and only Latina to ever serve as legal counsel, and subsequently Director of the Special Projects Division for the Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, where she oversaw an eight million dollar budget supporting technical assistance and training projects on victim issues. She is also an internationally sought speaker and author featured in the video “A Survivor’s Story,” a documentary and training video based on her personal experience of violence. Internationally, Ruby and Olga have received recognition for their nuanced understanding of gender-based and community violence.

For 28 years, Caminar Latino has provided services to the Latino community in Georgia. Our mission to “create possibilities for Latino families affected by violence to transform their lives and their communities” remains at the core of our initiatives and will continue to guide our work as we share our expertise nationally. We will continue to advocate for policies that promote the well-being, safety, and prosperity of our Latino families and communities.

Caminar Latino is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Caminar Latino are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

Contact Info

Contact Name: Jessica Nunan

Company: Caminar Latino

E-mail: jnunan@caminarlatino.org