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Total Raised for
Give OUT Day 2018:

$976,079


I am a fundraiser for

El/La Para TransLatinas


Raised: $0Remaining: $1000

I used to run monthly clinics at El/La Para Translatinas when I was a fellow at Transgender Law Center.  I observed that it was a refuge for many of the participants who have experienced violence for being themselves, often times on a daily basis.  In spite of that, the participants would welcome me to dinner during my clinic hours, and after my clinic was over, I would often stick around to sing karaoke.  It was a warm and loving environment.  It felt like community.  For some, that sense of community can be a matter of life and death.  I truly appreciate the life-saving services that El/La offers.  Please consider making a donation.  No amount is too small. 

Here is a photo of me with other BALIF members at a Halloween event benefiting El/La:


See below for more information about  El/La and the many different services that they provide:





El/La works to build a world where transgender Latinas (translatinas) feel they deserve to protect, love and develop themselves. By building this base, they support translatinas in protecting themselves against violence, abuse, and illness, and in fully realizing their dreams. El/La is an organization for translatinas that builds collective vision and action to promote their survival and improve their quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their scope of work includes: (1) HIV Prevention – outreach, education, testing, peer-to-peer counseling, accompaniment, and referrals and accompaniment; (2) Violence Prevention – case management, referrals and accompaniment, and Luchadoras Leadership Development and Translatina Council/Consejo Translatina; and (3) Community Strengthening through Safe Space  – evening drop-in, family-style celebrations, art, culture, social networking, expression of spirituality, and life skills groups.

 
As a result of these programs they in turn go out and educate community members about risks to their health and safety, support each other in identifying barriers to full participation in society, and find resources to overcome those barriers. El/La builds visibility and alliances to respond to transphobic attacks and has worked with over 105 city agencies, service providers, programs and collaboratives in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area and beyond. Their work strengthens translatinas’ ability to critique and respond to the systems of violence they face and to stay resilient and thriving.



Community Building through Safe Space
 
- Evening Drop-In Space (Tuesday through Friday 5-9pm)
- Kitchen/Food
- Family-Style Celebrations
- Altar and Spirituality
- Peer Social Networking
- Participant Internship (paid)
- Events and Social Participation
- Translatina Participant Retreat
- Artistic and Cultural Expression
- Life Issues and Skills Groups
- Public Visibility Events
- Coalition Building and Advocacy on Transgender and Immigration Issues by Staff and Translatina Participants
 
Violence Prevention
 
- Case Management & Linkage
- Accompaniment and Direct Advocacy
- Educational Groups
- Luchadoras Leadership Development Program (paid)
- Consejo Translatina (Translatina Council - paid)
- Professional Development Fellowship (paid)
- Workshop Facilitation by Translatina Participants (paid)
- Public Visibility Events
 
HIV Prevention
 
- Accompaniment and Direct Advocacy
- HIV Testing
- Educational Groups
- Peer-to- Peer Counseling
- Onsite Testing
- Street Outreach
- Public Visibility Events

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