CALCASA was well represented among more than 500 people attending the Women of Color National Call to Action Institute and Conference held week in New Orleans, La. CALCASA’s Women of Color Caucus representatives Yesenia Curiel and Christina Vasquez were joined by CALCASA staff Cindy Marroquin, Ellen Yin-Wycoff and Villena Koumis to lead workshops at this conference. David Lee co-facilitated the Men’s Institute. CALCASA staff Althea Hart and Hugo Rios, MyStrength Club facilitator at Resource Center for Survivors in Fresno, also attended the week-long conference.
In the coming weeks, participants will be sharing their impressions about this conference and their role to support women of color advocates and activities working to end violence against women and families.