Arte Sana, is a non-profit organization that provides training resources, community education and support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence in Latin@ communities through cyber activism. Using arts to promote healing and empowerment for survivors, Arte Sana states that:
By providing services to improve the quality of life of survivors of gender violence and racism, we strive to prevent violence in our communities. Arte Sana believes in the intrinsic healing power of art and culture. We believe that violence risk reduction programs and services must be culturally competent and linguistically appropriate. Arte Sana is committed to the value of indigenous leadership and collaboration sin fronteras (without borders).
Arte Sana’s bilingual website offers resources in Spanish and English for advocates working in Latin@ communities and survivors. Arte Sana strives to provide bilingual resources that are culturally and linguistically appropriate services to Latin@ communities but also celebrates and honors our cultures, traditions and language.
2011 marks the 10th anniversary for Arte Sana and their work in Latin@ communities. We take this time to honor the work of Arte Sana and Executive Director, Laura Zapata, and thier committment to:
proactively promote the link between art and healing with the intent of focusing on predominately underserved populations. By providing services to improve the quality of life of survivors of gender and racial-based violence, Arte Sana hoped to not only heal current wounds, but prevent new ones as well.
To learn more about Arte Sana’s history, you can access their Timeline: Lucha, Logros y Solidaridad (Struggle, accomplishments and sloidarity) here.
You can learn more about Arte Sana and the resources they offer here.