Mily Treviño-Sauceda stanidng h=behind podiam weare blue denim jacket and red button in front of members of Líderes Campesinas and a red Denim Day bannerOn April 24, 2019 we came together for Denim Day and to honor Mily Treviño-Sauceda as a fearless leader in the movement for sexual violence surrounded by her peers and campesinas poderosas. Every year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) the Nation Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) recognizes individuals throughout the country who are doing work in the field of anti-sexual violence.
The Visionary Voice Award is a national recognition for the meaningful work of our leaders to end sexual violence. Each state is provided with an opportunity to nominate an individual for this national award. This year CALCASA successfully nominated Mily Treviño-Sauceda, this year’s recipient.
Mily Treviño-Sauceda is the Executive Director and co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. and has been the founder of campesinas’ movement in California since 1988. She worked in the agricultural fields since she was eight years old. She co-founded and was the first Executive Director of Líderes Campesinas, a unique grassroots organization that became a statewide movement of campesina leaders advocating on behalf of campesinas. In 2011, Treviño-Sauceda co-founded Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. to unify the struggle of its Líderes Campesinas at Denim Day Rally with red banner in backgroundcampesina member organizations/groups and promote campesinas’ leadership in a national movement to create broader visibility and advocate for changes that ensure their human rights. Her work has brought awareness with public services to learn to work within the cultural context of her community. Treviño-Sauceda continues to work with campesina leaders to develop and present culturally specific skits that demonstrate their hard work and raise the visibility of sexual harassment and abuse in the fields.
On behalf of CALCASA and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), we congratulate Mily Treviño-Sauceda on being a recipient of the 2019 Visionary Voice Award.