Building Community and Preventing Violence with Latinx Youth

PAS (Prevención de Agresión Sexual), is a bicultural and bilingual prevention program that has progressed over the last 8 years through women of color educators and advocates within Proyecto UNICA’s, domestic and sexual violence agency. This webinar will utilize story-telling as a methodology to describe how the PAS program developed culturally specific prevention and anti-oppression curriculum for Latinx youth, ages 12 to 24. In addition to curriculum development, the PAS program has connected youth with art and media practices, institutions and community events outside of the classroom to nurture healing, self-care, and intergenerational resilience and resistance. Participants of the webinar will grow a critical lens of trauma-informed and culturally specific prevention programs that move beyond a single-issue approach to preventing gender-based violence within youth prevention and education programming.