On December 5, we marked the end of the domestic violence prevention campaign “¿Cómo quieres que te recuerden? Está en tus manos” (How do you want to be remembered? It’s in your hands) with a community forum and press conference at City College of San Francisco–Mission campus. It was the closing event of the 2.5-month long campaign organized by the Mexican Consulate in collaboration with W.O.M.A.N., Inc., POCOVI, and La Red Latina, that aimed to bring awareness around domestic violence among Mexican and Spanish-speaking communities.
The campaign was launched on September 25 with a press conference at the Mexican consulate with the participation of the Consul Carlos Feliz Corona, W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Executive Director Jill Zawisza, District Attorney George Gascon, Senator Leland Yee, and representatives from POCOVI and La Red Latina. The campaign involved reaching the community through posters, radio and TV interviews, and presentation and trainings for advocates and leaders in the Mexican communities around the Bay Area.
The closing event was a community forum that gave the public the chance to meet with representatives from participating agencies, connect with services, and take information back to their communities. During the community forum, our Latina Program Manager, Paola Souto, participated in the press conference while Veronica Escobedo, a Latina Program volunteer offered information and talked one-on-one with people who approached the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. informational table.
Even though the closing event was on December 5th, the collaborative nature of the campaign continues. The Department of Protection at the Mexican Consulate, as well as W.O.M.A.N., Inc., POCOVI, and the agencies that form La Red Latina are fully committed to fighting domestic violence in our communities.