Call For Workshop Proposals
June 24 and 25, 2021
Virtual Event - Streaming from Portland, Oregon
Familias en Acción is proud to present our 12th annual Latino Health Equity Conference, “Me Cuido, Te Cuido”. “Me Cuido, Te Cuido”, prioritizes one's health, the health of your partners, and that of the community. This perspective cultivates and promotes values of mutual respect, acceptance, equality and empathy. This year's virtual conference aims to broaden our knowledge and awareness on sexual health, sexuality, and HIV by leveraging the experiences of the Latino community. We will highlight community-driven initiatives that prevent new HIV infections, support Latinos living with HIV, and work towards ending cultural stigmas that impact Latino health.
In recent years, we have seen an increase in late stage diagnosis of HIV in the Latino community in Oregon and nationally. This health disparity can be explained by a number of socio-cultural factors including stigma, machismo, religion, and racism, among others. By focusing on HIV, we will explore a number of sexual health topics impacting Latinos:
• Social determinants of health (SDH)
• Risk and harm reduction
• Racism/ structural violence
• Connection between HIV and behavioral health
• Latinx LGBTQ+ Perspective
• Latinx Trans Experience
• Culture/ religion
• Living with HIV/ support
• HIV/ STI prevention
• Community and combating sexual health disparities
• Reproductive health and family planning
• HIV & COVID-19
• Understanding generational perspectives
Me Cuido, Te Cuido seeks to take these issues head-on, looking within our community for inspiration and creative solutions. Featuring keynote speakers and workshops which will delve into the issues at hand, attendees will leave with empowering tools, resources and information. We look forward to the courage and resilience that our community will bring to addressing HIV and sexual health. Our lives are our legacy, y el momento de actuar es ahora!
Instructions for Proposal Submission and Acceptance
Familias en Acción is looking for presentations in the above listed categories, and more. Although we have listed some primary areas of interest, all topics regarding Latino sexual health and HIV will be considered. We realize that the research and work of HIV is ever evolving. Submissions should include strategies/tools/innovative approaches, ideas, theories, and concepts to address the topics of Latino sexual health and HIV.
This is a bilingual conference. There will be presentations available in English and Spanish at the event. You will be able to submit your proposal in English or Spanish.
Proposals must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Proposals will be reviewed and the lead presenters will be notified via email by the end of January 2021.
For questions regarding the process and online submission form, contact:
Ayla Rosen: email@example.com