Dr. Corrine Sanchez To Present ‘Moving Forward’ Workshop Oct. 16 At UNM-LA


Dr. Corrine Sanchez, of San Ildefonso Pueblo, Director with TEWA Women United will present a workshop entitled ‘Moving Forward’ Oct. 16 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo


UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), in collaboration with TEWA Women United V.O.I.C.E.S. (Valuing Our Integrity with Courage, Empowerment and Support), invites the community to a workshop that explores the complicated historical and cultural environment of Northern New Mexico, and addresses the effects of the intergenerational trauma from sexual violence.

The workshop, called “Moving Forward,” will be offered from 1:00 – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Building 2, Room 230 on the UNM-LA Campus, 4000 University Drive. Refreshments will be served. 

“Moving Forward” is an interactive presentation in which Dr. Corrine Sanchez uses narration, videos, and experiential components to highlight the reality of intergenerational trauma and the resilience that runs through Native people and communities.  We will explore and understand the dynamics of historical, intergenerational and complex trauma, learn how to identify traumas that have affected family and community and develop tools for moving beyond historical trauma. Participants will answer the following questions:  What does healing mean and look like for you? What ways did our ancestors heal? How do we heal now? What do we want healing to look like for our children?

“Moving Forward” will be facilitated by Dr. Sanchez, of San Ildefonso Pueblo, Director with TEWA Women United. Dr. Sanchez is trained in sexual assault intervention and prevention and was one of sixteen visionary leaders across the country selected as the first cohort of the Move to End Violence. 

Tewa Women United is a culturally-based organization responding to sexual violence and related trauma in diverse communities located in Rio Arriba, northern Santa Fe counties and the Pueblo and Tribal Nations in New Mexico. The V.O.I.C.E.S. program offers training, community outreach and educational events, helping-the-helper sessions, and cultural competency/sensitivity trainings. 

This event is made possible by a grant awarded to UNM-LA by the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW). The UNM-LA OVW Campus Grant provides funding over three years to organize effective sexual violence prevention, education and response for communities in northern New Mexico. 

For information contact Cynthia Goldblatt at 505-235-2329, or Corrine Sanchez, TEWA Women United Director at 505-747-3259.

UNM-Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. More information about UNM-LA is available at losalamos.unm.edu.