News & Events

Celebrating 10 years at FJC

This week the Alameda County Family Justice Center celebrated 10 years – DeafHope is proud to be a partner. Here’s to ending DVSV within the next 10.

[image description: FJC open house BBQ party in the parking lot. top photo – announcement with text reading Alameda County Family Justice Center is celebrating 10 years. Join us for an open house honoring ten years of helping victims of violence and creating brighter, safer futures for families. Middle right photo – long white butcher paper along the side of a building showing the FJC timeline over the past years. Middle left photo – bright red yellow and blue bouncy house, Tara and Aracelia are discussing it. Bottom photo – Amber Hodson, Tara Holcomb and Aracelia Aguilar standing together, smiling at the camera in front of the celebration.]

Goodbye Minnesota

We had an amazing week at the Advocacy Learning Center. Bringing back some great tools for social justice and renewed passion for the important work that is happening in our communities. We’ll be back in Minnesota this October to learn more about institutional change. 

[image description: “I learned that it takes teamwork to accomplish statewide actions, that it’s not one person’s job but the collective that makes a better impact on state-level issues. I leaned that it is through unconditional love that we make our best impact – not anger or indifference or intolerance. I learned that the causes of poverty are systematic and not individual.”


[image description, powerpoint slide: “If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.” Ernesto Guevara

Core Activities of Advocacy

[image description, powerpoint slide: Core Activities of Advocacy – Connect, Understand, Analyze, Strategize, Implement, Adapt (Social Change Advocacy SH pg 32-34]

Today at ALC

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Our Role

[image description, powerpoint slide with quote: “Our role is never to help the legal system manage cases or women’s lives – it is to continue to make women’s real experiences visible and to make women’s safety a goal of legal intervention and the responsibility of the community. We must resist the forces that swallow up social movements and their transforming agendas.” – an advocate]

Consciousness Raising

[image description, powerpoint slide: Consciousness Raising Table Discussion What is consciousness and consciousness raising? Consciousness – the state of being awake and aware especially of something within oneself. Consciousness Raising – a process of making people understand and be interested in important social and political issues.]

Starting the day with this wisdom:

[image description: powerpoint slide with a quote from Archbishop Desmond Tutu A movement toward justice demands the truth be told, the harm repaired and unjust conditions be eradicated.]

Enjoying the beauty of Minnesota

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[image description: Tara (holding baby Clementine) and Aracelia are standing in front of a beautiful lake surrounded by green trees and grass.]

Upcoming Events

October 2016

  • Deaf Access for Survivors webinar: Oct. 5 10a
  • DVSV Training Must attend all three days: Oct 14, 15 & 16 9-5p