Through our commitment to emerging and established Latinx populations in the South, we work to enhance the ability of communities to address social determinants of health and health equity-creating healthier communities. Latinos in the South uses a multi-faceted approach of community organizing and advocacy, leadership development, and capacity-building assistance that expands on the commitment and leadership of local partners amplifies voices and dialogue across race, ethnicity, gender, and sector, and connects efforts across states for holistic and sustainable change.
* Training is offered in Spanish.
Named after Dennis de Leon, former president of the Commission and a tireless advocate on behalf of Latinos, people of color, LGBT, and other marginalized populations, The Dennis de Leon Sustainable Leadership Institute is a space for emerging community leaders to enhance and develop leadership skills to impact HIV/AIDS local, state and federal health policy affecting Latinos in the Deep South.
The institute is a platform to promote participatory and honest dialogue about how to address the pressing social and structural issues affecting Latinos in the Deep South.
We recognize that many frontline staff and bilingual community members working as interpreters or translators either formally or informally are often tasked to do this labor without additional compensation, benefits, or recognition. As part of our work to strengthen language justice and advocacy, we will improve our understanding of how we can support organizations to provide better, quality health care for Black, Latinx, and other immigrants.