*Currently only providing services via Zoom or other video conferencing platforms.
Past Speaking Engagements
El/La is an organization for translatinas that works to build collective vision and action to promote our survival and improve our quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Because we exist in a world that fears and hates transgender people, women and immigrants, we fight for justice. We respond to those who see us as shameful, disposable, or less than human. We are here to reflect the style and grace of our survival, and to make new paths for ourselves. https://ellaparatranslatinas.org
Luis Cornejo, LMFT & Founder of PsychoSocial has presented for El/La Para TransLatinas on Depression in the Trans community. Luis will also be presenting on the broad topic of mental health in January 2021.
Projects We Have Supported
“Undocumented Tales” is a YouTube web series that follows the journey of Fernando Gutierrez, an undocumented queer immigrant from Mexico living in U.S. Fernando’s story is one that is rarely told in the broader immigrant and LGBTQ communities and one that is almost never told in mainstream media. The series serves as an online platform that brings together the intersections of immigration status, homophobia/transphobia, class, and race to portray the realities of what it means to both undocumented and queer in the United States.
The show is created, directed, and starred by Armando Ibañez a Latinx queer filmmaker and activist from Mexico. He has been living in the United States for over 16 years and lives in the state of California. Armando is involved in the LGBTQ and immigrant rights movements and is an active member with Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.
**PsychoSocial provided support by reviewing the script for Undocumented Tales Season 3 and providing mental health consultation to the director. We also provided feedback on potential actors playing the role of therapist for the show.
Waking Dream weaves together the stories of six undocumented young people as they sit in limbo between deportation and a path to citizenship. DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has provided nearly 800,000 undocumented young people a chance to work legally, go to college, start businesses, and pursue the “American Dream.”
After DACA is rescinded, Waking Dream follows the unfolding fate of six of these young people as they fight for legal status in the U.S., struggle with the deportation of family members, and pursue their dreams in a country that is trying harder and harder to push them out. They know their fate must go one direction and they are fighting for their future in America.
**PsychoSocial provided mental health consultation for the Waking Dream event that took place at the Grand Theater in San Francisco, California. We collaborated closely with the event coordinating team to create a mindfulness exercise during the event. Our team also created a support area for anyone in attendance who needed to talk due to the content of the documentary.
Functional: A new LGBTQ+ web series created, written, and directed by members of the #latinx #poc and #queer community. Guillermo and Jazmyne are two best friends looking to find success and acceptance with the little resources (and sobriety) they have. Functional is a new web series that focuses on topics within the LGBTQ+ and Latinx community highlighting the highs and lows that the modern world has to offer. Written and created by Daniel Luna, a proud Colorado native raised by first-generation immigrant parents. Like his upbringing, Functional sets to prove how better the world can thrive when we embrace our individuality and backgrounds.
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