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Lorena Kourousias

Lorena Kourousias is a Director of Economic Justice and Survival Programs at The Violence Intervention Program and is an alumni of Immigrant Civic Leadership Program 2017. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from UNAM  and a postgraduate specialization in Institutional Clinical Psychology from UNAM. She has a strong track record of developing programs to address issues relating to immigration status, culture, customs, class, and race. She is an active Leadership member of The Monument Quilt, a national community art project by FORCE, that creates and demands public space to heal and resist a single narrative about sexual violence. The Quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed. One April 29, 2017, she organized a public Quilt display at the border of Mexico-US. The action brought attention to the way immigration policies create higher rates of violence against people who enter the country without inspection. This year, she participated in a photography project called “immigrant and survivors” a photography display to denounced the impact of migratory measures on survivors of gender-based violence.

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