Denise Loya and Emiliano Diaz de Leon join me for an interview about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#saapm, #saam, #turntexasteal, #30daysofsaam) who work to raise awareness in the prevention of sexual assault. We’re here to have a heavy discussion on a serious topic, rape culture, its implications on our society, and what we can do to change things.
- Texas Association Against Sexual Assault’s efforts around Texas to raise awareness about sexual assault
- Social media awareness efforts
- Rape culture’s prevalence and the unfortunate truths about sexual assault
- Shout out to prevention specialist, Crystal Ward Garcia
Bio for Denise Loya
Denise Loya is proud to have been born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2001. Later, in 2006, she received an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), focusing on Spanish and American Literature, and History, with a certification in Women’s Studies. Her research interests include Chicana/o literature, borderlands history, gender studies, and social justice issues. Throughout her professional career, she has worked in the educational field as both a secondary and post-secondary educator for over ten years. Shortly after receiving her M.A., she began working for the Institute of Oral History at UTEP and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History as an independent consultant for the Bracero Oral History Project. Denise later continued her work in the non-profit sector at the Center Against Sexual and Family Violence in El Paso before taking her work to the state level. She continues to be a fierce advocate for social justice in her current position as a Primary Prevention Specialist at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA).
Bio for Emiliano Diaz de Leon
After more than a decade of experience working for several domestic and sexual violence centers across Texas, Emiliano joined the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault in 2008 and provides training and technical assistance on primary prevention of sexual violence to Rape Prevention Education (RPE) grantees around the state. Emiliano founded and coordinates the Mobilizing Men Task Force and presently serves on the University of Texas, Voices Against Violence-Masculinity Steering Committee Meeting.
Resources and Links
FTQA 070 – The Role of a Father in Raising Boys into Non-violent Men (with Emiliano Diaz de Leon)
FTQA 080 – The Fourth R with Dr. Jeff Temple
Women’s Shelter of South Texas
Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
TAASA Twitter: @taasa
TAASA Facebook: taasa
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
NSVRC Facebook: NSVRC