Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida offers a variety of regularly scheduled
WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS and COMMUNITY BUILDING PROGRAMS
throughout the year, as well as customized programs for corporations,
community groups & educational institutions.
We are proud to be CERTIFIED by
the Florida Board of Clinical Social
Work, Marriage and Family Therapy
and Mental Health Counseling (Florida
Board of Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC Approved provider, Florida Board of
Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC - Hypnosis Providership Only, Florida Board of
Clinical Social Work, MFT and MHC - Sex Therapy Providership Only).
International Love & the Law | COURSE OBJECTIVES | 4 hours
You or your partner were NOT born in the U.S....and may or may not be legal?
- Q&A with our panel of experts.
- Local & national community resources.
- Learn about the law and Gay Binational couples’ rights, immigration rules & regulations, same-sex marriage options
& community resources available.
Ud. o su pareja NO NACIO en este pais... o es indocumentado?
- Charla con nuestro panel de expertos.
- Organizaciones locales y nacionales y los recursos disponibles
- Conozca sus derechos y la ley respecto a parejas gay binacionales, las reglas y regulaciones de inmigración,
informacion sobre matrimonios del mismo sexo y las opciones y recursos comunitarios disponibles.
Lesbian and Gay individuals are not able to legally marry in the United States, and as a result, the many benefits, rights
and protections available to heterosexual married couples are not available to them. This includes the right to petition for
their same-sex partners to immigrate to the United States, even if they are legally married in a state which recognizes
same-sex marriages, or if they are legally married in another country. Current U.S. law forces many gay and lesbian
couples apart, and many of those who are able to survive this burden are forced to live with a constant fear of deportation.
In addition, those partners without legal status often live in hiding in order to avoid deportation. This often results in
isolation, depression, anxiety, heightened stress levels and related physical symptoms. The purpose of this course is to
help educate those in the helping professions about the many ways in which lesbian and gay binational couples are
impacted by this situation, as well as introducing the knowledge base, tools and resources which can be utilized to help
UC|CU’s International Love & The Law Course: A 4 hour course in the following format: Panel discussion, led by a
moderator, with key speakers and presenters covering specialized topics. Topics to include the following: 1) Current laws
and guidelines for non-married couples in which one partner is a U.S. citizen and the other is not, and what options and
resources are available for them. 2) Common misconceptions and misinformation related to binational couples; 3), The
psychological impact of being in a binational relationship; 4) How this impacts the couple, their relationship, and their
extended network of families & friends – with special emphasis on the effects on the LGBT community. The goal is to help
attendees develop skills to be able to understand and optimally assist clients and patients who are in binational
relationships. This course is offered in English and Spanish.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Identify the specific issues and challenges faced by LGBT binational couples
2. Be able to identify common legal, financial and social myths in this area, and provide fact-based information to those
who most need it.
3. Identify the psychological and emotional impact of being in a binational couple, as well as interventions to help
patients and clients in these areas.
4. Be able to locate and disseminate resources and information related to Immigration and binational couples issues.
5. Discuss with, engage and empower LGBT community leaders & supporters to address legal and social justice
issues impacting the community.
State of Hate | COURSE OBJECTIVES | 4 hours
Hate crimes are on the rise across our country, and LGBT teens are four times as likely to commit suicide than
heterosexual teens. To effectively address this problem it is essential that those in the helping professions, have a clear
understanding of what hate crimes and bullying actually are by definition and law. Accurate reporting and ongoing
communication regarding hate crimes is key- between government and social agencies, including police & state attorneys.
The purpose of this course is to clarify what constitutes a hate crime, and discuss how to address the challenges involved
by offering real plans, models and solutions for the community. This knowledge will help facilitate more consistent and
accurate reporting and processing, which will provide an increasingly accurate view of what is occurring in the field so that
it can be addressed in the most effective possible manner.
UC|CU’s State of Hate - Anti-bullying & Hate Crimes Course: A 4 hour course in the following format: round-table forum,
led by a moderator with key speakers & presenters covering specialized topics. Discussion topics include the following:
1)Crimes & Discrimination, 2)Sexual Orientation,3) Labels & Perceptions, 4) How to improve community relations &
reduce attacks on the LGBTQ community. The goal is to develop skills to better identify bias & discrimination, how it is
reported & recorded, and how to better protect & educate our community. This course is offered in English and Spanish.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to
1. Identify the impact and challenges of anti-LBGT bullying, as well as ways in which these challenges can be
2. Engage and empower the LGBT community & supporters to address Hate Crimes & Bullying in their community.
3. Discuss the challenges and obstacles in police training, community reporting and State Attorney’s office processing.
4. Know how to access information, identify resources and disseminate information relating to Hate Crimes &
Bullying., and be a source of information in the field regarding community resources, processes and available support
5. Identify strategies to generate support and foster cooperation across community sectors, by bringing together
community leaders, local support organizations, law enforcement & the State Attorney’s office to develop ongoing dialogue
amongst all on this important issue.
3. The agenda and time schedule of the course, including the number of continuing education hours being offered
(lunches, breaks and introductions cannot be included in the actual class time).
ADDITIONAL UC|CU WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY BUILDING
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATION
MARRIAGE EQUALITY & FINANCIAL PLANNING
MENTAL HEALTH & SPIRITUALITY
|2007 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2007
|2004 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2004
|2003 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2003
|2002 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2002
|2005 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2005
|2006 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2006
|2009 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2009
|2008 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2008
|2010 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2010
|2011 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2011
|2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS | LOGROS DEL 2012
|2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Heriberto J. Sosa - President, Luis E. Gonzalez- Treasurer, Maria Lago, Max Brava, Aryah Lester, Angel Camacho,
Christopher Padron, Michael Stein, Dr. Ken Wilcox
BOARD OF ADVISORS | Ile Morales, Linda Horton, Milan Rodriguez, Tim Harrises, David A.C. Turley, David Kessler