A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDER
RECIPIENT OF SEPA MUJER’S 2016 LEGACY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
SEPA Mujer has been working to support immigrant women on Long Island since 1993, bringing together community members and advocates to speak out against injustice, provide access to opportunities and services, take a stand against violence against women and other abuses and push for social change.
We work with individuals and in partnerships with organizations (immigrant rights, civil rights, and domestic violence based).
SEPA Mujer is a stand for the well-being and full development of Latina immigrant women on Long Island. Our mission is to raise and unite our voices and to be heard, by and contribute to the social, governmental and political systems in which we live. We strive to nurture and improve physical and emotional security, self-esteem, legal status, and economic independence by way of education, friendship, capacity building workshops, advocacy, community organization and legal representation.
In SEPA Mujer we aim to highlight the value of Latina immigrant women in our community, and to develop and celebrate our role on Long Island. Through our programs we come to know the reality of the discrimination and fear in which immigrant women on Long Island so often live, so that together with the community we can overcome the instability that encompasses us.