BIPOC and Sexuality Center is a non-profit organization founded by Sandra Gutiérrez as a result of our BIPOC community of professionals' and non-professionals' need for a safe space to develop as individuals, professionals and communities of color. Sandra believes that serving communities of color requires not only formal education but also lived experiences and richness in cultural wealth; as well as the wisdom passed on to us by our ancestors.
Our vision is to expand BIPOC, sexuality and mental/emotional wellbeing and awareness at a national and international level. Serving as a connecting bridge between the needs of our BIPOC community and those ready to advance those needs in a culturally responsive, BIPOC positive and sex positive manner.
1. Increase our number of sponsors to help advance and sustain our philosophy, vision and mission
2. Host 60 hours of educational & awareness events
3. Provide a referral to a licensed counselor/therapist to every individual that reaches out to us needing to connect with someone for individual counseling/therapy sessions
Sandra's formal qualifications include the below:
PhD, LCSW, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, AASECT CST, NM Social Work Board Approved Supervisor, Reiki Master & Teacher, Biomagnetism Certified Therapist
Sandra's informal qualifications include:
Lived experience around matters of gender, race, motherhood, immigration, bilingualism, multiculturalism, life in partnership, systems of oppression, expression and advocacy through poetry, testimonio, pláticas and conscientización approaches, borderland life, migrant farm-work, intersectionality of oppression, entrepreneurship, instructorship, Latino culture, mentorship, first-generation graduate and professional.
Languages spoken by Sandra: