Aracelia Aguilar

Aracelia Aguilar is one of the Empowerment Directors at DeafHope, providing direct services to Deaf DV/SV survivors. The many trainings Aracelia has taken has an effect on shaping her advocacy skills that strongly puts the survivor at the center of the advocacy work. DeafHope recognize the system barriers and oppressions Deaf survivors navigate through. We provide survivors a choice to not engage in the criminal justice system as the only way to get justice and healing. Aracelia received training under Sujatha Baliga and Mimi Kim to understand how to incorporate Restorative and Transformative Justice in our communities. Survivors can choose to participate in a community based Restorative Justice process that does not involve the system and includes folks that will support the accountability portion of the process with the person that caused harm to the survivor. Aracelia provides Teen Dating Violence, Consent & Boundaries, and Sexual Violence presentations for teens at High Schools all over the Bay Area.