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The ACLU of Idaho is proud to launch the SOMOS program, aimed at cultivating Latino/a/e/x leaders to address pressing community issues.

SOMOS provides bilingual structured trainings for participants to be better equiped with the tools and skills necessary to advocate effectively for immigrant rights. Through this vital program, participants develop leadership abilities and amplify the voices of marginalized communities to foster positive change and progress in Idaho.

Objective of SOMOS

Participants will attend five in-person workshops, each of which is designed to prepare them to create effective messaging that fosters awareness and acceptance of immigrant community members in Idaho. Once messages have been created, they will be polled to gauge their effectiveness in shifting public opinion about immigrants and then implemented in messaging campaigns in 2025.

Who Can Participate? 

We are looking for individuals who identify as Latino/a/e/x, whether you are a recent immigrant or celebrate your immigrant heritage. If you are passionate about advocating for immigrant rights and want to make a difference in your community, we encourage you to apply! 

Program Details 

SOMOS is a five-week, in-person program that will take place in Twin Falls and Caldwell. You will attend the training closest to your city.

There will be a total of five 1.5-hour workshops a week in each city. Each workshop will be from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. MST except for the final workshop, which will be a half-day weekend training where participants will be crafting the messaging needed for testing.  

Workshop Dates: 

Twin Falls: Location TBD

  • July 15, 2024: Introduction to SOMOS  
  • July 22, 2024: Roots of Racism
  • July 29, 2024: Power & Oppression
  • August 5, 2024: Storytelling as Activism
  • August 17, 2024: Craft Your Story+Messaging

Caldwell/Nampa: Location TBD

  • July 17, 2024: Introduction to SOMOS  
  • July 24, 2024:  Roots of Racism
  • July 31, 2024: Power & Oppression
  • August 7, 2024: Storytelling as Activism
  • August 24, 2024: Craft Your Story+Messaging

Additional Support 

We believe in creating a space for participants to feel welcomed and supported. In order to create an active and participating environment, we provide the following:

  • Dinner at each workshop. 
  • Interpreter services as needed. 
  • A travel stipend upon request.
  • Child care will be provided to ensure parents can participate without worry. 


Successful participants will receive a stipend of $320 upon the completion of the five-week program. 

Register for the SOMOS Program

Registration Deadline

Spots are limited. The deadline to apply for the SOMOS program is June 21st, so don't miss this opportunity! 

Do you have questions?

If you have questions about the program or need assistance registering, please email us at