Pierre Berastian

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Pierre R. Berastaín acts as the Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the National Latin@ Network (NLN), the national institute on domestic and sexual violence in the Latin@ community.  Originally from Peru, Pierre immigrated to the United States with his family in 1998 and remained an undocumented immigrant for 14 years.  After graduating from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s in Social Anthropology and a minor in Ethnic Studies/Human Rights, Pierre joined Harvard Divinity School where he is pursuing his Master’s of Divinity.  Prior to joining the NLN, Pierre worked for Renewal House, a domestic violence shelter in Boston, Mass as the Restorative Justice Advocate, and served as the Director of Media Relations for the Hispanic Black Gay Coalition.  He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Restorative Justice Collaborative and served as the Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender (GLBT) Domestic Violence Coalition.  He also writes for the Huffington Post on issues of domestic violence, restorative justice, and social inequality, and has contributed to blogs and other publications such as NBC Latino.