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What brought you to the work of supporting survivors of gender based violence? I actually won a trip on the Oprah show to South Africa!  It was for her book club and the book to be read was “Cry The Beloved Country” by Alan Patan.  I was one of three viewers selected to go abroad […]

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We are excited to share with you a conversation in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Netflix’s Bridgerton. In this episode, Founder of Leaders Ending Violence Jasmine Uribe joins Casa de Esperanza’s Leo Martinez and Cristina Escobar to discuss the ways media influences how Latin@s understand consent. Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network · […]

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By Makeda Toure, Project Specialist Casa de Esperanza In March, I took part in a 40-hour Sexual Assault Training hosted by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA). Everything I have been thinking about since taking this training can be summed up into a 10-letter word: prevention. It’s a word I wish our society took […]

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we want to highlight a Latin@ organization making a difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors – Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center. They created a toolkit to provide organizations with linguistically and culturally appropriate tools to reach the Latin@ community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this conversation […]

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As part of our work to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network convenes interdisciplinary and diverse groups of researchers, community advocates, attorneys, survivors, psychologists, and policy experts to identify and help address the most pressing issues facing our communities. In 2019, we brought together our Research and Policy Advisory […]

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What would you do if someone told you they had experienced sexual assault? Would you know how to respond in a positive, informed, and sensitive way? In particular, Latinas disclose sexual assault, intimate partner, or dating violence through social networks. When someone tells you they’ve experienced sexual assault, they are trusting that it is safe […]

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By Analeidi Barrera In my second year at Macalester college, I had the incredible opportunity as a Bonner Scholar to work with a nonprofit of my choosing. The Bonner Community Scholar Program partners with service organizations in Minnesota that center social justice, civic engagement, and community building. Casa de Esperanza’s volunteer opportunities were a natural […]

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Join us for a conversation reflecting on the one-year anniversary since the COVID-19 quarantine began in the U.S. Casa de Esperanza staff discuss how our work has shifted during the pandemic and how we’re adapting to meet the needs of our community. Casa de Esperanza created a bilingual virtual library to share important information, policies, […]

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Last year, we asked YOU what the top concerns were impacting Latin@ survivors and their families. More than 150 of you responded, identifying housing, immigration, financial assistance, and employment as the top issues. We’re excited to share with you these results.

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In this episode of our research series,  we speak with Dr. Walter DeKeseredy, Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, and Director of the Research Center on Violence at West Virginia University.  He and our Director of Research and Evaluation Dr. Lillie Macias discuss poly-victimization in rural LGBTQ communities,  crimes towards LGBTQ people and ethnic minorities in […]

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