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By Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. Policy advocacy has two speeds: slow and really fast. Legislation and system change is typically a long game that can take years before a small, minor piece falls into place that allows greater movement. Yesterday was an exceptional day because, after years of advocacy efforts with lawmakers, their staff, and service […]

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The VOCA Fix passed in the Senate yesterday and we’re thanking everyone who worked so diligently on this piece of legislation that will save lives by getting much-needed funds to victim services. In March of this year, The House of Representatives passed H.R.1652 – VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 and was […]

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As part of our series spotlighting National Latin@ Network member organizations, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of people of color. In this conversation, we speak with Centro Multicultural’s VOCA Coordinator, Sarah Acosta. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and sexual violence? As a young person of color, I was […]

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As Pride month concludes, we’re sharing this collection of news articles and resources to celebrate the contributions of LGBTQ Latin@s and their influence in media, policy, and beyond. No LGBTQ Pride Without Immigrants -Washington Post Barrier-Breaking Rep. Ritchie Torres Went from Public Housing to House of Representatives- NBC News Online Advice Columnist’s Amazing Journey as […]

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Meet Felix Martinez-Paz, Men & Boys Engagement Coordinator  Where are you from?  I was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, but also lived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for many years. Where do you feel most at home?  I feel at home wherever my family and loved ones are; because I lived in […]

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We are excited to share the third installment in our research podcast series, exploring research on teen dating violence and how it intersects with gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation. It features Research and Evaluation Manager at Casa de Esperanza, the National Latin@ Network Nancy Nava; Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health […]

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Meet Jenny Lee, Finance Director Where are you from?  I was born in Australia and my father moved us to the United States (I was 5 years old) to be closer to family.  We spent a couple months in California and came to Minnesota. I’ve been in Minnesota since. Where do you feel most at […]

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As part of our series highlighting National Latin@ Network member organizations, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of immigrant survivors. In this conversation, we speak with CPLC De Colores’ Community-Based Program Manager, Marina Jessop. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors of gender based violence? I actually won a trip on […]

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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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