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Join us March 10 for a webinar on the lived realities and resilience of the AfroLatina diaspora in the face of violence and current world challenges. Guest speaker Yvette Modestin will share on how to support Black and AfroLatina survivors encountering violence and systemic racism as well as effective responses used by activists on-the-ground. This […]

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Minnesota youth are emerging as change-makers in a world where nothing is certain anymore. We spoke to two Fuerza Unida Amig@ youth leaders who are helping their peers handle everything from distance learning to navigating relationships in a whole new way: L Mota and Lili Montoya. […]

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New Tool Release By: Martha Hernández Martínez, MPA and María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, M.Psy. Why did we do it? One of the great lessons we have learned from our advocates is that “a question is never asked for the sake of asking or to fill out a form, if we ask something it is to […]

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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is the elephant in the office and doctors need to be ready to detect it. By Dr. Daniela Martinez Valenzuela According to the NIPSVS, 43.6 million U.S. women experienced violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime, and 24.3% experienced severe physical violence. It’s not surprising, given the vast […]

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Hola Amig@s, I’ve always known how important the work of Casa de Esperanza is. In Minnesota and nationally, we partner with Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence, investing in our families and celebrating our strengths. The coronavirus hit the communities we relate to particularly hard – Latin@s are experiencing some of the highest rates of […]

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Meet Lillie Macias, PhD, Director of Research and Evaluation Where are you from? My family moved around growing up. I was born in California, and I also lived in Utah, Texas, and New Jersey.  Where do you feel most at home? I feel at home whenever I’m with my family and friends. I grew up […]

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Meet Annika Gifford, Program Strategy and Fund Development Advisor Where are you from? I was born in South Korea and grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Where do you feel most at home? Nature. What inspires you, professionally and personally? Many things inspire me – right now given current conditions, I’m most inspired by communities’ tenacity, […]

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Meet Cristina Escobar, Director of Communications and Marketing Where are you from? My parents are academics so we moved around a bunch but I’d say I’m from Arizona. I went to middle and high school there. My claim to fame, though, is that I’ve lived in all four US-Mexico border states. Where do you feel […]

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By: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House and Maikhou Thao, Everyday Impact Consulting Hate. Anger. Frustration. Sadness. All emotions felt when reflecting on the past several months with the world mourning over the tragic and wrongful deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,  the most recent shooting in the last week of Jacob Blake, and […]

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By: Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. and Rosie Hidalgo, J.D., Casa de Esperanza National Latin@ Network Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault often face a myriad of challenges when trying to seek safety and justice. Moreover, it is well-known that there is no “one-size-fits all” approach to providing assistance to and for survivors. Survivors from historically […]

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