Register now for ¡Adelante! A virtual celebration of Latin@-led advocacy. This virtual series features amazing Latinas from the first Latinas to ever serve in the US House and US Senate to leading activists like Bamby Salcedo and Moníca Ramírez to inspirational artists like Yvette Modestin and Brown Badass Bonita’s Kim Guerra to media mavens like […]
Category Archives: Interviews with Latin@s
From our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito, we bring you a collection of stories focusing on motherhood and fatherhood- the good, the challenging, and those that fall in between. Our staff and network will share moments of struggle, sadness, joy, and hope, which some may find difficult to hear. To listen to the complete Father’s Day […]
Since April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, we wanted to take this opportunity and highlight a courageous Latina making a difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors and the community. We introduce to you Katia Santiago-Taylor. Katia Santiago-Taylor is the Boston Rape Crisis Center’s (BARCC’s) Advocacy and Legislative Affairs Manager. She advocates for systems-wide […]
Written By: Olivia Garcia, Ph.D., María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, M.Psy. and Paula Gomez Stordy, M.Ed.,Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Over the last few weeks, Puerto Rico has experienced numerous earthquakes that have disrupted daily life, to say the least. The earthquakes caused structural damage to buildings, causing people to go without electricity for a […]
By: Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator for Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network. Every year, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) commissions or purchases the art work of a woman to be featured on all their organizational materials in commemoration of International Women’s Day. This year the honor was extended to Cuban artist […]
Systems change is a process that involves responding to an instance of lack of language access (for example) and builds on that one experience to create significant change in a system or service. The following steps were outlined through an interview with Enlace Comunitario, a social justice organization led by Latina women located in Albuquerque, […]
U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women 2016 STOP Administrators & Coalition Directors Joint Meeting Remarks by Z. Ruby White Starr, March 29, 2016 I joined Casa de Esperanza as their Chief Strategy Officer in July of last year after working at various mainstream organizations. Since then I’ve had some time to reflect […]
By Mónica Ramírez Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy at the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras Empowerment at the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement More than 600,000 women across our nation are responsible for harvesting the fruits and vegetables that we eat every day. We all benefit from their […]
This week we welcome Micaela Ríos, our new Project Coordinator with the National Latin@ Network. Where are you from? I was born and raised in Burley, Idaho but currently I’m located in the City of Trees (Boise, Idaho). Where do you feel most at home? Home is manifested in many places for me.
Throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, our advice has been to talk with the young people in your lives about healthy relationships. But what do those conversations actually look like? Latin@ youth today are growing up in a world very different from the one that their parents and mentors grew up in.