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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and every year, Casa de Esperanza aims to raise awareness about domestic violence in connection with partners as a part of the Domestic Violence Awareness Project. As part of this project, national violence prevention organizations work to create unified messaging that will reach a wide audience, highlighting the […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco-Alcalá, Project Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network September is Campus Safety Awareness Month and as such, we invite you to be a part of public conversation on issues related to violence prevention in colleges and universities. On 1986, Jeanne Clery, who was 19 years old, was raped and murdered […]

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Depending on what Latin American country you come from, Mother’s Day may have landed on May 10, May 12, or May 13 this year. Or some Latin American countries don’t celebrate in May at all – they celebrate in various months in the fall and winter. At Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network, we are […]

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Although recognizing impactful and intelligent women who have made significant, long-lasting change to culture, science, art, and social justice is important to recognizing March as Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a moment to also acknowledge powerful women who have made a deep impact in our personal lives, but maybe won’t be recognized by […]

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By: Martha Hernandez-Martinez, Program Research Manager, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in commemoration Casa de Esperanza will offer a series of webinars on human trafficking throughout the month. The series will commence on January 10 with a presentation to share the results of the study A Scan […]

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On October 25, 2018, Dr. Julia Perilla, co-founder of Caminar Latino in Atlanta, Georgia, and the first director of Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Research Center on Family and Social Change, passed away. Before her retirement in 2016, Julia was a clinical community psychologist and faculty member in the Psychology Department at Georgia State University […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to […]

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This blog was written by María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, a Puerto Rican who lives on the island and works as Project Manager for the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, a project of Casa de Esperanza. Today, Thursday, September 20, 2018, marks the one-year anniversary of the day that Hurricane Maria passed through […]

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Jose Juan Lara is a Project Coordinator for the National Latin@ Network (NLN) of Casa de Esperanza. He generously donated his art piece, Tree of Life, for use in the NLN’s 2018 National Latin@ Institute to be held in New Orleans next week. We asked Jose Juan about his artistry in this Q&A. When did […]

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Written by: María Cristina Pacheco Alcalá, Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a date remembered by women’s movements that, for decades, have advocated for equality and human rights. Many events have taken place over the years to recognize the importance of International Women’s Day and the defense of […]

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