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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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In this episode of Conversations over Cafecito, we meet with Dr. Cathleen D. Cahill, Associate Professor of History at Penn State to discuss her book, Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll learn about the role of women of color in achieving suffrage and […]

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  As we celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day this March, Latin@s across  the continent are mobilizing to say NO MÁS! NO MORE week is March 7-13 and this year’s theme is global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Casa de Esperanza is bringing the US perspective with our nationwide prevention and intervention work […]

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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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