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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we want to highlight a Latin@ organization making a difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors – Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center. They created a toolkit to provide organizations with linguistically and culturally appropriate tools to reach the Latin@ community during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this conversation […]

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As part of our work to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence, Casa de Esperanza’s National Latin@ Network convenes interdisciplinary and diverse groups of researchers, community advocates, attorneys, survivors, psychologists, and policy experts to identify and help address the most pressing issues facing our communities. In 2019, we brought together our Research and Policy Advisory […]

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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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We’re launching a new podcast series highlighting Latin@ Research leaders and community-centered practices. For this first episode in the series, we’ll get to know Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz who published the first scholarly book offering a groundbreaking examination of Intimate Partner Violence in the lives of transgender people entitled, Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives. […]

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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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