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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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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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