We are excited to share with you a conversation in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Netflix’s Bridgerton. In this episode, Founder of Leaders Ending Violence Jasmine Uribe joins Esperanza United’s Leo Martinez and Cristina Escobar to discuss the ways media influences how Latin@s understand consent.
By Makeda Toure, Project Specialist Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) In March, I took part in a 40-hour Sexual Assault Training hosted by the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA). Everything I have been thinking about since taking this training can be summed up into a 10-letter word: prevention. It’s […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join us for a conversation reflecting on the one-year anniversary since the COVID-19 quarantine began in the U.S. Esperanza United (formerly 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.
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.
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. Esperanza United’s volunteer opportunities […]
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 […]