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Celebrate Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month with us

It’s Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month! Regardless of what we call it, Esperanza United is excited to honor our culture and how it energizes us in our work to mobilize Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence. In the thirty days between September 15 and October 15, we will be doing lots to celebrate. […]

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Esperanza United is proud to welcome Vivian Huelgo as Chief Programs Officer

Esperanza United is proud to announce that Vivian Huelgo will be joining the organization as Chief Programs Officer tomorrow. Founded more than forty years ago, Esperanza United is the largest and most well-respected organization working across the United States to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence. Vivian Huelgo brings more than […]

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Latina teen moms share stories and advice about motherhood

In this episode of our podcast we invited Latina students from Agape high school in St. Paul Minnesota to discuss their experiences as adolescent mothers, and how it has influenced their lives as youth. We speak with Jennifer Pliego, and Makayla Gomez who are a part of a Latin@ cultural identity […]

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Fátima

By Maria Benavides, Policy Fellow For Fatima I waited to get picked up from school. The bell rang and I ran outside to play bebé leche with my friends. We laughed and jumped until their parents escaped the terrible traffic of Mexico City and they had to wave me goodbye. I […]

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Celebrating LGBTQ leaders during Pride month: Rick Gipprich

In celebration of Pride month, we invite you to listen to the second installment of our series lifting the voices of LGBTQ Latin@ leaders. In this conversation, our Senior Manager of Community & Capacity Building, Jose Juan Lara Jr. speaks with Texas Association Against Sexual Assault’s Program Director and Campus Sexual […]

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Meet the team: Jeanette Bowden

Meet Jeanette Bowden, Training and Technical Assistance Manager, DV RISC and Firearms Project Where are you from? Born and raised in NYC but live in Georgia.  Both my parents were born in Puerto Rico.  I have a close relationship with the island. Where do you feel most at home? I feel […]

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Action alert: Tell your Senator it is time to reauthorize FVPSA!

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is an essential piece of legislation that survivors rely on for safety and services. The Senate re-authorization bill, S.1275, introduced by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (D-AK), passed out of Committee in July, and it is time to bring the bill to the […]

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