Podcast

New podcast for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and we’re excited to share a new installment of our podcast featuring Felix Martinez-Paz, our Mens & Boys Engagement Manager, and Pheng Thao, Statewide Coordinator at Minnesota Men and Masculine Folk Network, about the role of men and masculine folk in preventing human trafficking and […]

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Meet the team: Damary Rodriguez

Meet Damary Rodriguez, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator  Where are you from?  I’m originally from New York (Brooklyn) but live in Pennsylvania now. Where do you feel most at home? By the water whether it’s a beach, lake, pool, or river! What inspires you, professionally and personally? Helping survivors heal and […]

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A call to action for supporting Trans Latin@s in gender-based violence services

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) seeks to better serve the Trans Latina community. Gender-based violence (GBV) and culturally specific organizations have the responsibility to acknowledge the realities, barriers, and challenges that Trans Latinas face when accessing services from mainstream and Latina-specific gender-based violence services. This call-to-action report […]

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Unveiling Esperanza United’s mural for Hispanic Heritage Month

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by unveiling a new mural inspired by our community. This breathtaking painting was created by a group of Latin@ artists who asked youth, advocates, and community leaders what being a woman and Esperanza United means to them. It now hangs […]

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Latin@s transforming Arizona politics with Dr. Lisa Magaña

In this podcast, as part of our series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, we partner with LatinasRepresent to interview Dr. Lisa Magaña on her most recent book, co-authored with César Silva,  ¡Empoderados!/Empowered! How Latinos Transformed Politics in Arizona.  As a Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State […]

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Latin@ romance literature with Priscilla Oliveras

In this podcast, as part of a series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, our Public Policy and Training Manager, Dr. Olivia Garcia, speaks with Priscilla Oliveras who is a USA Today best-selling author, writing contemporary romance literature with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, Priscilla strives to […]

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No More: A global initiative with Pamela Zaballa

In this podcast, as part of a series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, Cristina Escobar, our Director of Communications and Marketing, speaks with the Global Executive Director of NO MORE, Pamela Zaballa. Pamela is a global leader in the domestic and sexual violence space, with a special interest in the […]

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Shelter services at Esperanza United with Irene Ochoa

In this podcast, as part of a series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, our Co-director of Family Advocacy and Community Engagement, Rosario de la Torre, speaks with our Senior Family Advocate, Irene Ochoa. Doña Irene has helped Latina survivors in Minnesota for nearly 35 years, and is admired among Esperanza […]

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