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By Zeenyace Flores Dia de los Muertos has a special meaning this year in Minnesota: with COVID-19 disproportionately affecting the Latin@ community, the killing of George Floyd still fresh in people’s memories, the murder of a young Latina women, Yadhira Romero Martines, bringing light to el feminicidio, and growing violence in […]

For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating inspiring Latina artists who carve a pathway for our beautiful heritage to continue to flourish. So far, we’ve highlighted Black Latina writer, poet, musician and speaker, Melania Luisa Marte, and Zine leader and pioneer, Daisy Salinas. This week we’re highlighting a Latina leader […]

For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating inspiring Latina artists who carve a pathway for our beautiful heritage to continue to flourish. Last week, we highlighted Black Latina writer, poet, musician and speaker, Melania Luisa Marte. And this week, we’re proud to highlight a Latin@ leader who demonstrates how visual […]

By Isela Cerosa-Mendiola For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating inspiring Latina artists who carve a pathway for our beautiful heritage to continue to flourish. First up is Black Latina writer, poet, musician and speaker, Melania Luisa Marte. If you don’t know her already, Melania Luisa advocates, writes, and performs […]

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. […]

Take Action – Health sexuality Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to […]

By Yasmin Campos-Mendez, Public Policy Manager I attended the SHOWTIME special preview screening of Cusp at the SVA Theater in New York City, on October 27, 2021, hosted by Social Impact Initiatives (Film + TV) director, Locsi Ferrá. The screening was in commemoration of International Day of the Girl, and was […]

According to The Representation Project, the documentary film, “The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. “Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages […]

“When you do something well, you should share with the world.” —Promundo Program H aims to transform social norms, attitudes and beliefs that are harmful for men’s health and to promote healthy forms of masculinity. Designed as a group education curriculum to engage young men from urban or rural backgrounds, Program […]

The Men’s Story Project  The Men’s Story Project (MSP) promotes healthy masculinity and prevention of gender violence.  The program consists of the development of public presentations in which men analyze social norms around masculinity and gender relations through candid stories about their life experiences. The stories cover issues such as paternity, […]