Family advocacy

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This plenary will focus on the lived realities of the AfroLatina diaspora and their resiliency in the face of violence and various issues facing communities. Yvette will share her experience and learnings from the field to support survivors of violence through storytelling, poetry, and spoken word. 

This webinar reviews the still-emerging body of research on T-IPV at the intersections of race and immigration with a focus on TransLatinx populations. The webinar relies on interview-based data from T-IPV survivors as well as a condensed review of existing data stemming from the US Transgender Survey. Ultimately, this webinar emphasizes […]

The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) has selected four Minnesota nonprofits that have made outstanding contributions to our state’s high quality of life as recipients of 2019 Nonprofit Mission Awards. Presented each year since 1987, the Nonprofit Mission Awards recognize and honor the contributions of Minnesota nonprofits in the areas of […]

This webinar will examine the importance of self-awareness and grounding practices to strengthen our well-being. As providers, it is essential we are well in order to respond to our community. We will explore grounding practices and resilience-building strategies to fuel the strength and hope in our community. 

This three-part conversation series will explore the way gender-based violence work has changed for advocates, institutions, and communities in response to 2020’s recent events. The first episode in this series will focus on how advocacy and other on the ground services, like shelters, have adapted this year to address health, safety, […]

Immigrant and migrant women are more likely than average nativex-born women to experience sexual harassment at work, and are less likely to report it. During this webinar, participants will learn about the prevalence of sexual harassment in agriculture, the legal process for making complaints about workplace harassment and discrimination, and practical […]

This webinar will engage organizations in the basics of working with LGBTQ + people of color. Our presenters will review broad concepts as well as specific policies and practices that contribute to a welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people of color. 

Globally, nearly 1 in 3 women over the age of 15 have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), and several reports have shown that women subjected to IPV experience repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries (rTBIs) at alarmingly high rates. Women have also reported high rates of symptoms (cognitive difficulties, depression, anxiety, sleep […]

Meet Irene Ochoa, Senior Family Advocate  Where are you from? I’m from Chihuahua, Mexico. Where do you feel most at home?  I feel at home in Minnesota where my family is. Three of my children and grandchildren are here. I also feel at home in Chihuahua because my oldest, my father […]

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 […]