Esperanza United was proud to partner with Latinas Represent and MANA: A National Latina Organization to host ‘Latina Voices Against Domestic Violence,’ a virtual event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Our discussion featured remarkable insights from our panelists—Shay Franco-Clausen, Rocio “Chío” Núñez Ruiz, and Mayor Martha Cardenas-Singh—who shed light on ways elected officials and community members can support survivors and address gender-based violence in their communities.
Their wisdom resonated throughout the conversation, underscoring the significance of meeting survivors where they are and increasing the representation of Latin@s in elected office.
Esperanza United also highlighted our efforts to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence. Acknowledging the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities and the underrepresentation of Latin@s in elected offices, we spotlighted the positive impacts that Latin@ voices can have in supporting survivors through policy. Additionally, we shared crisis line resources and our work to highlight Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Watch the entire conversation below!