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Petrona Martinez and the healing beats of bullerengue

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 […]

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Daisy Salinas inspires art activism in Latin@ communities

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 […]

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New funding opportunities for Hispanic and Latin@ serving organizations providing domestic violence and sexual assault services

Register Now: Informative Sessions on Funding Application Process Esperanza United, along with our national partner, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, is pleased to announce a multi-year funding opportunity: we are awarding over $ 10 million to approximately 30 grantees over the coming years! Eligible organizations include Hispanic and Latin@ community-based, culturally specific […]

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Melania Luisa Marte’s poetry brings visibility to Black Latinas

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 […]

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Esperanza United is proud to announce the launch of the Enhancing Court Access toolkit

Our new “Enhancing Court Access” toolkit provides resources for judges, court administrators, advocates, and law enforcement professionals striving to make systems more accessible for survivors with intersectional identities or individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP).  Domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking are underreported crimes that require specific attention in […]

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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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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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Why Advocacy? 

By Isela Cereso Mendiola   We’ve all heard the repeated phrase, “You need to advocate for yourself” or “Advocate for what you believe in.” What do those phrases really mean? How does advocacy impact our everyday life?   Merriam-Webster defines advocacy as, “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal”. Although […]

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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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