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Celebrating Mothers and Maternal Figures

Depending on what Latin American country you come from, Mother’s Day may have landed on May 10, May 12, or May 13 this year. Or some Latin American countries don’t celebrate in May at all – they celebrate in various months in the fall and winter. At Esperanza United’s National Latin@ […]

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Teach your children about healthy relationships by teaching them to understand boundaries: DECIMOS NO MÁS

The following information is an excerpt from the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign, a campaign to help parents engage in meaningful conversations with their children about healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and healthy communication in an effort to prevent intimate partner violence. For more information, visit wesaynomas.org. Understanding Boundaries ​Discussing the importance of […]

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National leaders attend the Out of the Shadows congressional briefing to advocate and inspire

Written by Olivia Garcia, Public Policy and Training Manager, Esperanza United On March 27, 2019, Justice for Migrant Women and other co-sponsors, including Esperanza United (formerly Esperanza United: National Latin@ Network), hosted Out of the Shadows: Exposing Workplace Sexual Violence Against Farmworker Women and Other Low-paid Women Workers Congressional Briefing. Farmworkers […]

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Part 2: Summary of legal and ethical mandates for language access

This information comprises the second and final part of a language access resource created and published by Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network). For more information on language access, please visit our Language Access Toolkit page. Read part 1 of this blog to learn about why it’s important to […]

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Part 1: Summary of legal and ethical mandates for language access

This information comprises the first of a two-part resource on language access created and published by Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network). For more information on language access, please visit our Language Access toolkit page. Why Provide Meaningful Language Access? There are three main reasons to ensure that […]

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Personally honoring powerful women for Women’s History Month

Although recognizing impactful and intelligent women who have made significant, long-lasting change to culture, science, art, and social justice is important to recognizing March as Women’s History Month, we wanted to take a moment to also acknowledge powerful women who have made a deep impact in our personal lives, but maybe […]

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A Matriarch Discusses Her Family’s Struggles and Triumphs

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, so we spoke with the mother of a family that has participated in our Fuerza Unida Amig@s program, and she told us how it impacted her husband, teenage daughters, and herself as a mother. The original interview was conducted in Spanish by Esperanza United’s […]

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The Work of Fuerza Unida Amig@s

Believing in the strengths of Latinas, their families and their communities is a main philosophy of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), a national Latina organization founded in St. Paul, MN in 1982 whose mission is to mobilize Latinas and Latin@ communities to end domestic violence. Our belief that strong communities -not […]

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