culture

Cusp is a reminder of how far we have left to go

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 […]

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Member Spotlight: TEWA Women United

As part of our series highlighting our network members, meet an organization making a difference in the lives of survivors.  In this conversation, we speak with TEWA Women United’s Executive Director, Corrine Sanchez. What brought you to the work of supporting survivors and sexual violence?  The reality of how many Native […]

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Dia de los muertos collection by Luis Fitch

We’re thrilled to see Luis Fitch launch his new Dia de Los Muertos art collection at Target nationwide! An international artist based in Minneapolis, Luis created this bold and colorful art collection to reflect Latin@ culture. What a win for our community. Luis holds a special place in our hearts for […]

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Unveiling Esperanza United’s mural for Hispanic Heritage Month

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by unveiling a new mural inspired by our community. This breathtaking painting was created by a group of Latin@ artists who asked youth, advocates, and community leaders what being a woman and Esperanza United means to them. It now hangs […]

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Research and policy roundtable report

As part of our work to mobilize Latin@s to end gender-based violence, Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) convenes interdisciplinary and diverse groups of researchers, community advocates, attorneys, survivors, psychologists, and policy experts to identify and help address the most pressing issues facing our communities. In 2019, we brought together our […]

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Latin@ romance literature with Priscilla Oliveras

In this podcast, as part of a series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, our Public Policy and Training Manager, Dr. Olivia Garcia, speaks with Priscilla Oliveras who is a USA Today best-selling author, writing contemporary romance literature with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, Priscilla strives to […]

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Bridgerton: A SAAM discussion

We are excited to share with you a conversation in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month on Netflix’s Bridgerton. In this episode, Founder of Leaders Ending Violence Jasmine Uribe joins Esperanza United’s Leo Martinez and Cristina Escobar to discuss the ways media influences how Latin@s understand consent.

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Research series part 1: Intimate partner violence in transgender communities

We’re launching a new podcast series highlighting Latin@ Research leaders and community-centered practices. For this first episode in the series, we’ll get to know Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz who published the first scholarly book offering a groundbreaking examination of Intimate Partner Violence in the lives of transgender people entitled, Transgressed: Intimate Partner […]

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