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 […]
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act (FVPSA, H.R. 2119), passed in the House on Tuesday October 26th and we’re thanking everyone who voted yes on the passage of this legislation. Now we ask the Senate to pass the companion bill (S. 1275) to better serve Latin@ survivors. The Family […]
In this conversation our Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Lillie Macias, speaks with the University of New Haven’s Director of Community Psychology, Dr. Melissa Whitson, about COVID-19 and its impact on gender-based violence.
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 […]
In this podcast, as part of our series celebrating our new name, “Esperanza United”, we partner with LatinasRepresent to interview Dr. Lisa Magaña on her most recent book, co-authored with César Silva, ¡Empoderados!/Empowered! How Latinos Transformed Politics in Arizona. As a Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State […]
By Olivia Garcia, Ph.D. Policy advocacy has two speeds: slow and really fast. Legislation and system change is typically a long game that can take years before a small, minor piece falls into place that allows greater movement. Yesterday was an exceptional day because, after years of advocacy efforts with lawmakers, […]
There has been so much activity in the House of Representatives in the last few weeks and we are excited to share with you the latest developments, what they mean, and how you can help. Specifically, we’re covering the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), American Rescue Plan (ARP), Victims of Crime […]
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 […]
Join us for a conversation on why the term Afro Latina was created and what it’s responding to. We explore how this term has developed and what the current narrative looks like for those who center their Blackness.
In this episode of Conversations over Cafecito, we meet with Dr. Cathleen D. Cahill, Associate Professor of History at Penn State to discuss her book, Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ll learn about the role of women of color […]