Latin@

Meet the team: Aida Negrón

Meet Aida Negrón, Bilingual Communications Coordinator Where are you from?     I was born and raised in a small town, Utuado, in Puerto Rico. Where do you feel most at home?  Any place where there are loved ones and where we could share good (and not so good) times. What inspires […]

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Keep Latin@ survivors in mind when you vote on November 8

Survivors of gender-based violence are not seen as a voting bloc by policymakers. However,  there are so many decisions that are made by non-survivors that end up preventing access to resources and life-saving services. This is not okay and survivors have an opportunity to make their voices heard during the midterm […]

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Remembering survivors and loved ones on Dia de los Muertos

By Zeenyace Flores Dia de los Muertos has a special meaning this year in Minnesota: with COVID-19 disproportionately affecting the Latin@ community, the killing of George Floyd still fresh in people’s memories, the murder of a young Latina women, Yadhira Romero Martines, bringing light to el feminicidio, and growing violence in […]

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Latino men in the movement to end gender-based violence

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are excited to present a new podcast series highlighting the voices of Latino men in the movement to end gender-based violence. We discuss how men came to the movement, what it means to be a Latino male-identifying person to end gender-based violence, and […]

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Indigenous Peoples Day is Over. Now What?

Yesterday we celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day. Hopefully, if you are Indigenous, you had some time to rest and recharge. If you are not, we hope you took some time to learn about the Indigenous people whose land you’re on and who continue to build vibrant communities across the globe. Now that […]

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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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