Research and Policy Roundtable

Gathering researchers and policy makers always makes for lively and inspirational discussion and it was no different for Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) and our roundtable event earlier this year. Eighteen dedicated experts, eight researchers and ten policymakers all from our Advisory Councils, gathered virtually to share […]

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Policy Manager Olivia Garcia looking up smiling at President Biden who is greeting her

The VOCA Fix: Bill Signing Day at the White House

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, […]

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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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How to Engage in Policy Advocacy as a Nonprofit

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through this series, ¡Presente! Empowering Latin@ Communities through Civic Engagement, we’ll highlight simple ways that anyone can take action, make change, and create a future you wish to see. In this episode, Esperanza […]

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Statement on the death of Vanessa Guillén

The murder of Private First Class Vanessa Guillén is a terrible and preventable tragedy. Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) condemns the violence against her, the military’s refusal to seriously address sexual harassment and sexual assault in its ranks, and the broader culture that too often treats Latina bodies as expendable. […]

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Statement on El Paso and Dayton

As we mourn the results of the shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, we are also inspired to action.  https://nationallatinonetwork.org/images/Statement_on_El_Paso_and_Dayton.pdf

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