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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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Meet the Team: Jenny Lee

Meet Jenny Lee, Finance Director Where are you from?  I was born in Australia and my father moved us to the United States (I was 5 years old) to be closer to family.  We spent a couple months in California and came to Minnesota. I’ve been in Minnesota since. Where do […]

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NLN Member Spotlight: Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and we want to highlight a Latin@ organization making a difference in the lives of sexual assault survivors – Latinos in Virginia Empowerment Center. They created a toolkit to provide organizations with linguistically and culturally appropriate tools to reach the Latin@ community during Sexual Assault […]

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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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Reflections from 2020

Join us for a conversation reflecting on the one-year anniversary since the COVID-19 quarantine began in the U.S. Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza) staff discuss how our work has shifted during the pandemic and how we’re adapting to meet the needs of our community.Esperanza United created a bilingual virtual library […]

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Latin@ Research: Dr. Xavier Guadalup- Diaz on 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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Policy Alert: VAWA, VOCA, FVPSA+ Reauthorization!

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 […]

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Casa de Esperanza proud to receive investment from MacKenzie Scott

Hola Amig@s, I’ve always known how important the work of Casa de Esperanza is. In Minnesota and nationally, we partner with Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence, investing in our families and celebrating our strengths. The coronavirus hit the communities we relate to particularly hard – Latin@s are experiencing some of the highest rates of infection while the […]

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Esperanza United proud to receive investment from MacKenzie Scott

Hola Amig@s, I’ve always known how important the work of Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza)  is. In Minnesota and nationally, we partner with Latin@ communities to end gender-based violence, investing in our families and celebrating our strengths. The coronavirus hit the communities we relate to particularly hard – Latin@s are […]

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