Training and technical assistance

Meet the team: Damary Rodriguez

Meet Damary Rodriguez, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator  Where are you from?  I’m originally from New York (Brooklyn) but live in Pennsylvania now. Where do you feel most at home? By the water whether it’s a beach, lake, pool, or river! What inspires you, professionally and personally? Helping survivors heal and […]

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Latin@ research: A conversation with Dr. Xavier Guadalupe-Diaz on Intimate Partner Violence in transgender lives

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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A conversation on AfroLatinidad: Centering Blackness

Join us March 10 for a webinar on the lived realities and resilience of the AfroLatina diaspora in the face of violence and current world challenges. Guest speaker Yvette Modestin will share on how to support Black and AfroLatina survivors encountering violence and systemic racism as well as effective responses used […]

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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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You count: Why the 2020 U.S. census matters

At Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza), we work to mobilize the Latin@ community to build healthy futures. Through our new 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, […]

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Conversations over Cafecito: Stories of motherhood and fatherhood

From our podcast, Conversations Over Cafecito, we bring you a collection of stories focusing on motherhood and fatherhood- the good, the challenging, and those that fall in between. Our staff and network will share moments of struggle, sadness, joy, and hope, which some may find difficult to hear. Robert de Leon […]

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Stories of fatherhood with Dr. Manuel Xavier Zamarripa

In celebration of Father’s Day we have invited members of our staff and network to reflect on their experiences having or being a father and or a father figure and how that has impacted their work supporting women and girls. In this episode, Dr. Manuel Xavier Zamarripa tells of his journey […]

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Stories of fatherhood with Emiliano Diaz de Leon

In celebration of Father’s Day we have invited members of our staff and network to reflect on their experiences having or being a father and or a father figure and how that has impacted their work supporting women and girls. In this episode, Emiliano Diaz de Leon and his 11 year […]

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