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A guide for community youth advocates to support Latin@ survivors

Community advocates are leaders who provide direct and indirect services and care to the health and well-being of people in their community. They assist survivors as they manage through systems that intersect with their overall health. Advocates can take action to significantly improve the health and well-being of Latin@ survivors of […]

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Support the supporters, affirm Latin@ survivors

Your support represents hope, change, and a safer future. A trip to the pumpkin patch where Latin@ families can enjoy a day out while engaging in meaningful conversations about the importance of healthy relationships. A Dia de los Muertos celebration, forming a sacred act of connection with our roots and ancestors […]

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“Latina Voices Against Domestic Violence” Panel

Esperanza United was proud to partner with Latinas Represent and MANA: A National Latina Organization to host ‘Latina Voices Against Domestic Violence,’ a virtual event in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Our discussion featured remarkable insights from our panelists—Shay Franco-Clausen, Rocio “Chío” Núñez Ruiz, and Mayor Martha Cardenas-Singh—who shed light […]

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Gender-based violence (GBV) and Latin@ farmworkers fact sheet

We are grateful to the people people who bring food to our table. An estimated 2 million farmworkers in the U.S. are Latin@ migrants, making up 78% of the overall agricultural workforce (NAWS, 2019-2020). These individuals work across the food supply chain to keep us healthy and sustain our communities but […]

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Daughters of Latin America: Honoring our “ancestras”

Recently, Esperanza United and Encuentro Diáspora Afro hosted a virtual event highlighting “Daughters of Latin America,” a new anthology featuring writing from Latine women across the diaspora: Facilitated by Maya Doig-Acuna, writer and PhD candidate at Harvard University on African and African American Studies In conversation with Sandra Guzmán, editor and […]

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Latina Voices Against Domestic Violence as Elected Officials

By Esperanza United and Latinas Represent Did you know that approximately one in three Latinas will experience intimate partner violence during their lifetime? It’s a startling statistic that underscores the prevalence of domestic violence in our communities. Now, here’s another statistic that also demands our attention: Latinas, who make up about […]

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New podcast: Hispanic Heritage Month with Dr. Verónica Méndez

In this episode of “Conversations Over Cafecito,” we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Dr. Verónica Méndez, a curator at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. She shares how she ensures that Latin@ perspectives are represented in Smithsonian exhibits, strategies for connecting with the Latin@ community, and special projects she is currently […]

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Empowering Latin@ Leadership: Interview with Patti Tototzintle

In our last blog of our Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month series celebrating inspiring Latin@ leaders, we’re proud to highlight the Latina who has helped guide our organization for over 20 years, Patricia (Patti) Tototzintle. About Patti Tototzintle Patti Tototzintle is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Esperanza United. Patti identifies […]

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