February 15-17, 2023

Celebrate with Us February 15-17, 2023

To commemorate our 40th anniversary, Esperanza United is hosting ¡Adelante!: A virtual celebration of Latin@-led advocacy.

Free to attend, ¡Adelante! is a series of engaging events for Latin@ advocates to go deeper on prescient issues related to their work and well-being.

Who We Are

From a humble but mighty beginning as an emergency shelter created by a small group of persevering Latinas, Esperanza United has grown into the largest, most-respected Latin@ organization in the country focused on ending gender-based violence.

Formerly “Casa de Esperanza: the National Latin@ Network,” we are celebrating 40 years of strengths-based service. We are one of eight federally designated cultural resource centers on domestic violence and the only one serving Latin@ communities.

Our national work is fed by our roots in Minnesota; powered by our belief in the strength of women within the context of family and community; and includes research, public policy, training, and communications.

Our Audience


Latin@s are leaders in the movement to end gender-based violence. Esperanza United was founded on that premise and sees it in action every day. Our thousands-strong community of Latin@ advocates and allies engages with our trainings, newsletters, and social media posts on a nearly daily basis. For each of the ¡Adelante!: Virtual Celebration sessions, we’re expecting an audience that is mostly Latina, spread across the US, and committed to ending gender-based violence.

Request for Proposals


Esperanza United calls all Latin@s and allies working to end gender-based violence and other forms of oppression, to submit proposals for workshops at ¡Adelante! Selected proposals would highlight innovative practices, culturally and linguistically specific approaches for working with Latin@ communities, lessons learned, successful collaborations, trauma-informed or survivors-centered advocacy and public policy, and evidence-based practices and/or practice-based evidence.

Become a Sponsor


Be part of honoring Esperanza United’s 40 years of service as a named supporter of this exciting and inspirational event. Sponsors will reach our engaged, socially-conscious audience the day of the event and thousands more like them in the lead-up.

The First ¡Adelante!


¡Adelante! 2020 was a great success. Twenty-plus amazing Latinas shared their wisdom, including the first Latinas to be elected to each US House of Government, journalist and author Maria Hinojosa, President of The TransLatin@ Coalition Bamby Salcedo, one of the founders of the farmworker women’s movement Mily Treviño-Saucedo, and many more. Watch the event’s sessions, see the full speaker list, and check out the 2020 agenda below.

A FEW NOTES


Why Do You Use “@”?

Esperanza United has chosen to use “@” in place of the masculine “o” when referring to people or groups that are gender neutral or both masculine and feminine. This decision reflects our commitment to gender inclusion and recognizes the important contributions that women, men, and gender-nonconforming people make to our communities.

About Our Supporters

This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K039 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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