Culturally-Specific Issues and Minority Serving Institutions

Minority Serving Institutions and Cultural Competence

Casa De Esperanza: National Latin@ Network

www.casadeesperanza.org

When the “battered women’s movement” was still young in the late 1970’s, a small group of Latina activists gathered in St. Paul, MN, to educate their communities and advocate for Latinas. Casa de Esperanza incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1982 and opened a shelter.

UJIMA, The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

ujimacommunity.org/

The name Ujima was derived from the third principle of Kwanzaa, and means Collective Work and Responsibility. As an organization, they understand the need to mobilize and heal their communities from the inside out. They utilize this principle to empower service providers, policy makers, advocates and the community-at-large to address the unique challenges faced by the Black Community as it relates to violence across a broad spectrum.

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