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HOPE against racism 


Supporting the Continued Education of Latina Leaders in anti-racism as part of our commitment to social and economic Justice.

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California community polL

HOPE has partnered with the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE) and the Los Angeles Urban League to conduct a series of statewide polls to better understand  how California's most prominent ethnic groups feel about race relations, discrimination and public policy issues.

Starting in February of 2020, with follow up surveys in July and November of 2020, April 2021 and 2022, and its most recent iteration in June 2023,  the data provide a historical timeline of our communities’ opinions and priorities over the course of this historic time including perceptions of policing, COVID-19, education, discrimination, and immigration.


HOPE against racism
virtual conversation series

The Afro-Latina Experience

A panel discussion with community leaders, advocates and youth on identity, representation and the experience of being and Afro-descendant woman in the Latino community: The Afro-Latina Experience. A wide array of voices and perspectives shared their personal experiences with racism as Afro-Latinas and discussed the long history of prejudice against Afro-Latinos in Latin America and the United States.


Julissa Ferreras, Former New York City Council Member

Dr. Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Associate Professor, Latino and Caribbean Studies, Sociology, Rutgers University

Dolores Arredondo, Segment Manager, Personal and Business Banking, City National Bank

Sophia Arredondo Stringer, Rising First-Year College Student Lewis & Clark College

MODERATOR | Janel Martinez, Founder, Ain't I Latina?

A latina Youth TOwn-hall on race


This candid conversation with young women leaders of color explores the role that race and gender identity play in health, education, the workplace, and civic life.  The panelists discuss the current state of affairs and how we can all contribute to the drafting of a new social contract that is equitable for all. 


Sofia Haq, Ambassador, United State of Women | Founder & President Muslim Women Professionals


Janet Martinez, Co-Founder & Director of Programming, Comunidades Indigenas en Liderazgo


Ashley McCollough, President, Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals

Beyond Allyship: How to be Anti-Racist in your Daily Life

A conversation with Undocumented and Black Immigrant Rights Activist Denea Joseph on what it means to be a ally to the Black Lives Matter movement and how we can go beyond allyship by taking action and being Anti-Racist in our daily lives.


Denea Joseph, Undocumented and Black Immigrant Rights Activist

MODERATOR | Stephanie Ramirez Zarate, HOPE Program Manager


STATEWIDE POLL: WHAT do californians think about race relations

Leaders from HOPE, CAUSE, Los Angeles Urban League and Los Angeles Police Department discuss our recent statewide survey of California's most prominent communities of color. The poll results give us insight into the attitudes of people of color around current issues including race relations, education, COVID-19, and the 2020 Elections. Learn how our diverse communities can work together toward common goals of equity and inclusion. 


Michael Lawson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Urban League


Helen Torres, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality


Nancy Yap, Executive Director, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)

Robert Arcos, Assistant Chief, Office of Operations of the Los Angeles Police Department

MODERATOR | Dan Schnur, Professor, UC Berkeley, Pepperdine University & USC

Together Against Hate: AAPI and Latina Leaders

A timely conversation with CAUSE Executive Director Nancy Yap and HOPE CEO Helen Torres - Together Against Hate. These leading women of color discuss on how our Asian American Pacific Islander and Latinx communities can work together to address racism and inequity.



Helen Torres, Chief Executive Officer, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality


Nancy Yap, Executive Director, Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment (CAUSE)

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A message from

Javier C. Angulo, Senior Director of Community Relations for Walmart

This programming was made possible by a grant from 

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