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Mary’s Pence 2023 at a Glance

We each hold in our hands great power to make the world a better place, and to create a beloved community. We use this power each time we create a sense of belonging for all, justice for all. This year, the Mary’s Pence Grants Program funded 19 organizations from across the country. Each organization is […]

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ESPERA

How Women Are Recovering Native Traditions

Suchitoto is a place where breathtaking mountainous scenery meets a rich history marked by tragic armed conflict and violence. Amidst the natural beauty of this region, a story of resilience,...

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Community

Pride Month and the Beauty of Our Shared Humanity

Pride month started by commemorating the riots of June 1969 and has become a celebration and an act of solidarity between members and non-members of the LGBTQ community. The uprising...

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Grants

The Unstoppable Force of Community

We're proud to share that our annual Grantee Retreat recently took place in Minnesota after a 3-year hiatus due to COVID. Participating in a 3-day Grantee Retreat is a rare...

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Grants

Community Building In the Twin Cities

“We cannot thrive without having communal care,” says Zede Harut, the founder of Seeds Worth Sowing, stated during a recent conversation with her. Seeds Worth Sowing is a grassroots initiative...

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ESPERA

Advancing Women’s Business Skills in El Salvador

Born into a deeply patriarchal society, Salvadoran women and girls face risks in every sphere of life. Violence, misogyny, and little economic opportunity are some of their daily struggles.

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ESPERA

“We Want a Life Free of Violence”

After meeting virtually with CEPROSI's technical team and studying all the information available about their story, our ESPERA Program Lead, Mabel Martínez, made the 11 hours bus ride from Tegucigalpa,...

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Grants

Empowering Bronx Youth Through the Arts

"The WomanHOOD Summer Camp created an all-female environment, and I got to be around other girls in my age group. Sometimes it was awkward because some of the girls were...

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Sonia Flores, El Salvador, ESPERA member

ESPERA

From Growing Chickens to Having Her Own Food Business

Life in rural El Salvador is filled with challenges, but also with women ready to take action and work hard for their families and their communities. That’s the case of...

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Two Black women hug while one of them receive a graduation diploma

Grants

Fighting For Social Justice And Healing At The Same Time

While teaching radical political theory at the University of Berkeley, Cecilia, one of the co-founders of Creating Freedom Movements, realized that her class should reach more people, not only those...

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