Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change

Date/Time: 
03/25/2011

 

Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change
Report Release and Forum


The rapid growth of the immigrant population in the United States has sparked controversy about the place of immigrants in society and a range of legislative initiatives designed to help or hinder immigrants' social, political, and economic incorporation. Within this context of tension and ambivalence, many organizations strive to address immigrants' needs and to promote positive social and policy change.

Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change will present findings from a two-year research project that explores how nonprofit organizations and religious congregations seek to advance the rights and well-being of Latina immigrants in Atlanta, Northern Virginia, and Phoenix. Featuring presentations from researchers and organizational leaders working closely with immigrants--especially women--the event will examine the specific challenges immigrant women face and the innovative strategies that organizations use to address them.

Date: March 25, 2011
Time: 1:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
RSVP by March 18, 2011 to Heather Berg, berg@iwpr.org or 202-785-5100.

Agenda

1:30 p.m. Opening Remarks

Sonya Michel, Director of United States Studies,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Patricia Foxen, Associate Director of Research, National Council of La Raza

1:45 p.m. Keynote Introduction

Keynote speaker, Sara Manzano-Díaz, Director of the Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor

2:10 p.m. Report Presenters

Cynthia Hess and Jane Henrici, Study Directors, IWPR

2:40-3 p.m. Q&A Discussion


3-3:10 p.m. Break

3:10-5:20 p.m. Panel Sessions on Programs and Policies
Affecting Latina Immigrants

5:20-5:30 p.m. Closing remarks

Barbara Gault, Executive Director, IWPR