Un grupo creado por y para mujeres Latinas
This initiative was born from a group of friends from different geographic and cultural backgrounds, and a common desire to share our experiences, learn from each other, and celebrate our cultural differences and similarities. After coming together as a social group, we realized there is a need in our community for a safe space where women can come together, empower each other, and acquire the tools needed for their self-sufficiency. As Latin@ immigrants, we believe we are better equipped to understand the reality and complexity of the immigrant experience in this country. We focus our efforts on working with other immigrant women to develop and implement programs that will help them to become advocates of their own volition.
We envision a Gulf Coast where all women live high quality lives, equally able to freely pursue and fulfill their goals.
To strengthen the leadership of Latinas in the Gulf Coast region through culturally rooted community-building; community education around vital information and resources; and, human rights advocacy.
OUR WORK FOR 2012
Currently, Féminas is conducting a participatory research project. The purpose of this case study is to encourage active participation to engage Latin@ immigrant women working in the casino/hotel industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in dialogues and to create collective solutions to current social problems, drawing on the direct lived experiences and knowledge of everyone involved. This project has two main objectives:
- Obtain empirical data that describes working Latin@ immigrant women, their labor conditions, challenges, and contributions to the larger society.
- Analyze the challenges and provide policy recommendations to improve the working conditions of all workers.
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