Conference to address issues in higher education for Latinas (Released: 2/15/96)
by Luis Mocete, Office of University Communications.
STORRS, Conn. -- A one-day conference on Hispanic women in higher education will be held March 1 in the University of Connecticut's Student Union.
With the small number of Latinas in higher education, we must address the issues that they face when attempting to enter the higher education profession," said Elizabeth Mejia, associate director of the UConn Women s Center.
Along with the workshops throughout the day there will be two keynote speakers, Edna Acosta-Belen, director of the Center for Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the State University of New York at Albany, and Irene Blea, chair of the department of Chicano Studies at California State University in Los Angeles.
There is a $65 fee for all participants. Full-time students can attend free, except lunch, which costs $10. For more information, call 486-4738.
The workshop is sponsored by the Institute of Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, the Latina Women s Group, the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, the President s Office, the Women s Center and the Women s Studies Program.