Mujeres Latinas en Acción and Amigas Latinas present “Latina Queer Women in Chicago” a Latina Portrait Report on October 12, 2011 at DePaul University –Lincoln Park Campus. This event is open and free to the public.
CHICAGO, IL (September 28, 2011)- Mujeres Latinas en Acción and Amigas Latinas recently released the results for the Proyecto Latina Survey, the only research study to focus on Latina Queer Women in Chicago. On October 12, 2011 at DePaul University-Lincoln Park Campus at 6pm (Student Center Room 313) the presenters will address experiences and challenges of Latina Queer women in Chicago such as: What issues do Latina LGBTQQ women face in Chicago? How do Latina LGBTQQ women overcome discrimination, homophobia, and mental health issues? The Latina Queer Women in Chicago report is part of the Latina Portrait a series of reports sponsored by Mujeres Latinas en Acción which assess the needs of local Latinas and their families and offer recommendations solutions to address their challenges. Learn about innovative strategies and programs being developed to help Latina women navigate experiences of intimate partner violence.
The stories and data represented in the Latina Queer Women in Chicago report were gathered and organized by Amigas Latinas. They conducted the ground-breaking Proyecto Latina survey that was the first project of its kind in Chicago to provide critical information on Latina LGBTQ women. The event will include panelists Nicole Perez, Howard Brown Researcher, Lu Rocha, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Women for Economic Justice, Dayi Peguero, therapist, Family Building Blocks, and Lourdes Torres, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University. All those who identify with the LGBTQ community, Latin@s concerned about Latin@ about Latin@s, and allies of the Latin@ and queer community are strongly encouraged to attend.
Mujeres Latinas en Acción empowers Latinas through providing services which reflect their values and culture and being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives. Amigas Latinas’ mission is to empower Latina lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning women by providing a safe environment, personal growth, support, education, and advocacy to impact family, friends, and the larger communities we live in.
Event is sponsored by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University, it is free and open to the public. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-325-7316/4818.