MUJER is inviting the Latin community to get involved in an active analysis and discussion regarding issues that Latina youth confront. The meeting, which is a part of the “ Your Voice Counts!” campaign is aimed to empower Latina youth by bringing awareness to issues they face and to create a larger network of support. Lack of communication, trust, racialized beauty standards, isolation and desperation are often factors in leading these youth to early pregnancy, single motherhood, increased high school dropout rates and poverty. Some young women run away from their families because of emotional and physical abuse, violence and face high risks of living on the streets.
The gathering will take place on Tuesday November 22nd, 2011 from 6:30pm- 9:30pm at The Center for Spanish Speaking People. Childcare, refreshments and TTC tickets will be made available.
Click here to view flyer (in Spanish)
To register please contact:
Fran Rawlings Quintero