Onondaga Historical Association, OHA_B2_290
Mission statement and brief history of "Realizing My Dreams" Latina Women's Conference, ca. 2000
According to the mission statement, what is the purpose of the Realizing My Dreams Conference?
What does ANCLA stand for?
What three things did Latina women need that gave them the idea for the conference?
Name at least two “dreams” that women can work toward accomplishing.
For how many years has this conference been held?
The achievements of Latina women have been important to the culture and history of our country. Research famous Latina women using the Resources section below and create a poster that contains pictures of, and a paragraph of biographical information about, some of the Latina women you have researched.
Math: Research the rise in the number of Latina women in the work force and create a graph. Make a second graph of the kinds of occupations they work in.
Science: Research Latina women who have made significant contributions to the field of science.
English Language Arts: There are many famous Latina authors, including Laura Esquivel (Like Water for Chocolate), Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street), and Mary Helen Ponce (Hoyt Street: An Autobiography). Write a book report on the work of a Latina author.
Anne E. Hill. Jennifer Lopez. Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2001.
Sylvia Mendoza. The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength and Success. Holbrook, MA, 2004.
Diane Telgen, Jim Damp, Editor. Notable Hispanic Women. Detroit: Gale Research, 1993.