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Registration Packet for "Realizando Mis Sueños" a Latina Womens' Conference, 2000

9th Annual Latina Women's Conference

9th Annual Latina Women's Conference

Onondaga Historical Association, OHA_B2_285
Document Description
Registration packet for "Realizando Mis Sueños" Latina Women's Conference, in English and Spanish, April 29, 2000.
What are the topics of the five workshops that will be offered at the Realizing My Dreams Latina Conference?
Categorize the speakers according to their areas of expertise.
What businesses sponsored this conference? Why do you think they chose to do so?
When and where was this conference held?
Why do you think the program is in both English and Spanish?
Historical Challenges
The achievements of Latina women have been important to the culture and history of our country. Using the Resources section, research famous Latina women and create a poster that includes pictures of, and biographical information about, some of the Latina women you have researched.
Interdisciplinary Connections
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 book report on the work of a Latina author.
Art: Research and create a Power Point presentation on Latina artists.
Resources, “Las Mujeres”, National Women’s Hall of Fame, “Dolores Huerta”, New York State Archives Legacies Project, “An Anchor for Latino Grassroots Political Activity in Syracuse.” A document-based activity on the work of the ANCLA organization. Also check this site’s link to the history of Latinos in Syracuse for further information on the organization., New York State Library. "Selected Hispanic and Latino Websites."
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.


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Lesson Topic:

Historical Context
In 1989, the Latino population of Syracuse, New York was growing rapidly. The Spanish Action League (SAL) had been organized in 1969 to help the Spanish-speaking population of the city with social services and assistance in the crucial areas of housing, employment, education, and family services. By the late 1980s, the organization was overwhelmed with direct service needs and had little time to work toward political changes that would help the Latino community move forward. As a result of attending Father Robert Chryst’s Hispanic Forum luncheons and the New York State Assembly Somos Uno conference in 1989, a group of people formed the Association of Neighbors Concerned for Latino Advancement (ANCLA). The grassroots organization has been involved in a number of projects that strengthen and promote the health of the Latino community. ANCLA sponsors the Realizing My Dreams Latina Conference.
Essential Question
How did immigration affect the lives of the immigrants?
Check for Understanding
Summarize the main idea of this document, identify three key details, and explain how the lives of latina women were affected by their immigration.