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Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants in Atlanta: Opportunities and Challenges

When Sep 27, 2011
from 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Latin American Association 2750 Buford Highway Northeast Atlanta, GA 30324
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Contact Phone (404) 638-1800
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Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants in Atlanta:
Resources and Strategies for Change

An event sponsored by the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, the Latin American Association,
and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Opportunities and Challenges will present findings from a two-year research project that explores how community-based organizations work to advance the rights and well-being of Latina immigrants in Atlanta, Northern Virginia, and Phoenix. Featuring presentations from researchers as well as from organizational leaders in Atlanta working closely with immigrant women, the event will examine the specific challenges Latina immigrants face, the innovative strategies organizations use to address these challenges, and the existing gaps in services for Atlanta’s growing immigrant population.


7:30 – 7:45 a.m.                                                                                                    Opening Remarks

Barbara J. Mosacchio, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation
Jeffrey Tapia,
Chief Operating Officer, Latin American Association

7:45 – 8:30 a.m                                                                                             Research Presentation

Jane Henrici, Ph.D., Study Director, IWPR
Cynthia Hess,
Ph.D., Study Director, IWPR
“Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants in Atlanta: Challenges and Opportunities”

8:30 – 9:50 a.m.                                                                                                   Panel Discussion

Challenges Facing Latina Immigrants and Strategies for Advocacy and Change: Voices from the Community

Moderator: Mariela Romero, Director of Community Affairs, Univision


Maria Azuri, Director, Lifting Latina Voices Initiative, Feminist Women’s Health Center
Jennifer Hamamoto
, VAWA Coordinator, The Latin American Association
Pierluigi Mancini
, Ph.D., Executive Director, CETPA,

Professional Mental Health Counseling Services for the Latino Community

9:50 – 10 a.m.                                                                                                    Closing remarks

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