Latina Identity 2.0


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Latina Identity 2.0

  1. 1. Latinas Serving Latinas Conference Azusa Pacific University Presented by: Judy Juarez Latina 2.0
  2. 2. What is identity? The condition of  being oneself or  itself, and not another
  3. 3. How is identity formed? Family Race/ CultureGender Religion Economic Status
  4. 4. Latina Identity Positive Negative
  5. 5. Facing the Facts: In November 2013, the American Progress Report released a report outlining several facts about Latina’s in the U.S., this is what they found… (American Progress Report, 2013)
  6. 6. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Facing the Facts: Health
  7. 7. Latina teens experienced historic lows for teen pregnancy in 2012, at 39 percent. Facing the Facts: Health
  8. 8. Latina women experience unintended pregnancy at twice the rate experienced by white women. Facing the Facts: Health
  9. 9. Latinas are 17 times more likely to die from diabetes than non- Hispanic white women. Latinas also have higher rates of gestational diabetes, which puts them at greater risk for type 2 diabetes later in life. Facing the Facts: Health
  10. 10. The level of educational attainment for Latinas has risen in the past few years, yet it still sits at a level significantly lower than that of white women Facing the Facts: Education
  11. 11. College graduation rates for Latinas have increased faster than any other group of women. Facing the Facts: Education
  12. 12. Graduation rates for Latinas were at 31.3% in 2008, still significantly lower than graduation rates for white women, at 45.8%. Facing the Facts: Education
  13. 13. Only 3 percent of Latina women are represented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM, fields, while women in total make up 24 percent of the STEM workforce. Facing the Facts: Education
  14. 14. Latina women make 55 cents to the dollar when compared to white, non-Hispanic males. In comparison, white women make 78.1 cents to the same dollar. Facing the Facts: Entrepreneurship
  15. 15. Latina women make 88 percent of their male counterparts’ annual full-time earnings. Facing the Facts: Entrepreneurship
  16. 16. 32.2 percent of Latina women work in the service sector, compared with only 20 percent of white women, and service workers are almost 20 percent less likely to have either paid sick leave or retirement benefits. Facing the Facts: Entrepreneurship
  17. 17. In Latina households, about 4 in 10 working wives were the primary breadwinners for their families, according to a 2010 CAP report. This doubles the rate from 1975. Facing the Facts: Entrepreneurship
  18. 18. Today, only 9 of the 98 women in Congress are Latina; all serve in the House of Representatives. Five of those nine women represent California. Facing the Facts: Political Leadership
  19. 19. From 1996 to 2010, the number of Latina elected officials increased by 105 percent. Facing the Facts: Political Leadership
  20. 20. What does the media say?
  21. 21. Now What? You get to define what Latina means Break the stereotypes Know your history
  22. 22. You Define You
  23. 23. THANK YOU!