Latina Resource Center
The Chicana/Latina Resource Center is dedicated to providing the Chicana/Latina student with information, guidance and referrals needed as students encounter the rigorous challenges of higher education. This Resource Center was specifically designed to create awareness, educate the campus community on the Chicana/Latina experience, and explore the rapidly changing roles and current social and political issues faced by this population.
The mission of the Chicana/Latina Resource Center is to foster an environment where women can explore and identify cultural and social issues. The center provides students with information, guidance, referrals, and networking opportunities.
Special programs and discussion groups are offered and designed to help Chicana/Latina woman explore current issues and concerns inherent in her personal and professional growth. The Center embraces diversity and works collaboratively with the African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American Women’s Resource Centers to bring about programs to enhance all women of color.
The center provides literature, community information, articles, and magazines that concern Chicana/Latina Women. The information and support of the center is designed to provide the Chicana/Latina student with information, guidance, referrals, networking opportunities, and discussion on the rapidly changing roles of the Chicana/Latina population at CSUF.
Peer counseling directed toward self-growth, awareness and professional empowerment is also available.
Through the years the Chicana/Latina Resource Center and discussion group have evolved. In 1989, a discussion group called Hispanic Women’s Group was formed by Sylvia Gallegos, Communications major. In 1994 the name was changed to Para Mujeres to include all women regardless of how they identify themselves.
Para Mujeres is a women’s discussion group that is geared towards Chicana/ Latina women on the CSUF campus. The goal of this group is to help increase the support for minority women during their college experience.
The group will discuss various topics that are related to Chicana/ Latina women personally, academically, and professionally.
The group also looks at social issues that are affecting the community:
- Gender Issues
- Health Issues
- Goal Setting
- Campus and Community Resources
This group meets every Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in UH205.
Come and join the discussion!
- Additional links to the Latin culture
- Indigenous cultures around the world
- Resources on Latin American countries
- Various Latin cultures, traditions & people
- Popular traditions & cultural items
- Links to various Latino organizations
- International Human rights organization
Latina health issues, organizations, contributions to society, relationships
- Chicana feminist page
- Contemporary Latina woman
- MANA – leadership development
- Contributions of Latina women
- Professional success, relationships, and culture
- Latina women’s health
Culture Latin culture, traditions, and people Indigenous cultures
History Famous Latinos, resources relating to Latino history
- Famous Hispanics in the world and history
- Iberian Americans; History in the New World
- Books, videos & websites for the study of Latino/a history
Society/Politics Political empowerment, social and racial justice, and data on US Hispanics
Arts, Literature, Music
- Suggested reading for Chicano/a culture
- Latin book recommendations
- Literature on various Latino cultures
- Latin dance and music
- Links to Latin American music and dance
- Diego Rivera’s home page (Art)
- List of various arts and artists in the Latino world
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