Latina Conference To Discuss Current Issues In Community

Feb. 26, 2004

by Amanda Lewis, Student Newswriter

Baylor University invites members of the Baylor and Waco communities to discuss issues pertaining to Hispanic women during the 2nd annual Latina Women's Conference, titled "Latinas: Nuestra Cultura," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in the Hankamer School of Business.

The conference is sponsored by several student organizations, including the Hispanic Student Association, Gamma Alpha Omega, Kappa Delta Chi, MEChA, Omega Delta Phi, Phi Iota Alpha and Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc.

Registration will be held from 9 until 9:30 a.m. in Kaiser Auditorium, followed by an opening session until 9:50 a.m. Participants then can attend two seminars at 10 and 11:10 a.m. to discuss issues such as leadership skills, nutrition, relationships, community involvement and Latinas in the media. Leaders in the Latina community will be presenting the interactive seminars.

Following the informational sessions, participants will be served lunch from 12:20 to 1:50 p.m. in Cashion 510 and will hear keynote speaker Inez Ruiz advise women on how they can overcome the "glass ceiling" of corporate America. The conference will conclude with a panel discussion with six Latina professionals from 2 to 3 p.m. in Kaiser.

Early registration is free for Baylor students and faculty through Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Registration is open to the public at the door for $3.

For more information, visit the conference web site at or contact Adriana Sanchez-Martinez at .

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