Latina women and education barriers
â€œWomen at Noon,â€ a campus lunchtime lecture series, will host a talk about Latina women and their struggles in the education system.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, â€œWomen at Noonâ€ will explore why education seems to â€œpresent a closed doorâ€ to women of this ethnicity, according to a university press release.
Latina women often struggle with language barriers, acting as single mothers, having to work to help support their families and being unable to afford a formal education. Because of this, the press release said, there are fewer professional opportunities.
The program is co-sponsored by El Centro and the Office of Womenâ€™s Programs and will be held today at noon in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room.
— Collegian Staff Report