Hispanic American women -- New York (State) -- New York
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Kathy Andrade Papers
Identifier: MSS 76
Abstract Andrade has been an active participant in Hispanic labor organizations and held various positions in the Hispanic Labor Committee and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. A life-long activist and leader in the labor movement, Andrade first worked as an organizer in Miami and New York after arriving from El Salvador. She was the director of the Department of Education for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), where she was responsible for worker education...
National Latinas Caucus Records
Identifier: MSS 16
Abstract The principal goal of the National Latinas Caucus was to empower women in local communities by organizing and developing networks around issues of common concern; provide opportunities for personal and professional advancement; and foster a stronger sense of self-awareness. Community activist and social worker Yolanda Sanchez was its founding member. Special projects included El Barrio Renaissance, an effort to create low and moderate income residential housing units by renovating city-owned...
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