Women's Empowerment and the 'New Immigration': York's VITA Program

Provost Lecture series with Prof. Robert Clovey, Dr. Michael Flynn, Dr. Fabiola F. Salek.
When Dec 02, 2010
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where AC-2M04
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Contact Phone 718-262-5338
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This presentation will draw from a phenomenological, interview-based study of the experiences of thirty Caribbean and Hispanic immigrant women. Additionally, a quantitative survey-based study (400 surveys) measuring attitudes on women’s empowerment has been conducted. All research subjects filed their 2010 federal and state income taxes at York’s VITA program (the presentation will also include a discussion of York’s Vita Program). This research project describes these women’s assimilation and acculturation experiences, familial economic decision-making, and attitudes toward the “American Dream.”