Latin America Women Rising

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bacheletThe Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Women’s Center are sponsoring a presentation and discussion by Joan M. Caivano and Dr. Jane Marcus-Delgado on women’s issues in Latin America.

Ms. Caivano (Interamerican Dialogue) and Dr. Marcus-Delgado (CUNY Staten Island), will discuss their work on women’s issues in Latin America with special focus on reproductive rights and violence against women.  Learn about the advance of women into leadership positions and the areas where inequity remains. The event will take place Monday, March 24 at 4:30 in room Scales Room 102.

Joan M. Caivano is deputy to the president and director of special projects at the Dialogue. She also directs the Dialogue’s project on press freedom issues and its work on women’s leadership in the Americas. She manages a range of institutional responsibilities, including the Dialogue’s Sol Linowitz Forum, its publications program, outreach to the press, and membership issues. Previously, she worked at the Overseas Development Council and the Brookings Institution, and managed several small business enterprises. She has been a frequent guest lecturer on issues of concern to women in Latin America at the Foreign Service Institute. She holds a masters degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University, where she also completed her undergraduate studies.

Dr. Jane Marcus-Delgado is an Associate Professor, works in interdisciplinary Latin American Studies and directs CSI’s International Studies program. She has lived, worked, and studied in Latin America and other parts of the world. Prior to joining the CSI faculty in 1999, Dr. Marcus-Delgado served as a Fulbright project officer for the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) and as an associate at the InterAmerican Dialogue, a policy think-tank in Washington, D.C. She is a strong advocate of international education who works closely with the College’s Center for International Service.

For more information, contact Silvia Correa at correas@wfu.edu.

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