Updated: Jul 26, 2022
In a recent heated political and cultural environment, over a dozen panelists gathered to assess the specific challenges facing Latina women and the broad challenges facing Latino communities across New Jersey. The third annual roundtable was sponsored by LANF, the Community Affairs Resource Center of Monmouth County [CARC], and the Fund for New Jersey on June 21, 2019. The panelists consisted of professionals and clients of the Latino community-based non-profits that administer New Jersey’s three Hispanic Women’s Resource Centers. The Centers are run by CARC, Asbury Park, La Casa de Don Pedro, Newark, and the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, Camden. They provide job training and employment guidance for Latinas, many of whom seek to break the cycle of domestic violence by attaining financial independence from their abusers. Program administrators and clients from all the agencies participated in the Roundtable discussions aimed at proposing a policy agenda for Latinos in New Jersey. Prominent advocates from across the state also took part in the discussions.