[EDEQUITY WEEA Project Dialogue]Can Mother/Daughter be replicated

From: Diana Melvin (gut1@dakota2k.net)
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 09:56:30 EST

In South Dakota, I would suspect that we have similar statistics for our
Native American Mothers and Daughters as far as school completions. Do you
believe that the Mother Daughter program could be replicated with Native
American women and their daughters?
Diana Melvin
South Dakota Women Work

----- Original Message -----
From: <"Carmen Delgado-Contreras",> <cdcontreras@smcoe.k12.ca.us>
Subject: [EDEQUITY WEEA Project Dialogue]Inequity about Latinos

> I would like to respond to Jill's question about addressing "equity
> awareness" issues. When I speak with the mothers and daughters at the
> parent orientation meeting which is the first time we meet. I explain
> why we have the WEEA grant and what the legislation was trying to
> address. I get an immediate "yes we understand" feedback. Because
> traditionally Spanish-speaking mothers have experienced first hand
> the inequity of being girls/women. The mothers understand the
> importance of the WEEA grant and it's focus. Mothers have shared
> their experiences growing up and how they had to stay home and help
> their mother while their brothers were allowed to go to
> school.----And they do not want the same experience for their
> daughters here in the United States.
> Carmen Delgado Contreras
> Director
> Mother-Daughter Program
> San Mateo County Office of Education
> Phone: (650) 802-5619
> Email: <cdcontreras@smcoe.k12.ca.us>

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