ERIC Number: ED342832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
National Women of Color Organizations: A Report to the Ford Foundation.
Hernandez, Aileen C.
A survey was done in 1987 of national organizations of women of color, their leaders, their organizations, and the issues they were confronting. The survey was conducted through questionnaires to all and on-site visits to a few of the women of color organizations. A return for verification of information in 1991 found that all but a few were still in operation. The survey found that although the group experiences differed historically, some priorities common to all included leadership development, employment opportunities, improved education, strengthening of the family, and economic development as well as a desire to reaffirm the strength and value of their own cultures, and to gain political, social, and economic empowerment. The document presents the survey findings through a chapter on each of the following ethnic groups: (1) Asian Pacific American women; (2) African American women; (3) Hispanic American women; and (4) Native American women. Also included is a list of the 23 organizations that responded to the survey and extensive portraits of each institution, which touch on organizational history, staffing, publications, dues, goals, constituency, base of support, and issues of primary interest. A final section presents survey responses for each of the 23 organizations surveyed. (JB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Organizations, Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Employment Opportunities, Ethnic Groups, Females, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, National Organizations, National Surveys, Organizational Objectives, Pacific Americans, Professional Associations, Sororities
Ford Foundation, 320 E. 43 St., New York, NY 10017 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.