Women's Center Reaches Out to Spanish-Speaking Community

OGDEN, Utah –The Weber State University Women’s Center will be offering several workshops exclusively for Spanish-speaking women in Weber and Davis counties.

The workshop series, “Mujeres al Poder” (Women in Power) will be held on consecutive Tuesdays beginning Jan. 12 through March 2. Classes will be held at 1 p.m. in Shepherd Union room 320.

Topics will include computer basics, resume writing, finances and dealing with family members who have drug and alcohol addictions.

Conceived by WSU student Marisol Velasco, the unique workshop series was created to offer valuable skills and resources to women in the surrounding communities.

“The Mujeres al Poder program was created for the purpose of helping women in the Hispanic community become self-reliant and overcome the fear of new experiences,” Velasco said. “I wanted to make them aware of the opportunities and resources available to them and help them complete their GED or pursue their college education.”

“The goal was to empower Hispanic women in the community who might want to acquire these skills but were unsure how to go about it,” said Carol Merrill, Women’s Center director.

The workshops, including materials, are free of charge and open to Spanish-speaking women throughout the community. Those interested are encouraged to call the Women’s Center in advance to reserve a spot and materials.

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Contact:
Carol E. Merrill, Women's Center director
801-626-6090 • cmerrill2@weber.edu
Author:
Gentry Reinhart, office of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • gentryreinhart@weber.edu