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Destitution Diminishment with Race and Sexual orientation at the Inside YWCA More prominent Lafayette System Lunch get-together February 23, 2009 The Report: "Interfacing Neediness Lessening to Racial Equity and Ladies' Monetary Strengthening"
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Destitution Reduction with Race and Gender at the Center YWCA Greater Lafayette Network Luncheon February 23, 2009

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The Report: “Connecting Poverty Reduction to Racial Justice and Women’s Economic Empowerment” Prepared for YWCA Great Lakes Alliance Region in August 2008 by Rebecca Gurney, GLA Advocacy Coordinator, and Abbie Obenour, an open strategy understudy from OSU Based on exploration for quite a long time 2006-2008 Report accessible at:

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First…the certainties - In 2006, right around 37 million individuals lived beneath the neediness line Poverty line for group of 4 in 2006- - $20,614 Poverty line for group of 4 in 2008- - $22,200—7.2% expansion

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Facts… Children’s destitution rates are most noteworthy of any age bunch; one in five kids lives in neediness. More than 9 million working individuals live in destitution.

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Facts… Poor individuals confront various hardships—food frailty, deficient lodging, obstructions to sufficient medicinal services Uninsured rate among needy individuals (37%) is double the national rate (18%)

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Facts… As the hole in the middle of neediness and opportunity augments, the line between the “haves and have-nots” keeps on being drawn along race and sex lines.

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Facts… 2006—the destitution rate for ladies was 14.7% contrasted with 11.9% for men. 90% of TANF beneficiaries were ladies. This extent has stayed reliable since 2000. Middle yearly pay for ladies was $22,097. This is $10,000 not exactly the middle for men. Ladies still normal $.77 to the man’s dollar. Unemployment rate for single parents was 28%.

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Facts… Poverty rates for African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics were 2 ½ to 3 times the rate for whites. 9.3% non-Hispanic Whites 21.5% Hispanic 25.8 African Americans 26.6% Native Americans, Alaskan Natives

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Facts… African Americans are more probable than whites, and – Hispanic Americans are more probable than African Americans To be unemployed, To drop out of secondary school To experience sick wellbeing

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Facts… The normal\'s abundance white family is seven times more than that of a normal dark gang. The middle total assets by race- - African Americans - $5,998 Hispanics - $7,932 Whites - $88,651

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Facts… Women and racial minorities are excessively prone to live in neediness. These truths are of solitary worry to the YWCA whose mission is Eliminating Racism ● Empowering Women

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Quick Facts about Greater Lafayette, Indiana*… Racial Analysis 2005 90% - white 7.1% - Hispanic/Latino 5.5% - Asian 3.5% African American * Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

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Greater Lafayette, Indiana… Poverty Statistics 2005 Rate – 17.9% (150% of the state rate) Children living in destitution – 16.1% (97% of the state rate) *Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce…

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What Can We Do?... Turned into the specialists Advocate

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What Can I Do?… Become the master Study the present status of destitution in Greater Lafayette, IN Drill down to distinguish zones where most prominent incongruities exist.

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What Can We Do? Take Leadership Form Alliances - Join with other people who share your perspectives. Join the YWCA. Stand up. Compose letters to the daily papers. Begin a website. Contact administrators. Be at the table where choices are made .

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What Can I Do?... Backer Keep the novel needs of ladies and groups of shading at the front line of all discussions about destitution. Participate in arrangement support Living pay Paid wiped out days and extended access to medicinal services Universal early youth consideration and instruction

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What Can I Do?... Promoter Engage in strategy backing (proceeded with) Consumer insurance from savage giving Educate the group about obtaining and financing alternatives Appeal to approa

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