Dia de la Mujer Conference

Día de la Mujer Annual Conference at MSU

The Día de la Mujer (DDLM) conference, coordinated by The Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions (OCAT) and sponsored by C.R.U. and other MSU departments, is an event that has become a source of education and development for the many hundreds of people it attracts each year and a place where networking connections are made for employment and educational opportunities for Michigan Latinas’ empowerment.

In the seventeen years DDLM history, a great number of issues and concerns have been addressed through keynote presenters, forums and workshops facilitated by Latina women experts on education, health, politics, community, family, history, culture, professional, and personal development areas.

Held at Kellogg Center of Michigan State University in the spring semester annually, DDLM offers close to 30 workshops and many exhibit tables for agencies in the community to display their materials and services. 

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The 29th Annual DDLM Conference will be held on April 06, 2024

For more info visit www.ddlm.ocat.msu.edu

If you would like more information regarding: The Planning Committee. offering a workshop, Donations, Group Rates, purchasing a booth for your organization, etc. Contact:Juan Flores, DDLM Coordinator, Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions, Michigan State University 339 Student Services Bldg, East Lansing, MI 48824 E-mail: floresj2@msu.edu Office:517-353-7745

The 2021 Annual Día de la Mujer Conference


The 17th Annual Día de la Mujer Conference (DDLM) was held on March 20, 2010 at the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University. Throughout the day nearly 500 people attended the conference. The one day event offered thirty workshops for participants that attracted grandmothers, mothers, college, high school and elementary school students. The workshops covered perspectives on health, culture, self-development, professional networking, media and political representation. These workshops were facilitated by Latina experts in the identified areas.  Compared to the 16th Annual DDLM the year before the number of participants increased by more than one hundred and the overall quality of the conference improved significantly.

The Día de la Mujer (DDLM) conference is designed to provide Michigan Latinas with the opportunity to develop support systems to effectively overcome these challenging areas. Through an agenda tailored to Latinas’ social issues, DDLM has become an institution and a source of education and development for the many hundreds of people that attend each year and an event where networking connections are made for employment, educational opportunities, and empowerment of Michigan Latinas.

Current success of DDLM can be attributed to the sponsorship and stewardship of Michigan State University units and departments that support Latinas in their quest for advancement. The evolving needs and characteristics of Latinas as a population group demands that events like DDLM acutely assess the target community in order to effectively keep up with its demographic and ethnographic changes.  In order for the present structure and operational system of DDLM to keep up with the     changing social, political and economic needs of Latinas in Michigan, an accurate needs assessment of Michigan Latinas is needed.

Through our surveying of previous DDLM conferences we have found that there is a need for a Community Network Based Planning (CNBP) approach to enhance the DDLM conference plans and design.  The proposed CNBP component will ascertain general needs and concerns of Latinas. This information will be used as a base for the DDLM committee in the planning, design, and development of the conference to guarantee a more accurate program approach, increase participation and improve the quality of the DDLM conference.

The goal of the Día de la Mujer conference is to empower, motivate, inspire, and support Latinas in their quest for advancement. The Día de la Mujer Conference has provided a much needed space for Latinas in Michigan to highlight their accomplishments in our community.

This report represents the responses of those participants who completed evaluations. Evaluation forms were distributed at each workshop, keynote address, and an Overall Evaluation was conducted at the conclusion of the final session. The following report provides findings from the Overall Evaluation, Profile of Participants, and workshops Evaluation that was taken at the conference. The number of participants who completed evaluations varies throughout this report. The number of Overall Evaluations, in particular, does not reflect the total number of conference attendees. 

 To review the DDLM evaluation Report, click on the attachment below.