Updated: Jun 13
Hello Friends and supporters,
Spring has finally come to Wisconsin. The birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming.
At Midwest Mujeres, we are planning our second Yo Quiero Dinero event. Unlike last year's conference, we are hosting a special interactive storytelling show for you!
In talking to my community of Brown, Black, and White friends, many have asked me What does Yo Quiero Dinero mean?
It means I want Money in Spanish! We have been using this term as a metaphor and a call to action to bring attention to the racial wealth gap. Now, we are using it as our prompt for our annual event
Who will be there sharing their stories?
EVENT BREAKDOWN: This is a storytelling event that is interactive and motivational. Women will come to the stage and tell stories about taking their businesses to the next level as entrepreneurs. These stories will be about their fears, failures, culture, and resiliency for creating a new "stream of income" and why they wanted more money or value for their lives.
Yo Quiero Dinero is a song, a metaphor, and a movement for women of color in Wisconsin who want more. Wisconsin Women want money, more life, and more freedom. Free your mind, and the rest will follow (En Vogue).
While white households make up 64% of the population, they held more than 80% of all wealth measured in assets in 2022. (Federal Reserve)
According to Equal Pay Today, Latinas working full-time, year-round, and part-time earn only 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men.
Black women have the highest labor force participation rate of all women.
Typically, Black women have higher labor force participation rates than other women, meaning a higher share of Black women are either employed or unemployed and looking for work. For instance, in 2019, Black women's labor force participation rate was 60.5% compared with 56.8% for white women. Even in 2020, during the pandemic, their labor force participation rate was 58.8%, compared to 56.2% for women overall.
(Current Population Survey)
Please join us on Friday, June 16th at 6 PM at 1055 E Mifflin Street, Madison, WI, at the MyArts Theater. Come early for networking and appetizers. We will have a raffle and a professional photo booth. Event Link: https://bit.ly/YoQuieroDinero2023