Latina Futures, 2050 Lab
In collaboration with the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute, in 2022 the CSRC launched the Latina Futures, 2050 Lab, which will investigate Latinas’ experiences in the labor market, their participation in civic leadership, and their well-being. This work is driven in part by the fact that Latinas experience a significant wage gap and also remain extremely underrepresented in critical fields that will determine the future of our state, our country, and our planet. We are also aware that Latinas make up a growing number of K-12 teachers and administrators, are the majority of child-care workers in California, and are the mothers of over half the children in the state. Hence, our intersectional research for the Latina Futures project will involve a wide range of invested partners and will aim to have lasting implications for Latinas, women of color more broadly, and all children and youth. Funded by a $15 million California state budget allocation, the Lab will to support policy research, leadership programs, and civic engagement with a Latina lens, and emphasizes the rights and leadership of Latinas in civil society and the workplace.