Latinitas Joining E.A.S.T. with MezcladaGirl Photography Show and Contest:
Girls Present Self-expression and Storytelling Through Photography
WHAT: Latinitas, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering Latina youth through technology and media, is taking part in the East Austin Studio Tour for the first time with its own photo show of girls’ work: Mezclada Girl. The show will feature photography generated in Latinitas’ Club Latinitas programs at 12 AISD elementary and middle schools and through a partnership with Foundation Communities.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Reception and photo contest: 3-5pm
Cost: Free. Light snacks provided. Open to everybody
WHERE: Latinitas, Inc. Austin Headquarters
4926 E. Cesar Chavez, building A (blue building)
Austin, TX 78702
WHY: For 12 years, Latinitas, a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, has been empowering Latina youth using media and technology, providing direct digital media and technology training and esteem-boosting services to nearly 3,500 girls and teens across Texas annually. Founded by two journalism students fed up with the lack of representation of Latinas in media and technology industries, Latinitas presents enrichment programs at Texas schools, libraries and community centers that use culture as a thread to teach web and graphic design, blogging, video and audio production, photography and of late: video game and app development and coding.
Young Latinas in Austin are one half of our city’s largest youth population. But, she is not monolithic. In a way, she’s indefinable – she’s a Spanish speaker and she’s not, native and foreign born and she likes and doesn’t like guacamole, maduras and California rolls. Latinitas presents a visual “punto de vista” using photography and mixed media generated by hundreds of Latina girls attending Latinitas after school enrichment programs focused on empowering Hispanic girls and teens using media and technology. Photography sale will benefit Latinitas college scholarship fund for its program leaders