Conferences and Workshops

UPCOMING EVENTS:

DESIGN CHICA CONFERENCE – Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9am to 4pm

AUSTIN SUMMER CAMPS – July through August 2017, Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm

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DESIGN CHICA CONFERENCE

Saturday, April 15, 2017

9am to 4pm

Cost: $10 / Lunch provided

Where: 3401 Webberville Rd (ACC-Eastview Campus)

Girls will work with UX professionals to design their very own website. During lunch, girls will meet with local VR experts while experiencing virtual reality demonstrations.

REGISTER HERE

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LATINITAS AUSTIN SUMMER CAMPS

Cine Chica: July 10 – July 14

Fashion Forward: July 17 – July 21

Tech Chica: July 24 – July 28

Healthy Chica: July 31 – August 4

Camps are Monday-Friday from 9am to 4pm

Cost: $200 / Need-based scholarships available

Where: 4926 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78702

REGISTER HERE

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PAST EVENTS:

Tech Familia Digital Scrapbooking Workshop

LATINITAS AUSTIN TECH FAMILIA:

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING

Saturday, January 28, 2017 

10 am to 12 pm 

Cost: FREE for the whole family!

Where: 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

REGISTER HERE 

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Latinitas Tech Familia Workshop: Create A Web App

LATINITAS AUSTIN TECH FAMILIA:

CREATE A WEB APP

Saturday, November 26th, 10 am to 12 pm 

Cost: FREE for the whole family!

Where: 4926 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

REGISTER HERE 

This Thanksgiving weekend, Latinitas invites all families to join in on some free fun at our next Tech Familia workshop. Create a web app for giving and learn about the powerful combination that is design/technology and philanthropy.

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LATINITAS AUSTIN

START UP CHICA CONFERENCE

Saturday, October 22nd 

9 am to 4 pm 

Cost: $10.00

REGISTER HERE 

This all day event will teach girls (ages 9-18) how to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas from start to pitch by creating a business plan and marketing campaign with the assistance of mentors with the end of day goal to present to real investors!

WHERE:  Austin Community College Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Road, Austin, TX)

For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email austin@latinitasmagazine.org

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LATINITAS EL PASO STEM CHICA CONFERENCE

Saturday, November 12

10 am to 3 pm

WHAT: STEM Chica Conference: This STEM conference for girls will help local female pre-teen and teen girls to experience a real STEM job mentored by professionals in this leadership and science, technology, engineering and math career workshop.

WHEN: November 12 ( 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

WHERE: TecH20 Center (10751 Montana, El Paso, TX)

WHO: Latinitas, the American Association of University Women and the TecH20 Center are partnering to co-host the STEM Chica Conference. The STEM Chica conference is created especially for girls ages 9 and up with unique hands-on workshops, exhibits and panels.

WHY: The STEM Chica Conference is geared toward encouraging pre-teen and teen girls to aim high by setting high goals for themselves, achieving in academic realms and exploring STEM professional opportunities for their future success. Girls are invited to imagine their future STEM career and meet STEM role models. Workshops are led by professional women who are excited about sharing their careers with participants. STEM Chica features unique hands-on STEM workshops, activities and inspiring guest speakers.

REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit www.LatinitasElPaso.com.

For more information, call 915.219.8554 or latinitasep@gmail.com.

Fall Events

UPCOMING EVENTS: Latinas in Film (Austin, TX) & Business Chica (El Paso, TX)

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September 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Google Fiber Space – 201 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701
Latinitas Austin & Con Mi MADRE Present:  The make-believe world of movies generally does not reflect what America looks like in real life. A study by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg school found that Hispanics made up only 4.9 percent of the film roles in the top 100 grossing films of 2013 even though they are 17 percent of the U.S. population. What can be done to defeat this lack of representation and combat stereotyping? The Austin Latinas in Film panel attempts to answer those questions, discuss the current state of Latinas in the film industry, and learn about some of the amazing projects our panelists are working on. Our moderators for the evening include: Iliana Sosa, Artist Services Manager at Austin Film Society and Emily Alpuche, 4th grade Latinitas ambassador. Meet the Panel: Elizabeth Avellan-Co-Owner/Vice President of Troublemaker Studios, Sharon Arteaga-Filmmaker and Producer for Republic Ventures Group, Chelsea Hernandez-Editor of Arts in Context (KLRU) and Director of Building The American Dream, Sandy Avila Ramirez – Latina in Entertainment. Register here.

BUSINESS CHICA CONFERENCE
Business ChicaSeptember 24 from 10am-4pm
Southwest University Auditorium (1414 Geronimo), El Paso TX
For Girls Ages 10-17
The Business Chica workshop is focused on encouraging local girls  to learn about careers in the business sector. Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training and learn about entrepreneurship. Girls will be able to work in teams to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas, create a business plan and design their own marketing campaign.  The Business Chica Conference is created especially for pre-teen and teen girls. Register here.

Multimedia Arts Camps

This Summer, girls in Austin & El Paso, TX have an opportunity to get a taste of what their life could be like as a movie star, a news anchor, a photographer, a fashion reporter, a radio DJ, a magazine writer, a poet, a graphic designer and more in Latinitas multimedia art camps. Through intense week-long day camp program, girls can find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects.The Latinitas camp is led by a team of women educators, role models and mentors experienced in guiding girls in hands-on lessons, interactive presentations, team challenges, and fun games that address girl issues and encourage self-esteem, expression, confidence and empowerment. Girls will produce original multimedia arts projects and master techniques in photography, writing, design, radio production and filmmaking. Click here to learn more.

Spring Girl Empowerment Events

UPCOMING EVENTS: CHICA POWER FEST (4/16, EL PASO, TX) & CODE CHICA (4/16 AUSTIN, TX)

CHICA POWER FEST – (4/16, EL PASO, TX)
WHEN: April 16 from 9:30am-3:30pm
WHERE: UTEP Miner Village – Summit Hall (2401 N. Oregon) 
The Chica Power Fest encourages girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. Inspiring guest speakers will help girls learn about issues girls face and discover real solutions on how to overcome these challenges. This day of girl empowerment is aimed at local girls 10 to 18 years old and is hosted by the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement and the Women in Business Association. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chica-power-fest-tickets-24303532520

CODE CHICA CONFERENCE – APP DESIGN (4/16 – AUSTIN, TX)
WHEN: April 16 from 9am-4pm
WHERE: Austin Community College – Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702
Using artistic talent, graphic design skills and some coding – girls will design their own app and will put together a business and marketing plan including its own TV and radio commercial. The day also includes lunchtime career presenters from art, branding, marketing, design, app development and entrepreneurial jobs and a keynote address. Register online: https://latinitas.ticketbud.com/codechica2016

 

Girl Empowerment Conferences

HEALTHY CHICA WORKSHOP: (1/30 – El Paso, TX)

WHEN: January 30 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: El Paso First, 1145 Westmoreland

WHAT: Girls will learn about health, wellness, self-esteem, nutrition, fitness and making healthy choices. Girls will participate in zumba, dance, yoga and healthy cooking activities as well as creating a health media campaign.

WHO: Latinitas is partnering with the El Paso First Health Plans to host a full day of health & wellness. This event is open to all girls between the ages of 9 and 18.

WHY: Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, sexuality, happiness, achievement and much more.  Healthy Chica puts the message-making in girls’ hands and is an opportunity to re-script confusing perspectives about what is and isn’t healthy.  Conference attendees will use video, photography, blogging and other digital media methods to explore nutrition, exercise and mental wellness. Attendees will be given the opportunity to create original content to implement a health public awareness campaign.  There will also be an exciting lunch time panel with professional women in various health fields. Join us for a full day of creating media and empowering the Latina youth.  The Latinitas mission is to empower young Latinas through media and technology. Latinitas was founded as a non-profit in 2002. We publish Latinitas Magazine and host media enrichment programs to help girls learn how to build confidence and discover their voice.

REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

Latinitas Multimedia Arts Camps

SUMMER CAMPS – This Summer, girls in Austin & El Paso, TX have an opportunity to get a taste of what their life could be like as a movie star, a news anchor, a photographer, a fashion reporter, a radio DJ, a magazine writer, a poet, a graphic designer and more in Latinitas multimedia art camps. Through intense week-long day camp program, girls can find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects.The Latinitas camp is led by a team of women educators, role models and mentors experienced in guiding girls in hands-on lessons, interactive presentations, team challenges, and fun games that address girl issues and encourage self-esteem, expression, confidence and empowerment. Girls will produce original multimedia arts projects and master techniques in photography, writing, design, radio production and filmmaking. REGISTER NOW!

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS: Chica Power Fest (April 18) El Paso, TX & Code Chica (April 18) Austin, TX

CHICA POWER FEST
April 18 from 9:30am-3:30pm
UTEP Mike Loya Academic Services Building, El Paso, TX
Chica Power Fest is a girl empowerment conference featuring inspirational speakers, interactive workshops and a teen resource fair on the topics of girl power, confidence, body image and leadership. The event is hosted by Latinitas & Women in Business Association and is open to girls 9 to 18.  The focus of the event is to encourage girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. Inspiring guest speakers will help girls learn about issues girls face and discover real solutions on how to overcome these challenges. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, booth fair and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying. An information fair will highlight booths featuring community groups and local youth resources. Pre-teen and teen girls will discuss the challenges facing girls today and explore positive ways to deal with stress through hands-on creative expression activities revolving around poetry, acting, photography, art and song. Girls will also enjoy dance performances, a fashion show and music entertainment. A limited number of scholarships are available and group discounts may apply. REGISTER ONLINE NOW.

CODE CHICA CONFERENCE – VIDEO GAME DESIGN! (AUSTIN, TX & surrounding areas)
April 18th, 2015 from 9 am-4:30 pm

Austin Community College Eastview Campus: 3401 Webberville Road, Austin TX
Over 47% of gamers are women, yet female heroes and stories in video games are hard to find. Girls will develop a video game from start to finish – first with art, some theater since video games are very cinematic and then to the development table to code the game. For girls ages 9-18. $15 for the day. Scholarships available.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW.

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – EL PASO, TX
March 7 from 10am to 2pm at 7000 Edgemere
Girls and moms are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with activities promoting girl power, confidence and self-expression. The event features a film screening of short films about strong women leaders, a celebration of women in history as well as hands-on art, poetry and musical activities. The workshop is presented by the American Association of University Women and Latinitas. RSVP Now.

Fall Girl Empowerment Events

UPCOMING EVENTS – Business Chica Workshop (EL PASO, TX) Dec.13

BUSINESS CHICA (EL PASO, TX)
December 13 from 10am-3pm
Southwest University Auditorium, El Paso, TX
Girls will connect with female business leaders as they develop business skills, receive financial literacy training, learn about entrepreneurship and foster work-readiness skills. Girls will be able to work in teams to develop their own entrepreneur venture ideas, create a business plan and design their own marketing campaign. By meeting inspirational professional mentors, girls will be inspired to dream big and reach their full potential. Local girls are invited to explore their future careers and meet inspirational female leaders. The Business Chica Conference is created especially for pre-teen and teen girls. The workshop is $10 (includes lunch and a limited number of need-based scholarships are available).  REGISTER TODAY. For more information, please contact Latinitas at 915.219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.


Summer Camps

This Summer, local girls have an opportunity to get a taste of what their life could be like as a movie star, a news anchor, a photographer, a radio dj, a magazine writer, a poet, a graphic designer and more in Latinitas multimedia art camps. Through intense week-long day camp program, girls can find their creative expression outlet by producing original media arts projects.The Latinitas camp is led by a team of women educators, role models and mentors experienced in guiding girls in hands-on lessons, interactive presentations, team challenges, and fun games that address girl issues and encourage self-esteem, expression, confidence and empowerment. Girls will produce original multimedia arts projects and master techniques in photography, writing, design, radio production and filmmaking. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

Upcoming Events

STAY TEEN DAY WORKSHOP & CONTEST
Attention teens from El Paso, Texas!

STAY TEEN DAY – May 24:
Latinitas is hosting a mother & daughter workshop focused on encouraging girls to be confident, to have healthy relationships and to keep open lines of communication with their parents. We are teaming up with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition during May a month dedicated to promoting teen pregnancy prevention. This workshop is specifically for teen girls and mothers and will include workshops on confidence, healthy relationships and teen parent testimonials. To sign up, register online at: http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration

STAY TEEN DAY CONTEST – Due May 16
Writing, Art and Video Contest
Share your teen pregnancy prevention message.
Open to high school students
Writing, art and video contest featuring teen pregnancy prevention message. Explain why you think it is important to Stay Teen, enjoy your youth and wait before having children.
1. Videos should be submitted via YouTube and should be between 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length.
2. Art can be sent as a jpeg to stayteenelpaso@gmail.com.
3. Essays should be between 200-300 words in length and email to stayteenelpaso@gmail.com.
Top winner in each category will win prizes and be featured on the Stay Teen El Paso web site.
For more information email: stayteenelpaso@gmail.com or visit http://stayteenelpaso.blogspot.com/