Healthy Chica Conference Gives Girls Tools To Create a Movement

Latinitas Uses Media, Tech and Musician/Health Enthusiast Suzette Quintanilla to Debunk Confusing Health Messages  AUSTIN, TX- Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, sexuality, happiness, achievement and much more.  Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conference, Oct 24, 9am-4pm at ACC Eastview for any girl ages 9-18 puts the message-making in… Read more

Latinitas and Google Fiber Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Las Voces: Austin Latinas in Journalism

Local and National Journalist Panel Discuss Diverse Voices in Media Women represent just 35 percent of newspaper supervisors according to the 2014 American Society of News Editors newsroom census.  Same goes for TV and radio, where women make up just 28 percent of news directors in the top 25 U.S. markets and 26 percent of… Read more

Blackbaud Inc. Partners with Latinitas to Get more Girls of Color Coding

AUSTIN, TX (DATE) – Engineer Lina Nilsson shared her woes about the low numbers of females working in engineering in a recent New York Times Opinion piece[NM1] .  She cites legitimate issues of workplace discrimination and a lack of female role models, but also points out what attracts women towards STEM careers is different than their… Read more

Latinitas Honors Renowned Photographer Diego Huerta

AUSTIN, TX – May 28, 2015 – Celebrating it’s 8th annual Fotos de mi Alma photography auction, Latinitas will mark the occasion by featuring a number of pieces representative of the cultural work of Austin‐based photographer Diego Huerta. The event will highlight Mr. Huerta’s remarkable work, and will be complemented by a collection of photos… Read more

Fotos de mi Alma Photography Auction

Fotos de mi Alma Photography Auction No. 8 WHEN: June 11 from 6pm-9pm WHERE: IBC Bank Community Suite IBC Bank Plaza, 500 West 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701 WHY: Photographs are a glimpse of what may lie deep in the soul of a landscape, a seemingly everyday situation or a person. Good ones grab us… Read more

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… Read more

Fotos de Mi Alma

FOTOS DE MI ALMA – AUSTIN, TX June 11, 2015 6:00-9pm IBC Bank Community Suite 500 W. 5th Street Austin, TX 78701 TICKETS Photographs are a glimpse of what may lie deep in the soul of a landscape, a seemingly everyday situation or a person. Good ones grab us by the imagination, they make us… Read more

Latinitas MezcladaGirl Photography Show and Contest

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… Read more

Latinitas Code Chica Conference (Austin, TX)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2014       Contact: Lindsay Ketchum or Whitney Herrick (512) 472-9599 or MEDIA ADVISORY Latinitas to Host Code Chica Conference Hackathon-Style Workshops Aim to Excite Girls About Coding in Conjunction with Google’s Made with Code Initiative WHAT:   Latinitas, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering Latina youth through technology and media, is hosting its first Code… Read more

Girls and the panelists. Photo: Hanne VH

TECH Chicas Changing The World

If you ask young Latinas if there are social issues in their community that are not addressed sufficiently in the mainstream media or that they think are urgent to spread more awareness about, they will most likely present you with a long list of topics ranging from misrepresentation, discrimination and cyber-bullying to sexism, teen pregnancy… Read more

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