Latinitas offers community workshops and presentations focused on helping girls build confidence through creative multimedia expression. Outreach Workshops are collaborative programs held in partnership with local youth groups to offer girls an opportunity to participate in fun and engaging media lessons designed to develop skills and spark interest.
EL PASO WORKSHOPS
AIM HIGH CONFERENCE:
Women Leaders Motivate Girls to Aim High With Leadership & Career Workshops
WHEN: November 7, 2015 ( 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
WHERE: 7000 Edgemere
WHAT: Girls are given the opportunity to explore career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math mentored by professionals in this leadership and career workshop.
WHO: Latinitas and the American Association will be hosting the Aim High Conference, a special career exploration workshop about empowering local girls. The Aim High conference is created especially for girls ages 10 and up.
WHY: The Aim High 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 professional opportunities for their future success. Girls are invited to imagine their future career and meet role models. Workshops are led by professional women who are excited about sharing their careers with participants. Aim High features unique hands-on workshops, activities and inspiring guest speakers.
REGISTER: Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 219.8554, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://laslatinitas.com/programs/registration
HEALTHY CHICA CONFERENCE
Latinitas presents a day of workshops in photography, video and blogging focused on exploring messages about health, wellness, nutrition and fitness.
WHERE: Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (600 River St.)
WHEN: Nov 21, 9am to 4pm
WHY: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics report among Mexican American women, 73 percent are overweight or obese, as compared to only 61.6 percent of the general female population. More than half of Mexican American women do not report any leisure exercise and are consequently at greater risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. As the country’s largest Latina population, statistics paint a dire picture about the fate of Latina female health, overall. And, these numbers are only addressing physical health. One out of 7 young Latinas attempt suicide. The burden and stigma in Latino families about depression is causing a disproportionately higher rate of suicide attempts of girls overall. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy found that 52% of Latina teens get pregnant at least once before age 20 – nearly twice the national average.
Media has such power and influence, directing mixed messages at teen girls about diet, esteem, body image, happiness, achievement and much more. Latinitas’ Healthy Chica Conferences and Trainings puts the message-making in girls’ hands and is an opportunity to turn warped perspectives and presentations of women’s beauty, self and nutrition on their head.
For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email email@example.com GET YOUR TICKET NOW!
Welcome Public Housing Families! Latinitas Magazine is hosting several workshops surrounding digital media and tech activities. The workshops will take place every 3rd Saturday from September to December. These events are free and open to the whole family. For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Henry Flores Center at Meadowbrook Apartments from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
Community Space at Bouldin Oaks Apartments from 2:00-3:30 pm
September 19 – Picture your Future Family Photography
October 17 – Video Time Capsule – for the whole family
November 21- Creating a $1 million Blog
December 19- Video Game Design – let’s invent.
Latinitas offers a speakers bureau to provide culturally relevant, girl-empowerment and media-related workshops for Hispanic girls in Central and West Texas. Latinitas has offered classes, panels, presentations and events for groups such as the Girl Scouts, YWCA, Big Brother/ Big Sister, Child Protective Services, Mother Daughter Program, GENaustin, Expanding Your Horizons, schools, church groups, shelters and many other youth groups. Latinitas teaches girls skills related to journalism, poetry, film-making, audio production, web design, internet navigation, graphic art and photography. Workshops are tailored to the interests of each group and revolve around Latina empowerment themes such as confidence building, media awareness, body image, stereotypes, diversity, cultural pride, healthy relationships, violence prevention, bullying, goal setting, leadership, service learning, college preparation and several other girl-friendly topics. Latinitas receives numerous requests for training and community education services from within Texas and abroad. Latinitas offers out-of town full day and half day workshops at an hourly rate plus travel, lodging and per diem.
GIRL SCOUT BADGES
Latinitas works with the Girl Scout Central Texas Council and the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest to offer troop media, art, cultural and technology workshops that help girls ages 11-17 in completing requirements for Journeys and Badges.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
We are always looking to build partnerships with community groups to share our curriculum with Hispanic girls to give them an opportunity to explore media. Contact Alicia at email@example.com for more information about workshops in El Paso, TX. Contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about programs in Austin, TX.