Workshops

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.

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AUSTIN WORKSHOPSgm_foundation_logo

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With the support of General Motors Foundation and LULAC, Latinitas celebrates being carefully chosen as one of five cities to be immersed in LULAC’s Empower Hispanic America with Technology (EHAT) initiative.

TO RSVP for a workshop, please contact the Latinitas Austin office at (512) 900-0304.

Chicas, parents, aunts and uncles and abuelos! The whole family is invited to our series of FREE workshops that will aim to connect the Latino community to technological resources and the important role that our new technology center plays in the efforts to bridge the digital divide in Austin and across the United States.

WHERE: 4926 East Cesar Chavez Street

2016-2017 Workshop Dates

(Every 4th Saturday of the month) 

06/25 

Create a Business using Tech Tools

07/23

08/20

09/24

10/22

11/26

01/28

WHEN: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHY: The EHAT initiative seeks to enhance community technology centers in areas that serve low income Hispanic populations by providing digital and technological resources. With 60 technology centers across the United States and 1.6 million people who have benefited from EHAT, LULAC has established the nation’s largest Latino network of technology centers. Through a generous grant, Latinitas will provide Latinos with an invaluable resource critical to the advancement of this fast growing population and highlight the importance of a STEM education.

 

CODE CHICA- APP DESIGN 

Latinitas presents a day of mobile app development. Creating, coding and marketing your own app! Activities include: interactive workshops, meeting tech mentors and using our girl brains to change technology.

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

WHEN: April 16, 9am-4pm

WHY: 9000 tech jobs are coming to Austin by 2017, however, women make up less than 17% of these companies; Latina women: less than 1%. Latinitas Code Chica conferences are focused on changing the statistics, by introducing girls to coding and technology on their terms. Girls at Code Chica should be artists, inventors and entrepreneurs. Girls will create an app and code it at the event, but will also design its look and create a business plan for her new product.

For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email austin@latinitasmagazine.org GET YOUR TICKET NOW!

HACA WORKSHOPS

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 January to August.

These events are FREE and open to the whole family. For more information, call 512.900.0304 or email austin@latinitasmagazine.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

2016 Workshop Dates 
1/16 Through the Lens: Art of Photography
2/20 Music Video Creation
3/19 Music TV: Music & Reporting
4/16 Photo PSA: Using Media to Change the World
5/21 Tech Family: College & Career Readiness Using Tech Tools
6/18 Hay un App Para Eso: Create an Original Smartphone App
7/16 Podcasting 101
8/20 Making a Telenovela
9/17 Fun with Wearable Tech

 

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EL PASO WORKSHOPS

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

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

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SPEAKERS BUREAU
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 latinitasaly@yahoo.com for more information about workshops in El Paso, TX. Contact Laura at latinitasld@yahoo.com for more information about programs in Austin, TX.

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VIEW EXAMPLES OF PAST WORKSHOPS HERE