Latina Youth Organization Selling Photo Art in Time for the Holidays
Latinitas' Elementary, Middle and High School Photo Artists Show and Sell Work
AUSTIN, TX - Give a child or a teen a camera and she'll give you perspective you never considered, says Latinitas' Program Coordinator Brooke Maudlin.
Maudlin is one of many program facilitators for Latinitas' (www.latinitasmagazine.org), the first digital magazines made for and by young Latinas, outreach programs in Austin .
Latinitas is hosting a Fiesta Photo Show at Progress Coffee ( 500 San Marcos Street ) at 5pm on Sat., Dec 5th. Student photography generated in Latinitas' dozens of after school clubs will be on display for sale at $5-$10 a pop.
"This is not just a great resource for holiday gifts, but the Hispanic girls and teens in our programs will see their work appreciated by others than themselves," said Maudlin. "The resulting confidence boost is what we aim for in these clubs."
Started over six years ago in a University of Texas media class then-students, now founders Alicia Rascon and Laura Donnelly Gonzalez publish the work of Latina girls, teens and college students online every month on Latinitasmagazine.org and TeenLatinitas.org. They launched their first print edition of the magazine in 2009 and plan a second in 2010. Latinitas has served nearly 10,000 girls with its esteem-boosting after school programming, camps, workshops, media conference, service learning opportunities and a teen reporter internship - outreach models Latinitas are positioning for national expansion. Latinitas magazines' bilingual content is read by girls and teens all over the country as well as in Spain , Mexico and other parts of Latin America .
Latinitas also expanded its program model to El Paso , Texas and Las Cruces , New Mexico for the first time last year.
Latinitas (www.latinitasmagazine.org) is a non-profit publication with outreach programs dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Latina youth through media and technology. Its vision is that all young Latinas are strong and confident in their own image.