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August 2009 Blog Posts (34)

Latinitas Noticias: MALDEF Report on Latina High School Drop-out

Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation

Report Findings from MALDEF

To help keep young Latinas in school and on track for success, the National Women’s Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund went straight to the source: Latina students and the adults who work with them every day. Our new report, Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation, explores the causes of the dropout crisis for Latinas and… Continue

Added by Latinitas Intern on August 30, 2009 at 1:42pm — No Comments

BeginUIW Blog 3

This past week I learned so much about racism and prejudice. I had to write an essay paper on unjust and just laws pertaining to the Catholic church and the USA government. Researching the topic was the most fun and I feel I have learned a lot. I learned that I am a better note taker than I thought, which is a good thing and I have been able to retain a lot information from class. I believe it will stay with me forever. My main challenge was Thursday night preparing for Friday classes. I had… Continue

Added by Anna-Alizette on August 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Latinitas Noticias: National Hispanic Women's Conference


October 1st & 2nd, 2009 (Full 2 Day Conference)

Phoenix Convention Center SOUTH PLAZA

33 South Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Questions? Call: 602-954-7995 - Toll Free: 888-388-4HWC

email: hwc@hispanicwomen. org

For registration information and all details about conference, click

on link below.

http://www.hispanic womensconference .org/products/ The_23rd_ Natinoal_ Hispanic_… Continue

Added by Alicia on August 27, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

Latinitas Noticias: LULAC National Leadership Seminar

2009 Washington Youth Leadership Seminar From: "LULAC National"

Application Available Online:

Deadline: September 4, 2009 (6:00pm EST)

Washington Youth Leadership Seminar

Greetings LULAC Councils:

We invite you to help us identify talented Latinos youth for our annual Washington Youth Leadership Seminar. The 2009 Washington Youth Leadership Seminar offers a truly unique opportunity for students to voice their opinions… Continue

Added by Alicia on August 27, 2009 at 9:27am — No Comments


i did go to Disney world it was soooooooooooooooooooooooo fun and i got sick on friday thats why i didn't go

Added by Lauren O'brien on August 17, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments


If you've watched I Love Lucy reruns, you know Cary Grant was more than just another fifties heartthrob. He was practically the face of the black-and-white era, up there competing with a blond bombshell named Marilyn, a scandalously dancing sideburn of a boy, and,well, Clark Gable. Chances are, though, you've never seen him in your TV, or if you have, you've glued your thumb to the remote again and sailed on by to Project Runway or yet another Lifetime channel marathon. But if you decided to… Continue

Added by Lennon McCartney on August 15, 2009 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Hi girls wut does music mean to u?type?recommendations?

well im new at this so im trying this out feel free to reply or comment jaja. Just want to know if music is meaningful to u girls. Wut type of music do u like? Any recommendations i love music and discovering new ones is fantastic so please tell me. Spanish or english im good with both jaja okay well hit me up. Just a heads up i believe that music relaxes a persons' mined well it does to me if u think im wrong tell me lol.

Added by Lupe Anchondo on August 14, 2009 at 9:18pm — No Comments

so sad

woking for latinitas was such a great experience, I learned alot of new things what i like about this organization was it is to encourage young girls to pursue there dreams and it gives them a chance to make a change I WILL MISS IT BUT ILL KEEP IN TOUCH

Added by kimberly estrada on August 14, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

School's in session

I must say, going back to school is something that I don't really understand. I like school...once I'm in it. Actually going back (especially the Sunday night before) is the difficult part. When I go to my classes and do all that, I settle in easily. I guess it's a mental thing.

Back in elementary, middle school, and high school, I liked to go back to school shopping. For the clothes!, but also for the supplies. Getting my new binders and thinking about how I would decorate it.… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hot Topic - Going Back To School

What do I like most about going back to school? I would have to say the bustle and hustle that comes with the school year. I like to keep busy and we all know that once school starts life get crazy...but I rather be feeling the non-stop life then to be bored out of my mind:)

Added by Rosemarie Montez on August 13, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments


I like a lot of things about going back to school. Now that I am a Junior in college and have started taking classes that deal specifically with my major (Communication Studies with a Minor in Secondary Education) I have made a lot of new friends that are studying the same thing. I know that I am going to have a lot of them in my classes so it makes it more fun because we get to work on topics that we are interested in and also get to network. I love going to The University of Texas at El Paso… Continue

Added by Mari on August 13, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

Triple Feature

By the time I stood up, my legs were a little weak and I was a tad cold on what felt like one of the hottest days of the year. I had just finished watching West Side Story, my third feature film in 9 hours. The day started out early, watching the much loved children's adventure The Goonies, in the cramped, extremely dark theatre at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso, Tx (sorry yet again to the man whose foot I stepped on in an attempt to get to my seat). This day of the Plaza Classic… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 12, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Latinitas Noticias: Emmy Award-Winning Film on PBS


August 8, 2009

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tracy Fleischman - 310.916.7977

In P.O.V.'s "Made in L.A.," Three Immigrant Women Build New Lives While Fighting for Justice Emmy Award-Winning Film Puts a Human Face on the Issue of Immigration as Leaders Work Towards Comprehensive Reform; Film Continues to Screen in Local Settings Around the Country. Below is website to check for showings in your area.

http://www.pbs. org/pov/tvschedu le/local- schedule.… Continue

Added by Alicia on August 11, 2009 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Belinda Acosta Answers Latinitas' Questions!

¡Hola Latinitas! We are lucky to have Belinda Acosta, author of Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz join to answer your questions about the book, being a writer, quinceañeras, or other questions you might have.

Belinda Acosta

Read the blog "Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz Book Review" here on, and then… Continue

Added by Latinitas Intern on August 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Damas, Drama, and Ana Ruiz Book Review

Title: Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz

Author: Belinda Acosta

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: August 11, 2009

Pages: 336

Chanclas. ¡Híjole! Mi’ja. The red faced man who smelled like cigar smoke and Ben Gay. Amá. ¡Coraje! ¿Cómo se dice? These are just some of the phrases that are sprinkled throughout Belinda Acosta’s novel Damas, Dramas, and Ana Ruiz giving it the flavor it needs to be… Continue

Added by Latinitas Intern on August 9, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

Plaza Classic Film Festival with Nick Clooney

The Plaza Theatre is hosting the Plaza Classic Film Festival until August 16 and Latinitas was lucky enough to get a press pass for the entire event! So we will be reviewing films and events right here on I went to Conversations with Nick Clooney on Friday, and I was very happy I did. Nick Clooney is brother to singer Rosemary Clooney and father to George Clooney (!!!), and this talk showed me where George got his charisma from. Nick is an acclaimed journalist, former host of… Continue

Added by Lizette Espinosa on August 9, 2009 at 11:35am — No Comments

Plaza Music Film Festival & Sleepercar

For the next ten days in El Paso, Texas, the historic Plaza Theatre will be showcasing a slew of classic films. Some of the titles include Gone With The Wind and Marry Poppins. There is a movie to suit everyone's taste, and prices are cheap; ranging from free to $8. It's also a great way to support local happenings as well as have a look at modern masterpieces. The film will also hold special events such as "A Conversation with Nick Clooney". Nick Clooney is the father of George… Continue

Added by Sara Elizabeth Sanchez on August 7, 2009 at 10:52pm — No Comments

My day at KVUE

A couple Mondays ago, I had the opportunity to shadow at KVUE for a few hours. I got to sit in a meeting (heard the rundown of the 5 and 6:00 news), went on an interview with Noelle Newton, and sat behind the scenes of the 5:00 newscasts with editors and producers. It was really exciting, and although I was only there for a few hours, I did learn a few things along the way:

1. Info. and stories coming into the newsroom are way more juicy and scandalous than what's shown on TV. I… Continue

Added by Marisa Cano on August 7, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

the best about being a latinita

what I like best being a latinia is the way we view things in a different perspective, not only that but are food is soo delicious and our families histiry is interesting to learn

Added by kimberly estrada on August 6, 2009 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

The Path to College, Day VI

It's back-to-school time! One of my favorite commercials is a Staples one where there is a dad shopping for his kid's school supplies, and "It's the most wonderful time of the year" is playing.

Don't let your parents' excitement overshadow your own. True, school may drag on and teachers get ruthless with the amount of homework they give, but always keep in mind that children in this country are immeasurably privileged compared to children in third world countries. Some children can't go to… Continue

Added by Sara Elizabeth Sanchez on August 6, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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