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Poetry Scholarship

The Frost Place’s Conference on Poetry

July 12 – 18, 2015 

For all details see link below.

http://frostplace.org/latin-scholarship/

 

This scholarship is designed to encourage the Latin@ voice in poetry and the literary arts, both at The Frost Place and in the broader literary community.  It covers tuition, room, and board for the 2015 Conference on Poetry, July 12 – 18, 2015. Deadline for applying is…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on May 4, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

Society of Hispanic Engineers Austin Chapter Providing Local Scholarship

·         Be of Hispanic heritage

·         Have a minimum 2.5 GPA

·         Intend to pursue or currently be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics

·         Be a high school senior attending an Austin-area high school (located in Travis, Hays, or Williamson…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on April 8, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

Bill Cosby: We Shouldn't Be so Shocked

18 women have come forward to say Bill Cosby, American actor, comedian, producer, director, sexually assaulted them. He drugged and raped most of them.  Probably dozens, maybe more, were on the receiving end of his inappropriate sexual advances and many others are probably unable to come forward.  I am still shocked how media and the public have difficultly separating someone's public image with their personal life.  Wasn't it clear with Robin Williams' suicide that you could be one of the…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on November 24, 2014 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

Austin City Limits - Remembering First...

Before I can start sharing about this year's national music festival: Austin City Limits, two weekends of star-studded as well as new music on 5+ stages in sunny Austin, TX, I have to reflect on years' past and the wonderful Latino music acts that have showed through the decade.  My first encounter with ACL Fest was my first encounter with Amigos Invisibles, back in 2005.  The band that never stops playing brings nodes of disco, techno, Latin "gozada" rhythms - Venezuelan beats that evoke…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on October 7, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Voces Austin Hosting Writing Contest - Deadline approaching - cool prizes!

Writing contest open to girls and boys ages 7-14 years old.

It is free and it can be written in

English/Spanish or Bilingual. We are not grading grammar, only

literary creativity and technique.

 

The objective of El Niño y el Cuento 2014 is to enhance cultural

development, literary creativity, and the interest for writing in

prose in children.



any questions email Larissa Davila …

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Added by Laura Donnelly on September 8, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Casting Call - Latina Looking Youth Actresses - English and Spanish post here

Casting a Feature Film with an A List Cast

 

Looking for

 

HISPANIC FEMALES & MALES – 14-70 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian.

 

HISPANIC GIRLS – 4-9 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features – Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian.

 

Rate - $859 per day. Also, if talent is traveling to New Orleans and…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on August 25, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

Pachangafest Austin Founder Shares Inspiration

We had a little chat with Rich Garza, founder/creator of the premiere alternative Latin music fest that takes place in Latinitas' base-city Austin, TX.

What was the origin of Pachangafest? Where did the idea come from and what made you do it?

I have worked in on touring festivals going back 15 years.  These were in the general market but they put an emphasis a wide range of interesting programming to create a…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on April 22, 2014 at 10:24am — No Comments

Alanon/Alateen: A Life Changer

Growing up, we learn who or what an alcoholic is.  We see the image of the alcoholic on TV and in film.  Sometimes they are glamorized in comedies or in reality shows.  They are mostly portrayed by men, but an alcoholic can be any gender, young, old, your mom, your dad, your grandparent, your brother.  These are lovable people. They are just sick and suffering.  What we don't learn about is the other side of this disease. We don't learn about the Al-Anon. The Al-Anon (for adults) and…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on April 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cesar Chavez : More than a movie

The recently released movie Cesar Chavez delivered on so many levels. I, for one,learned Diego Luna is more than a pretty face in Mexican cinema, but is also an important director, someone who grew up outside the American experience who could see the value of telling one of our most important histories.  If any of you are taking a social studies class right now in 6th, 7th, 8th grade or high school you are probably learning about a lot of men named Washington, Jackson and Madison…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on March 30, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Cesar Chavez : More than a movie

The recently released movie Cesar Chavez delivered on so many levels. I, for one,learned Diego Luna is more than a pretty face in Mexican cinema, but is also an important director, someone who grew up outside the American experience who could see the value of telling one of our most important histories.  If any of you are taking a social studies class right now in 6th, 7th, 8th grade or high school you are probably learning about a lot of men named Washington, Jackson and Madison…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on March 30, 2014 at 11:31am — No Comments

Scholarship Opp in Austin Latinitas!

Applications being accepted for Student Scholarships, Awards for the Pan American Round Table of Austin

The Austin Chapter of the Pan American Round Table has announced the application process for several scholarships and awards for The University of Texas at Austin students and for an economically disadvantaged Austin Hispanic woman who would like to complete her education. 

The deadline to apply is March 14.  The Austin Chapter is accepting the following…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on February 13, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

Certification Scholarship Opp Latinitas

$2500 College Scholarship Offer for Hispanics and their descendants



This is a great opportunity for recent high school graduates or anyone

who is ready for a new career but doesn’t have the time to enroll in a

two or four year college!



Time is money! Take advantage of the $ 2,500.00 Scholarship that

Cybertex is offering to all Hispanics and their descendants interested

in obtaining a Medical or Computer IT education in less than one year.…



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Added by Laura Donnelly on January 27, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Austin's LBJ Library Hosting a Civil Rights Today Essay Contest

Latinitas - this is right up your alley.  

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Johnson, is considered one of the most sweeping civil rights reforms since Reconstruction. The act guaranteed freedom and rights for all Americans. Because of his strong personal belief that every man, woman, and child should have an equal opportunity to succeed in the United States, President Johnson utilized the…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on January 14, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

Founders Blog - Latinas in Cartoons

I was recently enchanted by a new cartoon character (to me) so Latina, so smart. "Wild Kratts" is a PBS kids cartoon now on Netflix that may be still on general television. It's a cartoon version of two animal experts - the Kratt Brothers who go on adventures researching animals around the world who might be endangered by their environment or man's impact.  What was most exciting is their team of scientists who help them become the animals they are researching with special science and…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on August 26, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

MassMutual Scholarship for Latinos

College students of multicultural backgrounds from central and south Texas will have a chance to win scholarships as part of a scholars program sponsored by MassMutual South Texas and their corporate partner, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual). The scholarships are open to students of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Hispanic descent and show an interest in pursuing a career in the insurance and financial services industry. MassMutual will award approximately…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on March 5, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Founder's Blog - New York Comfort Food Now Made by, You Guessed it, Latinos!

I visited home recently, New York City, the Big Apple and with my Latinitas' filter noticed a few changes in who was making all that "NY" food I love - bagels, pizza, Chinese. My first stop home was H&H Bagels on the Upper East Side of New York City, celebrated in television shows like "Seinfeld" for having the kind of delicious bagels, fresh and hot out of the boiler that you needn't corrupt them with cream cheese or butter - they are a heavenly experience in themselves.  In the past…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on February 7, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Una Poema

Wrote a recent grant application that required only contact  information and a poem that reflects Latinitas mission.  Disclaimer - had to write this on short notice!

 

Her numbers are large and fast growing, yet her voice barely heard.

A drop out, pregnant, futureless, media says.

Foreigners, moochers, illegals, the vitriol drolls.

 

But, we know her better. Her missing narrative.

She’s a writer, producer,…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on January 14, 2013 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

Founder's Blog - Gratitude

Expressing gratitude has the most soothing results, sometimes minutes, other times hours later.  I find this year I am even grateful for the challenges which have made me grow and change. Regarding Latinitas, I am grateful to all of you who blog, vlog, post photos and express to us some of the most interesting thoughts I come across in my week.  I am grateful to certain girl bloggers for telling it like it is (Diamond Girl, age 12) and others who sign on during camp or through our youth…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on January 3, 2013 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Kinda Latina Christmas

Despite the deluge of commercials outlining a two-parent, two-child household, for majority of us, Christmas is a ramshackle experience of other kinds of loved ones and, in some cases, avoidance of family stress.  Though we all might share the experience of catching 30 minutes increments of the repeatedly shown TBS's "A Christmas Story," what our families look like is as distinct as a fingerprint.  My Noche Buena was with close friends and their parents from Monterrey, Mexico. Despite…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on December 28, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Austin City Limits Not so Latino

Latinitas has the wonderful privilege each year to engage in the national music festival called Austin City Limits, that takes place annually here where Latinitas was founded.  It's an amazing opportunity for our young journalists to cover one of the most widely attended music events, nationally.  Each year,the festival seeks out some of the most exciting and inspiring up and coming contemporary Latino band or musician that almost systematically blows the crowd away. For multiple years…

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Added by Laura Donnelly on October 25, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments


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