Monthly Archives: May 2007

June 9: Girl Empowerment Festival/Festival para chicas líderes

Saturday, June 9
University of Austin, School of Social Work Bldg.
1925 San Jacinto, Austin
9 AM – 5:30 PM
A Free & Bilingual Event!

This June, the Austin community will host the first
Girl Empowerment Festival, a gathering for girls and
young women ages 14-22, and their sisters, moms, aunts
and cousins. The festival will address issues such as
dating violence, sexual assault, body image, teen
pregnancy, rape culture, celebrating cultural
differences, cultural identity, and media literacy
through workshops, art, poetry, and song.
Please join us for this great event!
**Pre-registration is required.**
For more information about the workshops and to
download a registration form go to:

May 26: Campecine Film Festival

Location: Copa Bar Grill, 217 Congress Ave
Time: 6pm mixer, 7pm Screening
Admission: FREE when you mention Campecine

F.I.R.M.E. Productions and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Austin Chapter are proud to announce a one-day film festival that unites the power of film with the power of mobilized youth in forming an inspiring collaboration that will be felt throughout the United States on May 26, 2007.
Centered in Thermal and founded in the Eastern Coachella Valley (ECV) of southern California, Campeciné: El Ciné Campesino Film Festival arises from one of the largest and most historic migrant farm worker communities in the United States. Campecine has taken the inspiration gained from the farms and solicited stories of struggle and reality from all youth so that we may reflect on the similarities and uniqueness that individual communities are facing nationwide. Our collective vision is to raise consciousness, mobilize communities, and organize all youth to have their voices heard. Please join us on May 26, 2007 at Copa Bar & Grill to witness the Austin launch of a film festival with a new perspective.

Communications and Marketing Representative, UT CGEO

The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting number 07-05-09-01-8377
Date available 06/01/2007
Position open to all applicants
Monthly salary $ 2500 negotiable depending on qualifications.
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Location Austin (main campus)
Hiring department International Office
Purpose of position
Responsible for tasks supporting communication, publicity, promotions, and/or public relations required to market, promote and publicize University of Texas at Austin International Education programs, activities, information and events.
Essential functions
Create, edit, publish and maintain online and printed content including web pages, blogs, brochures, flyers, posters, magazines, newsletters, etc. Design, code and maintain web pages that incorporate text, graphics, photos, blogs, video, music, etc. Evaluate quality, accuracy, completeness, usability and effectiveness of print and web materials for student,faculty and parent audiences; suggest, revise, update and maintain materials. Develop, organize and implement promotional campaigns including events such as fairs, info sessions, outreach activities, panels, etc. Establish and maintain cross-functional collaborations with departments, groups and organizations to promote C-GEO programs to student, faculty and staff audiences. Communicate issues of importance to colleagues. Seek and offer assistance when needed. Perform other duties as assigned
Required qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, advertising, marketing or other relevant field. Strong technical expertise in website design, maintenance and interactivity. Two years of experience developing and implementing promotion, electronic media production, and print production, Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Preferred qualifications
More than one year of experience in one of the above fields. Macintosh computer background and experience. Skilled in Quark, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CSS/HTML, Flash and Video web design, MS Office suite and other software programs. Knowledge of Section 508 web accessible standards. International Study experience. UT work experience.

CFP: (des)articulaciones in/with Latin American Cultural Processes

October 5 -6, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA USA
The Graduate Students of the Department of Hispanic Languages and
Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh cordially invite you to
reflect on current Latin American and Caribbean aesthetic production from
alternate points of enunciation.
We propose three primary thematic avenues:
Points of Enunciation and Modes of Production
The literary field and issues of funding and academic resources in Latin
America; translation and reception; the diverse roles and functions of
scholars with/in public debate; dialogues and divergences between the
United States and European corpora and Latin American corpus;
epistemological decolonization.
Narratives and the (Im)possibility of the Nation-State
The “traditional” nation vis-à-vis its formulation through “pluri-
societal” structures; migration, transit, and border narratives; the “new
Latin American Left”; problems of drug-trafficking and violence.
Shifting Identities/Subjectivities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Narrating and representing in gendered textualities (queer, feminism,
masculinity); ethnic representations and racial definitions; generational/
temporal conflicts and confluences.
Deadline: May 28, 2007.
Presentation proposals will be accepted until May
28 th, 2007 at the following e-mail address:
Please include your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone
number, and an abstract no longer than 500 words in English, Spanish or

Help Change TV Site

A site opposing Nielsen media Research’s sampling methods as they apply to Latino audiences in the U.S.

Internships: Chica Luna Productions, NY

Chica Luna Productions has openings for five interns. All applicants must be able to start June 2007 and stay through end of August 2007.
Internships Available
Media Justice Intern (PAID POSITION)
Fund Development Intern (PARTIAL TRAVEL STIPEND)
Marketing, PR and Communications Intern (PAID POSITION)
About Chica Luna Productions
Chica Luna Productions is a non-profit organization that seeks to develop and support women of color who use popular media to engage social justice themes and are accountable to their communities.
For further information:

HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition: Extended Deadline Friday, May 11

HBO has teamed with The New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) to foster the production of films by Latino filmmakers and/or about the Latino experience. The HHO/NYILFF short film competition is an opportunity where the winner will recieve $15,000 in funding to produce and deliver his/her original short film narrative. The completed final film will be considered for exhibiion this summer at the 2007 New York International Latino Film Festival and on any of the HBO programming serivces.
The HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition is open to U.S. and international entrants 18 years and older. Only original scripts will be accepted and must be written in English by a person of Latino descent or focus on the Latino experience, and entrant must hold all rights to material. The screenplay cannot be more than twelve (12) pages long and final film cannot exceed a maximum running time of five (5) minutes. Screenplay and work produced must not have had previous cable, television or internet exhibition, won awards at any other festival or been previously submitted to the HBO/NYILFF Short Film Competition.
Applicants will be notified if their screenplay has been selected by May 26, 2007. For official rules, regulations and submission forms, log on to