Monthly Archives: September 2007

Conference explores Hispanic Americans’ role in politics

The Center for Politics in Governance is commemorating its public introduction by convening a conference, “The Future is Now: the Hispanic Impact on American Politics and Government,” from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Thompson Conference Center. The conference looks at the changing impact of the Hispanic community on the American political landscape and includes some of the nation’s most prominent political experts, academics and community leaders, The conference is aimed at recognizing, understanding and expanding the role of Hispanic Americans in the political arena both in Texas and the nation. For more information on the conference lineup, panel topics and registration visit the conference page.


La Chicana Laundry Pictures in Association with
Lawndale Art Center presents The Lone Star State’s
very first ALL LATINA Film Festival “SENORITA CINEMA”.
We are seeking films and videos by Latina Filmmakers
and Video Artists for an exclusive exhibition at
Houston’s Premiere venue for cutting edge art The
Lawndale Art Center. This is a juried show with awards
going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Senorita Cinema will be a part of Lawndale’s month
long acclaimed Dia De Los Muertos Program. Film
Festival nights are October 12 and 13th with a
possible extended run as an installation. Since we
want to spotlight as many Artists as possible this
year we will be concentrating on short works. Any
genre 15 minutes or less will be considered. This
includes trailers for larger works and even music
videos. Multiply entries accepted as long as the total
running time does not exceed 15 minutes and are on one
tape or disk.
Formats accepted: VHS, DVD, MINI DV, DIGITAL 8
LATE ENTRY: $25.00 SEPT. 22nd – OCT. 2nd
Make Check or Money Order Out to La Chicana Laundry
for more information please visit our website:

Latinitas Intern and Volunteer Opportunities

Latinitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Latina girls through media. We are seeking talented college students to join our intern program and college service chapter. Get involved & make a difference.
AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM LEADERS will mentor girls by helping with media enrichment after-school programs in elementary, middle and high schools. Leaders will facilitate group sessions of 10-15 girls on a weekly basis for an entire year. They lead media-related activities, prepare for after-school clubs and host field trips. Interns must be current college students willing to commit at least 12 hours per week for an entire year. Prior media experience is a plus, but not required. Educational stipends are provided. Interns must be available Monday ˆ Friday between 3:00-6:00pm. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. To apply, email your resume to
COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS will have a unique opportunity to learn about non-profit marketing & communications through hands-on activities and exposure to a wide range of projects. This position helps further the public image of the agency and helps create wider exposure in the Austin area. We offer the following intern positions: public relations, fundraising, event planning, advertising and marketing. Hours and days of work are flexible. Interns are encouraged to pursue and obtain experience and skills geared toward their interests!
MAGAZINE INTERNS will gain experience, get published, obtain portfolio clips and make a difference in the community by assisting with the first digital magazine for Latina girls. is a success-themed monthly online magazine with content by and for Hispanic girls about culture, education, relationships, role models, youth issues, wellness, technology and entertainment. We are seeking magazine interns to join our editorial team and assist with our debut print issue for launch in 2008. Magazine interns may assist in the following areas: feature writing, graphic design, photography, web & multimedia development, magazine management, copy editing and advertising.
Communications & Magazine intern positions require 10-15 hours of work per week. These are unpaid positions, but the experience is priceless. Interns may register for class credit. To apply, email your resume to
Latinitas College Council (LCC) at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting members. This new student service organization serves as a volunteer arm of Latinitas, Inc. The primary purpose of the student chapter is to advance the mission of Latinitas through volunteerism. Members accomplish this goal by mentoring girls, volunteering at special events, helping with special projects and raising community awareness and funds to benefit the organization. The Latinitas College Council is dedicated to promoting leadership among young Latina students at the University of Texas through civic engagement and community outreach. For more information, contact LCC President ˆ Carmen Rodriguez at

Cesar Chavez Statue Unveiling on UT Campus

Tuesday, October 9
11:00 a.m.
Main Mall
The University of Texas at Austin

“Border Bandits, Hidden History” Panel Discussion

Carnegie Distinguished Lecture Series
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2007
Time: Noon
Location: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Union Theater

Introduction: José Limón, Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor in American and English Literature and Director, CMAS
Kirby Warnock, Producer, Border Bandits—A film about the Texas Rangers
Dan Arrellano, Historian, The Battle of Medina
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, who is involved in efforts to include the Latino experience in a Ken Burns/PBS documentary this fall.
Moderated by: Charles Ramírez Berg, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Radio-TV-Film
Both events are sponsored by: School of Journalism, with a grant made possible by the Carnegie Corporation, Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the College of Communication Latino Media Studies Program

TRPI Expands Latino Scholarship Directory

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute announced the expansion of its scholarship directory for Latino students. The online directory is searchable by key categories such as grade level, grade point average (GPA) and citizenship. This search functionality makes the online directory extremely user-friendly and truly positions it as a one-of-a-kind resource in the online space. The Latino College Dollars Scholarship Directory can be downloaded for free at