Monthly Archives: February 2008

LATINO INITIATIVE FELLOW

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
LATINO INITIATIVE FELLOW
PART-TIME PAID POSITION AT NATIONAL NON-PROFIT
APRIL 2008
About the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a national
nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1996 whose mission is to
promote values, behavior and policies that reduce both teen pregnancy and
unplanned pregnancy among young adults. By increasing the proportion of
children born into welcoming, intact families who are prepared to take on the
demanding task of raising the next generation, our efforts will improve the
well-being of children and strengthen the nation.
Latino Initiative Background
Through a highly-focused Latino Initiative, the National Campaign seeks to help
the Latino community address the problem of teen pregnancy. Despite progress,
51% of Latina teens get pregnant at least once before turning 20, and the
Latina teen pregnancy rate is declining at half the speed of the national rate.
For more information on the National Campaign’s Latino Initiative, go to
http://www.teenpregnancy.org/espanol/initiative.asp.
Position Background
The National Campaign has an opening for a Latino Initiative Fellow. The Latino
Initiative is multi-disciplinary in nature and the ideal candidate will be
flexible, hard-working, culturally-competent, and eager to develop and/or use a
variety of skills in the areas of partnership development, technical assistance,
fundraising, media outreach, advocacy, and research. The candidate will
preferably have a degree in public health, communications, or a related field.
This paid fellowship is an excellent opportunity for individuals seeking to gain
broad-based experience in a national non-profit organization. This is a
part-time hourly position of no more than 25 hours per week.
The Latino Initiative Fellow will be responsible for assisting with key Latino
Initiative projects covering a range of functional areas. The ideal candidate
will have strong verbal and written skills in both English and Spanish. The
fellow will also have solid research experience and will be able to review,
analyze, develop, and update research materials. This will include conducting
background research and analyses for Latino Initiative projects and tracking
and summarizing major developments in research and current events.
In addition, the Fellow will spend a substantial amount of time communicating
with our existing partners, including Latino Initiative Advisory Group members,
community organizations, and media contacts; and helping to develop new media
partners, including social networking sites.
Duties will also include, but are not limited to: assisting with meeting and
conference preparations; helping with responses to press inquiries and
interviews; conducting outreach to current and new partners; providing
technical assistance; reviewing the website and collaborating with staff to
update and enhance the content in English and Spanish; participating in
meetings; arranging out-of-town travel; updating contact information in the
database; drafting correspondence; assisting with mailings and filing; and
updating Power Point presentations.
The Fellow will report to the Latino Initiative Senior Manager. He/She will
also work closely with other staff at the National Campaign to ensure that our
work helping the Latino community reduce teen pregnancy is integrated across
National Campaign programs such as Research, Media Programs, Public Policy,
State and Local Action, and Partnerships.
Qualifications
We are looking for someone who can work 20-25 hours per week, from April through
August 2008. A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of professional
experience in a related field are required—advanced education may substitute
for work experience. Graduate students are encouraged to apply. Experience
working with Latino health issues, Latino non-profit organizations, and/or
Latino teens/parents is preferred.
The ideal candidate learns quickly and is able to manage multiple projects
simultaneously with minimal supervision. The candidate should have strong
organizational and computer skills. Experience using Microsoft Word, Access,
Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher strongly recommended.
The candidate will possess a friendly and professional manner, and be
comfortable interacting with the National Campaign’s many partner organizations
and media outlets, including Spanish-language media. Strong verbal and written
skills in both English and Spanish are essential.
Compensation: $15/hour
To Apply
Closing date: March 17, 2008
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Latino Initiative Fellowship Search
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
recruitment@thenc.org
No phone calls please.

The Role of Latinos in this Year’s Presidential Elections

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will host a Town Hall meeting examining the role of Latinos in this year’s presidential election this Friday, Feb. 29, at Texas State University in San Marcos to kick off its Region 5 Conference. The town hall meeting, moderated by Olga Campos, anchor/reporter at KVUE-TV in Austin, is free and open to the public.
Where: Texas State University, the Alkek Library Teaching Theater, San Marcos
Opening reception – to kick off the Region 5 Conference – 5 to 7 p.m., Wittliff Gallery, top floor of the Alkek Library (http://www.library.txstate.edu/swwc/wg/index.html)
Town Hall Meeting, 7:15 to 9 p.m., Alkek Library teaching theater, adjacent to the gallery on the first floor.
For years, the line has been: “This is the year the Hispanic sleeping giant awakens and shakes up politics as we know it.” While it can be debated whether the giant is still actually slumbering, the political parties are not asleep at the wheel.
This year, their interest in the Texas Latino vote is more important than ever, and the Texas primary could decide who wins the Democratic nomination.
What else are the presidential candidates doing to reach out to Latinos? Are they hitting on the issues that are important to Latinos? What are those issues, and how do they differ from other voters? Or do they? Please join us for a provocative discussion on the role of Latinos in this year’s presidential election.
The panelists include:
Garry Mauro, Texas chairman for the Clinton campaign;
Lydia Camarillo, vice president, Southwest Voter Registration Education Project (SVREP);
Andy Hernandez, executive director, Wesley Center for Family and Neighborhood Development, former first Director for the Base Vote Division at the Democratic National Committee in Washington, D.C, and former president of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project.
Dr. Federico Subervi, professor and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University, San Marcos.
The town hall meeting is being sponsored by State Farm Insurance. The town hall meeting is part of the NAHJ Region 5 Conference being held at Texas State University. On Saturday, March 1, daylong workshops will be held to help journalists prepare and develop their careers for the future. Gilbert Bailón, president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, will deliver the keynote speech.
For more information, go to the NAHJ web site at www.nahj.org

2/27: Film Screening– En el Hoyo (2006)

En el Hoyo
The Spanish and Portuguese Department Film Series and LLILAS presents:
Mexican Cinema
En el hoyo (2006)
by Juan Carlos Rulfo
Wednesday February 27th 2008
8:30pm in CAL 100

The University of Texas at Austin
Free Admission

East Austin Stories Film Screenings

A couple of East Austin Stories from the past two years have been
making some festival splash. “Quinceanera,” by Sergio Carvajal and
Ruwan Perera will screen at SXSW as one of the Texas Shorts. “Quinceanera” premiered at last December’s screening of East Austin Stories.
“Letters for Las Manitas,” by Joshua Tate, Yuta Yamaguchi, and Jeff
Gipson, is screening at the San Francisco International Children’s
Film Festival, which begins this weekend. “Letters for Las Manitas”
premiered at the December 2006 screenings of East Austin Stories.”
And finally, a note for Austin residents–“Third Ward TX” my documentary about Project Row Houses in Houston TX wil be broadcast on KLRU beginning Monday night:

Feb 25 2008, 9:00PM
Feb 26 2008, 10:00PM
Feb 28 2008, 12:00AM
Mar 1 2008, 2:00AM

Learn about the East Austin Stories Project: http://www.eastaustinstories.org/

Andy Garrison
Department of Radio-TV-Film
The University of Texas at Austin

College Students Invited to Create Short Films for FYI – Film Your Issue Global Competition

USA Today, the United Nations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other organizations and media leaders have joined forces to engage young adults (14-24) in contributing to the public dialogue on pressing social issues using the power of the Internet and user-generated content.
In its 4th year, FYI – Film Your Issue has grown into a global Internet-based competition that invites high school and college students in the United States and around the world to express themselves on pressing contemporary issues by creating and uploading short two-minute films on issues that impact them and their generation.
Beginning February 15, films can be uploaded to multiple participating platforms, including MTV, YouTube, and American Film Institute Screen Nation, as well as promoted on MySpace TV.
PRIZES
Awards and prizes include internships at USA Today, the United Nations, the award-winning PBS Series “P.O.V.”, and the Humane Society of the United States; a $5,000 college scholarship from the Gates Foundation; having your film broadcast on Starz; having entries distributed by the Associated Press to its 1,800 Online Video Network media outlets; being profiled on MTV News and presented at the NAACP annual conference; VIP Pass/film presentation at AFI Silverdocs; the Walter Cronkite Civic Engagement Leadership Award and Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award; and many more.
Visit the program’s Web site for complete program information, filmmaking tips, and full descriptions of the program’s awards and prizes.
Deadline to apply” April 14, 2008
Contact:
http://www.filmyourissue.com/index.shtml

Transitions in the Cuban Revolution

Please join us in a conference to debate the challenges that Cuba is facing as it approaches the 50th anniversary of its revolution
Thursday, February 21, 2008
4:30 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.
AVAYA Auditorium
ACES Building, 201 East 24th Street
The University of Texas at Austin

Friday, February 22, 2008
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
President’s Room West, UT Club
Robert Dedman Dr and At Clyde Littlefield Dr.
The University of Texas at Austin

Keynote Address
The Cuban Economy at the Crossroads:
Fidel’s Legacy and Raúl’s Options
Friday, eb. 22
1:30 P.M.
President’s Room West, UT CLUB
2108 E. Robert Dedman Drive (east door of Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium)

Reception Open to the Public
Friday, February 22
5:00 P.M.
President’s Room West, UT Club
Music by the UT Caribbean Ensemble

Sponsored by the Department of History,Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Mexican Center of LLILAS, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Government, School of MusicCenter for African and African American Studies, Office of the Provost, and St. Edward’s University Kozmetsky Center
For more information, please contact Paloma Díaz

See full program.

HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)

On this website you will find information on how to become an intern, the application deadlines for the 2008 sessions, view the many government and corporate partners we work with and also read stories and experiences from past interns. If you have a question that is not answered on our site, please feel free to contact our Washington, DC office at 202-467-0893.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program
http://www.hnip.net/