Monthly Archives: April 2010

Student Journal of Latin American Studies Info. Session this Thursday

Interested in learning about Latin America?
Want to know how an real academic journal works?
Want to connect with student scholars all over the world?

The Student Journal of Latin American Studies is holding an Information Session this Thursday! Come learn how you can be a part of this first academic journal of its kind and what it takes to get your research published. Tiff’s Treats provided!

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: BEN 1.124, The University of Texas at Austin

If you have questions please contact Carly Castetter at or

Program Manager, Operations for AIDE in Austin

How would you like to plan and develop new and existing experiential learning programs abroad? AIDE is a not-for-profit organization that offers international intern, teach, work, and volunteer placements. AIDE has programs in Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Guatemala, India, Ireland, Peru, South Africa, and Spain.
The Program Manager works with the AIDE Team, and is responsible for assisting with the department’s operations to ensure that placements, orientations, participant relations, contracts, and materials are handled within required time frames. The Program Manager is responsible for making complex travel arrangements and working with related departments to ensure participant satisfaction and resolve issues as they arise. The role also involves frequent contact with the finance department to generate and review invoices and activate participant insurance. The Program Manager supports the planning and development of new and existing programs, and develops associated online and print materials. The Program Manager maintains internal and external communications as necessary, and develops marketing strategies to support increased program participation.


– Experience with international operations and marketing is a plus.
– Must be passionate about cultural exchange and international travel.
– Must speak intermediate Spanish (experience traveling and/or living in Latin America is a plus).
– Skilled knowledge of Excel and Word are required.
– Must possess operating knowledge of commonly used internal databases, or be capable of learning them quickly.
– Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Business, Marketing, or other relevant field.
– Must possess a calm demeanor and function effectively under pressure, as well as a strong ability to create reports, meet deadlines, set goals, multi-task, and prioritize.
– Minimum one year experience in customer service and operations required. International experience preferred.
To Apply
Please send an e-mail to with cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
Please include the position of interest in the subject line

Openings with the Center for Media Justice

The Center for Media Justice is hiring for three positions open: Deputy Director, Associate Director (Programs), and an Americorp/Vista position with the Digital Arts Service Corp.
About the Center for Media Justice
CMJ is a movement-building communications strategy and advocacy center for grassroots leaders and organizations based in historically disenfranchised communities nationwide. Our work builds the power of movements for racial justice, economic equity, and human rights to become more effective, transformative, and collaborative.
CMJ works with organizing groups and movement-building alliances nationwide to transform communications policies, strategies, and practices in the service of racial and economic justice through the Justice Communications Program, the Media Justice Movement Building Program, and our signature project, the Media Action Grassroots Network. As an emerging leader in the movement for media justice and communication rights, CMJ is committed to building a staff team and organization that is collaborative, strategic, and effective.
To Apply
Please email or mail a resume, and a cover letter answering the following questions:
1) What do you see as the role of media and culture in shaping conditions for low-income communities/communities of color?
2) What is your experience building strong organizations and why do you think this work is important?
Email address:
Postal address: 1611 Telegraph Ave., Ste 510, Oakland, CA 94612

May 8: Fair Trade Film Festival at Alamo Drafthouse

Saturday, May 8, noon – 9 pm
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.
Austin Fair Trade Town and Ten Thousand Villages will host a day of films for World Fair Trade day. Each film will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.
The films will be: “Fair Trade Coffee Production in the Monteverde Cloud Forest”, “Buyer Be Fair: The Promise of Product Certification”, “Maquilapolis [city of factories]”, and “The Price of Sugar”. Panelists include Michael Conroy, chairman of Transfair USA, Josefina Castillo, American Friends Service Committee; and Robert Jensen, UT journalism professor. For more information on tickets and times visit

Volunteer Opportunities with Cine Las Americas Festival

The 13th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will screen over 100 films at three different venues in Austin, April 21-29, 2010.

Program Schedule:
Call for Volunteers:

Photojournalist Donna DeCesare Presents Lecture on Destiny’s Children: A Legacy of War and Gangs, April 19

Donna DeCesare, associate professor of journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a visual lecture, followed by a Q&A, on “Destiny’s Children: A Legacy of War
and Gangs.”
In her “Destiny’s Children” project, DeCesare follows the lives of four young people marked by the experience of
war. Each struggles with difficult circumstances and has to face the lure of
gangs. Told in images with bilingual text, the stories explore the
complexity of their experiences with compassion and political insight.

When: 7 p.m., April 19.
Where: The Thompson Conference Center room 1.110
The University of Texas at Austin.

This event is free and open to the public.

Background: DeCesare’s work has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and The Atlantic. She also has worked as a video journalist and producer on numerous
documentaries for The Learning Channel, including the Emmy Award-winning
“Killer Virus.”

She is best known for her groundbreaking photographic reportage on the
spread of Los Angeles gangs in Central America. Her exhibition “Sharing
Secrets” < photographs and testimonies from children in Guatemala and
Colombia who are former child soldiers, survivors of sexual abuse, or who
live with the stigma of HIV < helped UNICEF to develop protocols for
photographing children at risk.

The event is sponsored by the Senior Fellows honors program of the College
of Communication
, School of Journalism and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.

Hispanic PR and Social Marketing Conference in Dallas May 10-12

This event is a co-presentation of the Hispanic Public Relations Association and the Hispanic PR Blog.
Student registration rate: $225.

For further information please visit: