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Arrested by last name: Gonzalez!

"We have to continue to fight for the families like the family that I saw inside. As I was being processed and I was being questioned; as I was trying to defend my rights and being pushed back on, I saw the faces of two children in one of the holding cells. That's why we have to continue to fight and that's why we're, you know,  going to say 'not one more' and dump Trump," said Jacinta Gonzalez, a US citizen who was arrested at one of Trump's rally in Arizona. 



This Latina attended…

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Added by Grecia Sanchez on May 3, 2016 at 1:45pm — No Comments

My experience with Chica Power Fest

Last week, Latinitas hosted Chica Power Fest at the Miner Village of UTEP. I have never seen such an amazing and cooperative work from various organizations! I just fell in love with the decoration of the reception. You could see portraits, signs saying why leadership is important, tables with a lot of purple things;…

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Added by Grecia Sanchez on May 3, 2016 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Spotlight on Elisa Garrido, art historian Latina!

"Life Magazine actually sent photographers and painters to get the two perspectives from the war. These are different because with the camera you get to relieve the moment and with he painting you tell a whole story behind the colors and elements," said Elisa Garrido, Latina speaker at the 3rd Annual UTEP Art History Symposium. 



Last week I attended to this outstanding event! A symposium at UTEP in which three speakers talked about their past research on different subjects. It was an… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on May 2, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Become a leader with Chica Power Fest!

Leader is a complex word. It causes stress to some girls and it also causes excitement to others. The question is not whether you feel comfortable with the word or not chica, but if you are what the word means. 

In various ocassions, we may experience situations in which we either have the total attention of an audience or situations in which we just stay silent in a crowded room thinking about why we are not enough. Throughout your life at a new culture, new country, new classmates and… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on May 2, 2016 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Self-esteem v. Photoshop

Hello chicas! Let me give you the latest: Latinitas was present last Saturday April 30th at Anthony Middle School to present the workshop BeYounique. This workshop emphasized the controversy of body image and media, focusing on the low self-esteem some girls may experience concerning media photos or even images from models which are modified by the use of Photoshop.

One of the many activities presented at this workshop consisted of writing a letter for the editor of such magazines, the… Continue

Added by Latinitas Intern on May 2, 2016 at 1:20pm — No Comments

10 Reasons to Love Yourself

Today, we are faced with an every day challenge to conform to what society believes she should look like, act like, and think like. It seems as if our generation has lost touch of what being ourselves is really like. We are immediately stopped by thousands of ads that remind us that seem to aim to drill into our minds that one imperfection is enough to stain our entire being, and that's not the case.

I want to remind, not only women, but also men, that it doesn't matter where you come…

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Added by Andrea Luna on April 28, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bad luck Ms. Bennett

I got mad at reading this story chicas. A nurse student sued her college for fallacies! Terri Bennett complaint to the director of Pima Community College about classmates disrupting her learning process inside the classroom due to Spanish speakers. 



What? Let me then say I am disrupted by English speakers all the time at UTEP. Does this makes sense? Of course not! You cannot just tell people in which language they should talk or not! With what bases is she suing the college? With… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 2:25pm — No Comments

This Latina is doing something girl, what about you?

Would you believe me if I tell you a Latina athlete is already doing activism for stopping racism at her college? Yes chica. Sanjuanita Martinez didn't stop for a degree nor organization to help supporting her origins at Cornell College from Iowa, institution in which she is currently studying. 



She belongs to the land of Bowie, Texas and is currently one of Cornell's most prominent athletes at cross country and track runner. Last season, she made it to the 19th place at the Division… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Music of the Moment!

I've always been really into music blogs like Blalock's Indie Playlist, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Noisey, etc. I've always wanted to make one but kept running into excuses for myself. So here it is Becky's April Playlist hope you like it! 

 First artists I wanted to highlight were the Arcs. I didn't hear about them until last week.LAST WEEK! Can you believe that? If you think they're very reminiscent of the Black Keys you are on to something because the lead singer of the Black Keys…

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Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 22, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

9 Things Busy People Would Like Others to Know

Lately I've been feeling very pressured in situations regarding my responsibilities not only in school, but outside of school. At home, with my friends, at work, etc. Sometimes it feels as if others don't understand you! (Yes, momma I'm talking to you)

But I don't want to sound like some troubled individual because quite frankly I'm not. I enjoy the things I do, and I enjoy having a million things to do, however... there are a few things I'd like to explain to some of you who just…

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Added by Andrea Luna on April 20, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Dear Future President:

Last week we had a political lesson at our after school clubs.  Here are some of the letters our Latinitas wrote to our future president.



Dear future president,

Please work on student debt and immigration issues. I am a Latina and would like to see these issues addressed. I know both of these are concerns for the future generations.

Thank you.

 

Dear Donald Trump,



I am very aware that you are running for president of the United States, and I…

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Added by Gabriela Garcia on April 19, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments

Cultural discrimination cartoon

This cartoon made me realize of the discrimination and stereotypes Mexicans have. 

When did the origins for this generalization of stupidity among Mexicans begin? How is it that US citizens think they are better and highly ranked than other cultures? Why does the European…

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Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 18, 2016 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Why seeing Gina Rodriguez on the cover of Women's Health was so refreshing

This Saturday morning, I needed a pick me up and reading something inspirational and powering is always the ticket. Well, I started out with my usual cup of coffee and watched Jane the Virgin to distract me. Like every morning, I check all of my social media and sweeping through Twitter is nothing unusual. I then came across Gina Rodriguez being talked about and I decided to follow the trend and I came across Women's Health magazine and right in the cover was Gina Rodriguez. Something deep…

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Added by Emily on April 16, 2016 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Sexual Harassment Errors

Yesterday I walked through my college campus.  I saw a row of T-shirts hanging like dead men on a clothesline with words written all over them.  As I walked closer, there was the usual "No means No," "Still not asking for it," and a variety of other phrases used to "encourage" victims of sexual harassment to continue being the strong people that they are.  However, instead of feeling proud of these well-meaning individuals, I was rather frustrated.  Yes, a person shouldn't force themselves…

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Added by Jazmine Arreola on April 16, 2016 at 12:25am — No Comments

Sexual Harassment month

Hello Latinas! In honor of the sexual assault's month, I am listing and giving you information about some organizations out there who are willing to help any girl in trouble! 



Center Against Sexual and Family Violence (casfv) 

An organization from El Paso girls. It has educational programs, community services and even an emergency shelter. It has an open line, common asked questions in case you don't know what happened to you. With CASFV, you can always call if you feel insecure… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 15, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

True or False: Sorority Edition

As a currently active member of the Greek community, I've found myself stuck in many awkward conversations with those who are outside looking in. There are many stereotypes I've heard about and some range from understandable to absolutely absurd.

What bothers me the most is that these sterotypes are based on how the media chooses to portray us, or by one person's experience rather than what we actually experience in Greek Life. I personally believe that these stereotypes can lead some…

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Added by Andrea Luna on April 14, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments

Become aware of the wage gap!

Chicas, I think by this point in history we all have heard: "because you are a woman in this world, you have to overcome many obstacles.", "being a woman is harder than being a man", "women do not get much rights throughout human's history", among others.

I get to listen to these quotes at least once a week and I hear them everywhere. My world right now divides into: college at El Paso, work at El Paso, home at Juarez and the rest of the time I spend it at Juarez (libraries, malls, houses… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 13, 2016 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Conclusions about El Paso citizens' involvement in politics

After finishing one article talking about the trends of Latinitas in politics, I realized there is not an interest in becoming informed about actual candidates in El Paso milenials. I have been talking to an average of 15 girls (some were citizens and some were studying immigrants) and all I was getting as a response was "Bernie Sanders just because"; I was getting the same answers I kept seeing at the short clips of Facebook or even worst, these kind of answers: "I don't know, he seems nice",… Continue

Added by Grecia Sanchez on April 13, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Send us your poetry.

Attention poets! Help us celebrate National Poetry Month & submit your poetry to be published in Latinitas. Submit your poetry as a blog on mylatinitas.com or submit it online here: http://laslatinitas.com/…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Texas’ Gender Wage Gap Costs the State’s Women Nearly $37 Billion Per Year, New Equal Pay Day Study Finds

From the National Partnership for Women and Families

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at …

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Added by Jasmine Villa on April 11, 2016 at 1:14pm — No Comments

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