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March 10th: Why are you proud to be a Latina?

I am proud to be a Latina because you show your loyalty to the environment ans we show that we are smart and strong. 

            -Victoria

I am proud to be a Latina because my family. I think that whatever race you are, you should be proud of yourself. It doesn't matter how you are from the outside by from the inside. 

           -Elizabeth 

I am proud to be a Latina because there are a lot of traditions we do. There are a lot of artist that could accomplish what…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 10, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

March 9th:What Feminism Means to Our Latinas

When I think of a feminist, I think of Beyonce because she helps us girls build up our and her songs support me. 

              -Victoria 

A feminist means fighting for women's rights, like Beyonce. I do think being a feminist does matter. A feminist to me means that I get to stand for my rights and show the world that women can do what ever men do. 

            -Elizabeth

A feminist to me is someone that is independent of men. Women and men both learn. 

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 9, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

March 8th: Latinas Spotlight Their #WCE

My mom has changed my life by being nice to me, showing me love, and caring for me. 

            -Victoria

A Latina that has always been in the spotlight for me is my mom. I admire her because she has always pushed to the stars. I love her for that. I also admire her for always looking at the bright side. 

             -Elizabeth 

My mom has change my life because she takes me to school.

             -Ashley

Someone who has changed my life is my mom…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 8, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

March 8th: Spotlight #WCE

My mother has and continues to make a huge impact on my life. She is the strongest woman I know, even through the rough patches in life. Our family has gone through so many obstacles, yet my mom continues to move on with life in a positive way. She has always taught my sisters and I to never let anything bring us down because we are our biggest defeat. …

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 8, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

March 7th: I AM A CHICA PODEROSA!

I am a chica poderosa because I am wonderful. 

                -Delilah 

I am a chica poderosa because I am helpful. 

               -Bridgette

I am a chica poderosa because I am good at soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The advice I would give girls to be chica poderosa's is to help people. 

                -Ashley 

I am a chica poderosa because I care about our environment and I help the older people. 

              -Victoria 

I am…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 7, 2017 at 3:09pm — No Comments

March 7th: I AM A CHICA PODEROSA!

Image result for what is a chica poderosa I am a chica poderosa because I do not let anyone tell me what I should or should not do with my life. Stereotypes are held up against us Latina women and I think it is important to not believe in the stereotypes, such as Latinas being housewives, Latinas being caretakers, or Latinas being submissive women. I want to steer away from the stereotypes brought upon our society about Latina women. 

I am not going to let anyone tell me not to pursue a degree in Social Work just…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

March 6: What are you doing to help future generations of Latinas succeed?

I help the future because every year I go to to the beach in California and help clean it up. This is what I love to do and I think it is important for us to help out our environment. 

                -Victoria 

I am helping future generations of Latinitas succeed by being the first generation college student. Both of my parents did not go to college and I am the oldest, so I plan to go to college to be the class of 2025. Also, I would probably be on of the first to graduate…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 6, 2017 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Butterfly Collage

The girls made butterfly collages to represent who they are by filling in the butterfly wings with magazine cutouts. The girls wrote their names on the body of the butterfly. The girls are now club members of Las Latinitas and we are all…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on March 2, 2017 at 10:50am — No Comments

Animal Shapes

The girls in the after school clubs had an introduction lesson on computer science. Computer science is telling the computer what to do and how to do it. In order to communicate to the computer, one must know the language that the computer understands, just like we…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on February 28, 2017 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Friendship Banners

Sometimes we forget how to respect and be kind to one another. Friendship is a valuable thing and our peers are people we spend most of our time with. However, sometimes we take advantage of these friendships by being rude to one another. During Valentine's Week, the girls got to…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on February 28, 2017 at 3:35pm — No Comments

What are you Thankful for?

With thanksgiving coming up, the girls in the after school clubs were taught the importance of being thankful and appreciating the things and the people that make an impact in their life. The girls created a "thankful tree" where they used paper bags to create the…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Girl Power

LETTER TO MY FUTURE SELF 

In last week's after school clubs, we covered girl power. We did a…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Calavera Poem Winner

Day of the Dead started as a way to celebrate and embrace the dead. 

Calavera poems are short poems recited on Day of the Dead that take a humorous approach on the holiday. It is an imaginary obituary in which someone or something still living or deceased is poked fun at. They describe qualities or funny stories we remember about the deceased and those still alive. 

Our after school club members participated in a poem competition, where they competed their poems…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 8, 2016 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Day of the Dead Stones

In honor of Dia de los Muertos on November 2nd, the girls were able to paint stones as if it was a sugar skull, seen on altars on the day of the dead. A big part of the Mexican tradition is to honor our relatives…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 3, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Friendship Wreath

Starting our after school clubs, the girls had the chance to get to know one another. The start to all friendships in the clubs begin with setting the right atmosphere by having rules.…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on November 1, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

2. #TBT: Growing up, how did your culture/language influence your identity (Latina, Chicana, Hispanic, etc.)?

I was born in the United States, but my parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents were born in different parts of Mexico. My dad and grandma only speak Spanish, which made it very difficult for me to communicate with them because I was accustomed to the English language. As I got older, I took Spanish classes and was becoming fluent in the language. I was very afraid to speak Spanish because we live in El Paso where the majority of people speak Spanish and judge you for not…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on October 25, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

#1 Spotlight: Eva Longoria

Spotlight: Eva Longoria 

Eva Longoria is a leading Latina feminist in my eyes. Eva was born on March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the youngest of four sisters who earned a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, while appearing in college plays. In March 1998, Longoria won the Miss Corpus Christi beauty pageant, which gave her the…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on October 18, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments


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