Latinitas next project is during the week of South by Southwest (SXSW) at their annual Spring Break camp where they can interview film, musical and interactive celebrities without having to have the SXSW all-access pass. At the camp, girls will be able to perform activities such as blogging, creating music videos, and even participating in a flash mob and seeing live performances from musicians visiting for SXSW.
In the past they have hosted local Spanish rock performers as well as many other Latin American musicians. Apart from doing interviews on campsite, girls who participate in the camp will be able to conduct street interviews, photography projects, and vox pop interviews at the Austin Convention Center.
Girls between the ages of 9 to 14 interested in music, writing, production, or who just want to go for the experience can sign up for the Latinitas’ Spring Break Camp at www.latinitasmagazine.org. The camp will be held at the Latinitas’ Austin headquarters located on 1107 S. 8th Street Austin, TX 78704 Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $200 for the week, but there are scholarships available just by filling out the application. For more information, call (512)861-0592.
Apart from the Spring Break camp, the non-profit webzine Latinitas hosts many other events throughout the year with the aim of empowering young Latinas through media and technology programs, along with summer camps and after-school programs. Since their start over 10 years ago in a University of Texas classroom, Latinitas has spread to over 10 Texas cities and has served more than 20,000 girls.