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Summer Program 2020

 Programa de Verano 2020

 

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“To learn to read is to learn to walk.

To learn to write is to learn to rise.”

Jose Martí

What is Somos Escritoras? / Que es Somos Escritoras?

Our Girls / Chicas

Our chicas are storytellers, writers, artists, musicians, dreamers and so much more. They come to Somos Escritoras because of their desire to make a difference in the world and join in community with other girls from neighborhoods located throughout Austin and Phoenix who share the same vision of hope and love.

Nuestra Chicas

Nuestras chicas son narradoras, escritoras, artistas, músicas, soñadoras y mucho más. Ellas vienen a Somos Escritoras por su deseo de hacer la diferencia en el mundo e integrarse en una comunidad con otras chicas de barrios localizados a lo largo de Austin y Phoenix quienes comparten la misma visión de esperanza y amor.

Our Program & Workshops

Somos Escritoras is a space in which the voices, experiences, literacies and ways of knowing of Latinx girls are central. At workshops, girls work alongside each other to craft writing and create artwork that examines and critiques the many ways to express and define themselves. Workshops take place during the summer, with additional meetings throughout the school year.

Nuestros Programas y Talleres

Somos Escritoras es un espacio en el cual las voces, experiencias, habilidades y formas de conocer jóvenes Latinas es lo central. En los talleres, las chichas trabajan unas con otras para elaborar sus escritos y crear arte que examina y critica las muchas formas de expresar y definirse a sí mismas. Los talleres se llevan a cabo durante el verano, con reuniones adicionales a lo largo del año escolar. 

Our Writing Mentors

Somos Escritoras is facilitated by a team of Latinx writing mentors. Our writing mentors are classroom teachers, undergraduate and graduate students from the local university, and community artists. All writing mentors support girls by writing and sharing alongside them in workshops and drawing on their own expertise to facilitate and develop activities.

Nuestras Mentoras de Escritura

Somos Escritoras es operada por un equipo de mentoras de escritura Latinas. Nuestras mentoras son maestras de escuela, pasantes y estudiantes graduadas de la universidad local, así como artistas de la comunidad. Todas nuestras mentoras apoyan a las chicas escribiendo y compartiendo con ellas a lo largo de los talleres, diseñando con su experiencia facilitadora el desarrollo de las actividades.

What our girls say/ Lo que dicen las chicas

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Our Latest Blog Posts

Latina Storytellers Series

Somos Escritoras is a space dedicated to amplifying the voices and experiences of Latina girls. Through their original art, writing and storytelling, our escritoras break intergenerational silences, create positive self-definitions, develop visions of new futures and speak up and out against the injustices present in their worlds. As a comunidad of escritoras, we continue in […]

Our Commitment to Our Escritoras

Dear Escritoras, Somos Escritoras is committed to fighting the racial injustices that plague our world. The events that transpired at the U.S. Capital further affirm our commitment to our escritoras and our comunidad.  Somos Escritoras exists as a space for us to come together en comunidad to reflect upon our lives and examine and critique […]

Elections 2020: Somos Más

“The Latinx demographic in the United States is changing. Facts. I think the Trumpistas and rabid protectors of the white ethnostate know we are in a somos más moment and that poets might play a key role in that moment… Poets, voluntarily or not, consciously or not are engaged in a moment of resistance to […]

 

About Us

Sobre Nuestros

We are Somos Escritoras, a creative space for Latinx Girls (grades 6 – 8).

Our goal is to support Latinx girls in continuing to develop their many literacies while learning new tools to speak their truths, define themselves and amplify their voices within a supportive community of girls and women.

 

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