Breaking Barriers Latinx Youth Conference is a day of art, music, and community dedicated to youth, presented by the teens of the ESB-MACC Caminos Teen Leadership program. On February 9th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, teens will collaborate with emerging artists and cultural activists to facilitate exploration and self-expression around the theme of “breaking barriers”.
The purpose of the conference is to create a safe space for teens to share their thoughts and express their feelings in a teen-centered environment. This event is uniquely created BY teens, FOR teens. The day’s activities are run by teens from the Caminos program. They will be addresses the theme of breaking barriers with questions such as: What barriers do we as Latinx youth face? How do we break those barriers? How can we build resilience and empower our youth? How do we encourage each other to share our voices? What can we offer each other to help us succeed at our personal, professional, and artistic goals?
Conference activities will include screen printing, an open mic stage, self-published zines, mural painting, mosaic art, and teen-facilitated discussions. There will be food trucks and exhibitor tables on-site.
Schedule: 10am - 6pm, with a live music performance by the Tiarra Girls at 5pm. This event is free for any teen age 13-19who wants to connect with others through art and culture. Please RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook. RSVP not required to attend, but those who RSVP will be guaranteed a spot.
What to bring: A blank t-shirt for screen-printing. Snacks are provided, and it is recommended to bring $10 for lunch at on-site food trucks. Please come willing to share your voice. To participate in the open-mic, bring any needed instruments. Free parking is available on-site. Students may earn volunteer credit at their school for attending if they get pre-authorization from their school and bring any necessary documentation for a staff signature. Adults may contact the organizers to volunteer at the event.
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