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Date(s) - 02/09/2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center


Breaking Barriers/ Rompiendo Barreras- Event for Teens 13-19

Breaking Barriers Latinx Youth Conference is a day of art, music, and community dedicated to Latinx youth, presented by the teens of the ESB-MACC Caminos Teen Leadership program. On February 9th, teens will collaborate with emerging artists and cultural activists to facilitate exploration and self-expression around the theme of “breaking barriers”.

Latinx teens may face barriers including cultural sterotypes, negative self-image, gender discrimination, family structure hierarchy, as well as wider issues such as gentrification, language barriers, education roadblocks, immigration status challenges, and even the physical barrier between México and the U.S. How do we break these barriers? How can we build resilience and empower our youth to share their voices? What can we offer to our fellow teens to help us suceed at our personal, professional, and artistic goals?
Conference activities will include screen printing, an open mic stage, self-published zines, live mural painting, a mosaic art project, and teen-facilitated discussions. This event is uniquely created BY teens, FOR teens.

Schedule: 10am – 6pm, with a live music performance by the Tiarra Girls at 5pm.

This event is free for any teen age 13-19 who 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.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.