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Austin Central Public Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

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How do you follow up more than a decade of Latinitas’ enrichment programs for some of the city’s most marginalized girls, its signature annual photography auction event, and last year’s anniversary Quinceañera with an overflowing guest list of the city’s most influential notableswith the Party for Chica Power, of course!

Latinitas’ annual event has always been about the unexpected, creativity, and a celebration of Austin’s up-and-coming youth and the urgency to help them innovate, get access to the latest digital platforms and technologies, and elevate their goals and dreams!

This year delivers an evening of signature cocktails, dinner, music from the Chulita Vinyl Club DJ collective and a kermés-themed celebration at the new Austin Central Library.

What’s a kermés? Ker·mes ˈkermēz/ - A form of celebration, very similar to a carnival with several traditional activities.

Taking the kermés experience to a sophisticated level, Latinitas will present a cake walk with some of the city’s most in-demand delectable cakes, a bottle toss, cornhole game, Loteria, and a virtual reality piñata (!!!) with “grown-up” prizes such as elite alcohol tastings, jewelry, and some of Austin’s most delicious confections.

Latinitas will present its 1st Chica Power Award, sponsored by Bumble, to a Latinitas’ alum who is applying a “super chica power” she gained through Latinitas media and technology education programs in her everyday life. She will also be awarded a $500 scholarship. Event proceeds support 25 Club Latinitas programs at Title 1 schools and public housing sites, annual Chica Conferences, low- to no-cost camps, free family workshops at area libraries, and leadership development programs for teens.

This year has been a powerful one for change, driven by women and a continued fight for gender equity. Men responded to the #metoo movement with questions such as "what can I do?" We invited men to answer that call by forming a committee of male allies in support of Latinitas' mission and the Party for Chica Power and the response was overwhelming!

Latinitas Honorary Male Allies:

Austin Mayor Steve Adler
U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro
Congressman Lloyd Doggett
Dr. Paul Cruz, Superintendent, Austin Independent School District
Dan Rather, former CBS news anchor
Evan Smith, Editor, Texas Tribune
Josh Baer, Founder, Capital Factory
Dan Graham, Founder, Notley Fund, Build-A-Sign
Hugh Forrest, Director of Interactive, SXSW
Austin City Council Member Sabino "Pio" Renteria
Colin Pope, Editor, Austin Business Journal
Rich Oppel, Editor, Texas Monthly
Luis Rodriguez, President, Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Alfredo Estrada, Editor, Latino magazine
Sandy Dochen, Dir of Corporate Giving, IBM
Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez, Mexican Consul of Austin
Ron Oliveira, former anchor KEYE-TV
Christopher Rios, Community Development Officer, Texas Capital Bank

TICKET INFO: $75 online* | $85 at the door

Classy Cocktail or Festive Attire Encouraged


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