Austin, Texas – Latinitas (www.latinitasmagazine.org) is excited to announce the honorary chair of their 4th annual Fotos de Mi Alma photography auction is the E! Channel’s first Latina news reporter Kristina Guerrero.
Fotos is taking place on April 15, 2010 at Austin’s Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) from 5:30-8:30pm.
“I was that girl,” said Guerrero, ”I was a Latinita!” A Washington State native, Guerrero always had her sights on the Hollywood Dream and with very little money and a lot of ambition, she moved to Los Angeles and graduated from USC with a B.A. in journalism. After jobs at a local L.A. news station, the SiTV network, Adam Carolla’s radio show and Access Hollywood, Guerrero hosted her own CBS morning talk show in San Antonio called Great Day S.A. which she received an Emmy, attracting the attention of the E! Channel where she now does everything from interviewing celebs to demonstrating a dance workout for the stars.
All proceeds of Latinitas’ Fotos de Mi Alma event benefit Latinitas’ non-profit magazines and outreach programming that includes after school clubs, teen reporter internships, free library workshops, camps and more. Latinitas serves over 3500 girls and teens a year, 10,000 since its origin with its bilingual, bicultural and Latina empowerment programs in Central and West Texas. Latina girls suffer the highest rates of teen pregnancy, school dropout, drug abuse and suicide than all their peers.
“Kristina Guerrero epitomizes what we try to do at Latinitas. She is self-made and used media and education to fulfill her dreams. She is also a role-model to our Latinitas hungry for reflections of their own face and culture in media,” said Latinitas’ co-founder Laura Donnelly Gonzalez.
Fotos features the work of local, national and international photographers such as National Geographic’s Skip Hunt, (www.skiphuntphotography),Texas Monthly and BBC’s Bear Guerra (www.bearguerra.com) and UT photo chair Donna DeCesare (www.donnadecesare.com) have donated regaled pieces reflecting, “Latino Life.” This year’s featured photographer is Latin America’s premier music photo journalist Maria Madrigal, the founder and editor of Rock en Espanol magazine: La Banda Elastica.
Fotos de Mi Alma, April 15, 2010, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Mexican American Cultural Center downtown (600 River Street), Tickets $10. Available at the door or at www.latinitasmagazine.org.