Cyber security consists of all the technologies and practices that keep computer systems and electronic data safe. And, in a world where more and more of our business and social lives are online, it’s an enormous and growing field. Cyberattacks affect all people and are now so common. Recent reports show that hackers attack a computer in the US every 39 seconds! Fast changes in technology cause a boom in cyberattacks. If an attack happens millions of people could be harmed. State-run organizations can be shut down, services can’t be provided to citizens, it can cause damage to businesses and loss of jobs. Did you know that Identity theft is one of the biggest threats to people?
Join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento for a Cyber Security workshop!
Event is open to the community with donation (of any amount). Participants will be able to ask our Cyber Security experts questions, to ensure you leave knowing how to protect yourself online!
Chicas Latinas’ June Book Club read of the month is: “In the Dream House: A Memoir” by Carmen Maria Machado.
June Book Club deadline to register is 5/31 CLICK HERE
Weekly discussions on Thursdays, starting:
Thursday, June 3rd 2021 7:00-8:00PM PDT
YARD SALE FUNDRAISER
Benefits our annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” shoe drive!
Saturday, June 5th. Volunteers and Donations are needed!
Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will be hosting our 4th Yard Sale on Saturday, June 5th. All proceeds will be used to help fund our Annual “Starting Off on the Right Foot” Shoe Drive event, which provides local children with new pairs of shoes. Shop, for a great cause!
It is finally time to throw on those cap and gowns. It is finally time to grab your family, and friends to celebrate the hard years of your education. And trust us when we say, the celebration is a lot more fun when you have an extra $2,000 in your pocket to put directly towards the next steps in your education. Chicas Latinas wanted to celebrate our future Latinx-leaders in the Sacramento area that are pursing higher-education. With this scholarship, you could further your education in any way you please. All we want to see is your growth in learning!
Our community is one that uplifts one another, and ensures that you have support every step of the way. Through this scholarship, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento can help support your education goals!
There are only a few qualifications to make sure of before you apply:
Resident of Sacramento County
Currently full time student enrolled in High School or accredited Community College.
Minimum GPA of 2.5
Must be Latino/a
Must enroll full time for 2021-2022 school year in accredited four year college or an accredited California Community College
We wanted this process to not be so stressful! Here are the only requirements when applying:
Complete scholarship application, all parts received by May 29, 2021
Personal statement with a maximum 1000 words per prompt
Current Unofficial school transcripts required for the winning recipient
Two non-family references with two points of contact, e.g. e-mail and phone
Signature and date on application stating application is true and accurate
All applications must be submitted by May 29th, 2021!
Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is proud to be part of your journey to academic success. We have created this scholarship with the sole purpose to make a positive impact in the lives of Sacramento students interested in pursuing higher education!
Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Reflections from a Panel Discussion
April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and each year numbers of community-based and government-funded organizations promote their campaign to end sexual violence.
I’m sure like myself many people get overwhelmed when they read or hear language like “gender-based violence” or “sexual violence” but we can break it down into ways that we can identify sexual violence in smaller moments — like the fact that I don’t feel safe to walk alone at night down an empty street, or that I worry about how my niece will be treated in school by her male peers. When we do this it makes it easier to identify, to take action, and to “do something” to stop and even prevent sexual violence. Through a collective everyday approach we can make changes big and small for a world we can all be free to live in; like developing programs that foster respect, that build and model healthy relationships for students and adults alike so that everyone feels safe and valued. For this reason, I was happy to join a recent panel discussion to explore what sexual assault awareness month (SAAM) means and looks like for our young girls and women of color.
On April 16, 2021 I had the privilege to participate on a panel, National Girls & Women of Color Council Inc Presents: Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Panel, representingmy professional work in the movement andas a member of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento. While I welcomed the opportunity to discuss ideas surrounding the topic of sexual violence prevention, what I enjoyed much more was sharing (virtual) space with and listening to the youth that were on the panel. To listen to their ideas and perspectives on the ways that communities can support, protect and uplift girls and women and non-binary folks of color was a treat at the end of a very harsh week.
Among the many speakers, Emeline inspired me when she spoke about her experience of participating in a program in Oakland California called Banteay Srei a mentorship and leadership program where participants are mentored by the staff but also mentor the current youth participants. This made me think of how much I wish I could have enjoyed the same program in my youth, but it wasn’t a feeling of resentment but of hope for what this and future generations can do based on the dreams and the wishes of generations before them. It made me reflect on what I have been doing with my time recently to support a movement toward equity and a world where our communities are safer and thriving.
When I joined Chicas Latinas de Sacramento I only thought about doing volunteer work for the sake of doing it, a sort of soul cleansing, but what I’ve come to realize as I reflect on my participation on the SAAM panel is that in many ways I joined a group that enriches a community where I feel empowered as a result of our collective efforts. I’ve found a loving supportive community of my peers. When I join a paint night or a book club I see myself and learn more through the experiences of all of the board members, committee members, and event participants. Chicas Latinas de Sacramento may not tout itself as an organization that works to end gender-based violence, but it doesn’t have to really. In the many ways, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento participates and contributes to the Sacramento community it, in turn, pushes growth toward a community where people are seen, valued, listened to, and empowered to take on small actions that grow to bigger change outcomes. Something like the Chicas Latinas de Sacramento shoe drive that provides a new pair of footwear for an entire school promotes not only learning but confidence.
I can imagine a little brown girl with black hair like myself, being happy on the playground because something as simple as having the right fit for a pair of shoes could make all the difference to enjoy the school day. That to me speaks volumes to the little ways we can all help our community move forward. These are the change-making ways that we can get closer to support, protect and uplift girls and women and non-binary folks of color.