We are excited to announce the winner of Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s 2021 $2,000 Scholarship award!
Please join us in congratulating our 2021 Chicas Latinas Scholarship recipient, Sofia Aguirre!
Sofia Aguirre is a full time student at Sacramento City College. She plans to pursue medicine to become a pediatrician and advocate for improving access to healthcare for the immigrant population. Sofia plans to attend UC Davis after completing her academic requirements at Sac City College. We are honored to invest in Sofia’s education, who herself is an investment in the betterment of our communities and future.
Congratulations Sofia, and best of luck as your pursue your academic and professional goals! She se puede!
About Our Scholarship:
Applications were reviewed by our Scholarship Committee members, and the awardee was selected based upon their academic achievement and other eligibility requirements. Our annual scholarship award helps support Latinx students in Sacramento County who wish to pursue higher education. Thanks to the support from our community and their generosity, we are able to provide this type of important financial support.
Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s July bookclub read is:
“The Soul of a Woman” by Isabel Allende:
“As a young woman coming of age in the late 1960s, she rode the second wave of feminism. Among a tribe of like-minded female journalists, Allende for the first time felt comfortable in her own skin, as they wrote “with a knife between our teeth” about women’s issues. She has seen what the movement has accomplished in the course of her lifetime. And over the course of three passionate marriages, she has learned how to grow as a woman while having a partner, when to step away, and the rewards of embracing one’s sexuality.
So what feeds the soul of feminists—and all women—today? To be safe, to be valued, to live in peace, to have their own resources, to be connected, to have control over our bodies and lives, and above all, to be loved. On all these fronts, there is much work yet to be done, and this book, Allende hopes, will “light the torches of our daughters and granddaughters with mine. They will have to live for us, as we lived for our mothers, and carry on with the work still left to be finished.”
August Book Club “The Distance Between Us: A Memoir” By Reyna Grande
Join us on August 12, to discuss the first half of the book and again on August 26 to discuss the conclusion. Reading schedule TBA! Book discussions are schedule for 7-8pm. Deadline to register is August 1st!
“The Distance Between Us: A Memoir” by Reyna Grande:
“Reyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling…unvarnished, resonant” (BookPage) story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the Mexican border to “El Otro Lado” (The Other Side) in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother. When their mother at last returns, Reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father.”
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!
This month Chicas Latinas de Sacramento’s offerings is filled with a diverse line up of events, something for everyone; If you want to help raise money, or rather focus on some more serious issues, or even perhaps some self care for a cause, we got something for you. Check out the events and mark your calendars!
Yard Sale Fundraiser: Saturday 5/01
Chicas Latinas de Sacramento will be hosting our 3rd Yard Sale. 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.
Wear your mask and be prepared to shop… for a good cause!
WEAVE INC. Virtual Sexual Assault Presentation: Monday 5/03
As we close out Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we invite community members to join Chicas Latinas de Sacramento for a presentation and discussion with WEAVE Inc. representatives on sexual assault awareness and bystander intervention.
This free and important workshop takes place on Monday, May 3rd, 6:00pm to 7:00pm PDT
Chicas Latinas De Sacramento has been busy planning some awesome events and although we’ve missed the social interaction with our community, we have maintained engagements much as we could during this pandemic. As the new year has begun, we remain hopeful that in-person gatherings are in our near future. However, we have found a way to still serve our community and remain connected as much as we possibly can. Check out what we have coming up this month, mark your calendars and get involved!
Chicas Latinas’ Undergraduate Scholarship is Live!Friday 4/16
Here’s your chance to get some mula for college! Chicas Latinas De Sacramento believes in the value to empower through higher education and are excited to be able to offer some financial aid to a student from our community. This is an annual award that we look forward to offering. To qualify you must be a resident of Sacramento and a full time high school or community college student, have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must be Latino/a. Click HERE to apply! You can also find the event page on Facebook.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Panel with National Girls & Women of Color Council Inc. Friday 4/16
Our very own Lorena Campos of Chicas Latinas De Sacramento was one of the five panelists participating in a discussion that explored what Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) means and looks like for our young girls and women of color. What kind of world are we envisioning which is free from sexism, body shaming, harassment, violence and oppression? How can we collectively work towards this vision? NGWCC is a non-profit organization formed to be a council for educators, administrators, business leaders, parents/guardians, students, community leaders, and community organizations to address and discuss historical and societal perspectives, conduct research, educate, mentor, and be advocates for girls and women of color. We look forward to sharing her upcoming blog post.
Chicas Latinas Brunch Event – Saturday 4/24
Feliz Cumpleaños Chicas Latinas! Sacramento’s premiere Latina Volunteer & Leadership Cultivation 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Chicas Latinas de Sacramento is 12 years old! And you are cordially invited to our brunch celebration! We will provide the Zoom, the friends/networking, AM party games, laughs and more! You provide whatever you feel like sip’n and munch’n.
The festivities take place on Saturday April 24 at 11AM!
You’ve donated to us or to one of our community causes,
You’ve read a book or 12 with us,
You’ve seen us on Social Media and/or in the community… and wondered who we are. All are invited to our simple Zoom celebration ~ come as you are and break pan dulce with us!
#CLBOOKCLUB MAY REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL SATURDAY 4/24!
Chicas Latinas’ May book club read is “Of Women and Salt: A Novel” by Gabriela Garcia. Join us each Thursday during the month of May, at 7pm, to discuss “Of Women and Salt.” Registrants can access instructions and links in “Online Event” section of this Eventbrite event. Reading schedule will be sent to registered participants no-later than April 25, with Zoom link. Club participants meet virtually on Thursdays to discuss the assigned reading section for that week. REGISTER HERE!