BRONX, N.Y. /New York Netwire/ — Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to present Teen Leadership Summit: The Future is Femme-inist! The Future is NOW! Young women and femmes of color are leading the way as community culture workers. They are artists, activists, healers, and leaders. The Future is Femme-inist is a one-day Teen Summit celebrating young women and femmes of color across New York City, led by the SmART Leaders program at Casita Maria.
Join us Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
928 Simpson St.
Bronx, NY 10459
The summit will provide a social justice oriented space and honor solidarity amongst and across all communities. If you identify as a young woman of color between the ages of 12-18, we invite you to register today and join us as we celebrate fierce sisterhood, participate in powerful workshops, and enjoy performances, singing, and dancing.
Keynote speech by Naiomy Guerrero and a live performance by Lah Tere!
FREE: Event, Workshops, SWAG and Food!
“The Future is Femme-inist Teen Summit encourages and develops our young people’s sense of community, solidarity, and helps them understand their empowered place in the world,” said Shakti Castro, Associate Director of Education Programs.
“The Summit gives our community the opportunity to witness the agency, creativity, and power our participants have,” said Irisdelia Garcia, SmART Leaders Program Assistant.
ABOUT SMART LEADERS:
SmART Leaders is a year-long program for high-school aged young people who identify as young women of color. We are dedicated to building positive self-esteem and sisterhood among young women and non-binary femmes, specifically focusing on rediscovering our identities and social justice education through art-centered classes and workshops!
Whether you are interested in painting, photography, dance, music, or other art-based activities we provide you with a safe space to discuss topics that you are interested in learning about through artistic conversations and activities. SmART Leaders is dedicated to supporting you as you explore your power, raise your voice, increase your confidence, and grow your activism!
Supported by The New York Women’s Foundation and Department of Youth and Community Development.
ABOUT CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION:
Casita Maria Center For Arts & Education is the first and oldest Latino 501(c)(3) charity in NYC, founded in 1934. The South Bronx-based community arts and educational organization presents diverse, contemporary visual and performing arts and education programming for all ages.
Art by Sharon Lee De La Cruz
Graphic Design by Sarah Bernero
Register Today: https://www.casitamaria.org/events/
News Source: Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education