Monday, May 4, 2009

Girl Empowerment Festival

Thursday May 7, 2009
9:00am to 3:00pm
Head Start Administrative Building
11670 Chito Samaniego
Region 19
El Paso, TX

On May 7th, the El Paso community will host its second annual Girl Empowerment Festival, a gathering for middle school girls in the El Paso community.  This event will address issues such as body image, self-esteem, dating violence, sexual assault victim rights, wellness, peer pressure, substance abuse, media literacy, cultural identity, and teen pregnancy prevention through workshops, art, poetry and song. The event is presented by: Arte Sana, El Paso County Attorney's Office, Girl Scouts Rio Grande Council, Health & Human Services Commission-Office of Border Affairs, Latinitas, Rio Grande Safe Communities Coalition, Texas A&M University Prevention Resource Center, Thomason Hospital Women's Health Center.  Girls must pre-register by March 27th.  For more information, email or visit

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