The 12th Annual Latinas Unidas ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally To Be Held at Nazareth College For The First Time
Rochester – February 5, 2014 – Latinas Unidas announces their 12th annual ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally, an event that historically draws as many as 200 girls ages 7 to 18 from the Greater Rochester area.
For 2014, Latinas Unidas is looking forward to establishing new and strong relationships with the local Colleges and Universities in the Rochester area in order to expose our girls to college life. That is why this exciting new partnership with Nazareth College is so valuable and will be an amazing experience for everyone that attends. “The vibrancy and success of our young Latinas is important to the overall health of our community. In partnership with Nazareth College, the ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally will help to empower our future leaders and professionals by investing in them today. The Rally is a facilitator of excellence in the making” said Joann Santos, Latinas Unidas Chair.
The objective of the event is to motivate Latina girls to learn and celebrate their culture through workshops and activities. The theme for 2014 is: The Power of You: Excellence in the Making. This theme will be reflected in the workshops with a focus on self-Identity, empowerment and self-expression through art. The ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally, will take place Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Otto A. Shults Community Center at Nazareth College.
A key component of this event is the opportunity given to parents as well. The parent’s workshop will be called “Primero Tu” (You First). The dual focus for this theme is 1) to encourage mothers/caregivers to focus on their health and wellness first in order to 2) build the esteem of their children. The parent’s workshop will touch health issues that affect the Latino community as well as ways to combat them. The main objective here is the concept of having mothers/caregivers in a good mental, emotional and physical state, so they are able to help build the esteem in our girls which in turn leads to better choices.
Breakfast and lunch will be served, door prizes will be available, and girls will be eligible to win a Quinceañera gown and enjoy some Zumba demonstrations. The rally also includes a tour of the College and a Community Fair where local agencies and businesses are represented to provide helpful information. The event is free and open to the public.
City officials confirmed to attend to date are: Mayor Lovely Warren and Councilwoman Jackie Ortiz.
For more information about the event and registration, contact Latinas Unidas at (585) 204-7142 or visit the rally site at http://latinasunidas.org/susl