Knowing is Protection: Thoughts on Sex Education
In 2010, Lourdes Marroquín and Saida Marroquín created this video as part of Media Literacy Project's Girl Tech program. For their project they interviewed mothers in southern New Mexico on their thoughts about comprehensive sex education.
Originally from Chaparral, New Mexico, Lourdes Marroquín now lives in Albuquerque. She recently graduated from Anthony Charter School and now attends the University of New Mexico with her sister Saida. Lourdes is interested in working in the medical field and is currently majoring in radiology. Lourdes is a 2010 Girl Tech graduate.
"Through the Girl Tech program I have learned that media is a very powerful communication source that can influence our communities in many different ways. This is why media literacy is so important. After all, media targets and describes all of us and I believe we should be able to express ourselves with our own media, especially with topics such as sex education that impact all of our lives."
Saida Marroquín, originally from Chaparral, lives in Albuquerque and attends the University of New Mexico with her sister Lourdes. Saida is majoring in health science in pursuit of becoming a radiologist. Saida is a 2010 Girl Tech graduate.
"Through my participation in the Girl Tech program, I was able to learn that media is important to understand because it helps us communicate with communities across the country. It is also important because it sends messages about who we are. I believe that people should study media literacy so we can make sure that our own information is communicated accurately."
Teen Pregnancy: Stories from New Mexico
This thoughtful exploration of teen pregnancy and teen parenting shares two community activists’ stories of becoming teen parents.
Running Time: 5 minutes Organizational Partner: NM Teen Pregnancy Coalition
Alma was born in Albuquerque and raised in both Albuquerque and Los Lunas, New Mexico. In high school, Alma worked at the New Mexico Teen Pregnancy Coalition where she became more involved and interested in the issue of teen pregnancy. She is currently in her junior year at the University of New Mexico and is double majoring in biology and Spanish. She plans to attend grad school and work in the field of medicine. Alma is a graduate of the 2010 Girl Tech program.