Girl Tech Collective 2011

Healing for Our Community

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Kalpulli Izkalli (House of Light) is a grassroots organization that provides a variety of wellness services to Albuquerque and surrounding areas. This video gives a brief introduction of Kalpulli’s mission and work.

Running Time: 4 minutes
Organizational Partner: Kalpulli Izkalli

Haven Avila

Haven is from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is currently a student at Central New Mexico Community College studying fine arts studio. Haven enjoys volunteering as a childcare provider at the Domestic Violence Resource Center. She found her experience in Girl Tech both challenging and rewarding. Haven is a graduate of the 2011 Girl Tech program.

Room to Improve: Albuquerque Schools’ Sex Education

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This video asks critical questions about the state of sex education in Albuquerque Public Schools, and what this means for the young women of color that attend these schools.

Running Time: 6 minutes
Organizational Partner: Generation Justice

Luna Olavarría Gallegos

Luna was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently attends Albuquerque Academy and is an active participant in KUNM’s Generation Justice. Luna volunteers with Amigos de las Americas and looks forward to working in a rural village in Latin America next summer. She is passionate about activism and plans to work in the field of journalism. Luna plays Latin percussion and piano, and is a 2011 graduate of Girl Tech. Luna's Girl Tech video was accepted into the 2013 San Diego Latino Film Festival, the 2013 International Experiments in Cinema festival, and the Women & Creativity screening event in Albuquerque.

When There is Life There is Hope

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When There is Life There is Hope, is a personal story told by Yazmin Avila Hernandez and her mother about the challenging circumstances surrounding the birth of Yazmin’s brother.

This sometimes distressing and hopeful story illustrates the importance of access to information for new mothers and the right to advocate for medical care.

Running Time: 5 minutes
Organizational Sponsor: Enlace Comunitario

Yazmin Avila Hernandez

Yazmin, originally from Mexico, has delivered trainings on domestic violence prevention with Enlace Comunitario’s youth program. Yazmin currently attends Albuquerque High School. She loves new challenges and helping others in any way possible. She is passionate about justice and plans to become a lawyer or a nurse. Yazmin is a 2011 Girl Tech graduate.