Maria Hinojosa and Teen Voices Turn Up the Volume on Healthy Media

header-amplify-2012“Teen Voices, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that facilitates equity and opportunity for girls through media, will hold its annual fundraiser, amplify! 2012, with keynote speaker Maria Hinojosa on April 10, 2012 at Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Written by and for teen girls, Teen Voices print and online magazines cover topics that promote healthy living, leadership skills, self-confidence, and support for the education of teen girls worldwide.

A two-time Emmy award-winning Mexican-American journalist, Maria Hinojosa is the host and managing editor of NPR’s widely popular program Latino USA, as well as the anchor of the talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/La Plaza. In April 2010, Hinojosa founded the Futuro Media Group, which focuses on community-based journalism within the United States. Her most noteworthy work includes reporting on sexual harassment of teen girls on the job, youth and violence in immigrant communities, and poverty in Alabama. She won the Edward R. Murrow award from the Overseas Press Club for her powerful documentary Child Brides: Stolen Lives, earning her the well-deserved distinction as a groundbreaking journalist.

Annette Florczak, Teen Voices Acting Executive Director, said, “Hinojosa is a woman of influence not only in American journalism, but for teen girls. She encourages them to be leaders of change, and to stand up for what they believe in.” Together, Teen Voices and Hinojosa are both changing the world for girls through media.

The public can purchase event tickets online for $75 until March 21 and for $85 after that. The event, sponsored by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation runs 6:00-9:00 p.m. and includes a reception, keynote address, and performances by Teen Voices’ peer leaders. Visit http://www.teenvoices.com/amplify to purchase tickets and to get more information.”

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