Lazos celebrates Latin culture, student filmmakers at Texas State
By Doug Seliger
The Center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets (El Centro) at Texas State University will host the second annual Lazos celebration on Friday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the LBJ Ballroom at Texas State.
Lazos originated as an extension of the Spanish-language documentary film festival “Puntos de Vista,” but has grown into something much larger. Latino students and professionals come together at Lazos to celebrate their accomplishments, establish a network and “Embrace Latinidad.” Lazos builds a closer bond between members of this network by highlighting the art of the Spanish-language documentaries featured in the festival, outlining undergraduate students’ talents and promoting Spanish-language cultures.
Robert Bard, President and CEO of LATINA Style Magazine, will be giving special remarks at the event. In his eleven years leading LATINA Style, Bard has been able to expand on the influence of the company by developing four signature programs; the LATINA Style Business Series, the most successful ongoing business development program for Latina business owners in the nation; the LATINA Style 50 Awards and Diversity Leaders Conference, reporting on the top 50 companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S.; the National LATINA Symposium recognizing Latina achievement in all areas and professions; and the Distinguished Military Service Awards, honoring outstanding Latinas for their military Service.
“It is important to encourage students to embrace their culture, as well as to create opportunities for them to network and further their education,” Bard says.
Lazos is open to the public, but those who wish to attend must register on the event’s website. For more information, you can also find Lazos on Facebook at facebook.com/Lazos2012 or on Twitter at @Lazos2012.
About El Centro
The Center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets (El Centro) at Texas State is a guiding light on Latino-oriented media and markets in the United States. El Centro hopes to be the driving engine of a series of complementary activities that enhance the academic, professional and business opportunities related to Latino-oriented media and Latino markets.
About Puntos de Vista
Puntos de Vista is a documentary film festival. Student filmmakers from the United States, Mexico, South America and Spain come together at Texas State to show their films. This year marks the third Puntos de Vista festival. To view documentaries included in this year’s festival, click here.