Houston’s East End is known for its colorful art expressions and rich Latino history. The average household income in the area is $47,000 and only 9.5% of those living in the neighborhood hold a college degree or higher. Most students cannot afford more than $2,000.00 to travel and attend national entertainment conferences and festivals such as South By Southwest in Austin, Texas. To address this issue, the East End Street Fest committee will introduce an educational program for high school and college students interested in careers in Entertainment, Media, and Arts.
The educational program will be held at Talento Bilingue de Houston on October 15 between 10:00am and 2:00pm. The goal is to nurture the next generation of creative minds in the East End community and also work with local universities and community colleges to allow participating students to receive academic credit.
East End Street Fest committee members hope that this initiative will make the East End a national destination to discover emerging Latino talent and to cultivate the next generation of entertainment and media professionals.
11AM-Monetizing your Art
• B-Boy Moy -International dancer & Hip Hop Ambassador, Founder of Break Free Houston
• Shea Serrano -Best selling author
• DonkeeBoy -Visual Artist
• Erin Rodgers -Entertainment Attorney
12PM-Careers in Music
• Gracie Chavez -DJ
• Hala Bowen-Talent -Live Nation
• DJ Playboy -Dj City , Pitbull’s Globalization, Hot 95.7
• Rolando Rodriguez – Houston Press
• Professor James Vukovich -HCC Department of Music
1PM- Careers in Media
• Rita Garcia -Anchor Fox 26
• Nelson Vanegas -Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals (HAHMP)
• Joey Guerra -Houston Chronicle
• Xavier Blk -DJ, Event Production & Shade 45 DJ
• Jimmy L. Adams, Jr., Ed.D. -HCC Director of the Center for Media Arts & Technology