Mujeres en Liderazgo is a group of Women from the Latino Community that was born out of a leadership workshop in the Waite House in September 2008. During the workshop, the group engaged in a community action activity that identified the greatest community priority as access to a valid MN driver’s license to ensure public safety. Little did they know that this would be the beginning of a long and rigorous journey. With the support of the community, different organizations, religious groups, and the media, the Mujeres en Liderazgo made the decision to finish what they had started during the workshop.
In 2012 the women decided to focus some of their efforts on media literacy as part of their ongoing efforts to obtain valid drivers’ licenses for Latinos. Among their media-centered activities Mujeres participated in a writing workshop, learned how to use Microsoft Publisher, and take digital photos using Facebook and cell phone cameras. Below are some samples of their work from the writing workshop.