How can we detect financial trauma in our communities and especially among youth? What are the best practices for teaching and learning financial literacy through and anti-racist and gendered lens?


Dealing with our finances is an inescapable fact of life for every individual in today's society. Yet, the importance of personal finance and financial literacy is very rarely discussed openly. The Anti-Racist Financial Literacy Education for Girls*, Gender-Expansive Youth and their Champions workshop series will introduce the importance of financial literacy and shifting finance related gender norms for BIPOC girls and gender expansive youth when envisioning a world of radical safety. Co-Founders of Latinas Talk Dinero, Alejandra and Raylene, will discuss the gender wage gap, financial trauma, tools we can use to have financial conversations within our communities.


Latinas Talk Dinero take a culturally relevant approach to financial literacy that they incorporate in their lived experiences as Latinas, survivors of financial trauma and as first generation college students. Teaching financial literacy education through an anti-racist lens ensures we are creating pathways of money management that are rooted in the needs of low income, BIPOC communities.


This workshop is a virtual three-part series hosted on Zoom.


This is an intergenerational workshop for youth and adults working with youth. All Alliance for Girls Workshops Series are FREE for youth (up to 24 years old).


Our facilitators will be:

  • Alejandra Magaña Gamero, co-founder of Latinas Talk Dinero

  • Raylene Hernandez, co-founder of Latinas Talk Dinero

Specifically, we will:

  • Address the lack of access to personal finance education, particularly in low-income, BIPOC communities

  • Learn a culturally relevant, anti-racist financial literacy education that shifts away from the traditional, euro-centric understanding of money management to ensure that girls are equipped with decision-making power and financial security.

  • Delve into the technical aspects of financial literacy education to ensure participants are able to support youth in establishing a strong foundation when it comes to personal finance

Virtual Workshop Series Schedule

Wednesday, August 24

10:00am - 12:00pm

Session 1

Wednesday, September 7
10:00am - 11:00am

Session 2

Wednesday, September 21
10:00am - 11:00am

Session 3



About the Facilitators:


Alejandra Magaña Gamero


Latinas Talk Dinero


Alejandra Magaña Gamero is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education at UCLA.  She received her Bachelors from Santa Clara University in Psychology and Ethnic Studies and her Masters in Education from UCLA. Alejandra also works as a financial wellness consultant for UCLA's financial wellness program. She is passionate about financial literacy because she truly believes the tools and skills that financial literacy brings can equip us to break generational barriers and empower BIPOC communities. As a first generation Latina and daughter of immigrants, she strives to normalize these topics in our communities and expand access. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking, working out, and reading!


Raylene Hernandez


Latinas Talk Dinero


Raylene Hernandez is a Development and Impact Manager for the Latina Coalition of Silicon Valley. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Women’s & Gender Studies from Santa Clara University and plans to continue her education in the field of social work. Her passions are centered around the intersections between domestic violence and financial literacy as she believes that these are deeply interconnected, and believes that with increased levels of financial stability we can move towards a more equitable society. Raylene is starting her Masters program this fall!


Latinas Talk Dinero (LTD) is dedicated to providing bilingual and inclusive finance education. More specifically, LTD is committed to three founding pillars: 1) Financial Literacy: Providing culturally relevant finance education for individuals to transform their relationship with money and take control of their finances, 2) Community: Creating a sustainable and genuine network of first generation professionals who encourage each other to learn, grow, and continue developing, and 3) Ensuring accessibility via access to free, bilingual, and culturally relevant content. Most importantly LTD approaches financial literacy from a culturally relevant, bilingual, community-based lens.

This workshop series is $50 for non-members. For members, the first ticket is free with a promo code and additional tickets are $35 each (30% discount). Email Miari at for the members-only promo code. Not a member? Join us!

This series will be hosted on Zoom. If you have any accommodation needs, please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the workshop. We'll make every effort to provide them.

*“Girls” refers to gender-expansive youth (cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth, gender non-conforming youth, gender queer youth and any girl-identified youth).


Anti-Racist Financial Literacy Education for Girls,* Gender-Expansive Youth and their Champions

  • Wednesday Aug 24 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Wednesday Sep 07 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Wednesday Sep 21 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Online