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Friday, September 12 • 10:30am - 2:00pm
Chico Mendes/Cesar Chavez: Eco Icons of the Americas - FREE ADMISSION LIMITED

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Honoring Cesar Chavez and Chico Mendes as Eco Icons of the Americas 

A historic gathering honoring the legacy of two environmental leaders of the Americas and showcasing the premiere of the 1st Americas Latino Eco Festival nine minute short documentary production "Cesar Chavez: The Legacy of The Latino Environmental Movement".

Led by: Rick Najera, Broadway star, award winning author, and CBS producer of Diversity Comedy Showcase

Speakers:  Edward James Olmos(Actor & Activist), Edward Revkin (DotEarth, NY Times, author of The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest) Denise Zmekhol (Filmmaker, Children of the Amazon), Cesar Chavez Family ( Liz Chavez and David Villarino) & Dolores Huerta (Presidential Medal of Freedom)



Kendra Sandoval

Kendra Sandoval Principal of Sandoval & Sandoval LLC and native Denver Latina, has 18 years of experience organizing national, regional, and local community stakeholders using models, which support federal, state, and local mandates. Reflecting her deep commitment to triple bottom-line values, she specializes in bridging the gap among policy, sustainability, and community.  Her tactical experience includes business model... Read More →


Dolores Huerta

Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta is a labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers', immigrants', and women's rights, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States... Read More →

Edward James Olmos

Edward James Olmos is a Mexican American actor and director. Among his most memorable roles are William Adama in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both... Read More →

Andy Revkin

Energy Reporter, New York Times
Andrew C. Revkin is an American, non-fiction, science and environmental writer. He has written on a wide range of subjects including destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, science and politics, climate change, and the North Pole. A reporter for the New York Times from 1995–2009, Revkin currently writes the Dot Earth environmental blog for The Times' Opinion Pages. He is also Senior Fellow for Environmental... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 10:30am - 2:00pm
McNichols Building-DENVER

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