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Thursday, September 11
 

TBA

9:00am

Opening of Ongoing Art Exhibits with Nadia Guthman (Argentina) Alan Manuel (Cuba) Andrea Juan (Argentina) Alan Manuel (Cuba) Rafael Lopez (Mexico-US) David Garcia (US) Margarita Cabrera (US-Mexico) Cartoon Movement (Latin America) - FREE ADMISSION
Festival Arts Exhibits
Nadia Guthman (Argentina)
Alan Manuel (Cuba)
Andrea Juan (Argentina)
Alan Manuel (Cuba)
Rafael Lopez (Mexico-US)
David Garcia (US)
Margarita Cabrera (US-Mexico)
Cartoon Movement (Latin America)

Speakers
AJ

Andrea Juan

ANDREA JUAN, Art in Antarctica Antarctica Project    2005 / 2013 The light is so intense and bright that it modifies the colors throughout the day, while the horizon line blends into a white plane where the sun bounces and never sets. A deep and vivid feeling seizes us when, at the end of a long voyage, we step on Antarctic soil, a soil covered with fossils. As sea, rock, and time, Antarctica is today the largest natural... Read More →
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Rafael Lopez

Award winning children’s book illustrator Rafael Lopez brings his inspiring, high-energy creative spirit to audiences of all ages, large and small. A popular presenter across the nation and abroad he is available for artist visits and as a speaker at campuses, libraries, schools, book festivals and conferences. He conducts innovative art workshops with children and adults and paints large-scale community murals around the country... Read More →
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Alan Manuel

Alan Manuel, born in Havana in 1972, studied at the prestigious San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy. Having participated in many exhibitions throughout Cuba, he moved to the States at the turn of the century, where he inadvertently developed a hugely successful career as a decorator of artisan cakes, counting many celebrities among his clients. In 2006, he moved back to Cuba and has again devoted his time to painting, garnering much acclaim for a... Read More →
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Alfonso Piloto Nieves

Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz is a self-taught artist from Queretaro, Mexico who moved to Chicago in 1997. He is a skilled sculptor who works primarily with clay and recycled materials to create dramatic, surreal pieces that deal with social issues. While Nieves draws upon his Mexican upbringing for many of his sculptures, the themes he explores are universal to all of humanity. Piloto is also an art teacher and has been sharing his... Read More →
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Mary Powell

Mary G. Powell has been President of Green Mountain Combined and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Combined at Gaz Métro Inc. since October 1, 2012. Ms. Powell has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Mountain Power Corp. since August 2008. Ms. Powell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Mountain Power Corp. from August 2008 to September 30, 2012. She served as the Chief Executive... Read More →


Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 7:00pm
The Dairy Center of the Arts

2:00pm

Waste Land - ALEF Film Forum - filmmaker Q&A via Skype
Limited Capacity seats available

A project using trash-pickers in a huge Brazilian land-fill to create art from recycled trash elevates and gives meaning to material and people that were otherwise devalued.

Thursday September 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Extreme Realities
The 13th episode of "Journey to Planet Earth" investigates links between severe weather events, global warming, and threats to national security.

Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Welcoming Cocktail/VIP Pre Mother Earth Concert Reception-By Invitation Only
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
MA

Midy Aponte

President, Sánchez Ricardo
Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers. She is currently an independent consultant serving outdoor recreation and environment and conservation clients and is collaborating with... Read More →
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Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts
ALEF

Speakers
DH

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 →


Thursday September 11, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Boulderado Hotel 2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

The Condor's Shadow
Limited Capacity seats available

A heart-wrenchingly beautiful film about bringing the California condor back from the brink of extinction.

Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 8:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

Festival Opening With Mother Earth Concert Featuring La Santa Cecilia
Limited Capacity seats available

Festival Opening with Mother Earth Concert at Macky Concert Hall
Featuring La Santa Cecilia, 2013 Grammy Award Winner/ Thinking Outside the Border/The Band with a message. And honoring Dolores Huerta (Presidential Medal of Honor) with Festival's 1st Nuestra Madre Award. Special Appearances by Denver Sound bands Tarantella and Elin Palmer + Band

Opening act by Earthguardians Xiuhtezcatl, Itzcuauhtli and Isa. performing two songs: Indigenous Roots and Be the Change​.  




Moderators
MA

Midy Aponte

President, Sánchez Ricardo
Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers. She is currently an independent consultant serving outdoor recreation and environment and conservation clients and is collaborating with... Read More →
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Mary Young

Boulder City Council

Speakers
DH

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 →

Artists
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La Santa Cecilia

La Santa Cecilia is a Mexican-American band based in Los Angeles, California who play a blend of many forms of music, including cumbia, bossa nova, andboleros. The name La Santa Cecilia is based upon the patron saint of musicians, Saint Cecilia. For their full-length studio album, Treinta Días, the group won a Grammy for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album in 2014.




Thursday September 11, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
CU Boulder Macky Auditorium
 
Friday, September 12
 

10:30am

Chico Mendes/Cesar Chavez: Eco Icons of the Americas - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

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)

Luncheon


Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
DH

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 →
EJ

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 →
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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 →

Artists

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

12:00pm

The Creation and Expansion of Protected Lands in The Americas: The Examples of Tompkins Conservation & Sierra Gorda Reserve - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available


Forum Panelists:
Tom Butler (Foundation for Deep Ecology) Doug Tompkins(Founder of The North Face & Tomkins Conservation)-via SKYPE- Pati Ruiz Corzo, UN Champion of the Earth 2013, responsible for achieving Biosphere Reserve status for the Sierra Gorda under an exceptional public-private co-management system.
Jose Pablo Orrego, Goldman Environmental Prize

Speakers
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Tom Butler

Tom Butler is the editorial projects director for the Foundation for Deep Ecology and president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust. A conservation activist and writer, his books include Wild Earth: Wild Ideas for a World Out of Balance and Wildlands Philanthropy: The Great American Tradition, the latter a collaboration with photographer Antonio Vizcaíno that celebrates natural areas established over the... Read More →
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Pati Ruiz Corzo

Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo is responsible for achieving Biosphere Reserve status for the Sierra Gorda under an exceptional public-private co-management system. Through her work and advocacy, 33 per cent of the State of Querétaro is now protected as a Biosphere Reserve. In 2008, the Sierra Gorda in the neighboring state of Guanajuato also achieved Biosphere Reserve status, resulting in another 280,000 hectares coming under conservation... Read More →
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Jose Pablo Orrego

Juan Pablo Orrego is a Chilean environmentalist, president of the activist group Grupo de Acción por el Biobío, which represents the indigenous Pehuenche people in the Biobío Region. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997, for his organizing of protests against the ecological damages from a series of dam building projects involving the Biobío River, including... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

1:30pm

Why Are Latinos Way Ahead of the Climate Change Curve? 3 Latino Scientists Respond - FREE ADMISSION
Ana Prados, Center for Earth Systems Technology at the University of Maryland, and NASA. Robert Mera, Climate Attribution Kendall Science Fellow, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists , Pati Romero Lankao (NCAR)

Paty Romero-Lankao is an "interdisciplinary sociologist", and a Scientist at NCAR currently leading the "Urban Futures" initiative there (http://www.ral.ucar.edu/csap/themes/urbanfutures.php). Cities are key players in the climate arena as emitters of GHG, vulnerability hotspots and crucibles of innovation, and her research explores the dynamics of urbanization that shape urban emissions, vulnerabilities and risk. She has also analyzed why and how urban populations and decision makers attempt to meet the challenges of reducing emissions while improving their resilience to floods, air pollution and other environmental impacts. Along with other scientists, she is designing urban interdisciplinary studies that inform and are informed by global interdisciplinary research. She has participated in global and local endeavors promoted by UNDP and UN-HABITAT. She was co-leading author to Working Group II of the Nobel prize-winning IPCC AR4 and is currently convening author of IPCC: AR5, North American chapter. She cares deeply about her family and friends, but she is also passionately engaged in finding options to move humankind toward a more sustainable and fair future. 

Moderators
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Javier Sierra

Javier Sierra is a bilingual media consultant and nationally syndicated | columnist for the Sierra Club. | | His monthly column about Latinos and the environment is regularly published | by the country's top bilingual publications, including Los Angeles' La Opinion, and New York City's El Diario-La Prensa.

Speakers
PR

Pati Romero Lankao

Paty Romero-Lankao is an "interdisciplinary sociologist", and a Scientist at NCAR currently leading the "Urban Futures" initiative there (http://www.ral.ucar.edu/csap/themes/urbanfutures.php). Cities are key players in the climate arena as emitters of GHG, vulnerability hotspots and crucibles of innovation, and her research explores the dynamics of urbanization that shape urban emissions, vulnerabilities and risk. She has also analyzed why and... Read More →
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Robert Mera

Roberto Mera joined UCS in April 2013 as a Kendall Fellow on Climate Attribution. His work entails analyzing specific carbon emissions to determine how they are affecting global temperatures and extreme heat events. He’s working with climateprediction.net, a citizens science project that involves thousands of volunteers inputting data to ultimately connect climate changes to specific emitters. Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Angel Azul - ALEF Film Forum - filmmaker Q&A with Marcelina Cravat
Limited Capacity seats available

In this dream-like yet very real documentary an artist uses live-cast human statues to create an artificial coral reef, reflecting our connection to and effect on ocean life.

Friday September 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Conscious Media For Social Movements & Environmental Action! - FREE ADMISSION
Elianne Ramos (Speak Hispanic), Ed Begley Jr (Actor and Activist) Marco Antonio Regil (MundoFox News) Javier Sierra (Latino Media Strategist Sierra Club) 

Speakers
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Ed Begley Jr

Edward James "Ed" Begley, Jr. is an American actor and environmentalist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, on the television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations, and his most recent reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet... Read More →
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Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna works at NRDC as their Senior Attorney, but began as a litigator with their environmental health program, where she specialized in public health issues surrounding safe drinking water, bottled water, pesticides and toxic air pollution. Adrianna has appeared on numerous English and Spanish language television and radio programs nationwide and internationally. Adrianna is featured in “Tapped,” the 2009 documentary film on... Read More →
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Elianne Ramos

Elianne is the Principal and CEO of Speak Hispanic Communications. Known online as@ERGeekGoddess, she is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and Latino community advocate, building large-scale engagement through social media and public relations and encouraging inspiration through writing. Her specialty is the production of high quality online/offline advocacy campaigns that seamlessly connect political leaders, community advocates... Read More →
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Marco Antonio Regil

Marco Antonio Regil is a Mexican television personality and game show host, born in Tijuana,Mexico. He began his career as a Radio D.J. when he was 15 years old. He has hosted the Mexican (Spanish) and US live casino show version (English) of The Price is Right, the Mexican version of which is called Atinale Al Precio, and both the U.S. Spanish and Mexican versions of Family Feud... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

The Harmony of Symbiotic Life: The Body in a State of Unconditional Love with the Environment With Miguel Ruiz Jr.
The Harmony of Symbiotic Life
A conversation of how our body is already in a state of unconditional love with our environment, while the mind is perceiving through the filter of conditional love. As we let go of the filters that narrow our perception, our mind and body will be in harmony with one another, which allows us to be in harmony with all of life.

At the age of 14, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. apprenticed to his father don Miguel Sr. and his grandmother, Madre Sarita. From that early age, he was called upon to translate Madre Sarita's prayers, lectures and workshops from Spanish into English. In this way, through constant repetition and review, he learned the content of her teachings in both languages.

Through interpreting for Madre Sarita, don Miguel Jr. came to understand the power of faith. He saw first-hand how she manifested her intent to heal people, both physically and spiritually.
While I am not a spokesperson for these charities, I do support them because I agree with their mission, and I love what they do for the community ~ Miguel
don Miguel Jr.'s apprenticeship lasted 10 years. When he reached his mid-20's, his father intensified his training. At the apex of this power journey don Miguel said to his eldest son, "Find your way out. Go home and master Death by becoming alive."

For the past six years, don Miguel Jr. has applied the lessons learned from his father and grandmother to define and enjoy his own personal freedom while achieving peace with all of creation.

Today, don Miguel Jr. is married and has two young children. And so, as a Nagual he begins once again to pass along the wisdom and the tools of his family's traditions in helping others to achieve their own personal freedom and optimal physical and spiritual health.

Miguel Jr. has taken the lessons of his father and grandmother and discovered his own personal freedom. Being able to apply his teachings to the world around him gave Miguel Jr. a new understanding of the lessons his father and grandmother had passed onto him, once again giving him the desire to pass on his beliefs. After decades of training, Miguel Jr. was finally ready to share everything he had learned. As a Nagual, he now helps others discover optimal physical and spiritual health, so that they may achieve their own personal freedom. Join Miguel every Wednesday at 12:00 PST for his radio show “The Way of The Desert” as he shares his beliefs using both the tools of his family's traditions and the knowledge gained through his own personal journey. You can also access the site to listen or download past archived shows.

http://www.miguelruizjr.com/ 

Speakers


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Friday September 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Saving Earth in the Age of Man with Sanjayan - FREE ADMISSION

In this Americas Latino Eco Fest keynote address, leading conservation scientist and EVP for Conservation International, Dr. M. Sanjayan  (@msanjayan) will offer an exclusive first peek at his upcoming PBS TV series, EARTH – A New Wild.   Filmed in 29 countries on six continents, the series  reveals how humans are inextricably linked with nature.  With the film clips as backdrop, Sanjayan will then offer up a groundbreaking new framework for creating and igniting a more inclusive and impactful environmental movement for the 21st century.   His presentation will culminate with the premiere of a “must-see” 2-minute film, created  especially for Hispanic audiences and featuring Penelope Cruz as the voice of “water.”


Speakers
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Sanjayan

Dr. M. Sanjayan (@msanjayan) is a leading conservation scientist, writer and an Emmy-nominated science communicator focused on the role of conservation in improving human well-being, wildlife and the environment. He serves on Conservation International’s senior leadership team as Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist.  Sanjayan has hosted and contributed to numerous documentaries. Most recently, Sanjayan served as a... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:15pm

Why in My Backyard - Hidroaysen - ALEF Film Forum - filmmakers Q&A with Valdeavellana and Loyola
Limited Capacity seats available

Two women face off over the debate regarding a very large hydroelectric project in Chile.

Friday September 12, 2014 4:15pm - 5:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Hike: After the Flood Hike for Families (Bilingual)

After the Flood Hike for Families (Bilingual) 
Conmemoración de la inundación para las familias: (Bilingüe)

Los invitamos a unirse a la Naturalista Juanita Echeverri para una caminata dirigida a las familias en el sendero de Upper McClintock y visitar las áreas afectadas por las inundaciones de Septiembre. Vamos a mirar rocas que el agua movió, y veremos si ustedes son tan fuertes como el rio. Escucharemos la historia del “Puente Heroe” y aprenderemos como los cambios en el riachuelo pueden haber afectado los animales que viven en los Espacios abiertos. Esta es una caminata fácil, solo 2 millas y 400 pies de elevación. Nos reuniremos en la casita de los guarda parques . Los perros no están invitados. Esta caminata es para 6 años y mayores. Lugar: 900 Baseline Chautauqua park.



Friday September 12, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Chautauqua Park

5:00pm

Overcoming Adversity and Stigma, the Power of Diversity, and the Forging of Environmental Stewardship - FREE ADMISSION
Speakers
EJ

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 →


Friday September 12, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Hike: Watching for Fall Migratory Birds (Bilingual)

Watching for Fall Migratory Birds: Bilingual

Join city of Boulder Spanish-speaking naturalist Dave Sutherland for an evening walk around Sawhill Ponds in search of migrating birds. Each fall, many birds that have spent the summer breeding and feeding in the far north return to warm, tropical climates like Mexico. On their way, the stop in Boulder to rest and relax on their long journey. We’ll use binoculars and a small telescope to look for birds, and learn how to use a bird field guide book. This is a free program. Please meet at Sawhill Ponds wildlife reserve, 3345 75th Street, Boulder, Colorado.

Buscando Aves Migratorias del Otoño (caminata bilingüe)

Únanse  con el guía naturalista bilingüe Dave Sutherland en una caminata al atardecer alrededor de los lagos de Sawhill Ponds para buscar aves migratorias. Cada otoño muchas aves que han pasado el invierno reproduciéndose y alimentando sus polluelos en el norte lejano , vuelven a Boulder para descansar en su largo vuelo. Usaremos binóculos y pequeños telescopios para observar aves, y aprender cómo utilizar una guía de aves en el campo.  Este es un programa gratis. Por favor reúnanse en el Refugio de fauna de Sawhill Ponds, 3345 calle 75th, Boulder, Colorado.

PROGRAMAS GRATIS

 


Speakers

Friday September 12, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sawhill Ponds Wildlife Reserve

6:00pm

Go For Sisters - ALEF Film Forum - Q&A with Edward Olmos
Limited Capacity seats available

Edward Olmos stars in this drama about a missing child along the Mexican border.

Speakers
EJ

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 →


Friday September 12, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

The Dairy Center of the Arts & Festival Arts Exhibits Opening & Reception
Unveiling of Festival and Dairy Center of the Arts' art exhibits 

Moderators
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Mary Horrocks

The Dairy Center of the Arts, Curator
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Evelyn Pener

ALEF, Arts Curator

Speakers
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Alfonso Piloto Nieves

Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz is a self-taught artist from Queretaro, Mexico who moved to Chicago in 1997. He is a skilled sculptor who works primarily with clay and recycled materials to create dramatic, surreal pieces that deal with social issues. While Nieves draws upon his Mexican upbringing for many of his sculptures, the themes he explores are universal to all of humanity. Piloto is also an art teacher and has been sharing his... Read More →
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Tjeerd Royaards

Tjeerd Royaards is a Dutch editorial cartoonist living in Amsterdam. He has worked as a cartoonist for over ten years, ever since getting a master's degree in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. | | His work has appeared in Dutch dailies NRC Next, De Pers and De Volkskrant, German newspapers Handelsblatt and Hannoversche Allgemeine, Swiss weekly Weltwoche, French weekly Courrier International and Presseurop. | | In 2010, Tjeerd... Read More →

Artists
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Alan Manuel

Alan Manuel, born in Havana in 1972, studied at the prestigious San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy. Having participated in many exhibitions throughout Cuba, he moved to the States at the turn of the century, where he inadvertently developed a hugely successful career as a decorator of artisan cakes, counting many celebrities among his clients. In 2006, he moved back to Cuba and has again devoted his time to painting, garnering much acclaim for a... Read More →
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Andrea Juan

ANDREA JUAN, Art in Antarctica Antarctica Project    2005 / 2013 The light is so intense and bright that it modifies the colors throughout the day, while the horizon line blends into a white plane where the sun bounces and never sets. A deep and vivid feeling seizes us when, at the end of a long voyage, we step on Antarctic soil, a soil covered with fossils. As sea, rock, and time, Antarctica is today the largest natural... Read More →
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Mary Powell

Mary G. Powell has been President of Green Mountain Combined and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Combined at Gaz Métro Inc. since October 1, 2012. Ms. Powell has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Mountain Power Corp. since August 2008. Ms. Powell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Mountain Power Corp. from August 2008 to September 30, 2012. She served as the Chief Executive... Read More →
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Rafael Lopez

Award winning children’s book illustrator Rafael Lopez brings his inspiring, high-energy creative spirit to audiences of all ages, large and small. A popular presenter across the nation and abroad he is available for artist visits and as a speaker at campuses, libraries, schools, book festivals and conferences. He conducts innovative art workshops with children and adults and paints large-scale community murals around the country... Read More →


Friday September 12, 2014 6:00pm - 7:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, McMahon Gallery 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

7:30pm

Latinologues: Green Go!
Limited Capacity seats available

Latinologues, originally a Broadway comedy hit produced by Rick Najera brings to Colorado a new production with the theme “Green Go” and five Broadway actors (with monologues rewritten to discuss Colorado’s floods, their ecological impact and the state of environmentalism in the Latino community). Stars are: Carlos Gomez, of “In the Heights,” Yanira Marin  of “West Side Story,” Jesse Garcia of “The Pee Wee Herman Show,” Rafael Agustin, star of the nationally touring comedy, “N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk,” and Rick Najera

Artists
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Jesse Garcia

Jesse Garcia is an American actor. Garcia starred in the award-winning film Quinceañera, written and directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer with executive producer Todd Haynes, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2006Sundance Film Festival in the Dramatic Independent Feature Competition. Quinceañera was also selected to play at theBerlin Film... Read More →
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Rafael Maya

Director, Desde Cero
Master Bombero Rafael Maya will be visiting Colorado exclusively for the Barrio E' musical production, INFLUENCIAS: The Legacy of Bomba.


Friday September 12, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

7:30pm

Festival Gala Dinner and Arts4Action Benefit with Edward James Olmos & Ed Begley Jr.
Limited Capacity seats available

Festival Gala Dinner and Benefit Arts4Action
At historic Boulderado. Featuring Keynote Address by Representative Raul Grijalva with environmental activists and actors Edward James Olmos & Ed Begley Jr. The evening will offer an extraordinary Latino fusion dinner by Chef Peter Morrison and Sous Chef Belem Martinez, music, and a silent and live auction benefiting our non profit Americas for Conservation + the Arts 501c3 and the Festival' artists:

Nadia Guthman (Argentina) Alan Manuel Gonzalez Iglesias (Cuba) Andrea Juan (Argentina) Rafael Lopez (Mexico-US) David Garcia (US) Margarita Cabrera (US-Mexico) Pablo Bernasconi (Argentina) Javier Martinez (Mexico) Alfonso Piloto Nieves (Mexico) Mary Powell (USA) Alfredo Benavidez Bedoya (Argentina)
Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico) Lorenzo Duran (Spain) Fidel Sclavo (Uruguay)

Seating is limited to only 80 VIP guests. Purchase Tickets!
Program:

7:30pm            Reception

8:45pm            Welcome and Keynote, Re. Raul Grijalva (Arizona)

9:00pm            Dinner Celebration of Chef's ALEF desert creation

9:15pm            Silent Auction and Raffle | Concurrent with Dinner

9:45pm            Remarks with Edward James Olmos & Ed Begley Jr.

1010pm          Strings Concert with sandra Wong

10:30pm          Book Awards 

10:45pm          Closing Remarks  



Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Ed Begley Jr

Edward James "Ed" Begley, Jr. is an American actor and environmentalist. Begley has appeared in hundreds of films, television shows, and stage performances. He is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehrlich, on the television series St. Elsewhere, for which he received six consecutive Emmy Award nominations, and his most recent reality show about green living called Living With Ed on Planet... Read More →
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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 →

Artists

Friday September 12, 2014 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Boulderado Hotel 2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

8:30pm

Fire & Ice
Limited Capacity seats available

From Ethiopia to Peru, indigenous customs protect biodiversity on sacred lands under pressure from religious conflict and climate change

Friday September 12, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302
 
Saturday, September 13
 

9:00am

10:00am

Race and Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities Transitioning to the Renewable Energy Economy - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Race and Renewable Energy: 
Challenges and Opportunities Transitioning to the Renewable Energy Economy


Limited economic and social opportunities have resulted in disadvantages for communities of color.  With a correlation of low-income neighborhoods and negative environmental justice impacts, many families struggle to put food on the table month-to-month while suffering the health impacts from pollution.  Learn more about these challenges and the opportunities renewable energy, particularly cost-competitive distributed solar, bring to these communities in the form of the emerging concept of energy democratization.  Moderated by the Sierra Club.

Beatriz Hernandez (GRID Alternatives)
Brett KenCairn (City of Boulder)
Kendra Sandoval (Blue and Yellow Logic)
Don Bufford (Economic Development Chair of the Denver NAACP )
Elias Burgos (Interfaith Power & Light)


Speakers
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Brett KenCairn

Senior Environmental Planner, City of Boulder
Climate action planning, environmental planning esp ecological restoration, carbon sequestration, clean energy development
KS

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 →


Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Festival Animated and Planet Shorts - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Ongoing series of wonderful animated and documentary film shorts on the environment

Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 1:45pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Latinovating Food Fiesta - FREE ADMISSION
Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Outside Dairy Grounds 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Family Day & 1st Green Fair Markets/LATINOVATING Food Fiesta - FREE ADMISSION
1ST GREEN FAIRS MARKET/LATINOVATING FOOD FIESTA with Outside Music Stage, 40 plus vendors/exhibitors including Food Fiesta restaurants alley, Food Trucks, Family Activities, and Arts

Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Outside Dairy Grounds 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

10:00am

Environment of the Americas & ALEF Educational Intercative Stations and Artists Workshops
ALEF’s partner, Environment of the Americas, oversees 10 activities stations and mentor artists workshops

Speakers
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Susan Bonfield

After studying Black-legged Kittiwakes in Alaska, she returned to the lower 48 where she has since gained over 17 years experience in bird research and education. She has conducted bird surveys, run banding stations, and been a part of bird research in Maine, Virginia, California, and Colorado. Because of her interest in education and bird conservation, she enjoys applying her knowledge of birds to programs that involve people of all ages. She... Read More →
AJ

Andrea Juan

ANDREA JUAN, Art in Antarctica Antarctica Project    2005 / 2013 The light is so intense and bright that it modifies the colors throughout the day, while the horizon line blends into a white plane where the sun bounces and never sets. A deep and vivid feeling seizes us when, at the end of a long voyage, we step on Antarctic soil, a soil covered with fossils. As sea, rock, and time, Antarctica is today the largest natural... Read More →
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Rafael Lopez

Award winning children’s book illustrator Rafael Lopez brings his inspiring, high-energy creative spirit to audiences of all ages, large and small. A popular presenter across the nation and abroad he is available for artist visits and as a speaker at campuses, libraries, schools, book festivals and conferences. He conducts innovative art workshops with children and adults and paints large-scale community murals around the country... Read More →
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Alan Manuel

Alan Manuel, born in Havana in 1972, studied at the prestigious San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy. Having participated in many exhibitions throughout Cuba, he moved to the States at the turn of the century, where he inadvertently developed a hugely successful career as a decorator of artisan cakes, counting many celebrities among his clients. In 2006, he moved back to Cuba and has again devoted his time to painting, garnering much acclaim for a... Read More →
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Alfonso Piloto Nieves

Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz is a self-taught artist from Queretaro, Mexico who moved to Chicago in 1997. He is a skilled sculptor who works primarily with clay and recycled materials to create dramatic, surreal pieces that deal with social issues. While Nieves draws upon his Mexican upbringing for many of his sculptures, the themes he explores are universal to all of humanity. Piloto is also an art teacher and has been sharing his... Read More →
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Mary Powell

Mary G. Powell has been President of Green Mountain Combined and Chief Executive Officer of Green Mountain Combined at Gaz Métro Inc. since October 1, 2012. Ms. Powell has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Mountain Power Corp. since August 2008. Ms. Powell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Green Mountain Power Corp. from August 2008 to September 30, 2012. She served as the Chief Executive... Read More →
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Maru Semprun

She is an Art teacher who was born in Caracas, Venezuela. She  | is graduated in Education from the Universidad Catolica Andres  | Bello. By middle 2012 she was conferred a degree of Masters of  | Arts in Aesthetics, at the Universidad Pedagogica Experimental  | Libertador. She is a dedicated researcher in the field of aesthetic  | pleasure and the change of aesthetic patterns in the contemporary  | society... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 10:00am - 5:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, McMahon Gallery 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

10:30am

Margarita Engle & Rafael Lopez: Reconnecting Children to Nature with the Word and the Image FREE ADMISSION
Margarita Engle: Reconnecting Children to Nature with the Word, Newberry Award Winner, 1st-and only- Hispanic to win; & Rafael Lopez Reconnecting Children to Nature with Illustration; celebrated Latino children book illustrator Rafael teams up for a session honoring Margarita’s contributions and showcasing TWELVE TOP Books: Silver People (Raúl Colón) The Wild Book (Yuyi Morales). Drum Dream Girl (Rafael López, March, 2015). The Surrender Tree (Edel Rodríguez, a bilingual edition), Enchanted Air (Edel Rodríguez) Hurricane Dancers, Mountain Dog, When You Wander, a Search and Rescue Dog Story, Summer Birds, the Butterflies of Maria Merian, Orangutanka (March, 2015), The Sky Painter, Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist (May, 2015)

Rafael López's work is a fusion of strong graphic style and magical symbolism. Growing up in Mexico City he was immersed in the rich cultural heritage and native color of street life. Influenced by Mexican surrealism, dichos and myths he developed a style with roots in these traditions.
His illustrations for Book Fiesta! written by Pat Mora were the recipient of the 2010 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award given by the American Library Association to honor work that best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in children’s books. In 2014 he was awarded the Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration for Tito Puente Mambo King, written by Monica Brown. In 2012 he was selected by the Library of Congress to create the artwork for the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. That same year he received the Pura Belpré Honor for illustration with The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred written by Samantha Vamos. His artwork for Yum! Mmmm! Que Rico! America’s Sproutings by Pat Mora won the Américas Award for illustration in 2007. He received a Pura Belpré Honor and the Américas Award for illustration with his first children’s book My Name is Celia written by Monica Brown in 2006.

His work on the Urban Art Trail Project transformed San Diego’s blighted East Village with colorful murals. This was the catalyst for development of a graphic style giving children and families the opportunity to paint large scale murals with the artist. These murals can be found in California, Colorado, Illinois and Washington. 

Speakers
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Margarita Engle

Margarita Engle is the Cuban-American author of many young adult verse novels about the island, including The Surrender Tree, which received the first Newbery Honor ever awarded to a Latino.  Her books have also received multiple Pura Belpré Awards and Honors, as well as three Américas Awards, and the Jane Addams Peace Award. Margarita was trained as a botanist and agronomist, before becoming a full-time poet and novelist. Her... Read More →

Artists
RL

Rafael Lopez

Award winning children’s book illustrator Rafael Lopez brings his inspiring, high-energy creative spirit to audiences of all ages, large and small. A popular presenter across the nation and abroad he is available for artist visits and as a speaker at campuses, libraries, schools, book festivals and conferences. He conducts innovative art workshops with children and adults and paints large-scale community murals around the country... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

11:15am

Unveiling of Festival K-12 Eco Exhibit “Murmurations: Migrant Birds of the Americas” - FREE ADMISSION
BVSD teacher and mentor artist Mary Powell oversees collaboration with 15 schools and fellow mentor artists Alfonso Piloto Nieves (Mexico)& Maria Eugenia Semprun ( Venezuela) for birds installation made up of tin foil (Elementary), recycled materials (Middle School) and ceramics (High School) with messages to be read by students in open mic at unveiling ceremony. Installation 60 FT X 25 FT on cinder block wall. The mission of this art installation is to connect student artists to the environment through migratory birds and human immigration within the Americas. In December installation will migrate to several different locations. Participating schools, Boulder Public Library, Denver International Airport, are some of the the venues.
http://americaslatinoecofestival.org/05/migrant-birds-of-the-americas

Saturday September 13, 2014 11:15am - 11:45am
The Dairy Center for the Arts MacMillan Family Lobby 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

11:30am

Workshop: Indigenous Medicine - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

WorkshopIndigenous Medicine

Mavis Salazar will give an introduction to Indigenous Medicine of the Americas. She will be talking about the 3 sisters, and 7 warrior foods of the Aztecs, spirit plants and the many herbs we should have include in our diets. She will also talk about energy medicine and how we are all connected as one with the Universe. She will also show how we can feel energy, and incorporate simple exercises to rise our energy to release stress, and anxieties.

 Mavis Salazar is a Curandera and owner of Grandmother's House of Herbs and Cures Education Center, and Director of Ceiba-USA non-profit. She is located in Denver, Color

Ceiba-USA

Grandmothers House of Herbs & Cures Education Center 


Speakers

Saturday September 13, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

11:45am

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Video Welcome & EPA Regional Director Shaun McGrath Introduction of Green Latinos Forum - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy: Opening/Welcome Festival Video 
Green Latinos Forum 
Shaun McGrath (Administrator for EPA's Region 8 Office in Denver) gives keynote remarks and introuduces GreenLatinos Forum


Saturday September 13, 2014 11:45am - 12:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Public Art Mural with Rafael Lopez - Migrants Birds/Pajaros Migrantes
Speakers
RL

Rafael Lopez

Award winning children’s book illustrator Rafael Lopez brings his inspiring, high-energy creative spirit to audiences of all ages, large and small. A popular presenter across the nation and abroad he is available for artist visits and as a speaker at campuses, libraries, schools, book festivals and conferences. He conducts innovative art workshops with children and adults and paints large-scale community murals around the country... Read More →



Saturday September 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD

12:00pm

GreenLatinos Forum: Why Environmentalism Matters to Latino Americans and why We are the Solution and not the Problem? - FREE ADMISSION
Facts & Issues on Air, Water, Open Space, Climate Change, and Clean Energy and what the major actions around each are, and where the strong potential for gains over the next four years exists.
Javier Sierra (Sierra Club)
Adrianna Quintero (NRDC VOCES)
Rod Torrez (HECHO)
Jenniffer Allen (League of Conservation Voters)
Mark Magana (Green Latinos)
Pati Romero Lankao (NCAR) 
Grace Tiscareno Sato (Lattinovating) 

Moderators
avatar for Mark Magana

Mark Magana

President & CEO, GreenLatinos
Mark Magaña is the President and founder of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources and conservation leaders.  Mark Magaña is also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group, a government and public relations consulting firm. Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at the White House and in Congressional leadership -- as Special Assistant to President Clinton for... Read More →
JS

Javier Sierra

Javier Sierra is a bilingual media consultant and nationally syndicated | columnist for the Sierra Club. | | His monthly column about Latinos and the environment is regularly published | by the country's top bilingual publications, including Los Angeles' La Opinion, and New York City's El Diario-La Prensa.

Speakers
JA

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen is the Director of the Latino Outreach Program at the League of Conservation Voters where she works to expand LCV's Latino support base in the fight against climate change. Prior to joining the LCV, for ten years Jennifer was the founding Executive Director of the Border Action Network, Arizona's largest immigrant and border community organization, where she led successful state and national policy campaigns. Jennifer's prior... Read More →
PR

Pati Romero Lankao

Paty Romero-Lankao is an "interdisciplinary sociologist", and a Scientist at NCAR currently leading the "Urban Futures" initiative there (http://www.ral.ucar.edu/csap/themes/urbanfutures.php). Cities are key players in the climate arena as emitters of GHG, vulnerability hotspots and crucibles of innovation, and her research explores the dynamics of urbanization that shape urban emissions, vulnerabilities and risk. She has also analyzed why and... Read More →
avatar for Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna works at NRDC as their Senior Attorney, but began as a litigator with their environmental health program, where she specialized in public health issues surrounding safe drinking water, bottled water, pesticides and toxic air pollution. Adrianna has appeared on numerous English and Spanish language television and radio programs nationwide and internationally. Adrianna is featured in “Tapped,” the 2009 documentary film on... Read More →
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Rod Torrez

Rod Torrez was born in Williams, Arizona, and has lived most of his life in the West. Love for the outdoors and an ethic to care for the land was instilled in him during his childhood in Arizona and Colorado, where he learned to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and cross-country skiing. Descended from Chavez, Torrez, Baca and Cordova families of New Mexico and Northern Arizona, and with ties to Pueblo culture, his roots run centuries deep... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

12:30pm

The Mayan Energies and Entering into the 5th Sun W/ Mayan Elder Miguel Chiquin Yat- FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

The Mayan Energies and Entering into the 5th Sun

On Dec 21, 2012 the Mayan calendar count came to an end. The 4th Sun closed and the 5th Sun began. Many people were left asking what could this new 5,000 years bring.

Mayan Elder Miguel Chiquin Yat has traveled from the Mayan Nation, Guatemala, to Denver to bring the message from our Elders to what the new Sun is bringing to us. He will talk about the silent message of the Jaguar, how to bring illumination to your life and about the Mayan calendar and each of the 20 energies.



Saturday September 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

1:15pm

Love in the Tetons: The National Parks of Juan Martinez & Vanessa Torres - FREE ADMISSION
The NPX film Love in the Tetons tells the story of howfFifteen years ago, Juan Martinez, an at-risk teenager from south-central Los Angeles, stepped off a bus in Grand Teton National Park and saw the stars for the first time in his life. The experience inspired him to connect more diverse and urban youth to nature, and in the process, he met Vanessa Torres, a park ranger, and fell in love all over again. Love in the Tetons, premiered in Feb, 2014 as the debut documentary of the 10-part "National Park Experience" series, reveals the compelling journey that led Juan to the Tetons, to Vanessa, and to his renewed vision of the American Dream: one that blooms out of love, inclusion, and our living, breathing national parks. Speaker Juan Martinez is a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, The North Face Ambassador, TEDx presenter, and the Director of Leadership Development at the Children & Nature Network. Vanessa Torres was a Grand Teton National Park ranger, Youth and Diversity Outreach Coordinator, and Co-Founder of the NPS Academy, and currently works for the U.S. Department of Interior. 

Even though many Americans love and visit the national parks, there are still entire communities and an increasing number of youth that don't see themselves as part of the national park story. By making these films, NPX and their visionary leaders Amy Marquis and Dana Romanoff  creates an invitation to every American—regardless of age, race, religion, politics, or economic status—to embrace and become part of "America's Best Idea." Because in 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 years old, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate! Learn more at www.npexperience.com.


Juan Martine
z (Director of Leadership Development and Natural Leaders Network for the Children & Nature Network/a National Geographic Emerging Explorer)

A proud product of south central Los Angeles, Juan D. Martinez is Director of Leadership Development and Natural Leaders Network for the Children & Nature Network. His passion to empower individuals and youth led him to direct Sierra Club’s first environmental justice youth leadership academy in Los Angeles.

 In 2011, Juan was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. The series of National Geographic promotional video’s highlighting Juan and his work won an Emmy in 2011. His TED talk is featured on the curated educational videos, TEDEd. He represents The North Face as an ambassador for outdoor engagement. In 2012 he became the youngest member in history of the Sierra Club Foundation Board. He reached the Summit of the Grand Teton in 2010 with legendary alpinist, Conrad Anker. In 2009 he introduced Department of Interior's Ken Salazar at Powershift in Washington, DC, the largest youth gathering on climate change, and he was invited by the White House to attend the National Forum on Clean Energy Economy. A keynote speaker at the 2010 Outdoor Retailers Winter Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, Juan received a standing ovation following his presentation.

In 2006, Juan was a delegate to the Latino Congreso, the largest gathering of Latino key figures in the U.S. and he is included in “Hispanics Living Green.”  Publication of the book was celebrated in March 2010 with a Congressional reception in Washington, DC. Featured in BlindFold Magazine’s Fall 2013 edition.
 
He is a recipient of former Secretary of Labor and then Congresswoman Hilda Solis’ Environmental Youth Leadership Award and “Looking to the Future” award from the Breaking the Color Barriers conference, the largest conference on people of color in the great outdoors.  Juan received a “Green for All” 2009 fellowship.

Juan served as Explorer In Residence at The Murie Center in 2012. He dedicates his energy to connecting all people with nearby nature and the great outdoors. 

Vanessa Torres
As a dual graduate from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX with a B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in Public Administration and a Masters of Education from Ashford University, Vanessa Torres currently serves as the Youth Program Analyst for Department of Interior’s Youth, Partnerships and Service under the Office of the Secretary. In her portfolio, Vanessa is lead on serving as a liaison to DOI Bureaus’ Youth Managers, youth employment, engagement and diversity, relevancy and inclusion.

Torres began her career with an incredible summer with at Kenai Fjords National Park as a Superintendent’s Intern, Vanessa decided to follow her passion for the outdoors and working with diverse communities by pursuing a career with the NPS and now with the Department.  Torres continued her work with the NPS as a student intern during the following summer working at Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site and eventually being hired as a Park Guide at Grand Teton National Park in 2008 to assist in opening the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.   After graduating with her Masters degree, Vanessa was converted into a permanent position at Grand Teton.  In late 2009, Torres began working to reach out to diverse communities in Jackson, WY – Grand Teton’s gateway community— by engaging Latino youth and their families in a variety of park programs.  

Vanessa has aided in developing a variety of outreach programs bridging the gap between diverse communities and their local national green space. Torres also participated in the development of the NPS Academy – a pilot program that brought together 29 diverse college students for a weeklong spring break training to expose students to public lands and potential careers within the NPS.  After the weeklong experience students are placed in internships throughout the NPS. Students serve as “ambassadors” of the NPS Academy when returning to their community to aid in recruiting for the following year. Vanessa was an integral part of developing the NPS Academy program curriculum and assisting in expanding the program to the other regions within the NPS System and assisted in having the program adopted at the NPS national level under the NPS National Youth Program Office.  

Prior to working with the National Park Service, Torres worked for the 21st Century Leadership Center at St. Mary’s University as a Student Community Leader working to bridge the gap between the local San Antonio community and the university.  She also worked as a Policy Intern for Methodist Healthcare Ministries, also in San Antonio, TX.  Torres currently serves at Grand Teton National Park’s diversity outreach and youth engagement coordinator. Vanessa works to establish new partnerships in youth outreach and to connect underserved students and diverse populations to national parks in their backyard. 

Amy Marquis & Dana Romanoff NPX 

Maite Arce, Director HAF (Hispanic Acces Foundation)
Among many initiatives of HAF Maite Arce has launched and championed a most exciting platform for engaging youth with the national parks.

4 Stops, 1 Destination (2014) See:

Following up on last year’s trip, the 2014 Four Stops, One Destination tour will take seven Latino college students to four (okay, it’s actually six this year) national parks to engage Latinos with our nation’s parks and raise awareness about the need to protect these treasures from oil and gas development for future generations. 

During the 1,400-mile trip, the students will produce a video blog and share their experience through social media (#4stops1destination) from each location. They’ll be virtual tour guides showing the beauty and grandeur of each of these parks and educating us all about what they learned firsthand about the energy development threats. 


Moderators
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Maite Arce

Maite’s family emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in search for work and a better life in the 1970s. She was raised in Southern California. While working in the nonprofit sector for many years, she realized how much easier life could have been for her parents had they had access to information, resources, and personalized guidance to help them navigate the surroundings of their adopted country upon their arrival to the U.S. Her family has... Read More →

Speakers
JM

Juan Martinez

A proud product of south central Los Angeles, Juan D. Martinez is C&NN’s Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network. His passion to empower individuals and youth led him to direct Sierra Club’s first environmental justice youth leadership academy in Los Angeles. In 2009, Juan introduced Department of Interior’s Ken Salazar at Powershift in Washington, DC, and he was invited by the White House to... Read More →



Saturday September 13, 2014 1:15pm - 2:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

1:30pm

“We Stand on Their Shoulders” Workshop with Daniel Escalante - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop Title:   “We Stand on Their Shoulders”

In this highly interactive workshop the participants will discuss ways that Latinos have been living sustainably for thousands of years, due in large part to our spiritual relationship with the earth and all its inhabitants.  Participants will leave the workshop with specific strategies to meet the challenges of “living green”.   Bring to this workshop personal stories of your ancestors and how they lived green.  Come with an open heart and a commitment to listen to each other with the intention of learning.

Bio:

Daniel Escalante is a community organizer, trainer, and group facilitator with over 25 years of experience in training, primarily in the fields of Leadership Development, Conflict Management, and Inclusiveness.  He has presented numerous workshops at state and national conferences such as National Coalition for Equity in Schools, White Privilege Conferences, Latino Youth Leadership Conferences, and CIRCLE Conferences.   Daniel currently runs a small retreat center, located in Taos, New Mexico, for activists, educators and families.  The retreat center is a living example of green living.  Based in the heart of Northern New Mexico, it draws on the ancient ways of Latino and Indian people, while incorporating current approaches to caring for mother earth.

Web sites:            www.danielescalante.com               www.casataos.com     


Speakers

Saturday September 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

Moon Man
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the Tomi Ungerer book, this children's animation shows the trouble caused when the moon hitches a ride on a comet.

Saturday September 13, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

3:00pm

Mural Unveiling-Fire and Water The Struggle of Tonanzin Colorado by David Ocelotl FREE Admission
This mural depicts Mother Earth (Tonanzin) and her struggle with humanity’s’ unbalanced use of her natural resources, and our growing carbon footprint resulting in the effects of global warming. Fire and water, symbols of balance and strength, have profoundly affected the ecosystems of Boulder and Colorado with physical and psychological displacement and loss. The Struggle of Tonanzin Colorado documents Boulder's pressing environmental realities; but through resilience, integration, and healing it inspires a Pan American spirit that reconciles peoples and places for a sustainable future.

*Honoring anniversary of the Floods; Curated representation from city and community for this unveiling
*Ocelotl will be working on a community mural during the week fo the festival; a detail of this bigger one throughout the whole week at Innisfree on The Hill—Artist @ Work during the festival initiative Starts 9/7-9/15

Mural presented in part by the City of Boulder, Marcos Foods, and The Americas for Conservation and the Arts 501c3 


Saturday September 13, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts Outside by Green Markets 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

3:15pm

Conserving Ourselves: Why Artists Do What We Do and Why It Matters - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Rebecca Walker (NY Times bestselling author of Black, White and Jewish  and Time Magazine 50 future leaders of America) and Irene Vilar (Award Winning Author of the political memoirs “Impossible Motherhood” and “The Ladies’ Gallery” and 2010 Guggenheim Fellow) on The Interface of Telling Stories to Conserve Truth. Two authors of narratives of resistance talk about the struggles to give testimony and expand on how and why we create narratives to conserve our variety and our basic humanity and the role of the artists, the seekers, and the unafraid to do so.

Speakers
avatar for Irene Vilar

Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts
ALEF
RW

Rebecca Walker

Rebecca Walker is an American writer. She has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 50 future leaders of America.


Saturday September 13, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Film: Food Chains
Limited Capacity seats available

The hands that pick the food we eat have long been among the most desperate, vulnerable, and exploited in our country, so that food suppliers can keep produce unfairly cheap.

Saturday September 13, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:15pm

Where is the Park? Why we must reconnect with the outdoors and what's at stake if we don't - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Nature and the Outdoors provide us with a multitude of benefits, from personal and social health benefits, to cultural connections rooted in tradition and history. Reconnecting to the outdoors is a necessity at the personal and community level, from young to old, across cultures and generations. It is a way to heal the self and community, to value the cultural connections of communities, to think about the future while protecting our open spaces and building on the conservation successes of the past. Come listen to how these leaders are working to reconnect ourselves and communities with the outdoors and why this matters.

Laura Rodriguez,Sierra Club's Inspiring Connections Outdoors Rafting, Chair
Jose Gonzalez, Latino Outdoors
Juan Martinez, Children & Nature Network
Rod Torrez, Hecho 
Maite Arce, Hispanic Access Foundation 


Moderators
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Midy Aponte

President, Sánchez Ricardo
Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers. She is currently an independent consultant serving outdoor recreation and environment and conservation clients and is collaborating with... Read More →

Speakers
MA

Maite Arce

Maite’s family emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in search for work and a better life in the 1970s. She was raised in Southern California. While working in the nonprofit sector for many years, she realized how much easier life could have been for her parents had they had access to information, resources, and personalized guidance to help them navigate the surroundings of their adopted country upon their arrival to the U.S. Her family has... Read More →
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Jose Gonzalez

Jose González is an experienced educator in formal and informal education settings with an array of associated interests in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment. He has broad experience as a k-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He is currently working on several projects, with a focus on founding and growing... Read More →
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Rod Torrez

Rod Torrez was born in Williams, Arizona, and has lived most of his life in the West. Love for the outdoors and an ethic to care for the land was instilled in him during his childhood in Arizona and Colorado, where he learned to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and cross-country skiing. Descended from Chavez, Torrez, Baca and Cordova families of New Mexico and Northern Arizona, and with ties to Pueblo culture, his roots run centuries deep... Read More →


Saturday September 13, 2014 4:15pm - 5:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

5:00pm

Barrio E' ALEF Music & Performance Fest "INFLUENCIAS: The Legacy Bomba"
Limited Capacity seats available

Influencias:The Legacy of Bomba A collaborative piece with Flamenco Denver, Master Teber Milandou-Sita Congolese West African group, Cindy Brandle - Modern Dance, Orquesta La Brava - Salsa Orquestra, Prat Academy - Latin Dance, and Barrio E'nsemble. In addition, appearences by Carlos Heredia director of Hip Hip Heredia Theater, Magally Rizo actress from Su Teatro Denver, singers Eutimia Cruz (usually performs Indigenous/Mexican Music), Aquiles Quiroga (usually performs Latin Rock and Latin Music), and Marvin Flamenco (usually performs Bachata), musicians Raul Febo (singer and trumpet player). STAR GUEST: Master Bombero from Puerto Rico, Rafael Maya and content collaborations with Bomberos(as) from Puerto Rico, New York, Chicago and California.

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE.

Artists
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Daniel Leon

Singer / Percussionist / Dancer, Barrio E'
Since 2005 Daniel Leon has been involved in varios music projects in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and the latest in Colorado. Daniel began as a singer and later developed percussion and dance skills which he excercises in professional cultural project, Barrio E'. He has performed with international artists El Gran Combo, Jerry Rivera, Maelo Ruiz, La Makina, Monchi & Nathalia and Manuel Molina.
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Rafael Maya

Director, Desde Cero
Master Bombero Rafael Maya will be visiting Colorado exclusively for the Barrio E' musical production, INFLUENCIAS: The Legacy of Bomba.



Saturday September 13, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

A Fierce Green Fire - ALEF Film Forum - filmmaker Q&A with Mark Kitchell
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the first big-picture exploration of the last 50 years of the environmental movement.

Saturday September 13, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

7:30pm

“Almost White” Comedy Stand Up with Rick Najera
Limited Capacity seats available

Comedy stage play production by acclaimed writer Rick Najera (In Living Color, MADtv) brings his humorous memoir, Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood, to the stage. Revisiting his childhood, career and new family life, Najera's story is about the 5 Ls: Latinos, life, love, laughter and la familia

Artists

Saturday September 13, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302
 
Sunday, September 14
 

11:00am

Best Practices of Latino Sustainable Communities in the Americas: Built environment examples In Brasil, Colômbia and Chicago - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Carmen Vidal-Hallett:
Our US American cities are finally starting to focus on pedestrian oriented life as the center of attention for sustainable development. Transforming the car oriented city street landscaping of our cities is a great challenge. More than 10 years ago while working for the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development I started to look back into sustainability examples to help the Chicago’s Mayor to develop it’s first “green agenda”.  The mail goal in my research was to find simple, inexpensive solutions that could be adopted immediately and within a short time frame. Latin America’s great examples of sustainable development became the focus of my attention. In 2004,  with a Graham Foundation grant my husband, a photojournalist and I decided to move for a month to Curitiba, Brazil with our 2 kids for a month, in order to research and experience first hand the world wide famous sustainable city. From the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit), to land use regulations, recycling methods and environmental education programs, we found numerous low-budget solutions that provided at the same time historic preservation, affordable house and public open space preservation as well as environmental protection that could not only help in Chicago but many cities around the world to became more sustainable.

Since them and after our hard work spreading the word about simple practices Chicago has adopted many of Curitiba’s lessons. My presentation will focus about the lessons learned from Curitiba and the Chicago sustainability examples that have been inspired by this city as well as other Chicago sustainability examples specially in the latino communities  including examples of organizations such as The Resurrection Project  in Little Village and Back of the Yards and Interamerican Magnet School with it’s award winning  2008 Sustainable Master Plan. 


Moderators
Speakers
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Carmen Vidal-Hallett

EVD Principal Carmen Vidal-Hallett is a LEED AP, International Associate Member of the AIA, with more than 17 years experience in Chicago-area nonprofit, government and private sector projects. Ms. Vidal-Hallett is trilingual and is a licensed architect in Brazil and Spain with projects in both countries. In Chicago, she partners with qualified consultants to carry out innovative sustainable projects. With foundation support she has completed... Read More →


Sunday September 14, 2014 11:00am - 11:30am
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

BBoy for Life - ALEF Film Forum - filmmaker Q&A with Coury Deeb
Limited Capacity seats available

Break dancers in Guatemala City, home to some of the most dangerous gangs, dance as if their lives depended on it.

Sunday September 14, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

12:00pm

Latinnovating the Environmental Movement - FREE ADMISSION
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, (White House Champion of Change, author of “Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them” , first book showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy) Mark Magana (Green Latinos) Marce Gutierrez (Azul Project) Tod Torrez (HECHO)
Lisa Hoyos (Climate Parents) Daniela Benavidez (ConCiencia)

Moderators
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Grace Tiscareno Sato

Founder & CEO, Gracefully Global Group, LLC
Ms. Tiscareño-Sato is a decorated military veteran, STEM Consultant to K-12 school districts and a sought-after speaker on environmental entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation and the Latino educational crisis and solutions. She's the author of 4-time award-winning Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them, the first book showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy.  [ISBN... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniela Benavides

Director, ConCiencia
I am a passionate nature-lover. A conservation biologist by training, I dedicate my work to inspire wonder in youth to spark their passion for nature and conservation.
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Jose Gonzalez

Jose González is an experienced educator in formal and informal education settings with an array of associated interests in the arts, education, conservation, and the environment. He has broad experience as a k-12 public education teacher, environmental education advisor, outdoor education instructor and coordinator, and university adjunct faculty. He is currently working on several projects, with a focus on founding and growing... Read More →
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Marce Gutierrez

Marce Gutiérrez is a communications and advocacy professional. She recently founded The Azul Project and has worked with Latino populations to protect California’s resources and foster environmental leadership in under- represented communities. Marce helped design a network of marine protected areas stretching from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border as part of California’s Marine Life Protection Act Initiative. She... Read More →
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Mark Magana

President & CEO, GreenLatinos
Mark Magaña is the President and founder of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources and conservation leaders.  Mark Magaña is also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group, a government and public relations consulting firm. Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at the White House and in Congressional leadership -- as Special Assistant to President Clinton for... Read More →
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Rod Torrez

Rod Torrez was born in Williams, Arizona, and has lived most of his life in the West. Love for the outdoors and an ethic to care for the land was instilled in him during his childhood in Arizona and Colorado, where he learned to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and cross-country skiing. Descended from Chavez, Torrez, Baca and Cordova families of New Mexico and Northern Arizona, and with ties to Pueblo culture, his roots run centuries deep... Read More →


Sunday September 14, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

1:15pm

Latino Urbanism - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

Dr. James Rojas As great numbers of Latino immigrants settle into the American city, they bring with them attitudes towards the street that oftentimes differ from those of many longtime American residents. Streets in Latin America often have pedestrian amenities woven into them, and frequently vehicles must share space with mobile and temporary amenities such as pop-up markets, food vendors, and restaurants. The notion that streets are simply space for cars is foreign to many immigrants coming to the US from Latin America. This phenomenon of people bringing a completely different set of attitudes toward the American street presents a wealth of opportunities. Slide presentation and discussion.

Speakers

Sunday September 14, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

2:00pm

The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations, Taylor Report Commissioned by Green 2.0. - FREE ADMISSION
The Taylor Report Commissioned by Green 2.0 is the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement compiled by a working group of thought leaders on environment and race led by University of Michigan professor Dorceta Taylor. The report explores the history of tension between green activism and racial justice, and the many attempts at rapprochement; with Mark Magana (GreenLatinos), Prof Dorceta Taylor (U. of Michigan, author of Toxic Communities"), Danielle Dane (Raeben Group)

Dorceta Taylor
Dr. Dorceta Taylor is a professor of environmental sociology at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment where she is the Coordinator of the Environmental Justice Field of Studies. She also holds a joint appointment with the Program in the Environment. Dr. Taylor is a past Chair of the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology Section. Professor Taylor received doctorates in Sociology and Forestry & Environmental Studies from Yale University in 1991, a Master of Arts and Master ofPhilosophy from Yale University in Sociology and Forestry & Environmental Studies in 1988, a Master of Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 1985, and a Bachelor of Arts Environmental Studies and Biology from Northeastern Illinois University in 1983. She teaches courses in environmental history, environmental politics, environmental justice, climate change and sustainable development, gender and environment, and sociological theory. Describing her approach to teaching, she writes, “I believe that each person has the capacity to learn and get excited about environmental issues. I think a thorough understanding of the past informs present thinking and actions. I believe that teaching that is built on a foundation of solid knowledge, rigor and freedom to push the boundaries and think beyond the ordinary produce the most exciting results.”Her research focuses on history of mainstream and environmental justice ideology and activism, social movements and framing, green jobs, diversity in the environmental field, urban agriculture, and food justice. She participated in the landmark 1990 environmental justice conference at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment –Race and the Incidence of Environmental Hazards – and contributed a chapter to the book of the same name. She also helped to develop the environmental justice program at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment – the first such program in the country. In 2014 Dr. Taylor authored of a national report, The State of Diversity in Environmental Institutions: Mainstream NGOs, Foundations, and Government Agencies. She authored a second diversity report in 2014 entitled, Environmental Organizations in the Great Lakes Region: An Assessment of Institutional Diversity. Her latest book, Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility (New York University Press) was published 2014. The book examines the racial and socio-economic dimensions of exposure to environmental hazards in the U.S. She is also the author of The Environment and the People in American Cities: 1600s-1900s. Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change (Duke University Press). The book examines the history ofenvironmental inequality and urban environmental activism. It received the Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award given by the Environment and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association in 2010.Professor Taylor is also the editor-in-chief of the International Encyclopedia of Environment and Society that will be published by Wil 

Moderators
MA

Midy Aponte

President, Sánchez Ricardo
Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers. She is currently an independent consultant serving outdoor recreation and environment and conservation clients and is collaborating with... Read More →

Speakers
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Danielle Deane

Danielle Deane’s passion for sustainability and equity is coupled with a unique blend of public policy strategy and environmental experience spanning the philanthropy, think tank, Fortune 500 and science sectors. Her portfolio includes managing the Green 2.0 working group convened by The Raben Group to accelerate efforts to address diversity challenges within the environmental movement. Previously, as the Director of the Energy and Environment... Read More →
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Mark Magana

President & CEO, GreenLatinos
Mark Magaña is the President and founder of GreenLatinos, a national coalition of Latino environmental, natural resources and conservation leaders.  Mark Magaña is also the founder and principal of the Hispanic Strategy Group, a government and public relations consulting firm. Mr. Magaña was the first Latino to serve as senior staff at the White House and in Congressional leadership -- as Special Assistant to President Clinton for... Read More →


Sunday September 14, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

3:30pm

Latino Millennial Voices on Conservation: Stories about Activism for Water and Land Protection - FREE ADMISSION


Latino Millennial Voices on Conservation: Stories about Activism for Water and Land Protection

Young Latino Millennials from the Nuestro Rio Leadership program and Hispanic Access Foundation’s youth network will demonstrate how they've engaged broader audiences including elected officials in their states and in Washington, DC around the importance of protecting the Colorado River and its tributary, the Gila River, as well as balancing conservation of public lands and energy development. Presenters will share their personal experiences and how they've used social media to bring attention to conservation issues. These dynamic young people will also showcase the engagement tools they have used to build support among their peers and seize the attention of key decision makers.

Presenters:

Rosalia Salazar, Nuestro Rio

Ramon Verduzco, Nuestro Rio

Ian Dale, Nuestro Rio

Lorenzo Chavez, Nuestro Rio

Zoraida Martinez, 4 Stops, 1 Destination: Latino Engagement in the National Parks

Adrian Hernandez-Lopez, 4 Stops, 1 Destination: Latino Engagement in the National Parks

 


Moderators
MA

Maite Arce

Maite’s family emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in search for work and a better life in the 1970s. She was raised in Southern California. While working in the nonprofit sector for many years, she realized how much easier life could have been for her parents had they had access to information, resources, and personalized guidance to help them navigate the surroundings of their adopted country upon their arrival to the U.S. Her family has... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday September 14, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:00pm

Children of the Amazon - ALEF Film Forum - Q&A with filmmaker Denise Zmekhol
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmaker returns to the Amazon to learn the fate of indigenous children she photographed 15 years earlier.

Sunday September 14, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Environmental Leaders of The Americas -FREE ADMISSION
Goldman Environmental Prize winners Jose Pablo Orrego, Pati Ruiz Corzo, Sierra Gorda, UN Champion of the Earth 2013; Homero Aridjis: Poet and environmental activist, Founder of Grupo 100

Moderators
MA

Midy Aponte

President, Sánchez Ricardo
Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers. She is currently an independent consultant serving outdoor recreation and environment and conservation clients and is collaborating with... Read More →

Speakers
PR

Pati Ruiz Corzo

Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo is responsible for achieving Biosphere Reserve status for the Sierra Gorda under an exceptional public-private co-management system. Through her work and advocacy, 33 per cent of the State of Querétaro is now protected as a Biosphere Reserve. In 2008, the Sierra Gorda in the neighboring state of Guanajuato also achieved Biosphere Reserve status, resulting in another 280,000 hectares coming under conservation... Read More →
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Jose Pablo Orrego

Juan Pablo Orrego is a Chilean environmentalist, president of the activist group Grupo de Acción por el Biobío, which represents the indigenous Pehuenche people in the Biobío Region. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1997, for his organizing of protests against the ecological damages from a series of dam building projects involving the Biobío River, including... Read More →


Sunday September 14, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Strings and Piano for Mother Earth: Extraordinaires Sandra Wong and Victor Mestas in Concert
Speakers
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Victor Mestas

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Victor Mestas has been the endorsement artist for YAMAHA musical products in Venezuela since 2001 and a faculty member at the prestigious University Institute of Musical Studies in Venezuela. His professional background includes more than 80 recording productions for national and international renowned artists,winning a Latin Grammy Award in 2010 (with Ilan). Mestas has performed as a musician (pianist... Read More →


Sunday September 14, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Performance Space. 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Film Forum: For the Next 7 Generations
Thirteen grandmothers from around the world are brought together by their concern for the planet.

Sunday September 14, 2014 6:00pm - 7:15pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

8:30pm

Who Is Dayani Cristal? - ALEF Film Forum - filmmaker Q&A via Skype
Limited Capacity seats available

An unidentified body of an immigrant with a mysterious tattoo is found in the desert, sparking an attempt to retrace his steps and tell the stories of migrant travelers.

Sunday September 14, 2014 8:30pm - 9:45pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302
 
Monday, September 15
 

11:00am

The Colorado River Pulse Flow: Our Extraordinary Song of Renewal - FREE ADMISSION
The Colorado River has been virtually nonexistent in Mexico since the 1960's. In the last 50 years, only on rare occasions has the Colorado River met the sea (Gulf of California). In May of 2014, as a result of a historic bi-national agreement between Mexico, the United States, and environmental groups, a pulse flow of approximately .7% of the total annual flow of the Colorado River was released from Morelos Dam to the dead Colorado River in Mexico. The goal of the pulse flow was to restore the Colorado River Delta by mimicking the way the River flowed when there were no dams in the Colorado River. What happened next has become probably one of the most inspiring sustainability stories of the decade: a vibrant, majestic Colorado River resuscitated, and cross-national economic vitality on the rise as a direct result of reclaiming our rich natural heritage. The pulse flow showed how all Colorado River water users – from the headwaters in the US to the Delta in Mexico - are connected, and how charismatic this River is. This is a story that needs to be told, and this remarkable initiative needs to continue. Reconnecting the River to the sea is the story of reclaiming our humanity by truly reconnecting ourselves with the wonder and promise of life.

Jennifer Pitt (Environmental Defense Fund); Karen Schlatter (Sonoran Institute); Nancy Saldaña (San Luis Rio Colorado); Jorge Figueroa (Western Resource Advocates); Kendra Sandoval (Sandoval & Sandoval).



Speakers
JF

Jorge Figueroa

Mr. Figueroa joined Western Resource Advocates in 2010 and has local and international project management and organizing experience in the United States, Central and South America, and India. He served as a Project Associate/Research Faculty Member for the Governors' Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. He was a Fulbright Scholar in India where he worked on wildlife, community governance... Read More →
JP

Jennifer Pitt

Jennifer Pitt manages EDF’s efforts on the Colorado River, to protect and restore the delta and reform water policy throughout the basin. She works with water users throughout the Colorado River Basin to develop practical programs to restore river habitats and, critically, to dedicate water to environmental resources. Jennifer's expertise includes the legal and policy framework for Colorado River management, the economics of water use... Read More →
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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 →
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Karen Schlatter

Karen is a Project Manager for the Colorado River Delta Program with over three years of experience working in the Delta. She manages riparian restoration projects, conducts ecological monitoring and research, and provides program support in communications and fundraising. She is currently working to obtain her M.S. degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, focusing her research on ecological restoration. Prior... Read More →


Monday September 15, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

12:30pm

Nuestro Aire, Nuestra Salud / Nuestra Tierra, Nuestra Responsabilidad/ Our Air, Our Health, /Our Land, Our Responsibility - FREE ADMISSION
Limited Capacity seats available

The connection that we have as Latinos to mother earth has imbedded itself into our culture as a way of life. Traditions like hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, herb gathering, farming and ranching have created a spiritual bond between Latinos and our outdoor heritage. We’ve also always been very aware of how finite resources are, especially when economic barriers are at play, so to reduce, recycle and reuse has always been a cultural norm amongst Latinos. Despite these natural alignments to the conservation movement, Latinos have also been in the front lines of environmental impacts. The Southwest is already experiencing impacts of climate change, affecting the lives and economies of 56 million people – a population that is expected to increase 68% by 2050, to 94 million. Increased heat, drought, and insect outbreaks, all linked to climate change, have increased wildfires. Declining water supplies, reduced agricultural yields, health impacts in cities due to heat, and flooding and erosion in coastal areas are additional concerns. This forum will showcase that the Latino community understands that climate change and air pollution is having profound effects on our economy, our health, and our future. Already, Latino business leaders, policy makers, health professional, elected officials and citizens across the nation are working to address our most pressing challenges: the quality of our air, the security of our water and the protection of our lands. (Session curated by Conservation Colorado.)


Moderators
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Dulce Saenz

Latino Organizing Program Director, Conservation Colorado
Dulce Saenz is the Director of the Latino Organizing Program at Conservation Colorado. Dulce has been working on issue advocacy (immigration, education and conservation) and leadership development in the Latino community for the past 5 years. 

Speakers
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Crisanta Duran

Crisanta Duran is a legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado.[1] Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as aDemocrat in 2010, Duran represents House District 5, which encompasses part of northwest Denver.
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Lucy Flores

Lucy Flores is a member of the Nevada State Assembly, representing the 28th district in the northeast Las Vegas Valley covering Sunrise Manor West.[1] She is a member of the Democratic Party.
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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 →


Monday September 15, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

Hike: Introduction to the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

Introduction to  the Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP)

 Join naturalist Juanita Echeverri for a Family friendly hike where you can learn about the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) system. You will learn the history of the area, the use of the land from different communities  and how the city has achieve to acquire and preserve all these lands for more than 100 years. You will see the diversity of the flora and fauna of the place and you will learn what to do if you encounter one of the charismatic animals that live in the region. We will meet at the Chautauqua Ranger cottage. Location: 900Baseline. Please leave dogs at home.  



Monday September 15, 2014 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Chautauqua Ranger Cottage

5:00pm

Elena - ALEF Film Forum - filmmaker Q&A with Petra Costa
Like her much older sister, young Brazilian woman comes to NY to pursue her artistic passion, and must confront her sister's tragic story.

Monday September 15, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302

5:30pm

Expo Prelude: Networking Prelude to the Latino Business Expo/Colorado Latinovating Summit
Limited Capacity seats available

Networking Prelude to the Latino Business Expo/Colorado Latinovating Summit with the Americas Latino Eco Festival, Boulder Chamber and the Latino Chamber at the Hotel Boulderado

                Monday, Sept 15, 2015 from 5:30-7:30pm

                Drinks and Appetizers sponsored by Hotel Boulderado and Rosario's Peruvian Restaurant

                Hotel Boulderado

                2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

 

                $15 Members of Chambers of Commerce

                $25 General Admission

                (Includes Latin American food fare and one drink. Cash bar available)

 

                ALEF, the Boulder Chamber and the Latino Chamber invite you to make connections and be a part of AMERICAS LATINO ECO FESTIVAL (www.americaslatinoecofestival.org) for an evening of afterglow reception on Monday, September 15 at the Historic Hotel Boulderado (http://boulderado.com/) from 5:30-7:30pm. Network in the historic Mezzanine, enjoy Latin American Food and 1 drink ticket for beer or wine during the evening as you get a sneak peak of what to expect at the Latino Business Expo the following day. The Latino Business Expo is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a stellar host of speakers and presenters from the state of Colorado offices, the community foundation and Google. For the first time important Latino business data will be made available which can help your business plan for the future. For more information on the Expo event visit (www.thelatinoexpo.com). A cash bar will be available for guests. Reservations are $15.00 for Boulder Chamber (www.boulderchamber.com) and Latino Chamber (www.thelatinochamber.com) members and $25.00 for Non Members. There are a limited amount of reservations, so please reserve your spot today!

                PROMO CODE: LATINOCHAMBER



Monday September 15, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Boulderado Hotel 2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

7:00pm

Antarctica: A Year on Ice - ALEF Film Forum - filmmaker Q&A with Anthony Powell
Limited Capacity seats available

With photography that demands a big screen, Anthony Powell shares the experience of year-round residence in Antarctica.

Monday September 15, 2014 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Boedecker Theater 26th & Walnut Street | Boulder, CO 80302
 
Tuesday, September 16
 

9:00am

Latinovating Green Colorado Summit & 10th Annual Business Expo
Limited Capacity seats available

The Annual Business Expo is the Boulder County Latino Chamber of Commerce’s (BCLCC) premier event for showcasing businesses and building connections with participating government agencies, corporations, non‐profits, small businesses, and individuals in the local Hispanic business community. This year, we are anticipating over 400 attendees and 25 exhibitors as well as speakers and breakout sessions with informative topics that will bring you and your business unparalleled opportunities.

The Business Expo will provide attendees, exhibitors and sponsors in the greater Boulder County area with opportunities to connect with potential clients and find resources to grow their businesses. This year's Expo will be attended by a greater audience than in previous years thanks to collaborations with other Chambers, community organizations, city partnerships, school systems and universities and a greater number of Latinos thanks to a monumental outreach performed this year.

Connect with the Local Latino Business Community – According to Nielson, if it were a standalone country, the US Hispanic market’s buying power would be a top-20 world economy. Ranked the nation’s fourth fastest growing market, the Washington metro area Hispanic market greatly impacts/influences this standing.  The Expo is an excellent opportunity to meet leaders of the Hispanic business community face‐to‐face and establish the relationships that would allow your business to gain access to the local Hispanic market.

Meet Buyers and Decision Makers – Interact with the exhibitors that will be showcasing their businesses. Additionally, the Business Workshops will allow you to meet decision makers that purchase goods and services in local, medium, large organizations and corporations.

Attend Business Workshops – Topics will include Marketing to Hispanics, How to Do Business with the Colorado Government, Learning from Successful Hispanic Business-Owners, and more.

Network, network, and network – Join us for the activities leading to the Expo with the Americas Latino Eco Festival where an unnumerable amount of activities will bring you awareness of what's happening in the Latino communiy. (music, food, culture, literature, theater, film, and more). Through a partnership with the Boulder Chamber join us the day before for an After Hours preview at the Boulderado Hotel.

REGISTER HERE or go to www.TheLatinoExpo.com

Moderators
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Jose Beteta

President, The Latino Chamber
Owner of Leaptech Solutions, an I.T Consulting company that works with the needs of small companies in all industries, Jose is a very energetic leader both in the Latino Chamber and his other endeavours. Besides Leaptech and the Board, Jose actively works to bring programs that enrich culture, education and values of community with wife, Tamil Maldonado with groups such as its co-creation Barrio E'.   Jose is working closely with his... Read More →

Speakers
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Midy Aponte

President, Sánchez Ricardo
Most recognized for her community influencer and leadership abilities, Midy Aponte is an accomplished communications strategist intent on delivering meaningful results that connect all types of audiences: corporate representatives, political thought-leaders, community advocates and next-generation influencers. She is currently an independent consultant serving outdoor recreation and environment and conservation clients and is collaborating with... Read More →
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Harold Dominguez

City Manager, City of Longmont
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Josie Heath

Director of the Boulder Community Foundation
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Shawn Lewis

Deputy City Manager, City of Longmont
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Louie Lopez

Longmont Youth Center, Boulder County Latino Coalition
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Olivia Mendoza

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
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Carmen Ramirez

City of Longmont, The Latino Taskforce
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Pete Salas

City of Boulder
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John Tayer

President, Boulder Chamber
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Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts
ALEF
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Mary Young

Boulder City Council




Tuesday September 16, 2014 9:00am - 2:30pm
CU - University Memorial Center 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner of Broadway and Euclid Avenue) Boulder, Colorado 80309

11:00am

Latinnovating® A Gathering of Latino Leaders in the Green Economy: Environmental Entrepreneurs and Innovators
Latinnovating® --  a gathering of Latino leaders in the green economy: environmental entrepreneurs and innovators 

The word "Latinnovating"  (pronounced Lah-TEE-no-vay-ting) was first defined in the the award-winning book series by Graciela Tiscareno Sato Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them  this way: "Industrial and social innovation rooted in and influenced by Latino cultures. It's based on familial values of creative reuse, preservation and conservation of resources. Those who are Latinnovating work to improve processes, products and boost energy efficiencies to support our modern lifestyle. They create economic opportunity and prosperity for their families, communities and our nation."  

Students, business owners, future entrepreneurs should attend this forum to meet several "Latinnovators" who are leading social ventures, as if the planet matters. Forum leader Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is a Colorado-native turned Air Force officer and veteran, now sustainable business author and entrepreneur. Latinnovators scheduled to participate include:
  • Sandra Artalejo, fashion designer and children's book author whose childhood-to-innovation journey was featured in Latinnovating
  • Elizabeth “Liz” Perez-Halperin, President and founder of GC Green Incorporated (GCG), a certified woman and 9/11 service disabled veteran owned Green Build General Contracting and Consulting Firm. Liz's story will be featured in volume 2 of the series

Speakers
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Sandra Artalejo

Sandra Artalejo grew up in El Paso, Texas living a very creative childhood.   Her mother sewed and made things out of used newspapers, used soda cans and recycled clothes into quilts.  Part artistry, part necessity, she was taught by her parents and grandparents not to waste anything. It was her early recycling education. Sandra attended the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio. There she met her most influential mentor... Read More →


Tuesday September 16, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
CU - University Memorial Center 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner of Broadway and Euclid Avenue) Boulder, Colorado 80309

5:30pm

Hike: Watching for Fall Migratory Birds (Bilingual)

Watching for Fall Migratory Birds: Bilingual

Join city of Boulder Spanish-speaking naturalist Dave Sutherland for an evening walk around Sawhill Ponds in search of migrating birds. Each fall, many birds that have spent the summer breeding and feeding in the far north return to warm, tropical climates like Mexico. On their way, the stop in Boulder to rest and relax on their long journey. We’ll use binoculars and a small telescope to look for birds, and learn how to use a bird field guide book. This is a free program. Please meet at Sawhill Ponds wildlife reserve, 3345 75th Street, Boulder, Colorado.

Buscando Aves Migratorias del Otoño (caminata bilingüe)

Únanse  con el guía naturalista bilingüe Dave Sutherland en una caminata al atardecer alrededor de los lagos de Sawhill Ponds para buscar aves migratorias. Cada otoño muchas aves que han pasado el invierno reproduciéndose y alimentando sus polluelos en el norte lejano , vuelven a Boulder para descansar en su largo vuelo. Usaremos binóculos y pequeños telescopios para observar aves, y aprender cómo utilizar una guía de aves en el campo.  Este es un programa gratis. Por favor reúnanse en el Refugio de fauna de Sawhill Ponds, 3345 calle 75th, Boulder, Colorado.

PROGRAMAS GRATIS

Speakers

Tuesday September 16, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sawhill Ponds Wildlife Reserve