North County San Diego

LATINO BOOK & FAMILY FESTIVAL

Virtual, July 31st to November 6, 2021

Wednesdays & Saturdays* at 11am

Join our upcoming sessions!

EVENT PROGRAM

Wed., September 22, 2021,
11AM & 2pm - LIVE

Every writer should consider going through the process of reviews, and award contests. Winning an award gives credibility to an author as a writer. The logo or award is placed on the book cover to represent value.

Sat., October 2, 2021
11am & 1PM - LIVE

Children’s books are important to help children develop creativity, emotional intelligence, personality, and social skills. It nurtures a love for reading, cultural appreciation, and growth.

Every writer should consider going through the process of reviews, and award contests. Winning an award gives credibility to an author as a writer. The logo or award is placed on the book cover to represent value.

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VIRTUAL SESSIONS

This year, the event will start on Saturday, August 7th, and will end on November 6th, 2021. This will be a three-month effort with continuous programming on Wednesdays at 11 am. The presentations will include information on education for K-12, college success, art, music, literacy, health, writing, books, award winning author panels, and
community engagement.

Everyone is welcome to join these free events. The organization seeks to expanding once again and hosting the event around the USA.

The event seeks to provide a common place to learn & be exposed to opportunities even in a virtual setting. Our organization, Empowering Latino Futures, believes that community success is limited by access to resources, and it seeks to change that.

The festival committee is composed of community leaders, educators, librarians, and Award Winning Authors that every month come together to ensure that the event is well organized, well attended, and has a great array of workshops, activities, and entertainment.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

The MAAC Child Development team will be leading a presentation on what are the benefits in enrolling children in early childhood education programs, and reviewing program options are currently available through MAAC. We will also be sharing information on upcoming events and resources available to the community.

MAAC Head Start, Early Head Start and State Preschool programs deliver national school readiness programs at no cost to eligible families (based on family size and income). It serves children (0-5) and their families, children with disabilities, and pregnant women in the communities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Marcos, Valley Center, and Vista.

The MiraCosta Community College District Mission is to provide educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta College offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

WHAT IF EVERYONE IN AMERICA SPOKE ENGLISH AND ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

In America’s Bilingual Century, Steve Leveen reveals an America on the cusp of an invigorating new direction: embracing bilingualism as the path to a stronger, healthier nation, one that is both more compassionate and globally competitive.

Author Steve Leveen spent 12 years researching the societal shifts that are bringing the US to this newly emerging reality. He also interviewed hundreds of language teachers, bilingual speakers, and legislative visionaries who are championing bilingualism.

He turned his research and reporting into a podcast, America the Bilingual, which is also the name of the bilingual advocacy project he founded. Many of the stories in the episodes are also found in his book America’s Bilingual Century.

www.americathebilingual.com

The art of dance is a discipline that promotes teamwork. Dancing teaches awareness, focus, communication, creativity, respect, confidence, and discipline. Everyone interested in programs like this, look into your children’s schools or other community programs. AND Thank youVeronica Casanova for providing clips from the hard work that your students are doing. Especially your advanced group of dancers for winning in the Nationals! 

Wed., August 18, 2021

Libraries make a difference in people’s lives. They empower people by offering resources, services, and training. In this session, Israel Marroquin from the Oceanside Public Library put together some information for everyone to know more about careers in libraries.

Today, we wanted to highlight three of the authors who attended one of the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) conference back in March 2021. Among them include:

  • Sandra Gonzalez, author of I am Radiant!
  • Linda Gonzalez, author of  Breaking Through Your Own Glass Ceiling
  • Moderating the session, Jose Chavez, author of Estrellitas y Nopales.

Wed., August 25, 2021
ESPAÑOL

Juan Felipe Herrera es un Poeta, artista y dibujante, escritor, maestro, y activista.Ha escrito más de 30 libros, y recibido 4 doctorados. En el 2012 fue nombrado por el gobernador Jerry Brown como Poet Laureate (loriet) de California y en el 2015 fue seleccionado por la Bibliotecaria al mando, la doctora James Billington de la Biblioteca del Congreso como Poet Laureate de los Estados Unidos. Sus posgrados y logros los atribuye a todas las familias y sus lectores. Sus padres le enseñaron a dar e incluir a cada persona ya que eso es humanidad.

Julia Abrantes
Forma parte del club de Las Comadres para Las Américas desde el 2009. Ella ama la literatura Latina y por mas de 7 años fue una leader en discusiones en clubs de libros en la ciudad de Nueva York. Desde el 2010, ella es parte del comite y jurado de los International Latino Book Awards. Reside en Loganville, Georgia y ayuda a coordinar Las Comadres & Friends National Latino Book Club.

Our communities deserve equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine along with factual and culturally relevant information.

The Latino Community Foundation is heeding the words of our Latino-led grassroots nonprofits that are on the ground supporting the needs of our communities in real-time.

https://latinocf.org/covid-19-vaccine-outreach/

Help us protect our entire comunidad:
  • Wear a mask
  • Get tested and vaccinated 
  • Visit myturn.ca.gov or call 833-422-4255 for an appointment today
  • Spread the word about these safe practices! 

Sat., August 28, 2021, 11am

For today’s session, presenters Kimberly Smith and Liz deRoulet will provide an overview of AARP California’s focus areas and work in the community and across the state. We will share more about local offerings in San Diego and cover resources around caregiving, livable communities, fraud and scams prevention, and more.

AARP’s mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age.

FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM  |  www.AARP.org/CA

Presenter: Dr. James Cruz, Chief Medical Officer of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Dr. Cruz has dedicated his career to serving California’s diverse communities of color. Dr. Cruz is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan. Promise Health Plan is Blue Shield of California’s Medi-Cal (Medicaid) health plan.

Blue Shield of California is a nonprofit health plan dedicated to providing Californians with access to high-quality health care at an affordable price.

FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  www.BlueShieldca.com

We believe we’re Better Together. That’s why we provide quality care to all, regardless of situation or circumstance.

Community health is about more than just vaccines and checkups. It’s about giving people the resources they need to live their best lives. At Neighborhood, this is our vision.

Presenter: Damaris De La Torre, Outreach and Enrollment Manager
Main phone number for our clinic 1-833-867-4642

FACEBOOK  |  INSTAGRAM  |  www.NHcare.org

Wed., September 1, 2021, 11am

What happens when non-profits don’t have the resources to cover the needs in the communities?

Where do people go for services?

The purpose of this session is to provide information about health resources, opportunities the community should be aware of, and how to access them.

El propósito de esta session es proveer información sobre recursos de salud, oportunidades que la comunidad necesita conocer y cómo acceder a estos recursos.

Presenter: Yeraldin Montiel, Program Coordinator, Outreach from Vista Community Clinic. She is accompanying us for today’s health conversation about their programs and services available. 

VCC mission is to advance community health and hope by providing access to premier health services and education for those who need it most.

FACEBOOK  |  INSTAGRAM  |  www.VistaCommunityClinic.org

Wed., September 1st, 2021
ESPAñOL

Alma Flor Ada, Cubana-Americana, reconocida autora de libros para niños, poeta, y novelista.

Ella ha escrito numerables libros para niños y adultos en espanol e ingles. Professora Emerita en la Universidad de San Francisco. A la fecha reside en Estados Unidos.

Wed., September 8, 2021, 11am

The purpose of this session is to provide information about health resources, opportunities the community should be aware of, and how to access them.

El propósito de esta session es proveer información sobre recursos de salud, oportunidades que la comunidad necesita conocer y cómo acceder a estos recursos.

TrueCare Community Health Outreach team will be discussing the programs and services offered at their locations. Join them to learn more about your local community clinic!

TrueCare mission is to improve the health status of our diverse communities by providing quality healthcare that is comprehensive, affordable, and culturally sensitive.

FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM  |   www.TrueCare.org

 

Beatrice Zamora, Award Winning Author, Aztec Dancer, Mentor, & Therapist

Author of The Spirit of Chicano Park / El espíritu del Parque Chicano and Am I Blue or Am I Green- Azul o verde. ¿Cuál soy yo?

www.toltecapress.com

MENTAL HEALTH

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Join us for this session on Mental Health.

Destigmatizing mental health access in Latino communities. Social worker and mental health therapist. Therapy specifically for Latinos – Bilingual.

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Wed., September 22, 2021,
11AM & 2pm - LIVE

Every writer should consider going through the process of reviews, and award contests. Winning an award gives credibility to an author as a writer. The logo or award is placed on the book cover to represent value.

Wed., September 29, 2021, 11am

Terra Lawson-Remer is a third-generation San Diegan, who served as Senior Advisor in the Obama Administration developing environmental policies to cut pollution from oil drilling and mining. Interviewer: Kirk Whisler, Empowering Latino Futures

Saturday, October 2, 2021,
11am & 1PM - LIVE

Children’s books are important to help children develop creativity, emotional intelligence, personality, and social skills. It nurtures a love for reading, cultural appreciation, and growth.

Every writer should consider going through the process of reviews, and award contests. Winning an award gives credibility to an author as a writer. The logo or award is placed on the book cover to represent value.

Wed., October 6, 2021, 11am

Libraries make a difference in people’s lives. They empower people by offering resources, services, and training.

Legends: Role models share the importance of reading, activism & equal representation.

Wed., October 20, 2021, 11am

Do you have an unpublished book? or Are you thinking about publishing your books and don’t know how?

Kirk Whisler will go over this information. He is the board president of Empowering Latino Futures and publisher at WPR Books.

Wed., October 27, 2021

Supervisor Jim Desmond is the San Diego County Supervisor for District 5. The conversation will relate to ways the county is helping the community. Interviewer: Kirk Whisler, Empowering Latino Futures

Wed., October 27, 2021, 11am

“The Native American culture is known for its rich oral tradition. Instead of using a written language to document their history, these indigenous people simply relied on their verbal language to share their history, customs, rituals and legends through vivid narratives.

These powerful tales are often told by the tribal elders to the younger generations. They relate their tribal history and they also entertain and preserve their culture.” – All Good Tales

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 11am

ART is a way of expression in which creativity and imagination represent ideas.

CULTURE is a social behavior in which a community comes together and manifests its customs, arts, believes, and history.

PARTNERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

About the event

The purpose of the event is to help and impart opportunities in the community, ideally reaching out to Latino families and youth. Highlight the importance of literacy (books, health, wealth) and promote awareness of college, career paths, and community resources. Meet our Award Winning role model authors as they share the importance of reading, activism & equal representation. 

The Latino Book & Family Festival was first celebrated in 1997, and 68 festivals have been held since then in eight markets around the USA including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Bernardino, and San Diego.

The Latino Book & Family Festivals is a community program of Empowering Latino Futures, a 501c3 nonprofit headquartered in Fallbrook, CA. The organization believes that community success is limited by access to resources and so it provides this free setting to learn and be exposed to opportunities.