REQUEST FROM EDWARD JAMES OLMOS

Dear Supporters of Literacy,

Please join us in our work to empower underrepresented communities. Our goal is improved literacy throughout the Latino community. Our goals at Latino Literacy Now, a 501c3 nonprofit, are a variety of initiatives including educational, financial, and health literacy. Our cause is improving lives, both professionally and personally.

For this 2017 event a team of community leaders, educators, librarians, and Award Winning Authors have united to ensure that the Festival is well organized, well attended, and has a great array of workshops, activities, and entertainment.

Thanks and hope to see you at a Latino Literacy Now event this year.

Sincerely,

Edward James Olmos, Latino Literacy Now Board Chair

Los Angeles Festival Facts

Celebrating 20 Years of Sharing Books, Culture, and Education with Families & the Community

WHEN:  SaturdaySeptember 102017
HOURS:  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
FESTIVAL:  This will be our 63rd Festival, 19th Annual
ADDRESS: La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
PARKING: Ample parking is available in public lots in the surrounding area. Parking rates vary. LA Plaza will partially validate parking for Members (rates vary) at the lot located at Arcadia and Spring Streets (171 Arcadia Street, entrance on Arcadia) and County Parking Lot 15 (527 N. Spring Street at Cesar Chavez Boulevard, entrance on Spring).

Los Angeles Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Our Host

The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican- American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California.
Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation’s premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza’s interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond.
Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza’s 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House) surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden. LA Plaza is an official project of Los Angeles County and a Smithsonian Affiliate.