A 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 I hope to see you at a Latino Literacy Now event this year.

Sincerely,

Edward James Olmos, Latino Literacy Now Board Chair

North San Diego Festival Facts

When:  Saturday, August 12, 2017
Hours:  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address:  MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056
Festival:  This will be our 62nd Festival and the 6th in San Diego County
PARKING:  Plenty of FREE parking for the festival a short walk from activities

 

Activities

Meet the largest gathering of authors in North San Diego County history

Activities will include:

  • Meeting the Authors
  • Workshops
  • Author panels
  • Education
  • Culture
  • Entertainment:
    • Dances
    • Storytelling
    • Mexican folktales
    • Fun activities for kids
  • Free Mammograms: Call 619-508-8088 to make an appointment

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Workshops

Meet the largest gathering of authors in North San Diego County history

Workshops will include:

  • Workshops
    • For children
    • For students
    • For parents
    • For writers
  • Topics: Education, immigration, health, financial, and more.
  • Write your own book​
Keynotes
11am: Former U.S. Ambassador to México, Julian Nava
Noon: Espiritu de la Comunidad & North County Leadership Awards
1pm: Victor Villaseñor: How our local Latino communities have evolved
2pm: Sylvia Mendoza: Empowering Latinas
3pm: Estrategias para lidiar con el estrés y la ansiedad

 

Entertainment

Entertainment Groups

 

10am  The Generation Boulevard Band

 

 

10am

Performance Stage

The Generation Boulevard Band

 

 

11am

Keynotes: Little Theater, Room 3601

Opening Ceremony Special Presentation by U.S. Ambassador Dr. Julian Nava

North County Latino  Leadership Awards Espiritu de la Comunidad Awards

Room 3607

Mexican Folk Tales, Stories, Corridos & Proverbs – Annie Perez

Room 3608

An Out of Body Experience, Life after Death, Jaime Alvarez

Room 3507

The Community College Promise – Dr. Joi Lin Blake, Mike Dear, Dr. Sunita Cooke & Dr. John Halcón

Room 3508

Soluciones de la Migración – Athenea Beltran

12am

Keynotes: Little Theater, Room 3601

North County Latino  Leadership Awards Espiritu de la Comunidad Awards

Room 3607

Award Winning Children’s Books – Esther Reyes Jones, Amada Irma Perez, Alyssa E. Wright

Room 3608

Estrategias de Auto-ayuda para fortalezer a las mujeres - Becky Krinsky, Maritere Bellas

Room 3609

Writing Adult Fiction to Reach Young Adults – Maria Nieto, Sandra Lopez, Donna Miscolta, Philip Victor

Room 3507

10 Things to Get Admitted to College – Dr. Roxanne Ocampo

Room 3508

Mana – Leadership for Girls (middle & high school)

 

1pm

Keynotes: Little Theater, Room 3601

Victor Villaseñor: How our local Latino communities have evolved

Room 3607

Poetry for Young Readers - Rosie Ochoa, Jose Chavez, Vibiana Aparicio Chamberlin

Room 3608

So You Want to be a Writer and Getting Your Book Published - Natalie Torres

Room 3507

Nailing your Personal Statement for UC – Dr. Roxanne Ocampo

Room 3508

Latinos on TV & in the Movies – Bel Hernandez, Kirk Whisler, Alina Gonzalez

2pm

Keynotes: Little Theater, Room 3601

Sylvia Mendoza - Empowering Latinas

Room 3607

A Dramatic Reading -How Will I Talk to Abuela? – Dr. Maria de La Luz Reyes

Room 3608

Writing Mexican American History – Tom Prezelski

Room 3609

Using Fiction to Highlight History – Maria Nieto

Room 3507

Encuentros Leadership - Boys (middle school to high school) - Roberto Rivas, Dr. John Halcón

Room 3508

Avenues to U.S. Citizenship (Bilingual) – Dr. Arcela Nunez

3pm

Keynotes: Little Theater, Room 3601

Estrategias para lidiar con el estrés y la ansiedad

Room 3607

Language Acquisition and Vocabulary Enrichment - Georgette Baker

Room 3507

Financing College – Kirk Whisler, Natalie Torres, Claudia Tripp

Room 3508

Immigration Solutions/Soluciones de la Migracion (Bilingual) – Athenea Beltran

4pm

Keynotes: Little Theater, Room 3601

Especial Childrens' Performance, Cuenta Cuentos - Martha Elisa Felix

Room 3508

Teen Addictions - Pedro Cruz

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MiraCosta College, Our Host

Welcome to Mira Costa College, where student equity takes a backseat to no one. At Mira Costa College, it is our mission to provide superior educational opportunities and student support services for a diverse population of learners. A 121-acre, hilltop campus with stunning views stretching from the mountains to the sea, Mira Costa College's Oceanside Campus is the ideal venue for The Latino Book & Family Festival.
When it comes to outdoor events, nothing can surpass the Campus Quad. Anchored by the landmark clock tower, the centrally located Quad includes lush lawns, a relaxing fountain, and an inviting pavilion- not to mention a cafeteria and art gallery just a few steps away. Best of all, the Oceanside Campus offers easy access from the 5 and 78 freeways plus ample free parking.
As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, Mira Costa College is position ourselves for grants and services geared to dramatically improve the success of Latino students who make up over one-third of our student body. Among our many successful programs is the Puente Project, which provides the support and counseling to better help Latino students navigate the myriad challenges they can face and provides a clear pathway to help them achieve their goal in a timely fashion.