HEALTH FORUM | Conversación sobre Salud!

October 10, 2020, 11am Pacific Time

The event will be live here in the website, also on zoom, youtube, and a link on Facebook.
ESPAÑOL  = El evento será visible en esta página, también en zoom, YouTube, y con un link en Facebook.

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October 10 PROGRAM

11:00 am Health Forum | Foro de salud

The purpose of this forum is to provide information about health resources, opportunities the community should be aware of and how to access them. For today’s health forum, we invited a few representatives of health to share with us about their health institutions, the resources they provide.

El propósito de este forum es proveer información sobre recursos de salud, oportunidades que la comunidad necesita conocer y cómo acceder a estos recursos. Para el foro de salud de hoy, invitamos a varios representantes a compartir con nosotros sobre sus instituciones de salud y los recursos que proveen.

Dr. James Cruz

Senior Medical Director of Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan

Dr. Diane Chau, M.D.

Medical Director for Molina HealthCare

Monique Knight

Director, Marketing & Community Outreach for United Healthcare

Herminia Ledesma

Program Manager in the Health Promotion Center for Vista Community Clinic

Jorge Gomez

Outreach Specialist for True Care (formerly North County Health Services)

Lupita Hernandez

Outreach Specialist for True Care (formerly North County Health Services)

Recent events

Recent event, October 3

LAUREN KO is an artist, writer, self-taught home baker, and founder of the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen where she has amassed over 300,000 followers. Her colorful geometric style made all hell bake loose on the frontier of contemporary pie art, and her iconic signature spoke design has been dubbed the “modern lattice.” Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, O Magazine, Buzzfeed’s Tasty, and on-screen in Martha Bakes. Her creations continue to inspire globally from Seattle, WA, where Lauren lives with her husband, Ben, and their bear dog, Santi.

PIEOMETRY: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate by Lauren Ko

Lauren reveals her secrets, sharing stories about her designs and the inspiration behind them. Ever relatable and quick with a pun, she recounts the spectacular “piesasters” that led to some of her best creations and breaks down her most beautiful designs, describing how to make naturally colored dough, intricate weaves, and striking cut-out patterns. PIEOMETRY provides clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by helpful photographs, which any patient baker can follow to build these pies from bottom crust to top in their own kitchens. 

Recent event, September 26

Skye Steele, the son of a Puerto Rican classical violinist and an Army officer from Tennessee, his youth was spent shuttling between military bases and music lessons, and learning to understand the divergent cultures of the two halves of his family. A performer, educator, indie songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Cowboy Ken Frawley

Iconic American image of the American Cowboy through cowboy songs, stories, historical facts, multicultural roots, and the Old Western Art of Trick roping.

Literacy & Education | Literatura y educación

San Diego County Library

Get a library card! Instant Digital Cards give San Diego County residents immediate access to our digital eLibrary resources, including ebooks and audiobooks. || Obtenga una tarjeta de la biblioteca para acceder a los recursos digitales disponibles!

Empowering Latino Futures

Formerly Latino Literacy Now, believes that only resources limit the power of success. To promote literacy in all forms: educational, financial, reading, health, and community awareness.

MiraCosta College

Our mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success.

Education Begins in the Home

Our mission is to increase literacy in the Latino community by providing free access to books in an effort to support literacy.

Early Childhood | Servicios para la educación infantil


Our mission is maximizing self-sufficiency with families and individuals through high-quality programs and advocacy in our communities.

Community | Servicios para la comunidad


AARP's mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through advocacy, service and information. The principles of collective purpose, collective voice, and collective purchasing power guide our efforts.

NALEO Education Fund

Increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement.

Feactured Books! Support the Community of Authors! /

¡Apoye a los autores!

The Drama of Being a Teen, Shira Nicole Smith

What if I told you that a group of teenagers removed their "masks" and exposed their truth in order to help teens and adults truly understand the plight of today’s youth? There are things that teens don't want you to know due to fear of rejection and embarrassment. I know, because I too was once a teenager trying to be the perfect child because I thought that any admission to social-emotional issues would result in rejection and embarrassment from my loved ones. This book reveals the sacred secrets that are not normally disclosed to friends or parents, unveils the truth of today’s teen drama, and equips readers to be able to: Identify the areas of conflict in your life and know how to overcome them. Gain insight and understanding of your own behaviors and life choices. Become equipped with the tools necessary to diminish the power of drama in your life. Learn how to not be a victim of your circumstances, even when you feel victimized. Develop the belief that you control your own life instead of allowing life to control you.

A Symphony of Rivals, and A Song in My Heart

Award-winning author and composer Roma Calatayud-Stocks is the author of two historical novels, inspired by Magical Realism, A Song in My Heart, including original CD soundtrack, and A Symphony of Rivals. The third book in the series, “An Ode to Joy” to be published in 2021. Roma’s narratives, set in locations across the world, provide a window to the artistic contributions of diverse cultures, while addressing poignant issues, politics of the era, and history. Roma’s works are recipients of book awards: 14th & 21st., International Latino Book Awards, Midwest Book Awards, Multimedia Experiences by Mom’s Choice Awards, and Mariposa Awards.

Al borde de la decencia, Nery Santos Gomez

Los personajes de un día deciden traspasar los limites de la decencia y consiguen de un modo u otro escapar de la prisión en la que los metió la vida. No obstante, siguen existiendo barreras que reclaman frenos para el deseo y normas para la acción, que se ven desafiadas por los difíciles y seductores umbrales de la indecencia. Se trata de una disyuntiva que nos alcanza a todos y estremece las fibras más profundas de la voluntad moral, porque el deseo no deja de incitar a los excesos de la transgresión y sus fascinaciones.
Nery Santos Gomez es escritora venezolana, licenciada en Relaciones Industriales, y master en creación Literaria. Autora Galardonada de various concursos internacionales de literatura.

Cuando tus palabras son tu Oración, Maelyn Arroyo

Este es un libro de extrema inspiración. Estimula a no temer ante las dificultades. Al leerlo, vivirás la energía e impacto que Maelyn Arroyo causa en las vidas a través de sus conferencias. Es un libro poderoso y real. Maelyn Arroyo comparte sus estrategias de fe, atrevidas y específicas. Relatos de milagros de sanidad, provisión, finanzas y fidelidad que transformarán tu vida. Milagros que creemos que nunca pueden ocurrir, ella enseña cómo lo hizo y cómo puedes alcanzarlos cuando tus palabras son tu oración. Si tienes fe, este libro te elevará a nuevos niveles. Si dudas, jamás volverás a dudar.

My Grandmother, Small Towns and Farmworkers, Maria L. Villagomez

These short stories are very dear to my heart. The books are titled as follows: My Grandmother, Small Towns and Farmworkers. They are a compilation of memories from my childhood from which I want children from around the world to learn. One of my goals in writing and publishing these books is for children from around the world to learn that living a simple life full of love and care is invaluable to their mental, emotional and physical upbringing. In addition, it is my wish that children from around the world learn more about farmworkers’ tremendous work ethic. Villgomez grew up with her grandmother in a Mexican village. At the age of 14 returned to the US to continue her education and got her Master's in Spanish and Education. Senior Academic Administrator, author, educator, and translator.

Posada-gloria Arjona

Posada's Unknown Calaveras by Gloria Arjona (June 2020)

Delves into the Literary Calaveras of Mexican artist, José Guadalupe Posada, famous for his Day of the Dead skeletons, but seldom recognized as a poet. This book recovers a barely explored set of 100 satirical rhymes accompanied by relevant images Posada created in woodcut, during the Dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz (1876-1912). Greedy businessmen, corrupted politicians, unscrupulous traders, and priests are taken all by La Muerte Justiciera, the fair-minded Death! - Dr. Gloria Arjona is an educator, performer, and independent researcher, with residence in Long Beach, California.

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