Keynote Speakers | Presentadores Principales
The first Salvadorian American woman to publish a book dealing with student debt for millennials. A workshop facilitator, a real estate investor, brand collaborator and TEDx Talk speaker on financial literacy. More info. >
José Ángel Gutiérrez
Founding member of the La Raza Unida Party and Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO). U.S. Army Veteran and Political science professor & Director of the Mexican-American Studies Center at the University of Texas.
Mexican-American Actor and Artist and Corpus Christi native. Pepe has appeared in more than 100 films through his years as an actor and has painted dozens of art pieces. Pepe is a motivational speaker.
2018 North San Diego Festival Facts
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018
HOURS: 10 am – 5 pm
FESTIVAL: This will be our 65th Festival, and 2nd at MiraCosta College after a long absence from the San Diego County. Admission is FREE. Admisión GRATIS.
PARKING: FREE parking. Estacionamiento GRATIS.
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
Meet the largest gathering of authors in North San Diego County history
Activities will include:
Meeting the Authors
Fun activities for kids
This year the festival will divide into villages:
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.
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 2018 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.
Edward James Olmos, Latino Literacy Now Board Chair