2019 North San Diego Festival Facts

WHEN:  Saturday, September 28, 2019
HOURS:  10 am – 5 pm
FESTIVAL:  This will be our 67th Festival, and 3rd at MiraCosta College!!
Admission is FREE. Admisión GRATIS.
PARKING: FREE parking. Estacionamiento GRATIS.
MiraCosta College
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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Keynote Speakers | Oradores Principales

Edward James Olmos


Actor and Director. Olmos has been seen in numerous film & television productions. He devotes much of his time to causes focusing on the needs and rights of children and makes appearances to places where he can get across his message that “we all have a choice” about where life takes us.

Erika Sánchez

Erika Sánchez publicity photo (Photo credit Robyn Lindemann) copy

Poet, essayist, and fiction writer. Award Winning Author in the International Latino Book Awards with her young adult novel “I Am Not You Perfect Mexican Daugther.” Daughter of Mexican immigrants, Erika has always been determined to defy borders of any kind.

Érica Alfaro

Érica is a new Master’s graduate in Education. She created a new legacy by dedicating her degree to her parents, migrant workers in the tomato fields in San Ysidro. “When it comes to your dreams be as persistent as you could be.”


Entertainment | Entretenimiento

Workshops | Talleres

MiraCosta College, Our Host

MiraCosta College is honored to host the Latino Book & Family Festival for the third consecutive year. At MiraCosta, our mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success.
As a Hispanic Serving Institution and community partner, MiraCosta College is excited to collaborate with the Latino Book & Family Festival as we strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities we serve. Committed to providing a strong, supportive, and authentic environment where difference is valued, respected, encouraged, and honored, MiraCosta College seeks opportunities for engagement both across the campus and within our region. 
Among the many successful programs in place to better serve our Latinx student population, the Puente Project provides the support and counseling to assist students as they NAVIGATE the myriad of challenges they may face. Furthermore, the MiraCosta College Office of Advancement has established several scholarships and grants to support students in overcoming financial barriers often associated with obtaining a higher education. 
Students, staff, and visitors enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. While at our Oceanside Campus, bask in the sun, take in the stunning views stretching from the mountains to the sea, enjoy the lush lawns, a relaxing fountain, and unique architecture. Best of all, the Oceanside Campus offers easy access from the 5 and 78 freeways plus ample free parking.

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 2019 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 this September 28, 2019!!


Edward James Olmos, Latino Literacy Now Board Chair


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