The Americas Latino Eco Festival is the nation’s premier, public meet up of Latino American environmental minds and a multicultural gathering place for artists, scientists, advocates, public policy leaders and community from across the Americas to discuss novel solutions to advance a healthy environment, locally and globally, through arts advocacy, education, and engagement of culturally diverse populations.This exciting festival with over 500 presenters and participants, and an audience of over 5,000 has something for everyone! 

The three-day event will include an environmental film series, leadership artivism trainings, an eco book fair with authors’ presentations, a green exhibitors hall, a Colorado River summit, an international eco drawing arts Expo, a BioBlitz in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service that will engage more than 400 fourth graders in an interactive biological survey of local surroundings, and a whole day devoted to family-friendly events including performances, workshops, eco shorts planetarium shows, a mariachis showcase and much more.

ALEF2017: People & Waters First: Ripples of Hope

The five thematic pillars of this year’s ALEF include: People and Waters, Restoration and Public Lands, Clean Air and Climate Hope, Food Safety and Sovereignty, and Honoring Our Water Protectors

Region of Honor: Colorado River 

Country of Honor: Cuba

ALEF is an initiative of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A) and is co-presented with GreenLatinos in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, The Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Forest Service, National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association, and Benitez Strategies.

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Saturday, September 16 • 11:40am - 12:25pm
Part Three: #WaterIsLife: Homage to Standing Rock and Our Dreamers Growing Our Shared Coalition (Special Guest: CHAIRMAN DAVE ARCHAMBAULT & Dreamers) LIMITED

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Artivism Performance by Franklin Cruz Spoken Word Artist & Kino Aquino Movement Artist & Doug Good Feather in Song, IEN Director Tom Goldtooth leads a discussion between between Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault, Community Organizer Helga Garza, and GreenLatinos founder Mark Magana on the legacy of Standing Rock and the vision of a shared coalition of water protectors across movements and diverse peoples. Both Latino leaders Mark and Helga mobilzied delegations to Standing Rock in 2016. Nuestro Hermano Award Ceremony Mark Magana & Chairman Dave Archambault Nuestros Dreamers Award Ceremony Felipe Benitez & Cinthya Cantu, Belen Sisa, Salvador Hernandez, Erika Andiola CALL-TO-ACTION Awards, Protection Ceremony, Social Action  Join us in honoring four dreamers and embracing them in celebration and protection. Performance by Light Racket 

Saturday September 16, 2017 11:40am - 12:25pm MDT
Ricketson Auditorium in the DMNS