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 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Bodies of Water in Search for Justice Film Festival: From the Colorado River to our Oceans (Special Guests: WADE DAVIS ) LIMITED

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8:00pm - 8:05pm Welcome & Remarks Tariana Navas Nieves (Director Arts & Culture, City of Denver) 8:05pm - 8:15pm Maite Arce Remarks (Hispanic Acces Foundation) 8:15pm-8:40pm Rio Colorado Shorts:"Milk & Honey" | "Renewal" |  "Stand With Us" | Cocopah Song: Pedro Buitimea, Traditional Cocopah-Mexico Singer and Youth Leader 8:40pm-8:45pm 8:45-9:10pm Colorado River Film Discussion  Panelists: Wade Davis, Betsselling Author Osvel Hinojosa, Director, Water and Wetlands Program, Pronatura Noroeste Francisco Zamora, Director, Colorado River Delta Program, Sonoran Institute Moderator: Jorge Figueroa 9:10pm-9:20pm Jaime Chavez"Acequias" Presentation 9:20pm-9:30:pm Trailer Screening Presentation: Amazonia Lot 1-AB Director: Nicole Karsin 9:30pm-10:00pm Chasing Coral Short and Discussion with Lead Climate Coral Reef Scientist Dr. Luis Rocha 10:00pm-10:15pm Short Screening Short Film Special Screening: Dubicel (Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico) Director: Yashira Jordán Codirector: Igor Gopkalo Streiff Closing Bessing by Water Protector Helga Garza

Saturday September 16, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm MDT
Phipps Auditorium