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AMERICAS LATINO ECO FESTIVAL V
#LATINOECOFEST #HISPANICECOHERITAGE

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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Reception [clear filter]
Thursday, September 14
 

6:30pm

GreenLatinos Welcome Reception #ALEF2017
Our 5th ALEF welcomes our guests! Join us in this informal meet up of our presenters and our ALEF valuable partners. 



Thursday September 14, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Crowne Plaza- Lockwood restaurant

7:00pm

USFS & AFC+A WOCC Partners Meet & Greet (Invitation Only)
Our non profit Americas for Consevation and the Arts (AFC+A) houses  exciting programs under the US Forest Service Woodsy Owl Conservation Corps. Team members in our programs develop and lead green action projects with youth, schools and community members to reach diverse audiences. In this meet up and debrief of AFC+A WOCC core team partners and extended family partners we'll explore areas of collaboration and growth with existing USFS and USDA partners, and new partners and audiences. 


Thursday September 14, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Crowne Plaza- Museum Conference Room
 
Friday, September 15
 

8:00am

Registration
We encourage early registration to afford you any time throughout the festival. 

Friday September 15, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
West Door Entrance

12:00pm

Colorado River Summit Luncheon (By Invitation Only)
Moderator: Mark Magana (Director, GreenLatinos & ALEF CO Presenter)

Friday September 15, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spratlen Lounge Above Theater

6:30pm

Ripples of Hope Fiesta & Awards: Pianist Daniela Liebman in Concert & Baracutanga in Dance
Limited Capacity seats available

Ripples of Hope Fiesta & Nuestra Familia Awards
Daniela Liebman, Piano Prodigy  Followed by Dance Party with Baracutanga, Pan American 7 Piece Band Celebrate Madre Tierra and her Advocates with a Cuban Fiesta! Now in our fifth year, this fundraiser will host activist celebrities, food, music, arts, auctions, awards, and amigos. Proceeds will Benefit the Educational Programs of Americas for Conservation + the Arts. 2017 AWARDS: Alfonso Piloto Nieves (Nuestro Cultura) Carlos Fernandez (Nuestro Hermano) Dave Archambault (Nuestro Hermano) Congressman Jared Polis (Nuestro Padrino) Wade Davis ( Nuestro Padrino) Don Agustin Pineda (Nuestro Padre) Irma Munoz (Nuestra Madre) Council Member Stacie Gilmore (Nuestra Madrina) Adriana Quintero (Nuestra Hermana)



Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna works at NRDC as their Senior Attorney, but began as a litigator with their environmental health program, where she specialized in public health issues surrounding safe drinking water, bottled water, pesticides and toxic air pollution. Adrianna has appeared on numerous English... Read More →
avatar for Irene Vilar

Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts
ALEF

Artists
avatar for Baracutanga

Baracutanga

Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and... Read More →



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Friday September 15, 2017 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Southeast Atrium
 
Saturday, September 16
 

1:00pm

6:00pm

Latina Environmental Giving Circle Tapas Forum
Join this convening of women leaders committed to growing capacity for Latina environmental advocates! Tapas and a panel will kick off a dialogue on how best to grow the movement thorugh philantropy, mentorship, and civic engagement. Lsten to the wise words of our keynote Dr. Lydia Prado, national leader of cultural competence practices in academia and the health arena.

Moderators
avatar for Midy Aponte

Midy Aponte

Vice President, Spitfire Strategies
Based in Denver, CO, Midy’s portfolio at Spitfire addresses domestic public education reform, equity and multiculturalism in the U.S., and advocacy for Internet freedom through civil society organizations in Latin America and Africa with clients such as The New Teacher Center, The... Read More →
avatar for Irene Vilar

Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts
ALEF

Speakers
avatar for Tara Rodríguez Besosa

Tara Rodríguez Besosa

El Departamento de la Comida, El Fondo de Resiliencia de Puerto Rico
Tara Rodríguez Besosa, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, 34 years of age. Tara is product of a colony that has been extracted, abused and made completely dependent on external resources. They are an architect building a world where agroecological concepts and queer practices are used... Read More →
avatar for Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna Quintero

Adrianna works at NRDC as their Senior Attorney, but began as a litigator with their environmental health program, where she specialized in public health issues surrounding safe drinking water, bottled water, pesticides and toxic air pollution. Adrianna has appeared on numerous English... Read More →
avatar for Aura Vasquez

Aura Vasquez

Climate Justice Director, The Center for Popular Democracy

Artists


Saturday September 16, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Studio 106