Loading…

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.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Morgridge Family Exploration Center [clear filter]
Saturday, September 16
 

2:15pm MDT

Part Five: Workshop: Raising Our Voices Through Strategic Communication and Artivism
During these uncertain times, it is critical for organizations to work together to address policy changes by influencing the right target audiences to action. This requires a strong grasp of strategic communications and understanding of how storytelling and artivism can support making your organizational objectives a reality. This presentation and afternoon workshop is designed as a communication capacity-building training and will offer a dynamic exploration of the fundamentals of strategic communications. It will explore the importance of outlining quantifiable objectives, identifying key decision makers and target audiences, building effective message frameworks and executing creative tactics such as storytelling, art activism, and social media as part of your broader communication efforts. The training will include video presentations and facilitation. But also be ready to work in small groups and share your findings in large group discussions

Special Campaign Showcase Interlude:
Viviendo Verde: Advocating for our Madre Tierra from our own home to Washington D.C. wi/ Felipe Benitez, Benitez Strategies
A ten minute session showcasing on;ine tools and resources developed by LULAC and EDF Latinx for Latinx groups to educate, engage, empower, and activate individuals and communities around policy campaigns related to caring for and protecting our Madre Tierra. Presenters will emphasize the ongoing efforts to prevent cuts to the FY2018 EPA budget 

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 →

Speakers

Saturday September 16, 2017 2:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center
 
Sunday, September 17
 

11:00am MDT

Martin & Gio Tropicalismo Music

Martín Better Longo (Ecuador) & Gio Blackmon (USA) are an intergenarational blend of Tropicalismo and World Music coming to Denver from New Orleans



Artists

Sunday September 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

11:20am MDT

Mister G, Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Children's Music

A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post and “irresistible”by People Magazine. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. www.mistergsongs.com  Mundo Verde/Green World video

 

 


Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 11:20am - 11:35am MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

11:40am MDT

ALEF Animated Eco-Shorts Contest Official Selection
“Teclopolis”( Argentina CanCanClub) Director: Javier Mrad Primer Premio - First Prize Best Short-Film "Collage" (México/Ecuador) Director: Eduardo Altamirano "Abuela Grillo" (Bolivia, Dinamarca) Director: Denis Chapon "Historias Contaminadas"( Bolivia, Dinamarca) Director: Denis Chapon “Inercia" (Argentina) Director: Manuel Becho Lo Bianco y Mariano Bergara "Todos los Veranos"(Argentina) Dirección: Josefina Rossi - Delfina Grennon Viel “Planeta de Queso” (Bolivia, Alemania)  Dirección: Matisse Gonzalez Jordan
Mini Shorts Homage:"Elementos ( Argentina) Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella Short Film World Premier: Dubicel (Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico) Directora: Yashira Jordán Codirector: Igor Gopkalo Streiff Matias Paradela (Director de Arte)

Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 11:40am - 11:55am MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

12:00pm MDT

The Word May Sustain Us: Wade Davis and Homero Aridjis on Why and How Writing Matters to Environmental Justice
Few issues are more important than climate change and the justice related implications to indiginous communities and those most disproportionaly affected . Award-winning authors Wade Davis and Homero Aridjis discuss how writers can both raise awareness in readers and prepare themselves for the dual roles of author and activist. Moderated by translator Jessica Powell 


Sunday September 17, 2017 12:00pm - 12:35pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

12:35pm MDT

Nuestro Padrino Award Ceremony: Author Wade Davis
Moderators
avatar for Aura Vasquez

Aura Vasquez

Climate Justice Director, The Center for Popular Democracy

Speakers

Sunday September 17, 2017 12:35pm - 12:45pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

12:45pm MDT

Nuestro Padrino Award Ceremony: Rep. Jared Polis
Joins us as we celebrate with our 2017 Nuestro Padrino Award Congressman Jared Polis for his extraordinary environmental stewardship and advocacy for protections that safegurad the health and well being of Colorado's Latinos. The ceremony will lead into our Promotes Verdes graduation and Mr. Polis's commemcement adddress. 

Moderators
avatar for Aura Vasquez

Aura Vasquez

Climate Justice Director, The Center for Popular Democracy

Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:00pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

12:55pm MDT

1:20pm MDT

Mister G, Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Children's Music

A Latin GRAMMY Award winner for Best Children’s Album, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) has been called “a bilingual rockstar” by The Washington Post and “irresistible”by People Magazine. His 2017 release, Mundo Verde/Green World, is a collection of environmental-themed songs which were debuted at his concert during the National Climate Rally in Washington, DC. www.mistergsongs.com  Mundo Verde/Green World video



Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 1:20pm - 1:40pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

1:45pm MDT

Maria the Monarch Book Presentation & Signing: Homero Aridjis
Informs young readers about the life of monarch butterflies, their habitat, and the efforts to save them from extinction. Introduction: Sarah Garrett Butterfly Pavilion’s Lepidopterist
Illustrated by Juan PalominoTranslated by Eva Aridjis Each year, in the Mexican town of Contepec, migrating Monarch butterflies spend the winter in the temperate forests of Mexico. This children’s book is an adventure story about two courageous cousins Eréndira and Corina. With the help of their community as well as Maria the Monarch butterfly, who speaks to them in their dreams, they save the lives of millions of Monarch butterflies threatened by illegal logging and traffickers of wild animals. Together they help preserve the natural and cultural wealth of their homeland. Praise For María The Monarch "I highly recommend this extraordinary trip to the kingdom of the monarch.” Dr. Lincoln Brower, Sweet Briar College, the world's leading expert on the Monarch Butterfly. Ages 8 to 12

Moderators
SG

Sarah Garrett

Butterfly Pavilion’s Lepidopterist
avatar for Aura Vasquez

Aura Vasquez

Climate Justice Director, The Center for Popular Democracy

Speakers


Sunday September 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

2:15pm MDT

Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra
Mariachi Sol De Mi Tierra enjoys a prestige that they have gained over the years. In the past 12 years, they have been a part of various events associated with the National Western Stock Show. For the past 9 years, they have shared the stage with the Colorado Symphony in the festivities for Cinco de Mayo at Boettcher Concert Hall. 

Speakers

Sunday September 17, 2017 2:15pm - 2:20pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

2:20pm MDT

"Historias Con Huellas" Denver Latino Leaders Book Launch with Author German Gonzalez
BOOK FEATURED LEADERS: Manuel Gazcon, Andrés Neidig, Linda Sosa, Roberto Torres, Irene Vilar, Julieta Quiñonez, Roberto Gaytan, Rosa Marie Vergil, Diana Pineda, Fernando Pineda,  Juventino Romero,  Arturo García, Padre Tomás Fraile AUTHORS: Germán González-Flores Mavi Barraza


Sunday September 17, 2017 2:20pm - 3:15pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

3:20pm MDT

3:30pm MDT

Promotores Verdes Graduation Ceremony
Witness the graduation of the 1st Promotores Verdes class as family members celebrate de completion of the program. Promotores Verdes grows family based advocates for better health through nature experiences. This is a culturally sensitive, intergenerational, community-based educational family program tha promotes the Nature RX Movement in the Latino/Hispanic community. This Summer 2017 over 100 families explored the outdoor and its benefits to health, people’s health and the interconnectedness with the health of forests and ecosystems, eating/active living, and environmental leadership and advocacy. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Irene Vilar

Irene Vilar

Founder, Americas for Conservation + the Arts
ALEF



Sunday September 17, 2017 3:30pm - 4:10pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

4:15pm MDT

Baracutanga Music Concert
Background: Baragutanga is a seven-piece band – representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru,USA) – prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms, such as huayñoand cumbia in new andinteresting ways.

Speakers
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 →


Sunday September 17, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center

4:50pm MDT

Mariachi Parade
Moderators
avatar for Aura Vasquez

Aura Vasquez

Climate Justice Director, The Center for Popular Democracy

Speakers

Sunday September 17, 2017 4:50pm - 5:00pm MDT
Morgridge Family Exploration Center
 
Filter sessions
Apply filters to sessions.