We cordially invite you to become part of the founders of the Americas Latino Festival through your $50 donation.
The Americas Latino Festival of Boulder, Colorado is a community building, educational initiative of the Americas for Conservation and the Arts 501c3, an organization dedicated to fostering dialogue between Latin American, Latino and non-Latino communities in the US using the arts to advance social justice and sustainability.
Over 75 participants in the areas of human rights, conservation, science, literature, music, visual arts, and film will participate in this event committed to promoting a pan American spirit that can reconcile peoples and place for a sustainable future.
The festival components will include a Literary Pavilion, Film Forum, Art Showcase, Music & Performance Fest, Senior Prodigy Hall, and an Americas Alliance Hall, where publishers, artists, organizations, companies and institutions can exhibit their work with the intent of creating an unprecedented alliance of action between cultural, social, and policy driven initiatives.
$50 Launch the Festival Campaign
We’re doing it for you – our community. At the Americas Latino Festival, you will discover new authors, spend time with long-time favorites, meet stellar speakers in the areas of human rights and justice, conservation, science, music, visual arts and film. You will be watching documentaries learning about the richness of Latin American cultures and the urgency of conservation. You have your choice of 7 music events, 2 dance performances, and a play. You indulge in an ecclectic Art Show, and you will watch children clap with delight during storytime, mime shows, plays and plenty other imaginative performances. And you will stroll through the Americas Alliance Hall where businesses, publishers, artists, organizations, companies and institutions can exhibit their work, products and services with the intent of creating an unprecedented alliance of action between cultural, social, policy, and business driven initiatives.
Now we need your help to make this happen. Your gift will contribute to a world-class programming you will look forward to each other year.
Names of launching donors will be published and publicly recognized during the Americas Latino Festival 2013.
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"The Americas Latino Festival of Boulder, Colorado is beautiful and necessary and comes at a critical moment in our conversation about our collective futures."
— Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize and McArthur Award Winner
"The Americas Latino Festival of Boulder Colorado promises to unearth the controversies, commonalities, and disparate threads in the Latino community. As an Argentine of Syrian, Polish, and Jewish descent, who has covered every nationality from Latin America as a journalist and author, there is an excitement in finding Latinos' common narratives. As Latinos become 30% of the population by 2050, that narrative could radically mould and define these United States."
— Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize 'Enrique's Journey'
"More than ever, Latinos voices are helping define our world culturally, politically and spiritually. The Americas Latino Festival of Boulder, Colorado is a great opportunity to examine and celebrate these important contributions"
— Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post reporter and author of 'The Rise of Marco Rubio'
"A wonderful opportunity to experience the wealth of talent that Latinos offer, the Amerlcas Latino Festival showcases celebrated members of our community from a variety of intellectual and cultural backgrounds, underscoring the key contributions Latinos make every day." — Dr. Maria Oquendo, Chair for Education, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute Residency Director, 2009 National Hispanic Medical Association Hispanic Health Leadership Award, 2010 Simon Bolivar Award
"In case you're late getting the memo, one of every six people in the US traces their family history to the Spanish Empire in the New World. Those 52 million people are transforming this country, and being transformed by it in return, creating an exciting artistic moment. The Americas Latino Festival of Boulder, Colorado is engaging, fun, and necessary for understanding where we are and pointing to where we're going."
— Ray Suarez, PBS NewsHour anchor and and author of 'The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America' and 'The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration'
"The Americas Latino Festival of Colorado promises to help clarify one of the great dilemmas of our time, the reconciliation of migrations and the need for cultures to be embedded in place."
— Doug Tompkins, Founder of North Face, Founder and Director of The Conservation Land Trust
"An unprededented effort to bring diverse cultures together and educate them on how they can live sustainable lifestyles to be lauded. Everyone who attends The Americas Latino Festival will emerge a more culturally and environmentally competent citizen of Planet Earth."
— Bonnie Erbe, PBS Anchor, Columnist at Scripps Howard Newspapers
"The Americas Latino Festival will be a watershed event for the future of our cultures and communities."
— Homero Aridjis, Founder Grupo 100, Former Mexican Ambassador and President of International PEN, Grinzane-Cavour Prize, Prix Roger Caillois, Smederevo Golden Key, Erendira State Prize for the Arts, Guggenheim Fellow, UNEP Global 500 Award, Orion Society’s John Hay Award, NRDC’s Force for Nature Award, and Mikhail Gorbachev and Global Green’s International Environmental Leadership Award.
"The Americas Latino Festival of Boulder Colorado is ground zero for dialogue, exploration, detente and reconciliation for hemispheric healing."
— Achy Obejas, Chicago Tribune columnist, Chicago WBEZ 91.5FM anchor and author of "Days of Awe".
"It's time to place the vast diversity and richness of Latino cultural expression--writing, music, arts, dance, theater and more--front and center. The Americas Latino Festival is representative of this important shift from the margins to the heart of American life, politics, and economy. We are vital to the present and future of this country--it's time to end the 'rumor' of Latinidad and give it shape and urgency."
— Luis J. Rodriguez, author of the bestselling memoir 'Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.' and its sequel 'It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing.'
"One just needs to look at places like Arizona, and the banning of wonderful works of literature--to realize how important a festival like ALF is to the community. Instead of banning our books as an attempt to repress our presence in this country, let us instead celebrate the richness and diversity of our vibrant Latino art and culture. The Americas Latino Festival of Colorado will do that and more."
— Reyna Grande, Former Director Los Angeles Latino Book and Family Festival, 2010 Latino Book Award, and author of 'The Distance Between Us'
"Not only does the The Americas Latino Festival (ALF) of Boulder, Colorado plans to bridge artistic fields as well as communities, this unique festival will surely become a yearly Mecca for the global Latino intelligentsia and their innovative ideas."
— Adriana V. López, arts and culture writer for The New York Times, founding editor of PW's Críticas magazine
“What an inspired union: books and the Americas! Few topics are as timely now as literacy and Latino culture. To bring them together in Boulder, Colorado at a time when Latinos are helping set the national agenda and when the book industry is undergoing a major transformation is important, relevant and affirming.”
— Mirta Ojito, Pulitzer winner journalist and author of Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus and of the upcoming 'Hunting Season: A Story of Home, Immigration and Murder.'
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The Americas for Conservation and the Arts 501c3
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4255 S Buckley Rd #240
Aurora, CO 80013