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Guests: FRANCES CONTRERAS, Ph.D., CHRISTINA DIAZ, BELINDA FAUSTINOS and LUIVETTE RESTO Frances Contreras, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Education Studies department at the University of California San Diego. She co-authored the book "The Latino Education Crisis: The Consequences of Failed Social Policies", Harvard University Press, 2009 Christina Diaz, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. She is currently working as a systems engineer on Mars 2020, the new Mars rover. Her passions are space exploration and STEM based K-12 outreach. Belinda Faustinos was appointed as the Executive Officer of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (Rivers and Mountains Conservancy) in June of 2002. Luivette Resto was born in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico but proudly raised in the Bronx. She earned her bachelors in English Literature from Cornell University in 1999 and later her M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry in 2003 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Program for Poets and Writers. Her first book of poetry Unfinished Portrait was published in 2008 by Tia Chucha Press
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Reyna Grande the author Across a Hundred Mountains, Dancing with Butterflies, and The Distance Between Us. She has received an American Book Award, the El Premio Aztlan Literary Award, and an International Latino Book Award.... more

Nataly Garcia is an attorney-at-law in El Salvador and lives in Los Angeles. Her background is in International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights & Governmental Affairs. Her interest for International Affairs and learning about other cultures... more

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Mariela Dabbah, author For the last twenty years Mariela has devoted her enormous energy to empowering Latino students, women and professionals to succeed in the United States. She has authored several award-winning,... more

Armando Vasquez-Ramos, Ph.D. will be discussing the upcoming documentary screening of "Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle" on Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m. CSULB University Theatre, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA... more

The Latina Empowerment "RiseUp Leadership Series" Participants Share How They Benefitted by Attending The Latina Empowerment "RiseUp Leadership Series" is a professional learning opportunity provided by high powered Latinas... more

Gilda L. Ochoa is Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Pomona College. She is the author of three books and numerous articles on Latinas/os, education, and race/ethnicity. Her newest book -- Academic... more

Zulmara Maria, founder and CEO of Roots and Wings will be discussing the RiseUp Leadership Series with Gina Linn Espinoza and Olivia E. Rios. The RiseUp Series is a professional learning opportunity provided by high powered... more

2013 ANIMO: Latino Young Men's Conference on November 9, 2013, 8 am to 4:00 pm The conference is designed to encourage its participants (ages 12-17) – with the help of mentors – to lead successful, healthy lives and... more

Zulmara Maria is a Latina Inspirational Speaker, Author, Blogger, Entrepreneur Inspiring Latinas to soar while being culturally rooted. As the Founder at Roots and Wings, Zulmara endeavors to inspire Latinas to grow personally,... more
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