Manny P. here…
I’ve been invited to attend the Latino Book & Family Festival in October. I’m so proud to represent my community on a panel discussion about Hollywood: Past and Present. The Festival has promoted literacy in the Hispanic Community since 1997. The event will take place at Cal State University, Los Angeles (5151 State University Dr. at Greenlee Plaza). According to the mission statement on their webite:
Edward James Olmos, actor and community activist, is Co-Producer of the Latino Book & Family Festival, a weekend event promoting literacy, culture, and education in a fun environment for the whole family. The festival is held in key Hispanic markets across the country.
The Latino Book & Family Festival was launched in 1997 in L.A. to promote literacy, culture, & education, and to provide people of all ages & backgrounds the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of multicultural communities in the U.S. in a festival-related atmosphere. EDWARD JAMES OLMOS
Today, the Festival is hosted in several major Latino markets across the U.S. including Houston, Dallas, Chicago and L.A. Future expansion plans will take the Festival to New York City, Miami, the San Francisco Bay Area and many other major Latino markets.
Here is a link to their website:
More information about my personal involvement (exact day/time) to follow…
Until next time: “never forget”