Immigration Inaction – A Non-issue at Largest Environmental – Themed Festival Showcasing Latino Leadership in Boulder, Colorado September 12-16
Award-Winning Latina author and White House honoree to receive festival book award Friday for “Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them” series
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – September 11, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Upon graduating from Greeley West High School in northern Colorado, Graciela Tiscareno-Sato accepted the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) scholarship and headed to University of California at Berkeley to pursue her collegiate studies. Today, she is a White House honoree, a “Champion of Change Woman Veteran Leader.” Graciela was recognized earlier this year for her entrepreneurship achievements and founding an educational publishing company that creates award-winning literature to showcase the positive contributions of innovative Latino Americans. Tiscareño-Sato embarked on a life of global adventure as a military officer and aviator that now brings her back home to Colorado for the second year in a row to participate in the Americas Latino Eco Festival (americaslatinoecofestival.org/)
“Very importantly, the Latinnovators I profile are adding tremendous economic value to the nation. It’s time these stories, through literature, in eBook and print formats, gets in front of more Americans so contributions are seen and appreciated”
Tiscareno-Sato’s participation during the festival in Boulder will include:
Friday evening, September 12th at the Hotel Boulderado, Tiscareño-Sato’s ground-breaking book Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them will receive an Americas Latino Book Award for the first book in her Non-Fiction series that profiles innovators and entrepreneurs in the emerging U.S. green economy.
Saturday, September 13th, she will participate in a panel discussion titled “GreenLatinos Forum: Why Environmentalism Matters to Latino Americans and why we are the Solution”
Sunday, September 14th, she will lead a panel titled “Latinnovating the Environmental Movement” with several conservation leaders discussing examples of Latinos’ long-time participating in and readiness to lead the movement.
Tuesday, September 16th, she will lead a keynote forum at the Latino Chamber Business Expo portion of the festival. Titled “Latinnovating® — a gathering of Latino leaders in the green economy: environmental entrepreneurs and innovators.” Graciela will be joined by Sandra Artalejo and Elizabeth Perez-Halperin, two Latina entrepreneurs featured in the Latinnovating series.
“I wrote this book to showcase our creative culture, rooted in conservation and intelligent resource use,” said the author. “Today’s Latino Americans are solving some of our most vexing environmental and social problems – yet those stories are denied to the mainstream American public. Very importantly, the Latinnovators I profile are adding tremendous economic value to the nation. It’s time these stories, through literature, in eBook and print formats, gets in front of more Americans so contributions are seen and appreciated.”
Watch the upbeat festival video here and see the complete program here. Following the festival events, in her role as bilingual K-12 STEM consultant, Tiscareño-Sato will visit Severance Middle School in Windsor to teach an advanced writing workshop and to present her “STEM of Aviation” workshop.
About Gracefully Global Group LLC
Gracefully Global Group LLC is the premiere independent educational publisher and promoter of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook, DVD and live presentation formats. The firm’s first book, Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them (ISBN: 978-0-9834760-0-9) took home three honors at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in New York City. The awards included Best Business Book, Best Nonfiction eBook and 2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. The firm’s first children’s book, Good Night Captain Mama/Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá [ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0], received an award in the “Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual” category at the 2014 International Latino Books Awards held at the 2014 American Library Association convention. The firm’s mission is to “create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.” www.gracefullyglobal.com/commerce.