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Loving Your BODY, Feeding Your MIND, & Nurturing Your SOUL

LATINAFest ACTIVITIES


MANIFESTATION AND AFFIRMATION 

TREE

ALL DAY 

LA Times En Espaňol/Hoy will host a Manifestation and Affirmation Tree & Recording: attendees can pin their affirmations for success on the Manifestation Tree and then record a 30-second capsule entitled "Your story is important" about your experience at LATINAFest and your manifestation. Selected recordings will be included in a LATINAFest Podcast!

LIVE INTERACTIVE PAINTING

ALL DAY 

East L.A. Artist/Entrepreneur Sand One: will be doing a live interactive drawing of her famous 20 foot sassy women with big eyes and lashes at LATINAFest. The audience is invited to help her with her paining of her comic “dolls” on the walls of a 15 foot U-haul. 

 COCKTAIL GARDEN

ALL DAY ENJOY THE SPIRITS

LATINAFest Cocktail Garden: Take the time to chill in our beautiful Cocktail Garden and enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer, or try our delicious LATINAFest Empowertini made with delicious Mezcal.

TALK:LATINA

SPEAKER SERIES

FEEDING YOUR MIND

2:30 pm Josefina Lopez

The writer of the film Real Women Have Curves, Producer, Entrepreneur & Life Coach

Declare Yourself The Winner

EMPOWERMENT

FASHION PARADE

3:10 pm Curated by Fernanda Kelly

Women of all ages, shapes and forms: will parade through the venue, up to the stage, modeling clothing, jewelry, hats and accessories from LATINAFest vendors -- all while carrying their empowering mantra.

TALK:LATINA

SPEAKER SERIES

4:10 pm Lina Lecaro

Culture & Entertainment Editor, L.A. Weekly

Perpetual Pride: Believing In Ourselves in the face of naysayers and celebrating our womanhood, our Heritage and our Relationships


FRIDA ALIVE

4:40 pm Odalys Nanin 

Actress/Producer/Artistic Director of Macha Theater

Frida: Stoke of Passion: Actress/writer Odalys transformed into Frida in this scene from her award-winning play.

BOOK READINGS

2:05 pm - 4:35 pm Various Authors  

Book readings, short Q&A and Book Signings

2:05 PM Nancy de Los Santos, "8 Ways - Loving my Life"

2:30 PM David Damian Figueroa, "A Reminder to My 20-Year-Old Self" 

3:00 PM Josefina Lopez, "Hungry Woman in Paris"

3:25 PM Karina Noelle Castillo,  reading an excerpt of "Dead of Summer" 

3:50 PM Naibe Reynoso, "Be Bold, Be Brave"

4:15 PM Bel Hernandez, "8 Ways - The Power to Say I Belong” 

LOVING YOUR BODY

GOYA DE CLUB DE COCINA POP-UP WORKSHOP 

12:30 pm GOYA Guest Chef Cindy 

GOOAAALL!!!

GOOAAALL!!!

All Day Soccer Fun

All Day Soccer Fun

Club de Cocina Goya Pop-Up Workshop rida: 

Goya Foods presents a cooking demo by a Guest Chef Cindy preparing easy summer recipes. She is joined by Goya Ambassador Actress Shakira Barrera, (Netflix's Glow). Pull up a chair and watch, or join, and create one of Goya’s delicious recipes right before your very eyes  

AARP brings the Soccer “Field” To LATINAFest 

Kids and adults alike to try their luck and compete for prizes.  Then for a slower pace, there’s Chair Yoga for all adults who want to “meditate out” and “work that body” at the same timeeyes  

NURTURING YOUR SOUL

CHAIR YOGA

1:45 All Ages 

Nurture Your Soul with Chair Yoga 

Take a bit of time to slower pace and get in touch with our Soul! People's Yoga founded by 2 Latinas take, will lead the Chair Yoga for anyone who wishes to “meditate out” and “work that body” at the same time.  

LATINAFest MCs

Fernanda Kelly

Donaji 

TALK:LATINA SPEAKERS 

    GUESTS 

LINA LECARO

Author/Editor/Journalist

L.A. Weekly Culture and Entertainment Editor

Lina Lecaro has been a contributor and columnist at the Weekly for over 2 decades. She has written two books, Los Angeles’ Best Dive Bars and Never Mind the Rules. She covers nightlife, fashion, news, film and TV, music, art, shopping and events here and for other publications including Playboy, Billboard, Variety, Consequence of Sound and the WOW Report. 

 She has also written for L.A. Times, Rolling Stone, Paper Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and many more. Her radio show "Hot Licks with Lina," broadcasts every Sunday from 2-4pm PST on Luxuriamusic.com.

SHAKIRA BARRERA

Actress/Dancer

Shakira is a Nicaraguan-American actress and dancer from Englewood, New Jersey. She is best known for her role as "Yolanda" aka "Yo-Yo" on Netflix's Emmy Nominated "Glow" (2018). Shakira graduated from Rutgers University with a B.F.A in Dance from the Mason Gross School of Arts in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

It was when she was attending college that she got her first taste of the entertainment industry — she was surprised on campus by The Coca-Cola Company announcing she was cast as a Fanta (carbonated drink) girl.   

She is passionate about helping the Nicaraguan community, which is her heritage.

JOSEFINA LOPEZ

Screenwriter of movie Real Women Have Curves, Producer/Entrepreneur & Life Coach

Josefina is best known for authoring the play and co-authoring the film Real Women Have Curves, who had her first play published at age 17. A native of Boyle Heights, she felt it was important to open a theater in Boyle Heights, CASA 0101 to highlight Latino stories on stage.   A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France and culinary aficionado, she opened a restaurant CasaFina a few blocks from CASA 0101.

ANGELES ELENA VAN RYIZN

Sr. Engineer at KIA, Performance and Drivability Development Team

Angeles migrated to the U.S. as a young child from Mexico, she worked hard to become an engineer.  While pregnant, Angeles traveled to Korea for Kia Telluride (SUV) meetings and planning, at 8 months pregnant she was in Death Valley hovering over the hood of a Telluride conducting all the test to ensure her work on the torque was perfect. 

To be interviewed in a live taping of TheTRENDTalk Guest at LATINAFest