Deadline September 30th, 2015
CONGRATULATIONS 1st Americas Latino Book Awards 2014 Winners:
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato “Lattinovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them” (General Non Fiction)
Margarita Engle “Mountain Dog” (Children)
Luis V. Gutierrez “Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill” (Memoir)
Rudolfo Anaya “The Old Man’s Love Story” (Fiction)
Poetry and unpublished fiction and non fiction categories did not receive enough submissions this year. Entries will automatically roll over to the 2nd ALBA Awards 2015.
Americas for Conservation and the Arts is a Colorado based 501 ©(3) non-profit education organization dedicated to uniting diverse communities for a sustainable future. Though its several initiatives AFC+A establishes a home for advocates and leaders from the world’s leading organizations with Latino constituencies and environmental mandates. Since is inceptions in 2010, AFC+A has acted as a bold non-profit, advancing the potential roles of artists, scientists, and advocates in creating landscapes of sustainability and championing diversity of peoples and ecosystems. We believe diversity is one of the most important conservation strategies we could pursue at this time. In its few years of operation AFC+A has launched a non profit literary agency, VCA, which showcases minority authors of the Americas; a non profit press, MVP, advancing diversity and conservation in publishing; and a multicultural environmental festival, ALEF. These efforts are conceived around one of the most urgent needs in the new millennium: understanding and respect across cultures and ecosystems. Please read AFC+A’s Founder’s Letter on the role of the arts and our initiatives in nurturing democracy and social justice.
“We’ll never get climate legislation if Congress thinks only “environmentalists” – in most minds, a relatively small slice of white liberal America – truly care about the issue. Nor will we get greater protection for endangered species, stronger air quality standards or limits on chemicals other countries already consider dangerous. Without a more diverse environmental movement, I’d question whether we’ll see any major policy advances in the coming decade at all.” Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, 5/26/15, The Guardian Read More