AAUW Beach Cities Branch
21st Annual Authors Luncheon
Book Signing & Silent Auction
Saturday May 18th, 2019
11am – 3:30pm
AAUW Beach Cities Branch
To benefit our student scholarship programs, the agency has held an annual Latina Leadership Luncheon, celebrating the accomplishments of Latinas in business, politics and advocacy. Intended to inspire and motivate young Latinas to recognize their own strengths and become knowledgeable leaders. Julissa will deliver the keynote remarks.
The conference convenes approximately one-thousand Latina women of high school and college age for an event that consists of programming and workshops designed to empower young women with the leadership and practical skills necessary to achieve. The 2019 lineup includes writer, speaker, and social justice advocate Julissa Arce.
Join Julissa at the LA Festival of Books — Check the website as more events are being added:
Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
The Prepárate™: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference is a part of the College Board's commitment to educational excellence and equity for all students. The College Board and its members are focused on building an educated citizenry prepared to participate in American democracy, society, and economy, and Latino students’ success is crucial to this goal.
Julissa will deliver the morning keynote remarks.
About The San Antonio Book Festival
The San Antonio Book Festival celebrates national and local authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.
Join Julissa as she presents “Someone Like Me”
April 6, 2019
How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream with Julissa Arce
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
| Copper Kitchen
Middle Grade Sessions
Start of Signing: 1:00 PM
| Signing Location: McNutt Garden
Author visits promote literacy, engagement in the world, and a life-long love of reading and learning. Students meet writers "up close and personal" as they share their passion for the written word and their journeys as writers.
More information: https://www.ramonaconvent.org/learning/library/author-visits
The Texas Book Festival is FREE and open to the public.
One of the largest and most prestigious literary festivals in the country, the annual Texas Book Festival features 250+ nationally and critically recognized adult and children’s authors, 20+ venues including the State Capitol, 100+ exhibitors, local food trucks, family activities, and countless opportunities to meet authors and fellow book lovers.
Saturday, October 27 11:00AM-11:45AM
“Soñadores Inspiradores” panel located at Latinx Lit Tent (804 Congress Avenue)
Conversacion en español: Las autoras galardonadas Yuyi Morales (Dreamers) y Julissa Arce (Someone Like Me) comparten sus propias historias de inmigración con los jóvenes lectores, describiendo sus propias experiencias al adaptarse a sus nuevos hogares y culturas, mientras celebran los lugares de donde provienen.
Saturday, October 27 2:30PM-3:15PM
“Challenges, Changes, Conflict” panel located at Next Chapter Tent (Congress Avenue)
Sometimes, kids have to face adult level problems. We have to grow up fast and find our way through tough situations. Luckily, if you look for help, you can always find it and these authors will show you how they and their characters overcame it all. Join Patti Kim (I’m Ok), Meg Medina (Merci Suarez Changes Gears), and Julissa Arce (Someone Like Me) in a conversation moderated by Nikki Loftin.
Sunday, October 28 2:00PM-2:45PM
“Mexamerica: fusionando culturas” located at Latinx Lit Tent (804 Congress Avenue)
Conversaccion en Español: Las autoras Fey Berman (Mexamerica), Julissa Arce (Entre las sombras del Sueño Americano) y Reyna Grande (A Dream Called Home/ Un sueño llamado hogar) discuten la fusión de las culturas mexicana y estadounidense y la nueva comunidad que se ha creado en este paisaje cultural que mezcla el tradiciones y rasgos de ambos.
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Come celebrate with us! Bestselling Author Julissa Arce has just released her new book, "Someone Like Me".
Julissa will do a live reading at 7pm and will be available for Q&A and book signing throughout the evening.
Come join us for a book conversation, champagne, and hors d'oevres!
For more information and to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/685907595108633/
Breakout Session: 10:30-11:15 am
Panel 4: The Real World
Julissa Arce, Marie Miranda Cruz, Donna Gephart, Katherine Marsh
Breakout Session: 12:30-1:15pm
Panel 1: The J Team
Julissa Arce, J.C. Cervantes, Varian Johnson, Jen Nielsen
Breakout Session: 1:30-2:15pm
Panel 1: Texas Connections
Julissa Arce, Stu Gibbs, K.A.Holt, Varian Johnson, Jennifer Ziegler
For more information visit: https://www.tweensread.com/scheduleevent-logistics.html
The Texas Teen Book Festival, the kid sister to the Texas Book Festival, returns to St. Edward's University on October 6. The one-day event, a celebration of all things teen spirit, is free, open to all, and spotlights the best in young adult literature.
3:30 – 4:15 PM, Signing Tent
Ebony Adams, Julissa Arce, Heidi Heilig, James Kennedy, Taran Matharu, Nadya Okamoto, Tochi Onyebuchi, Beth Revis, Anita Sarkeesian, Nova Ren Suma, Laini Taylor,
Be the Change: Four Activists Talk About the Power of Speaking Up
Author Panel, 4:30 – 5:15 PM, RCC Gym
Words are power! And these outspoken activists-turned-authors know all about making theirs count. Grab a seat in the RCC Gym at 4:30 PM to hear four rebels with a cause talk about the power of speaking up.
Featuring: Ebony Adams, Julissa Arce, Nadya Okamoto, and Anita Sarkeesian
Moderated by Jane Claire Hervey
Authors Ebony Adams, Anita Sarkeesian, Julissa Arce, and Nadya Okamoto will lead a discussion designed to empower and educate young people to the importance of engaging in civic issues.
Check the Texas Teen Book Festival website for updates on exact time for Julissa's panel.
The Cornell Law School Dreamer Conference aims to present a comprehensive overview of the legal and political situation around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and other forms of temporary immigration status. Expert panelists will explore the origins of the “Dreamer” population, the administrative and litigation responses to the situation, and where we go from here, both for Dreamers and others in tenuous immigration situations.
10:15 -11:15 AM - Panel 1
Politics, Passions, Parents: How the DREAMers Gained Momentum
The panelists will cover the genesis of the Dreamer community and the legislative efforts to solve this problem.
Moderated by Stephen Yale-Loehr
Speaking: Julissa Arce, Gaby Pacheco, Rebecca Tallent
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Panel 2
DACA: Administrative Attempts, Litigation Limbo
This panel will discuss the Obama administration’s administrative solutions to the Dreamer problem (DACA and DAPA), litigation around those executive actions, the Trump administration’s rescission of the DACA program, and current litigation challenging that rescission.
Moderated by Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer
Speaking: Josh Blackman, Enrique Gonzalez, Tyler Moran, Esther Olavarria
12:30 - 2:00 PM - Lunch Keynote: Carlos Curbelo
2:15 - 3:30 PM - Panel 3
No Way Forward, Yet No Way Back: Dreamers as Part of a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Solution
This panel will provide an overview of the precarious nature of immigration quasi-status, including TPS, prosecutorial discretion, asylum, etc. The panel will also discuss where policymakers may go from here.
Moderated by Muzaffar Chishti
Speaking: Miriam Feldblum, Marshall Fitz, Mark Krikorian
The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Julissa Arce and her new book, Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream. Someone Like Me is the remarkable true story from social justice advocate and national bestselling author Julissa Arce about her journey to belong in America while growing up undocumented in Texas.
Julissa will be in conversation with Patty Rodriguez about her book. There will be an audience Q&A and a book signing afterward.
Join us for a wonderful launch event as we welcome bestselling author JULISSA ARCE to present her debut middle grade memoir, Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for her American Dream. Julissa will be in conversation with Salvador Santana, the Grammy Award-winning musician, composer, music and film producer. The event will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) and #30DaysofLatinx.
Despite the hysterics in Europe and America, the West still accepts only a small fraction of the world’s most vulnerable migrants. If there is a moral case for rich countries to help those beset by war, persecution or economic duress, how can they do so without jeopardising their own democracies? Would opening borders make the world richer? Or would the privileged be better positioned to capitalise from such an opportunity, further widening the global wealth gap?
Julissa will join a panel with Linda Sarsour, and Michael Clemens to discuss.
Tickets available here:
NAHN is the only nursing organization that focuses on Latino nurses. We have 44 chapters across 24 states and are committed to promoting safe, quality health care delivery to Latino communities. In addition, we generally serve as a center of excellence for our members providing industry model practices and a means for collaboration to advance the educational, mentor-ship, professional and leadership opportunities for Latino nurses. We look forward to seeing you at your 2018 NAHN Conference.
Diane Guerrero @dianeguerrero__ will be at Children's Book World for an author talk and book signing on Sunday, July 22nd at 4:00pm, as she discusses My Family Divided, her new middle grade book, with immigrant's rights activist and author Julissa Arce