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Theme: Immigrants Enrich - Creativity & Perseverance

This event occurred on
March 15, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)
Boyle Heights, California
United States

Created in the spirit of TED’s mission: “Ideas Worth Spreading,” this TEDx program is designed to give Boyle Heights, communities like it, and individuals the opportunity to spawn dialogue and activities that inspire and enable transformation in a forum that makes visible to the world the vibrancy, scholarship, achievements and creativity that effort and dreams and perseverance become.

CASA 0101
2102 E. 1st. St.
Boyle Heights, California, 90033
United States
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Josefina Lopez

Award winning playwright and screenwriter, independent film producer, and community theatre founder. Josefina has won several awards including a Gabriel García Márquez award from Mayor of Los Angeles in 2003. After having over 100 productions of her plays throughout the United States, Josefina López is one of today's preeminent Chicana writers.

Moctesuma Esparza

is an award-winning producer, entertainment executive, entrepreneur and community activist. Moctesuma Esparza is well known for his contributions to the movie industry and commitment to creating opportunities for Latinos everywhere. As an American film producer and the CEO of Maya Cinemas, a theater chain. He has served on: the Corporate Board of Directors of the Motion Picture Television Fund, the Board of Directors of the Museum of Latin American Art, a Trustee of the California State University System. a commissioner to the Los Angeles City Retirement System.

Philippe Forestier

EVP Global Affairs and one of the founding members of Dassault Systemes and member of the executive committee. He is also in charge to develop Dassault Systemes initiatives in the Academia world, from secondary schools to universities up to professional education, making sure students and people are prepared to face the future challenges of the Society and the Industry”.

Uriel Gonzalez

Senior at Roosevelt High School STEM Magnet. A "Maptivist" using GIS mapping tools to identify community problems and potential solutions.

Roxana Ayala

Senior at Roosevelt High School STEM Magnet. A "Maptivist" using GIS mapping tools to identify community problems and potential solutions.

Stephany Ortiz

Senior at Roosevelt High School STEM Magnet. A "Maptivist" using GIS mapping tools to identify community problems and potential solutions.

Alexander Cosio

Senior at Roosevelt High School STEM Magnet. A "Maptivist" using GIS mapping tools to identify community problems and potential solutions.

Dianna Martinez

Mentor, Artist and College Student at Cal State Los Angeles. Community Volunteer.

Michael Segovia

Clinical Psychologist, Master Practitioner, Leadership Coach and Lead Trainer.

Jorge Tello

Master taylor of "Charro" suits in Boyle Heights for 30 years. Jorge has suited the most mariachis in the west coast and artistic luminaries like Placido Domingo and Carlos Santana.

Richard Mata

Richard is a violinist, and founder of the Mariachi "Voz de America" and "The Mariachi Conservatory" in Boyle Heights. A teacher and focused on preserving culture by teaching mariachi music in Los Angeles.

Al Padilla

Coach Padilla is a legendary coach in Los Angeles East Los Angeles High Schools and East Los Angeles Community College. Coach Padilla has coached Hall of Fame NFL players, and leading NCAA football and baseball players.

Enrique Gabriel Legaspi

Innovator, Teacher, Chief of Staff - Boyle Heights, Technology Evangelist of Boyle Heights, and its Native Son. founder of the Bllack Eyed Peas and his foundation kidnapped Enrique from the classroom to oversee educational policy, program operations with inspiraton and develop key partnerships with global technology companies. He is a "tweacher", because he promoted the use of social media and Twitter in the classroom as a key component to his pedagogy for the new century.

Cynthia Erenas

A High School student pursuing her dream to enter MIT to become a Mechanical Engineer. An undocumented student, a dreamer and program manager for the Robotics Team now competing in the FIRST national competition founded by Dean Kamen.

Cpl. Juan Dominguez

Triple Amputee, Afghanistan Wounded Warrior, Dad, Husband and Drummer. An Ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

Sergio Garcia

Undocumented Attorney, trailblazer, author, entrepreneur, immigrant. The State of California and its Supreme Court admitted him into the State Bar to practice law in January 2014.

Maria Luna

A dreamer, and advocate for the Dream Act. Sen. Durbin, the sponsor of the Dream Act in the U.S. Senate argued for the act with Maria as one of the exemplary examples for its passage.

Myles Kovacs

Myles Kovacs, is a leading voice of the influential, trend-setting youth segment. Kovacs connects with young consumers through America’s influencers – entertainers, media, hot- product designers and mainstream corporations,. and through Creating a “DUB Revolution,” Kovacs’ has transformed the way businesses approach and succeed in reaching the youth market; and his cornerstone asset, DUB® Magazine., with a readership of more than 4.8 million trendsetters per year, has spawned an entire culture.

Nora Cadena

A three time graduate of MIT and executive at Boeing. Co-founder of new not-for-profit organization, "Latinas in STEM Foundation" whose mission is to inspire and empower Latinas to pursue, thrive and advance in #STEM fields.

Karla Gonzalez

A wellness champion for the underserved communities. An M.D. and MPH candidate from the David Geffen School of Medicine - UCLA

Danilo Lozano

Professor Danilo Lozano of Whittier College, is a two-time Grammy Award-winning flautist and music professor. A founding member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Lozano is best known for his work with Latin jazz and charanga music. He has performed with some of the greatest artists in the genre, including Celia Cruz, Poncho Sanchez, Latin Side All Stars, Israel Lopez "Cachao," and was a featured artist on the soundtrack for Andy Garcia's film The Lost City. Lozano continues to perform regularly in both Los Angeles and across the country. Last summer, he was a featured artist for the Pasadena Orchestra's Clásica - las raíces de la música concert series and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Idaho. Moreover, he recently organized a new series at Whittier that brings to campus well-known artists for an intimate performance and conversation.

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