Because Advocates Must Come Together: ALEF Gala

Photos by Teddy Gomez, Xposer Photography for Latin Life Denver

The SpringHill Suites Marriott on the Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver was the perfect venue for Americas Latino Eco Festival Gala.  Guests socialized amidst the backdrop of golden paper birds

Themed “Because Advocates Must Come Together” the gala recognized critical members of the conservation community and the growing Latino environmental movement passionate about improving our stewardship of the earth. 

Guests were treated to a gourmet fusion meal along with the Latin Grammy Award winning flautist Nestore Torres.  A silent auction and a live auction featuring the artworks of Artemio Rodriguez, Pablo Bernasconi, Fidel Sclavo, Arturo Garcia, Alfredo Benavides Bedoya also  helped raise funds.

Those recognized were: 

Homero Aridjis Homero Aridjis • Grupo 100, Author, Environmental Activist, Former Mexico Ambassador to UNESCO 

Raul Grijalva Raúl Grijalva • U.S. Representative Arizona’s 3rd District

Maite Arce Maite Arce • Hispanic Access Foundation • President & CEO

Bianca Jagger   Bianca Jagger • Founder, President and Chief Executive of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, a Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, a Member of the Executive Director’s Leadership Council of Amnesty International, USA, a Member of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, IUCN Bonn Challenge Ambassador and a Member of the Women and Girls Lead Leadership Council


Photos by Teddy Gomez, Xposer Photography for Latin Life Denver