Central Arizona College Maricopa campus

By Angela Askey
Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Central Arizona College welcomes children’s author Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford as a presenter for the Intercultural Lecture Series hosted by the Center for Cultural and Civic Engagement, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division, and Literary Arts and Languages Division.

An accomplished international dual language award-winning author, Rivera-Ashford has sold more than 75,000 copies of her books that relate to both children and adults in English, as well as Spanish. Among her most popular books is “COCO,” a read-along book and CD based on the popular Disney Pixar movie.

“My books invite discussion of family traditions, remedies, language and culture,” Rivera-Ashford said. “I invite everyone to open the door of opportunity to learn about and embrace their own mixture of ethnicities, cultures and heritage, and walk toward respecting those of others.”

In conjunction with the intercultural lecture, community members as well as CAC staff and students are invited to attend the following children’s literature workshop and movie showings of COCO. All of these events are open to the public. Children are encouraged to attend.

Children’s Literature Workshop
Oct.29, 1:30–2:45 p.m.
The workshop will be presented via ITV at all campuses
Maricopa Campus (17945 N Regent Drive) – B113

Intercultural Lecture Followed by Author Reception and Book Signing
Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m.
Signal Peak Campus, I400
8470 N Overfield Road, Coolidge
The author will have books available for purchase. Rivera-Ashford will be present during the workshop and lecture only.

COCO Movie Showings
Oct. 24, 4:30–7 p.m.
Maricopa Campus, A101
This showing will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Professor Barry Regan

To learn more about Author, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, visit her website at www.butterflyheartbooks.com.

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