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Children’s Author Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford to Present at Central Arizona College

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.

Rivera-Ashford states, “My books invite discussion of family traditions, remedies, language and culture. I invite everyone to open the door of opportunity to learn about and embrace their own mixture of ethnicities, cultures & 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

October 29, 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

The workshop will be presented via ITV at all campuses

Maricopa Campus (17945 N Regent Dr., Maricopa) – B113

San Tan Campus (3736 E Bella Vista Rd., San Tan Valley) – C123

Signal Peak Campus (8470 N Overfield Rd., Coolidge) – O208B

Superstition Mountain Campus (805 S. Idaho Road, Apache Junction) -C103

Aravaipa Campus (80440 E Aravaipa Road., Winkelman) – E108

Intercultural Lecture Followed by Author Reception and Book Signing

October 29, 4-6 p.m.

Signal Peak Campus, I400

8470 N Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128

The Author will have books available for purchase

Rivera-Ashford will be present during the workshop and lecture only.

COCO Movie Showings

October 24, 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Maricopa Campus, A101

17945 N Regent Drive, Maricopa, AZ 85138

This showing will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Professor Barry Regan

October 30, 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Superstition Mountain Campus, F115

805 S. Idaho Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85119

This showing will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Joe Faykosh

November 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Signal Peak Campus, Residence Life Study Room

8470 N Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128

To learn more about Author, Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, visit her website at