Changing the World, One Woman at a Time
We are very fortunate to have Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga join us for our April meeting. Ms. Hernandez-Arriaga is the founder and Executive Director of ALAS, the Coastside’s own Latino Cultural Arts Program. Alas in Spanish means wings. ALAS is an acronym for Ayudando Latinos A Soñar, which translates to Believing in Latinos to Dream. As a coun- selor in our community, Belinda saw many young people struggling with selfesteem is- sues and identity as first generation Latinos in Half Moon Bay. Using the arts and educa- tion as a base, ALAS was established. The Foundation became a bridge for youth and families to celebrate their identity and shine a spotlight on their cultural wealth.
April 16, 2018