Randy Jurado Ertll
The author, a Salvadoran American, lived in El Salvador as a child but grew up in South Central Los Angeles during the late 1970s and 1980s. He also lived in Rochester, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Alexandria, Virginia. In each of these cities, he observed the dynamics and challenges of the Salvadoran community. As he has both lived and transcended these struggles himself, he is able to depict a realistic and compassionate picture of the Salvadoran American/Latino experience throughout this book. The author focuses on social justice issues and contends that government, community-based organizations, elected officials, and community leaders can help create hope and opportunities for our youth, and thereby help improve our society.
Randy Jurado Ertll is the executive director of El Centro de Accion Social in Pasadena, CA. He has worked for Congresswoman Hilda Solis in Washington, D.C., published numerous opinion columns in newspapers such as the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle, and has been interviewed by networks such as NPR, CNN, PBS, Univision, and Telemundo.
He obtained his BA from Occidental College and Master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University (APU).
IN THE NEWS & ON THE GO
Randy Jurado Ertll joins guest speakers Bernard Otis and Giancarlo at Glendale International Film Festival for
A Panel Discussion about Writing Books, Screenplays and Poetry
128 N Maryland Avenue
Glendale, CA 91206
Saturday, October 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Read the latest articles about Randy
LA Opinion, 10/17/2013
Southern Cali's largest Spanish-language newspaper
Pasadena Star-News, October 2013
Randy's July 2013 TV Interview
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Telemundo News broadcast
Randy on "GOOD DAY LA!"
(click video link below)
Snapshot of Booksignings & Media
July 16th, 2016 at Costco in Burbank, CA
Release of "El Cipitio"
CONGRATULATIONS on feature article on Univision
(click here for article)
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2015 at UCLA
Tues, Dec 3rd from 3pm to 5pm
"The Life of an Activist: In the Frontlines 24/7"
September - Booksigning at Vroman's Bookstore
Saturday, July 27, 2013 (Booksigning)
Edward R Roybal Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Interviews & Media Placement
Links to Randy's recent media interviews and appearances:
(as of October 2013)
Awarded by City of Pasadena, CA - May 1st, 2013
Randy received the prestigious Harry Sheldon Memorial Award from City of Pasadena on May 1st. This award recognizes: companies, organizations andindividuals working to promote positive Human Relations efforts among the diverse communities within the City of Pasadena.
(See copy of his official award notification letter below)
Pasadena Human Relations Commission
Annual Award Ceremony
Pasadena (Main Branch) Public Library
in the Donald Wright Auditorium
285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
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