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Randy Jurado Ertll at Western Justice Center Foundation


Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 6:00 PM


Book Presentation, Discussion, & Signing at Western Justice Center Foundation

located at 55 South Grand Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105-1602

Please RSVP to Monya Kian 

  (626) 584-7494  or e-mail: monya@westernjustice.org      

Hope in Times of Darkness sends a message that we can be agents of positive change, and that minority youth in impoverished areas can succeed in life and become productive citizens of our society. 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.

Watch author Randy Ertll discuss his book on GOOD DAY LA !


About the Author
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.



The mission of the Western Justice Center is to increase the opportunity for peaceful conflict resolution and displace the power of violence in our society. We design, implement, evaluate and promote innovative methods of conflict prevention and resolution for children, communities and courts.

The Western Justice Center strives to create a more civil society through a process of engagement and education that enables individuals and institutions to become partners in peace-building. We do more than make peace between people and communities, though, we seek to transform the ways that individuals and institutions deal with conflict to create cultures of peace.



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