Milka Duno to Speak at 3rd Annual “Educate, Es El Momento!” Education Fair in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, C.A. (Oct 20, 2011) – Race car driver Milka Duno, through her “Milka Way” program will speak to students and parents in Los Angeles as part of Univsion’s nationwide seven-day education effort “Educate, Es el momento!” (Educate yourself…the moment is now!). The third annual free education fair, “La Feria, Es El Momento” will be this Saturday, October 22 from 10am to 5pm at the California State University, Dominguez Hills campus.
Duno will also make “Milka Way” appearances and speak with students on Friday, October 21 at Roosevelt High School and Breed Street Elementary School, both in East Los Angeles, CA.
Duno, a qualified Naval Engineer with four master's degrees - in Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Aquaculture and Maritime Business – earning the last three degrees simultaneously – is a National Ambassador for Univision’s Es El Momento education initiative.
Seven years ago Milka created the “Milka Way” Program - whose mission it is to inspire children and students to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. Milka Way visits inspire and motivate students to focus on their education by helping them understand that a strong academic background will benefit them for their entire life – in all aspects of their life – and in any career they choose.
Duno has taken this message to children, students, parents and teachers at all school levels around the world – including her home country of Venezuela, Malaysia, Canada, all across the United States and in Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico and Puerto Rico.
The “La Feria, Es El Momento” education fair seeks to better equip Hispanic families with tools and information they need to successfully navigate the education system and the financial process so they can guide their children.
The one-day education effort – the city’s largest – aims to empower, inspire and inform parents with essential information to lead their children to academic success. This highly anticipated education fair is the only citywide Spanish-language fair in Los Angeles with more than 100 non-profit organizations participating.
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About Milka Duno
Duno has eight major race wins and is the first Latina in history to compete in the world famous Indianapolis 500 – in is 97-year history - and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd Place) in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in the 48-year history of the race. Go, Milka, Go! - a book about her life and racing career, was awarded the Best Young Adult Sports/Recreation Book of 2009 at the 11th Annual International Latino Book Awards.
In 2010, she became the first Venezuelan athlete inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame. 2011 marked yet another milestone for Duno as she became the first Hispanic woman to compete in stock car racing on a national level. Duno was recently profiled in a CNN en Español Heritage Month Special “Latinos en Acción.”