From the Events Calendar – Nia Vardalos, star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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Nia Vardalos, star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Instant Mom Author at LAYC THIS Wednesday, June 12:

The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC) is proud to announce that it will host Nia Vardalos, Academy Award-nominated writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, on June 12th, 6:30 – 9:30 PM, at the LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School to discuss her book Instant Mom. The event will include a Q&A with Nia Vardalos, book signing, and a light reception.

Instant Mom is a, “poignant and hilarious true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy ‘frenemies’ and Hollywood reporters asking, ‘Any baby news?’ With genuine and frank honesty, she describes how she and husband Ian Gomez eventually found their daughter . . . and what happened next. Vardalos explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming, and learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption—motherhood comes in many forms.” (Amazon.com)

Who: Nia Vardalos, Instant Mom author and Academy Award-nominated writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding

What: Book event with book signing, Q&A, photo opportunities with Nia Vardalos, and light reception

When: June 12, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

Where: LAYC Career Academy Public Charter School

3047 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

Tickets are $45 and include one signed copy of Instant Mom. To purchase tickets, please visit http://instantmomdc.eventbrite.com. Seating is general admission, first-come first-served. Purchase limit of two tickets per person. Questions may be directed to Araceli Rosenberger, at (202) 319-2253, or araceli@layc-dc.org.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit LAYC, which is a licensed foster care provider. To learn more about LAYC’s foster care program, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/laycfoster.

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  • Wait, so she’s not even Greek??? This is like all those old Westerns where the Indians weren’t played by Indians!

    • What are you talking about? She’s Greek . . . she’s just speaking at the LAYC. You’re allowed to give talks there if you’re not Latin American.

      • Hi! yes, I work at the Latin American Youth Center (and I am not Latina! wow! ha ha). Actually our name is a bit misleading. In the late 1960’s, our founders wanted to create a safe, welcoming place for young Latinos to go after school so they did that. There were a lot of people settling in the neighborhood escaping the brutal civil wars in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Today, we are open to everyone and anyone who wants to attend programs Last year we served Latinos, African Americans, Asian, Caucasian, Multiracial, African, and even Native American youth. Come by for the event tonight and hear more about us. We will give special attention to our foster care programs to complement Ms. Vardalos’ talk about her own experience in adopting a child via the foster care system. Hope to see a lot of you there! http://www.layc-dc.org Twitter: @theLAYC

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