Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro State Tomorrow

Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro State Tomorrow (April 11, 2017) Segundo Velasquez (’92), Metropolitan State University’s 2000 Alum of the year, will participate with Dr. Mary Martin, Professor Emerita in reading and signing Dr. Martin’s book, La Familia: An International Love Story, that recounts the improbable love story of Segundo, his wife, Joan […]

Mano a Mano Book Reading on April 29 at Eat My Words Bookstore

Mano a Mano Book Reading on April 29 at Eat My Words Bookstore Join us on Saturday, April 29 at 3p for a reading and conversation with author Dr. Mary Martin about the Mano a Mano book La Familia: An International Love Story. The reading is being held at Eat My Words Bookstore in Minneapolis. WHAT: Book […]

2 Upcoming Events at Mano a Mano This Weekend

2 Upcoming Events at Mano a Mano This Weekend This is just a reminder that Mano a Mano has 2 events taking place on Saturday and Sunday – this upcoming weekend – that you are welcome to attend. More information for both events is below. We hope to see you there! Book Reading & Discussion […]

Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office

Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office Mano a Mano is hosting a book reading on Saturday, October 1st from 10-11:30 am. Mary Martin, the author of Mano a Mano’s second book La Familia: An International Love Story will be reading from the book and talking about the process of getting […]

One of Our Favorite Quotes

One of Our Favorite Quotes This quote from anthropologist Margaret Mead has always had special meaning for Mano a Mano (and is used in our book Gaining Ground: A Blueprint For Community-Based International Development). It’s possible to be a small organization and make a big impact in the world.

‘La Familia: An International Love Story’ Book Release Event on April 23rd

‘La Familia: An International Love Story’ Book Release Event on April 23rd You are welcome to join Mano a Mano for the official book release of La Familia: An International Love Story by Dr. Mary Martin. The book is based on her three years of interviewing and weaving Mano a Mano’s stories into a lovely, inspiring tapestry. La Familia provides a moving […]

Gaining Ground Book Review on Peace Corps Worldwide

Gaining Ground Book Review on Peace Corps Worldwide A really nice review of Mano a Mano’s book ‘Gaining Ground: A Blueprint to Community-Based International Development’ was recently posted on Peace Corps Worldwide. Here is an excerpt from the review: “This is an awesome “how to” book, not a novel with only love and excitement . . . […]

La Familia: An International Love Story

La Familia: An International Love Story A book about Mano a Mano’s co-founders Joan and Segundo Velasquez is now complete! The official book release will take place at Mano a Mano’s Back to our Roots event on April 23rd, 2016 (more information about the April event here). From the Back Cover: “One day in the fall […]

Gaining Ground Ebook Now Available

Gaining Ground Ebook Now Available Mano a Mano’s book, Gaining Ground: A Blueprint for Community-Based International Development, is now available as an ebook! It’s available via a variety of formats, priced at $9.99, and is listed below with the links included: Amazon Kindle Barnes & Noble Nook Kobo Apple ibooks (go to Itunes and search “Gaining […]

Gaining Ground Book Won First Place at MIPA Book Awards

Gaining Ground Book Won First Place at MIPA Book Awards Gaining Ground, Mano a Mano’s book published in 2014, recently won first place in the Inspirational Book category at the Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MIPA) Midwest Book Awards in May 2015. Our co-founders Joan and Segundo Velasquez, and our Bolivian visitors who were in town, attended the awards ceremony, […]