In the midst of the public and legal controversy surrounding the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc., the annual New York City festivity on June 9 was still a site of solidarity and political activity.
Storytelling provides a space for us to make sense of realities that are often ignored and marginalized by greater society. “(Re)Imagining Home” documents, preserves, and honors the often untold family and community stories in the Puerto Rican Diaspora.
Chicago’s interactive installation works to raise awareness on the 32-year imprisonment of pro-independence organizer, Oscar López Rivera, by simulating his incarceration within a six-by-nine foot cell.
My commitment to community empowerment, ethnic pride and civil rights led me to see my photographic work as not just a passion but a responsibility to document the culture, history and lifestyle of my beautiful people.
Puerto Rico is at a standstill. Abundant welfare dollars, food stamps and federal aid have been able to keep the island afloat for a while, but these are either waning or cannot keep up with the growth of Puerto Rico’s rampant poverty.
By: Bella Vida Letty Last Friday on my weekly visit to my parents house the subject of old photos came up. Enthusiastically, I began digging around closets in search of old boxes and bins. I hit the jackpot when I found these super cool photos of Chicago in the 60′s. At first I thought my…
I know that I can’t always walk down Division Street holding my partner’s hand without feeling hesitant, but on July 27 – the day of the picnic – there will be a space in Humboldt Park full of LGBTQQ Latin@s, and allies.