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Rachel Slaiman

  • Entrepreneurship
    Interview with Peggy Robles-Alvarado

    Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a Puerto Rican and Dominican poet, writer, and educator based in New York. From being featured in numerous articles and attending speaking engagements all around New York City, Robles-Alvarado uses her poetry to educate and empower others around her. Her most recent accomplishments are having two self published books....

  • Entertainment
    Food Tasting with Pati Jinich hosted by Goya Foods at La Casa Azul Bookstore

    Transitioning from the academic world to the culinary world, host of ‘Pati’s Mexican Table’, Pati Jinich, gave a food tasting and demonstration on the patio of La Casa Azul Bookstore on Saturday May 4th. The event gathered many eager attendees of all ages and most of them were familiar with her television...

  • Events
    101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides: Photo Gallery sponsored by Aperture

    Walking into a gallery, you are presented with the work of an artist that was not created overnight, but was created over decades that told a story. This was the case for Enrique Metinides, a Mexican photographer, who displayed his photos in an art gallery sponsored by Aperture called “101 Tragedies of...

  • Events
    Book Launch Event of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead by Shannon O’Neil hosted by AS/COA in New York

    Like the United States, Mexico had changed in the last 30 years politically, demographically, and economically. Author Shannon K O’Neil, writes about these topics in her book Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead, giving an overview about what happened then now and everything in between. The book...

  • Events
    Out of Sight/On the Floor Movie and Discussion Event hosted by El Museo del Barrio

    Out of Sight/On the Floor: Unseen Visions in Documentary Film, is an event that happened on March 27, 2013, in conjunction with the current exhibition, Superreal: alternative realities in photography and video at El Museo del Barrio. The event offered conversation and film clips from award winning filmmakers: Christian Ibarra, Frances Negron-Mutaner...

  • Events
    Doing Business in Brazil hosted by Latham and Watkins LLP

    Business expands on a much broader level than just owning a small business or making an exchange of a good and service. When a person is dealing with state, local, federal and international business level, several more issues come up and need to be addressed. The discussion, Doing Business in Brazil, was...

  • Events
    Book Discussion: The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence by José Antonio Ocampo

    Economics may not be the most interesting thing to talk about on an everyday basis for some people, but to have an author that studied and knows a lot about it, is something different. Author, José Antonio Ocampo, presented his book, The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence on March 14th,...

  • Events
    Dominican Americans of the Diaspora presented by Hostos Community College

    On February 28, 2013, Hostos Community College presented a conference called Dominican Americans of the Diaspora that wanted way to honor Dominican Heritage Month. The conference was split into four different topics and featured community leaders, government officials, and scholars. These topics included women in government positions, scholar, private sectors, and business....

  • Entertainment
    Sunday Movie Viewing of Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas

    Sunday Cinema series at La Casa Azul Bookstore, featured movie Before Night Falls

  • Entertainment
    Super Sabado at El Museo Del Barrio in New York

    A carnival in February? Yes, that is right. Facing Central Park in New York City at El Museo Del Barrio, is a carnival that can be great for the whole family, but especially for children. This carnival combines both education and entertainment for the family to learn about the diversity of the...

  • Events
    Brazil Carnival

    Music, dance, food, and being around family and friends are so important to a lot of people today no matter where you live. Though every once in a while, a celebration, or in this case, a carnival, brings more people closer together for some of the same reasons. The Rio Carnival is...

  • Trendspotting
    Chemorella by Katy Franco

    Based on the story of Cinderella, the book Chemorella by Katy Franco, is about beating breast cancer and seeing your dreams come true. Chemorella is a breast cancer patient overcoming obstacles to dealing with this disease. She tries to stay strong by following her doctors orders and by following her heart. Despite...

  • Entertainment
    55th Annual Grammy Highlights of the Winners for the Latin Categories

    Results on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards

  • New York
    Book Club Discussion: Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas

    Looking for a book club that focuses on Latin American books? Look no further than the La Casa Azul Bookstore at 103rd Street in New York City. This independent bookstore is a small, yet, very specific to the Latino community carrying books in both English and Spanish. The book that was being...

  • Trendspotting
    97th Street Greenmarket Event

    97th Street Greenmarket event on 97th street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, Friday's from 8am to 2pm

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