A not-to-be-missed exhibit detailing the history of Salsa in New York. The birth of salsa is much more than music: it’s politics, it’s social movements, it’s culture… it’s definitely New York, and immigration, colonial legacies and commonwealth existence. And why so much of my on-the-market novel is an ode to this era.
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St.,
Open Daily 10am-6pm exhibit until Nov 26 2017
Thanks to TheUptownCollective for leading me to this.
For those who are thinking about (or who have never heard about) the term “Latinx” (essential replacing Latino/a or Latin@), check out this article by Arianna Davis on Refinery29. Thoughtful, sensitive, being true to what works for oneself, it will at least get you thinking about a newish term being used in some sectors to describe the Latino/a/x community.
great article in the Village Voice covering the old and new Marvel
A good article and action-list of steps a group/individual/company (especially Latino) can take to combat anti-blackness. From Remezcla:
Sharing the exciting news that I’ve just signed with Sarah Burnes of The Gernert Company, who will represent my literary works.
For the public health folks scratching their heads: you might (or might not) have known that I’ve spent the past ten years writing two books, with a passion. Securing a literary agent is an essential step if you choose the route of traditional publishing. It means there’s someone out there who is pitching your book(s) to big and small publishers. So I’m excited and honored to join Sarah and the Gernert team. To learn more about their fabulous authors, visit their site.
Missed the #SaludTues Tweetchat where I co-hosted a conversation about how to create impactful prevention messages for Latino populations? Read all the great tips on Storify:
#SaludTues Tweetchat 1p ET 4/12/16: “How to Alter Health Messaging to Promote Prevention for Latinos”
Health messaging is a critical way to empower health equity. But without relevant, culturally competent health messages, Latinos will continue to face vast health disparities in diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers, especially in the face of conflicting unhealthy marketing by the food and beverage industry.
Let’s use #SaludTues on April 12, 2016, during National Minority Health Month, to tweet about how healthcare professionals, public health professionals, city leaders, businesses, schools, and you can alter language and images in their health messaging to promote health for Latinos.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Alter Health Messaging to Promote Prevention for Latinos”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 12, 2016
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: Stephanie Pitsirilos, MPH (@ZoeHealth); Andrew Lopez, RN (@nursefriendly); School-Based Health (@sbh4all); and Fight Ladykiller (@FightLadykiller)
- Optional Hashtags for Minority Health Month: #NMHM16, #healthequity
We’ll open the floor to your experiences and stories as we explore:
- The importance of health promotion and disease prevention to improve Latino health.
- Culturally relevant health messages for Latinos to promote healthful behaviors.
- Avenues and methods to deliver healthy messages to Latinos.
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources for generating powerful, culturally relevant messages for Latino health promotion.#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.”
Have a great night watching, learning, listening (and dare we say, dancing to) the Afro-Puerto Rican dance and music form called Bomba y Plena, performed by Grammy-nominated and Smithsonian-recoginized Los Pleneros de la 21. And for a good cause. These steal-of-a-deal tickets ($15 regular, $10 students and children) directly fund the student-run CoSMO clinic (speared by Columbia University medical students) to buy medicine for uninsured patients in Washington Heights (100% of ALL proceeds go towards buying medicine for these patients). Everyone of all ages (families that means you too!) is welcome for a night of drums, dancing skirts, Afro-Latino history and good company. Don’t you want to learn about a dance form where your dance partner (and who you often square-off with) is the drum?
Those with an eye for art and graffiti legend will be happy to know that BlusterOne has designed a fundraising t-shirt for the event (light gray), $30 and fair-trade-made (100% proceeds go towards buying medicine for the clinic too). T-shirts available at the event, but if you are itching to ensure one is available, reserve one with Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org
Okay, the details…
When? Thursday, February 25th at 7:30pm
Where? Alumni Auditorium, 650 W 168th Street on Fort Washington Avenue (A, C or 1 train to 168th or M5, B7, M100 or M4 bus. Check transit schedules/info beforehand).
HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Online at
Tickets are also available at the door, but we do encourage online sales to better prepare!
Thanks for being a supporter of the health needs of the underserved, Latino Health, and the arts.
Feel free to contact email@example.com, (917) 382-9277 with questions.
Outreach flyer, pdf form, is here:LP21yCoSMOflyer-5NEwlink