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Monologue presentation of “Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships”
Tuesday May 28, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Nora de Hoyos Comstock will perform brief scenarios from the Comadres anthology. These scenarios highlight or foreshadow the essence of the comadre experience portrayed in the essays from the book.
Nora de Hoyos Comstock is the National and International Founder, President, and CEO of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, an international organization that has been bringing together thousands of Latina women for more than a decade to support and advise one another.
Julie López reads/discusses Gerardi: Muerte en el Vecindario de Dios
Wednesday May 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
López tells the story of Bishop Juan Gerardi, who was beaten to death in Guatemala in 1998, after releasing a report that blamed government forces for most human rights violations during the civil conflict. The crime was assumed as political, but reality was far more multidimensional, a house of mirrors. Readers will believe that some clues prove the political murder, only to discover that some parts don’t match, and that the neatly deciphered crossword puzzle is an illusion.
López relata la historia del Obispo Juan Gerardi, quien fue asesinado a golpes en Guatemala en 1998, después que divulgó un informe que responsabilizó a las fuerzas estatales de cometer numerosas violaciones de derechos humanos durante el conflicto armado. El crimen se juzgó como político, pero la realidad era mucho más multidimensional, un cuarto de espejos. El lector creerá que algunas pistas confirman la hipótesis oficial, pero pronto descubrirá que algunas piezas no cazan, y que el crucigrama nítidamente resuelto es una ilusión.
Friday May 31, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Studio, a space for students to practice and develop creative intellectual habits is a new educational initiative with an experimental approach founded on best practices. Published online and in print, this zine will feature original content from every member of the class. Part of The New Community College at CUNY.
La Casa Azul Bookstore turns one!
Saturday June 1st
Celebrate with us from 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Bilingual musical story hour
Wednesday June 5, 11:00am- 12:00pm
Story time include music, rhymes, and stories with Andrea from Vecinitos. Perfect for 2- and 3-year-olds who love to jump around, hear a story and sing a song!
Rice & Beans Book Club
Wednesday June 5, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Monkey Hunting by Cristina Garcia
Acclaimed author of Dreaming in Cuban, Cristina Garcia presents us with a moving novel that follows a family through four generations as they make their way from China, Cuba and the U.S. This novel opens up the reader to each character's struggle with slavery, immigration and the search for personal fulfillment.
Smart Stuff Comedy at La Casa Azul Bookstore
Thursday June 6, 7:30pm
A night of laughter that tickles your intellect as well as your funny bone
with Bill Santiago and Pete Lee
$12 via eventbrite: http://smartstuffcomedyjune6.eventbrite.com
$15 at the door
Bill Santiago: http://www.billsantiago.com/
Pete Lee: http://petelee.net/
3rd Annual Children's Book Festival
Saturday June 8, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: P.S. 72 Lexington Academy Playground (corner of 104th Street & Lexington Avenue)
This family event promoting children's event will feature storytelling, music, and arts & crafts for young children. Come join in all the fun! FREE!
Meet Vecinitos summer camp staff and other vecinitos and get ready to have fun!
Saturday June 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Children 4 and up will participate in music, games, art, and more surprises.
Family Carnival / Carnaval Familiar
Sunday June 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Bring the whole family to a fun Family Carnival. Facepainting, ring toss, art projects, food and raffles will be just some of the fun activities waiting for you at this Family Carnival.100% of proceeds go to CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies Scholarship program, which seeks to foster research, teaching and learning with Mexican and Mexican-American communities, provide a forum for the advancement of community-based organizations working with those communities, and promote the enrollment, retention and graduation of Mexicans and Mexican-American students at CUNY.
Covering the Sun With my Hand, by Theresa Varela
Friday, June 28, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for an evening of poetry, prose and music to celebrate the release of Theresa Varela’s debut novel Covering the Sun with My Hand. It is a poignant coming of age story of a young Latina whose twin brother is stricken with mental illness in New York City in the late 1970s. Julia Acevedo struggles between wanting to break free and her strong sense of responsibility toward her family. Going against the grain, she ultimately opens up to the incredible possibilities of life, deepening her relationship with her brother in the process.
Book-Making Workshop with Tanya Torres
Saturday June 29, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Make your own book from simple materials. Tanya Torres will guide you in creating your book from start to finish, with an optional bonus meeting 1 on 1 with her to plan how to publish an edition of your poetry book.
Cost: $50, all materials for one book included.
Taller bilingüe- Inglés/Español
Sign up here: http://tanyatorres.blogspot.com/2013/04/coptic-binding-bookmaking-workshop.html
Film screening: Living Undocumented
Sunday June 30, 3:00pm, $5
Living Undocumented explores the lives of diverse undocumented immigrant youth to illustrate the realities, challenges and opportunities they face through high school, college, and beyond. It is directed by Tatyana Kleyn (City College of New York School of Education) and produced by Ben Donnellon. It features 6 DREAMers, who portray the realities of our nation’s immigration system and its impact on undocumented youth. The documentary is intended for all audiences.
For more information or for the accompanying lesson plan and resource guide for students and educators, visit www.LivingUndocumented.com
Sunday June 30, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The NYS Youth Leadership Council's UndocuMic came out of the Dreaming in Ink creative writing workshops where many undocumented youth worked on written pieces about their experiences and needed a space to read it out loud and share it with the world. UndocuMic’s are open mic’s for undocumented immigrant people that offers a creative safe space to reclaim their voice and story by literally sharing their poetry, spoken word pieces, music, monologues, and Coming Out stories.