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Ciao! Mi chiamo Kelly. Sono di Miami e mi piace i cani!
Join Coco Lopez, El Museo Del Barrio’s artist-in-residence, for a free #arte fun-filled day with the Isla York collective, as they respond to her work and research. Stop by and experience the process with live DJ music, poetry readings, and more. Families are also invited to have their portraits taken and/or record their oral histories at El Museo. It is also the last day to visit the current artist-in-residence before the next studio rotation.
Presented as part of “Office Hours” (OH), a project by Nicolás Dumit Estévez in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio’s staff, artists and audiences.
ABOUT Isla York
Isla York is a culture curating collective with a pan-Caribbean diasporic focus established in 2014. Committed to furthering the integration of music, art and culture in New York City, Isla York invites artists of different backgrounds and talents to exhibit and share their work.
While our focus is on New York City and the Caribbean, Isla York aims to expand and include the varied influences and contributions of African and Indigenous descendant people of the Americas. We recognize the complex histories of our people throughout the diasporas and how it is imperative for all sites that we are from and that we landed on to be included. Isla York provides a platform for truth telling artists that represent the integrity, tenacity, and honesty of these histories, while simultaneously authentically reveal who we are as a people.
For more information, visitwww.isla-york.com.
Hillary Clinton Defends Obama on Deportations [Wall St. Journal]
Hillary Clinton offered President Barack Obama a measure of cover on his controversial deportation record on Tuesday, saying there’s only so much he can do to protect people in the U.S. illegally from deportation.
“We have to understand the difficulty that President Obama finds himself in, because there are laws that impose certain obligations on him,” she said during a town hall-style meeting broadcast on CNN.
How could you, in good conscience, defend it?
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Victor Michael Cruz of the New York Giants and René Pérez Joglar of Calle 13 at the 2014 NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade.
I write this with a lot of trepidation, because I am unsure of the result…
This is my best friend and life partner, Kris, who was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, a disease in which, the immune system attacks the body’s healthy cells and tissue; harming organs and organ systems like the heart, lungs, skin, liver, kidneys.
The symptoms appeared two months ago, and those two months have been difficult and frightening, as we had to navigate our daily lives without the knowledge or safety of social support.
Saddled with the debt and continuing cost of living expenses, education loans, and the life-saving medication without insurance, we’re stuck in a living situation that may have contributed to the development of this disease.
We’ve been trying to get out of this basement apartment before this illness appeared, and now driven by desperation, knowing my hard work and humble earnings will not be enough, I’ve created this fundraiser in an attempt to finally ask for the help that we truly need.
The set goal is very intimidating and it fills me with anxiety, but I will actively contribute do what I can to get us there. I may put a few of my most precious possessions up for auction/sale. None of those things matter in the sobering face of our situation.
I am working with a few wonderful artists to create a pretty cool reward ladder for donations. More information and visuals will be provided in the coming days, but in the meanwhile, we would be truly grateful if you can reblog, share or donate to our fundraiser.
Fundraiser: Help Kris Live Without Pain on GoFundMe
Thank you so much for reading.
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