Thursday, June 26, 2008

De Chicago, Nueva York, y Califas

A program for the entire family, free of charge!

View Latino Films outdoors courtesy of ILCC and its sponsors: Verizon Wireless, La Raza, Chicago Latino Network and American Family Insurance.

El Sueño del Paraiso/The Dream of Paradise (Colombia)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Mozart Park
2036 N. Avers St.
Chicago, IL

Isabel Sarmiento, the daughter of a landholder in Colombia Yauca Valley, engineers the immigration of Japanese families to hers and her father's hacienda. It is a glimpse of paradise for hardworking, dedicated immigrants. World War II, fought in faraway lands, will impact this dream, as Germans, Japanese and Italians are detained and taken to special residential camps. Isabel and the love or her life, Yuzo, will have to live through much hardship and sorrow.

Designer James De Colón and Creative Director Wayne Reddrick Grand Opening of new fashion salon

Designer James De Colón and Creative Director Wayne Reddrick cordially invite you to attend the Grand Opening of their new fashion salon in the historic Chicago Arts District.

Thursday, June 26, 2008
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
De Colón
1829 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL

Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served. RSVP:

The Erie Associates Board - An Evening at Goose Island Brewery

Velkomen! Willkommen! Laskavo prosimo! Bienvenidos!

Over the last 138 years, these are just some of the different ways that people have been welcomed to Erie Neighborhood House. Erie has assisted thousands of immigrants who have come to Chicago by providing a community center, educational programs and resources that help them connect with their new home. Today, the population Erie serves is primarily Latino, and each year, Erie provides services for over 5,000 low income individuals and families.

Proceeds from the event will support Erie's programs. One of the vital programs at Erie House is the Citizenship Program, which assists Legal Permanent Residents who want to become United States Citizens achieve that dream. Erie hosts citizenship workshops and provides one-on-one tutoring for students preparing for their citizenship exam. Erie needs volunteers to help at workshops and prepare students for their citizenship exams. If you want to learn more about our Citizenship program, click here.

In July 2007, the application fee to apply for United States Citizenship increased by 70% from $400 to $675. That $275 increase has made it impossible for many people to submit their citizenship applications. Right now, Erie has 50 individuals and families waiting to apply for U.S. Citizenship only because they cannot afford the application fee.

We need your support to help these people achieve their dream of becoming U.S. citizens. Come on June 26th to learn more!

Thursday, June 26, 2008
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Goose Island Brewery
1800 W. Fulton St.
Chicago, IL

$25 by June 25th, $30 at the door.


The World Wide Word Radio Network

To listen to any of the shows click below Listen live or later Feel free to download any of our archived shows Call in number (718) 508-9717

Listen to Easy Speak With Doug Knott as he speaks with former Poet Laureate of the United States (1997-2000). Robert Pinsky, Author of Gulf Music link below

Listen to
THE MOE GREEN POETRY HOUR With Rafael F. J. Alvarado (aka Moe Green) & Kate Durbin as they listen to the poetry of Lisa Alvarado

Listen to
For The Love Of Poetry Hosted by Cassandra Love Talking to Naomi Shihab Nye

* * * MEDIA ALERT * * *

Ten Monologues Open the Box of Queer Latino Identities

Sister Outsider Entertainment
(Producers: Julia Carias, Elisha Miranda, Sofia Quintero & Alexander Ramirez)


PANDORA'S is a multimedia theater production featuring monologues and documentary shorts which sheds light on the Latin@ queer (LGBTQI) experience.

Written by
Sandra Alvarez, Janis Astor del Valle, Tina Bartolome, Julia Carias, Jasmine Colon, Fernanda Coppel, Deyanira Garcia, Aurora Guerrero, Elisha Miranda, Desi Moreno-Penson, Lissette J. Norman & Sofia Quintero.

Claudia Acosta, Dominique Andriese, Janis Astor del Valle, Desiree Cobb, Sherette Gregg, Carina Gregorio, Julia Ahumada Grob, Daphne Lopez, Desi Moreno-Penson & Karen J. Robles.

Sofia Quintero

Short Films Director
Aurora Guerrero of Womyn Image Makers

Artistic Director/Theater Director
Elisha Miranda

WHO: SISTER OUTSIDER aims to create commercially viable, and culturally relevant content across a range of media platforms including print, internet, theater, film and television that appeals to a multicultural audience

WHAT: Pandora's ten diverse monologues, seven short films woven together with music to represent different queer identities from diverse ethnic and identity backgrounds (bisexual, transgender, lesbian, questioning, homeless, immigrant, etc.) Its debut marks a breakthrough in visibility and expression in the Latin@ queer community.

WHEN: July 2nd- July 6th, 2008

Evening Shows
Wednesday, July 2nd - Friday, July 5th at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 6th at 8pm

Matinee Shows
Saturday, July 5th at 2pm
Sunday, July 6th at 2pm

WHERE: Theater Row
410 West 42ndStreet
New York City

To buy tickets please visit or Use code: POST to receive a 10% discount.

WHY: During the show, an Ending Homo-Hatred Outreach Toolkit will be distributed to audience members. The Toolkit will contain strategies and resources for combating internal and external homophobia, such as a directory of organizations that conduct outreach and education on issues of sexuality.

HOW: The commissioned writers and diverse cast use music, videos and theater to narrate the experience of the Latino/a queer community.

Press Contact: Melissa Quinones,, 917-853-2052

Sister Outsider Entertainment
55 West 116th Street, Suite 350
New York, New York 10026
646.688.0865 Tel. 646-514.3503

Lisa Alvarado

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