Café con Cass is a multimedia project that launched as a public access television show in 2013 created and hosted by Cassandra Lopez Fradera to bring dialogue alive on healing, arts, and culture with occasional guests. Through her reporting of local news she has conducted interviews with movement leaders, multidisciplinary artists, mental health practitioners, and change makers in video, print, and podcast. Cassandra combines traditional journalism with emergent strategy in her communications practice to open new channels of communication in a rapidly automized economy to build a more creative and just world accessible through media, public education, strategic consulting, and 1:1 coaching with select clients and organizations. She is passionate about people and organizations committed to social change and transformational leadership to communicate their best message. Based in Rincón, Puerto Rico, Cassandra’s work as a strategist and performer has been described as heart opening and authentic.


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Call to Action

Communications & integration strategy for the mind, spirit, community, & website rooted in strategy and emotional intelligence in an increasingly automated world.

Self-healing. I guide others to develop their leadership skills having done the work in my own life. As a survivor of colonial and sexual violence, for many years I sat in the backseat of my own life feeling helpless, as if someone else was driving. Public access television, healing justice spaces, and my work and study at Harvard University helped me get to the front and center. I now use those tools to help others and grow my practice.

Healing justice. I am committed to creating a more creative and just world that honors our history, no matter how painful, and restore dignity to the most vulnerable. I create spaces for marginalized voices including my own while. A Healing Justice Practice Space (HJPS) is an all-gender, all- bodied, inclusive and accessible space for practicing and receiving healing that is built in partnership with social justice movement work and sites of political action.

Reaching the world. When we talk about globalization, we often focus on the select few who profit. Through my migration from New York City to Harvard University and Puerto Rico, I have always been inspired by many cultures and amazed at how people have taken risks to reach new spaces to grow. I am curious how we can use the media to engage with a variety of experiences while being supported by search engines and algorithms that enhance the diversity of content, not limit its scope.



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Coming Spring 2020

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