Speaking to the Harvard Gazette about the 3rd Annual Latinx Graduation and my experience as Harvard’s Co-Presidenta of the HLSA.

To view full feature, “Invisible No Longer,” at the Harvard Gazette click here. Excerpt: “You’re going to see a lot of diversity in the room,” Cassandra Fradera, A.L.M. ’17, co-president of the Harvard Latinx Student Alliance (HLSA), said on the phone last week. She was explaining what to expect on Tuesday at the third annual HLSA-sponsored…

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My Latest: Lío Villahermosa Finds Bomba Searching for the History of His Late Father

When Bomba began as tradition in Puerto Rico, it was a way for enslaved Africans from central and west Africa to communicate through music and dance. Acknowledging Bomba as a history coming from multiple traditions helps both dancers and instructor Lío Villahermosa cope with the changing present. Today is Christopher Columbus Day and students gather…

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Interview with Lisa García Quiroz, Chief Diversity Officer of Time Warner, Inc. at Harvard’s Inaugural American Adelante Conference.

The Harvard Kennedy Center for Public Leadership invited The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy to conduct video interviews for the first American Adelante Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School. I sat with Lisa García Quiroz, President of the Time Warner Foundation and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Office of Time Warner, Inc. at America Adelante:…

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Serving as a Commissioner for the City of Somerville.

Tonight was the Somerville Women’s Comission Women’s History Month Annual Reception. In the presence of State Representative Barber, fellow commissioners, and peers I represented the anti-violence committee and spoke about teen dating abuse efforts and my own experience as a survivor. Thankful to be healthy in mind, body and spirit to enjoy this time and…

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Café con Cass Portrait: Lewis Morris, poet, educator and MC in Boston, Mass.

  Lewis Morris, 26 of Providence, R.I. and a resident of Boston, Mass. wrote his first poem at the age of 11. He is now a multi-talented performing artist with a gift for activating the creative spark in people. He describes himself as a “poet first, beatmaker/producer second, and an MC last.” His work has…

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Café con Cass debuts in a new time slot with a feature on Stromae

Café con Cass is a live show that is taped on Sunday nights at 8 PM bringing dialogue alive on healing, arts, and diversity with occasional guests with a cup of coffee. In today’s episode I do our weekly emotional check-in and feature rising global star, Stromae.

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Café con Cass: New Episode

I genuinely felt like this has been my best show yet. I was really nervous for this one and you’ll notice when I say, “Good Afternoon,” and bounce right back. Enjoy this emotional check-in laced with laughter, prose, and good music. I’m so thankful to be a part of BeLive! programming at CCTV.

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Greetings in the New Year

Seasons Greetings & Feliz Año Nuevo! It’s been a while since I have written a post directors toward my visitors and readers using the “I”. Thank you so much for staying tuned and I hope you are having a blessed year regarding of the status of resolutions and family time. I have been thinking a…

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Premiere Episode: Café con Cass at Cambridge Community Television

  Please join me in a new creative venture in citizen journalism. I have written so much on this blog, and this past season, I revisited the many projects I have shared with you. The common theme to my work was that I never stopped creating, and each piece, each project, each struggle, brought me…

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