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 … Continue reading Speaking to the Harvard Gazette about the 3rd Annual Latinx Graduation and my experience as Harvard’s Co-Presidenta of the HLSA.
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 … Continue reading My Latest: Lío Villahermosa Finds Bomba Searching for the History of His Late Father
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: … Continue reading Interview with Lisa García Quiroz, Chief Diversity Officer of Time Warner, Inc. at Harvard’s Inaugural American Adelante Conference.
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 … Continue reading Serving as a Commissioner for the City of Somerville.
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 … Continue reading Café con Cass Portrait: Lewis Morris, poet, educator and MC in Boston, Mass.
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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvZ7kaXwnFQ 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.