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Mónica Marie Zorrilla

Mónica Marie Zorrilla
I spotlight millennial trends and offbeat Latinx underground culture

I’ve dreamt about the day I could write for purpose, with passion, since I was an opinionated tween. Now, as an opinionated adult, I get paid to do that in two languages. I’m a Cubanita de Miami™ with an incurable rampant curiosity and a penchant for socially valuable chisme, but at least I do it with integrity (thanks Haverford College!). Health awareness, the rights of women and children, nonviolent direct action, and seeking accountability through investigative reporting compels me. When I’m not writing, I’m crying about how much I love and miss my dog, Sushi.

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'Rock and Roll' y Resistencia: Una conversación con Alejandro Escovedo

 11/02/2017 - 16:16
Alejandro Escovedo for Burn Something Beautiful by Nancy Rankin Escovedo 

El músico y activista mexicano-americano Alejandro Escovedo habla de sus orígenes inmigrantes, su oposición al gobierno, sus roces con la muerte y  de cómo todas esas historias que se siente obligado a componer trascienden el género del rock and roll. Escovedo estará tocando junto al mito texano Joe Ely en el Ardmore Music Hall el próximo 19 de agosto.  

 

Cuba: Belleza y Pesar

 11/02/2017 - 16:04
Sandy Stolzman by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News 

Sandy Stolzman redefine la fotografía del viaje contemporánea en los países del tercer mundo al trascender deliberadamente los estereotipos del turista bebedor de ron Bacardí, que pasan todo el día en la playa con una cámara colgando del cuello, y los resultados son obvios. Con medios hábiles y con redes sociales muy bien administradas que aman el idealizan a Cuba, Stolzman es capaz de percibir profundamente a través de su lente lo que es objetivamente bello – y objetivamente triste – en la isla.

 

Mari Carmen Aponte: Una latina en el centro de la atención pública

 11/01/2017 - 13:44
The Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mari Carmen Aponte. Photograph taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News.

El pasado 25 de octubre, Mari Carmen Aponte recibió el premio William J. Clothier Memorial 2017 otorgado por la Pan-American Association de Filadelfia en reconocimiento por su trabajo. A pesar de que como latina ha tenido una prolífica carrera como Secretaria de Estado asistente en el área de relaciones con el hemisferio occidental, Aponte también ha sido víctima del machismo.

 

Mari Carmen Aponte: On Being A Latina In The Public Eye

 11/01/2017 - 11:02
The Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Mari Carmen Aponte. Photograph taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News.

On October 25th, Mari Carmen Aponte was recognized by the Pan-American Association in Philadelphia for her service with the 2017 William J. Clothier Memorial Award. Although the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs has had a prolific career as a spearheading Latina, she has been subjected to demeaning sexism. This is our exclusive.

Una conexión segura: una prioridad para el Alcalde Kenney y para el Fiscal General Shapiro

 10/24/2017 - 14:01
El Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de Comcast, David L. Cohen, con los asistentes del evento donde se anunció Internet Essentials, el 5 de octubre del 2017. Foto cortesía de Jennifer Bilotta.

Comcast se ha unido con los líderes del gobierno de Pennsylvania para asegurar que los más vulnerables – los adultos mayores y los niños – estén a salvo al estar en línea. Internet Essentials es el primero de su tipo; una campaña multidimensional y un esfuerzo concertado para expandir el alcance de la alfabetización digital y de los programas informativos a través del estado entero.

Internet Safety: A Top Priority for Mayor Kenney and Attorney General Shapiro

 10/23/2017 - 17:46
The Executive Vice President of Comcast, David L. Cohen, with attendees of the Internet Essentials announcement event on October 5th, 2017. 

Comcast has teamed up with the leaders of Pennsylvania’s government to ensure that our most vulnerable- the elderly and children -are safe online. Internet Essentials is the first of its kind; a multidimensional campaign and concerted effort to expand digital literacy outreach and informative programs across an entire state.

'Menergy' Gets at The Root of Relationship Abuse

 10/16/2017 - 15:24
Image from ThinkstockPhotos. 

“We’re all trying to grow in wisdom and we’re trying to have the people in our program see that in us; that we’re not thinking of them as ‘other’ than us, but as people who are people, who are trying to work to become better partners, husbands, and fathers.” - Tony Lapp, Co-Director of Menergy

 

Daniel Schidlow: cómo curar con el espíritu inmigrante

 10/11/2017 - 10:27
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease. Photograph by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News.

El doctor Daniel V. Schidlow, decano de la Escuela de Medicina de Drexel University y especialista en enfermedades pulmonares, es uno de los latinos más prominentes de Filadelfia. Su exitosa carrera le llevó de Santiago de Chile a North Philly, pasando por el Bronx, y hoy reparte su tiempo entre pacientes, muchos de ellos inmigrantes, y su gran afición: cantar.

 

Daniel Schidlow: Healing With The Immigrant Spirit

 10/11/2017 - 10:20
Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease. Photograph by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News.

Dr. Daniel V. Schidlow, Dean of Drexel’s College of Medicine, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at Drexel University, and professor specialized in pediatric pulmonary disease, has had a rapidly evolving and ever-shifting career from its origin in Santiago de Chile to its tenures in the Bronx and in North Philadelphia. Between tending to young patients and their families, translating signs, or practicing for a recital, Daniel has barely been able to catch his breath the past five decades. Now, he takes a moment to sit down for AL DĺA to discuss his contributions as a leading Latino in the City.

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