Born in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Anielka Martínez is taking on the task "of being the voice of all the children of Latin America." Over 700 million children are being denied the chance to have the childhoods they deserve, according to NGO Save the Children.
The festival, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, takes place a few days before the great celebration of Puerto Rican culture in the city, the Puerto Rican national parade.
Between the first and the fourth of June, the city will celebrate the VII International Tango Festival in which dance figures will meet to teach Philadelphians the secrets of this South American music and dance, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the Unesco in 2009.
Past a chalkboard that says, “Come inside to read a good book,” on one side and “Don’t be an asshole!” on the other, you come across a tattered SEPTA Union Strike poster from the early twentieth century, preserved underneath an equally withered-away lamination. A few cautious inches deep inside of this surreal time machine, a pillar manages to stand from the 1890s home of an anarchist feminist writer and speaker who lived near Drexel University.
The Hispanic immigrant community has played a fundamental role in the growth of the city in the last decade. In the streets it is more and more common to hear conversations held in Spanish. However, it seems that this important trend is not reflected in universities. Why? A general crisis in the study of the humanities would be the answer. AL DÍA News spoke with professors from three of the most prominent universities in the city.
"Nada es lo que parece, y cuando todo que ella conoce es revelado como una mentira, Anastasia necesita creer en una imposibilidad..."
"Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she's ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility..."
Oscar Lopez Rivera.
El Comité de la Convención Nacional Demócrata (DNC) y Google ofrecerán talleres gratuitos a partir de enero para ofrecer información y herramientas que permitan aumentar la exposición de negociantes locales durante DNC2016.
El próximo verano, Matt Goodwin tiene planes de lanzar la primerísima antología de ficción especulativa escrita por Latinos titulada “Latino/a Rising”. Desde este momento su lista de autores es geográficamente diversa: los escritores proceden de California y Carolina del Norte, Filadelfia y Arizona.