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Olivia Sandom. Photo taken by Samantha Laub for AL DÍA News. 

"When I reflect on the terms 'liberty' and 'freedom', I think of how I've learned so much from social media, which I have unlimited access to, and how I became vocal through it. In this country, we have the ability to be vocal. I had the ability to educate people with my voice. And the fact that it was so easy to organize in my school, and that the City government let me rally in front of their buildings... I can do all of those things because of liberty and freedom, but it's also about having the right to fighting for rights being taken away. It's ironic like that." - Olivia Sandom 

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Biden and Calderón talk Trade and Trump

 09/27/2017 - 17:26
Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Felipe Calderón. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

On the evening of September 26th, hundreds of students, faculty members, scholars, policymakers, and practitioners gathered at the breathtaking Irvine Auditorium to hear from the 47th Vice President of the United States and the former Mexican President. The topic of the Perry World House dialogue? “The Future of the Global Order in an Era of Nationalism, Populism, and Retrenchment.”

 

Romy Díaz: El mentor que Filadelfia se merece

 09/27/2017 - 14:50
Romy Díaz at our office on 1835 Market Street. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

El vicepresidente y consejero general de PECO es un hispano que lleva varias décadas trabajando para dejar un legado en la ciudad. Mentor de latinos y miembro de la comunidad LGBT, Rómulo “Romy” Díaz es uno de los cuatro hispanos reconocidos durante el Hispanic Heritage Month por su invaluable aporte a Filadelfia.

 

Romy Díaz: The Mentor The City Deserves

 09/27/2017 - 13:38
Romy Díaz at our office on 1835 Market Street. Photo taken by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News. 

If cities are in need of superheroes, then Philadelphia may have discovered one. Neither sporting cape nor spandex, The Mentor prefers a suit when serving Philadelphians, offering parables from his life and career in a Southwestern twang to Latino and LGBT youth, or providing counsel to PECO for ecological and efficient energy production. A well-versed and seasoned attorney and politician, The Mentor (who goes by alias “Romy”), has been serving us since 2002 with modesty and empathy. To show our appreciation, AL DĺA News honors Romy this year with a Hispanic Heritage Award.

Cuba: Beauty and Sadness

 09/11/2017 - 15:04
Sandy Stolzman by Samantha Laub/AL DÍA News 

Sandy Stolzman redefines contemporary third-world travel photography by purposefully transcending above the stereotyped role of Bacardí rum-drinking and sandy toed White tourist with a camera slung across her neck, and the results are obvious. With a wily media and with curated social accounts that love to romanticize Cuba, Stolzman is able to keenly perceive through her lens what is objectively beautiful- and what is objectively sad -about the island.

 

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