The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce kicks off the first network mixer of 2017
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Even before five o'clock in the afternoon, dozens of women with posters, megaphones, and pink caps were being seen walking downtown. The meeting was in Logan Square, in the heart of Philadelphia. The occasion? Well, that depends on the perspective: for an unaware bystander (who generally has no perspective), it was one more celebration of International Women's Day.
Today National Council of La Raza gathered local community leaders and non-profit directors to discuss what they can do to "protect and defend the advances the Latinos have made in this country thus far," according to Rafael Collazo, Director of Political Campaigns.
Focusing on ensuring that they remain inclusive of all political leanings, the group came together to decide what the high-line items were and how they can enact change on a real level in the community.
Desde antes de las cinco de la tarde ya empezaban a verse, caminando por el centro, a decenas de mujeres armadas de carteles, megáfonos y gorros color rosa. La cita era en la glorieta de Logan Square, en pleno corazón de Filadelfia. ¿La ocasión? Bueno, eso depende de la perspectiva: para el transeúnte desprevenido (que generalmente no tiene perspectiva), se trató de una celebración más del Día Internacional de la Mujer. En cambio, para quienes tienen perspectiva –sobre todo de género–, “celebración” no es una palabra que le hace justicia al 8 de marzo.
As Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale went on record saying that allowing - and taxing - recreational marijuana could help the state find money to close its budget gap, one has to wonder if the same could be applied to the city of Philadelphia.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the Hispanic population in the U.S. will reach 132.8 million (or 30 percent of the total U.S. population) by the year 2050. But Latino students, along with other minorities, continue to be underrepresented in the STEM disciplines and to receive STEM degrees at a lower rate than their White counterparts. Latino students are more likely than Whites to be exposed to funding inequities and to have science teachers who did not major in science.
The Masonic Temple has long been considered as one of the great wonders of the Masonic World. Constructed in 1873, the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia has some of the finest artifacts of Freemasonry as well as lodge rooms that are based on the ancient themes of the architectural world. It’s said that every room constructed has purposely one flaw put into the architecture or decoration to show that man is not perfect compared to God.
Political donor and philanthropist Charles Koch has donated $2.2 million to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s research and policy center created four years ago to promote long-term structural improvements to the U.S. criminal justice system.
Reaching the top is nothing without reaching back to help those behind you according to Yasseline Díaz. From her early college career to the present, Díaz felt that her mission has always been to help those who need it most. Though she is far from her original goal of being a Physical Therapist, Díaz has managed to transform lives on a daily basis. From her charity work to her position in the Community Affairs department of Independence Blue Cross, she still manages to impact neighborhoods throughout the city.
Cuéntanos de tu carrera actual. ¿Cómo llegaste hasta allí?
Actualmente trabajo en PECO. Soy parte del equipo de relaciones corporativas, un grupo bastante pequeño pero muy dinámico que administra un poco más de US$6 millones anuales para patrocinar a 300 organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro de la región.
¿Cuál es la parte más gratificante de tu carrera?
Boasting an impressive personality that greets you at the door, Tiffany Tavarez is a force to be reckoned with.
With a notable career that matches her personality, her service in her role on PECO’s corporate relations team has allowed her to become one of the more recognizable names throughout the city. But never one to rest, Tavarez has paired her career with continued service throughout her community.
The startup Magnolia Mitigation has done vital work to protect two separate endangered species in Pennsylvania, and has saved thousands of acres of wetland throughout the country, reported The Philadelphia Citizen.
Today Juntos hosted a protest titled, "Defy Trump: Expand the Sanctuary," with Mijente.
The group stationed outside of City Hall with a message to the Mayor, City Council, and the city: a sanctuary city means a sanctuary for all.
Mayor Kenney released his second budget and Five-Year Plan, asking members of City Council to approve new investments in two key areas: health and human services that will uplift our most vulnerable, and job-creating initiatives that will result in economic opportunity for all Philadelphians.
The SheBelieves Cup started its first leg of the tournament with the United States playing against Germany at Talon Energy Stadium. SheBelieves is a campaign to inspire young girls and women and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams.
Launched in 2015, it has evolved and grown into a special connection between the fans and the team showing that empowerment and believing in yourself can do in respective communities across the country.
AL DIA News was able to get on the pitch and be a part of this great capmaign.
Throughout the month of March, Longwood Gardens has an orchid collection that is stunning to the eye as well as the other senses. From Moth to Lady slipper orchids, there are more than 2000 species of orchids in the conservatory.
There are even a couple orchids with fragrances that have a slight hint of vanilla or chocolate. AL DIA News took a trip to Kennett Square to see how many species of orchids we can find. Look down low and even look high up in the trees. You never know what type or orchid you may find.
Ani Cordero is a passionate singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, and Latin American music researcher living in NYC. She will perform a concert next Sunday March 5th at the Calvary Center in Philadelphia to present her latest album "Querido Mundo."
La cantante de origen puertorriqueño Ani Cordero ha convertido sus canciones en una forma de conectar con sus raíces culturales y de denunciar las injusticias sociales en Estados Unidos. El domingo 5 de marzo presentará en Filadelfia su nuevo álbum “Querido Mundo.”
When a liberal city faces a conservative presidential administration, the result is a battle similar to David and Goliath.
But as the city bands together to protect it's values and diversity, it's clear that David is pulling back his slingshot.
After searching for 27 years, the Tibetan Buddhist Center can call North Philadelphia its new home. After its grand opening this past weekend, they started the Tibetan New Year with the Palden Lhamo Tea Ceremony. This is an authentic ceremony that offers great benefit, with a history dating back over 1000 years.
La atestada carrera por la oficina del Fiscal de Distrito de Filadelfia se ha covertido una de las elecciones más anticipadas para las primarias de este mes de Mayo.
Con siete candidatos, es impresionante cómo la competencia se volvió tan atestada, tan rápido.
La oficina de fiscal más grande del estado, la posición de Fiscal de Distrito de Filadelfia, es deseada por abogados en todo el área.
Pero tras la emoción y la decepción que rodeó la elección de Seth Williams, y luego a su caída en picada, podríamos pensar que sólo los más valientes se lanzarían.
Cuéntanos un poco de tu actual profesión, ¿Cómo llegaste hasta aquí?
Comencé mi carrera estudiando derecho. Luego proseguí los estudios en relaciones internacionales y eventualmente me transformé en la Cónsul de México.
¿Cuál es la parte más satisfactoria de tu trabajo?
Tell us about your current career, how did you get there?
I started my career by studying law. I then pursued a career in international relations and eventually became consulate for Mexico.
What's the most rewarding part of your career for you?