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'I Am...We Are Muevete'

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By Ismael Nuñez After several years on hiatus, Muevete is back. Earlier this month, the Muevete youth conference was held in the South Bronx. Activists, student organizations, and community based organizations bonded at the BronxWorks Cornerstone Betances Community Center on St. Ann’s Avenue for the 13th annual Muevete conference. Muevete is the Spanish word for “move yourself,” and the young and older people in the conference were definitely doing moving. They were moving in the memory of one of their own who died too soon. They were moving to help make the quality of lives of today's young people better. The previous Muevete conferences were hosted at bigger named venues such as Columbia University, Hunter College, and City College. But they stopped. Lissette Nieves said she believed it was important to reactivate the youth conference. She spoke about her old Muevete friend Daniel Mejia who died earlier this year at the age of 32 from complications of pancreatitis. She me

Virtual Boricua Marina Ortiz chats with PRSUN Radio

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My guest tomorrow on PRSUN Radio is writer, artist and community activist Marina Ortiz. Ortiz is the woman behind Virtual Boricua, a site dedicated to boricua culture, and East Harlem Preservation, a site dedicated to East Harlem community issues. To learn more about Ortiz, check out my blog at www.blogtalkradio.com/prsunradio . The interview is at 5 p.m. tomorrow. UPDATE: To listen to my interview with Marina,