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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

Meetup

Featured site Click here to check out The NYC Puerto Rican Culture Meetup! This Meetup group is dedicated to promoting and celebrating Puerto Rican culture in New York City. The group's next meetup is a CopaCabana dance cruise.

Puerto Rican Film Series in Chicago

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Film The Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC) announces the Puerto Rican Film Series 2008, kicking off with FLAGS OF STEEL Saturday July 12 Bring blankets, folding chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a film under the stars! Starting Saturday, July 12 and continuing every other Saturday, IPRAC presents the Puerto Rican Film Series, an outdoor film festival featuring the film work of new and established Puerto Rican directors, producers and actors. In its fifth year, the series has become in a Chicago summer favorite. The Puerto Rican Film Series is the only Puerto Rican/Latino film program in the park system gathering visitors from Chicago and the Midwest counting in average 300 attendants per screening. Families with their pets, couples and friends can bring their picnic baskets, folding chairs, blankets and enjoy a film under the stars at the beautiful grounds of the Humboldt Park Boat House. FREE parking, admission, popcorn, raffles and a night of culture and en