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Chicks Make Flicks

New England Women in Film and Video presents:

Chicks Make Flicks:
Short Documentaries by Carmen Oquendo-Villar
7pm Thursday February 8

Carmen Oquendo Villar

Carmen Oquendo Villar (www.oquendovillar.com) is a visual artist and curator of Puerto Rican and Spanish descent whose work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. Educated in Latin America, West Africa and the United States, she is currently completing a PhD at Harvard. Screening will include the films MIZERY and BOQUITA, from a series of film portraits about members of the Boston Latin@ transgender community.


On the MIT campus
77 Mass. Ave.
Room 6-120
Free and open to the public.

Albizu Campos Staged Reading

The Last Revolutionary: Don Pedro Albizu Campos by Alberto Vazquez

I’d like to invite you to a stage reading June 2nd @ 7PM.  It is at The Producer’s Club: 358 W. 44 St. / Crown Theater.  Check attachment.

I have written an political drama epic with music and dance that is based on a true event. I think you will find it both a remarkably conceived and extremely timely theater project.

Don Pedro Albizu Campos was the brilliant Harvard graduate from Puerto Rico.  In the 1920’s he began his quest to free Puerto Rico from colonialism.  He dedicated his life struggling against America’s hold on the island.  After years of incarceration and radiation torture, he succumbed in 1965, but his iconic personality lives as an inspiration for Latinos alike.

Francisco Rivela
Denia Brache
Edouardo DeSoto
Arlen Dean Snyder
Bob Lavelle
Rosie Berrido
Oriana Navarro
Gary Cruz
Carlos Jimenez
Beatriz Quinones

RSVP: 917.286.0466

Puerto Rican Governor Faces 19 Counts

Associated Press (March 27, 2008)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was charged Thursday with 19 counts in a campaign finance probe, including conspiracy to violate U.S. federal campaign laws and giving false testimony to the FBI.

The indictment also charged 12 others associated with Acevedo’s Popular Democratic Party as a result of a two-year grand jury investigation, acting U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said.

The 13 are accused of conspiring to illegally raise money to pay off Acevedo’s campaign debts from his 2000 campaign to be the U.S. island territory’s nonvoting member of Congress.

Acevedo, now running for re-election as governor, will not be arrested, Rodriguez said. But at least five others named in the indictment were led in handcuffs into the U.S. federal building in San Juan early Thursday morning.

“The governor will be permitted to turn himself in deference to his position,” she said.

Acevedo has called the campaign finance probe a case of political persecution by federal officials, partly for his criticism of a September 2005 FBI raid in which a fugitive militant Puerto Rican independence leader was killed.

His allegation has support in Puerto Rico, where many feel a deep-rooted nationalism and hostility toward the U.S. federal government.

A Harvard-educated attorney and career politician, Acevedo, 45, served in Washington as the island’s nonvoting delegate to Congress, and was elected governor in 2004 after campaigning on an anti-corruption platform.

Acevedo’s party favors maintaining the island’s semiautonomous relationship with the U.S. mainland. His leading opponent in this year’s governor’s race favors making Puerto Rico the 51st state.

Immigration and Race:

Challenges and Opportunities for the New American Majority

Saturday, December 9 • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue

This conference will focus on the ways in which issues of race are implicated in the ongoing debates on immigration and related policy concerns. Three panels of distinguished speakers will address themes related to present-day immigration including demographic changes and the coming non-white majority; the changing nature of the Black population and new Black immigration; Black-Latino relations; and the potential role of Afro-Latinos. This event is presented by the Afro-Latin@ Project at Queens College, CUNY, the Institute for Global Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS) at NYU, and the DuBois Center for African American Studies at Harvard, and hosted by El Museo and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Reception to follow. Admission: Free. Registration required. For more information, call (212) 998-5100 or (718) 997-2895.