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AN OLD FASHION RENT PARTY

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

THE HOLISTIC CULTURAL CENTER

PRESENTS

AN OLD FASHION RENT PARTY
& PUERTO RICO’S SLAVERY ABOLITION DAY FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 8PM – 2AM

2035 2ND AVENUE 2ND FLOOR #2 BELL
(BETWEEN 104TH & 105TH ST.)

DONATION: $10

THE INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN PERCUSSIONIST MONTIGO JOE WILL BE HONORED FOR HIS TIRELESS SUPPORT & DEDICATION.

BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS (DRUMS, GUITARS, ETC. FOR A SPONTANIOUS JAM.
OPEN MIC: BRING YOUR POETY, BOOKS, SCRIPTS, SONG, ETC.

BRING YOUR BROWN BAG AND FOOD (ARRIVE EARLY TO SECURE A TABLE)

BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS AND LITERTURE FOR NETWORKING

THE PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT A HOLISTIC CULTURAL YOUTH CENTER.

WE ARE FIGHTING HARD TO KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN.

SUPPORT THE PROGRAM AND HAVE A GOOD.

FOR INFO: 212 – 427 – 3810

COMITE NOVIEMBRE SCHOLARSHIPS 2006

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

The Comite Noviembre, celebrating our 20th Anniversity in promoting our Puerto Rican heritage, is announcing the availability of the following scholarship awards:

Comite Noviembre Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000 each to up to 20 high school students attending college or college students

Deadline: April 15

Nitification: June 15

New! Richie Perez Scholarship Award

The award will recognize a Puerto Rican young person for their commitment, activism and achievements in any if the areas of human rights and social justice that Richie held so dear. This annual award will both promote the advancement of new leaders in the movement for peace and justice, and also invest in their continued growth by providing support for their ongoing education and political development.

Award: $1,000 to one college student

Deadline: May 10

Notification: June 12

Applications are attached.

Any questions? Contact Jaime Bello at 917-299-4191 or jaimebello@optonline.net.

COMITE NOVIEMBRE SCHOLARSHIPS 2006

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
The Comite Noviembre, celebrating our 20th Anniversity in promoting our Puerto Rican heritage, is announcing the availability of the following scholarship awards:

Comite Noviembre Scholarship Program

Award: $1,000 each to up to 20 high school students attending college or college students

Deadline: April 15

Nitification: June 15

New! Richie Perez Scholarship Award

The award will recognize a Puerto Rican young person for their commitment, activism and achievements in any if the areas of human rights and social justice that Richie held so dear. This annual award will both promote the advancement of new leaders in the movement for peace and justice, and also invest in their continued growth by providing support for their ongoing education and political development.

Award: $1,000 to one college student

Deadline: May 10

Notification: June 12

Applications are attached.

Any questions? Contact Jaime Bello at 917-299-4191 or jaimebello@optonline.net.

Lorca Federico Lorca

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

TEATRO CIRCULO

Presents

Lorca Federico Lorca

Written & Directed By Luis Caballero

 

Location: 64 East 4th Street (Bet. Bowery & 2nd Ave)

Dates: March 2nd to April 9th, 2006

Performances: Thursdays thru Saturdays at 8 PM

Sundays at 3 PM

 

PERFORMANCES IN SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

General Admission $25.00 / Students & Seniors $20.00

Special Group Rates Available

For reservations 212-505-1808

www.teatrocirculo.org

Trains F,V to 2nd Avenue, N,R,W to 8th St, 6 to Astor Place

Presenta

Lorca Federico Lorca

Escrita y Dirigida por Luis Caballero

 

Lugar: 64 East 4th Street (Entre Bowery y 2  Ave)

Fechas: Marzo 2 hasta Abril 9, 2006

Horario: Jueves y Sábados a las 8 PM

Domingos a las 3 PM

 

PRESENTACIONES EN ESPAÑOL CON SUBTITULOS EN INGLES

Entrada general  $25.00 / Estudiantes y Seniors $20.00

Descuentos especiales para grupos

 

Reservaciones 212-505-1808

www.teatrocirculo.org

 

Trenes F,V a 2 Avenue, N,R,W a 8 Street, 6 a Astor Place

WHAT A CHRISTMAS!

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
A PLAY BY JESUS “TATO” LAVIERA
BASED ON A STORY CONCEPT BY CECILIA VEGA
Directed by Oscar Ciccone

Wonderful bible stories adapted to modern life. This live performance includes traditional music and dancing from the Holy Land, Spain, Caribbean and Latin American countries.

Saint Mark’s Church
East 10th Street & 2nd Avenue
East Village, Manhattan
Special Performances to Benefit Festival Latino NYC

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
December 26, 27 & 28 a
t 7pm

12 and under: $20
Adults: $25

Pay at the Door
For more information please call (212) 983-0219

A documentary on Roberto Clemente

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

LEGACY of #21
(The life of Roberto Clemente)

Thursday Feb. 15, 7 PM

Hostos Community College
149th Street and the Grand Concourse
The Bronx

Tickets $15
Students and Seniors $12

For ticket information: 718-402-9310

VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM AT RISK

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM AT RISK
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
The Community Supporters of the Violence Intervention Program (CSVIP) are calling a press conference to speak about the crisis situation confronting the Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (VIP) and the steps we are taking to try to save it.

Elected Officials, domestic violence survivors and advocates, and representatives from the CSVIP call upon YOU to exercise your leadership role in support of the battered women and staff of VIP by joining us at the press conference.

WHEN: Thursday, April 12, 2007, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Av
Confirm your attandance email SaveVIP@aol.com or call 212.650.4938 or 212.423.9010

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Community Supporters Unite to Save Domestic Violence Program

Recent Actions by Board Members Have Placed Organization in Jeopardy

The Community Supporters of the Violence Intervention Program (CSVIP), a group made up of domestic violence advocates and a wide array of community leaders, including elected officials, is demanding the resignation of the Board of Directors of the Violence Intervention Program, Inc. (“VIP”), the establishment of a new Board with the necessary qualifications and the reinstatement of Grace Perez as Executive Director.

The current board members are Vivian Selenikas, newly appointed Chair, Kenneth Diaz, Acting Chair, Sandra Quilico, Treasurer, Nancy Nazario, Secretary, Zarah Guzman, member, and Vivian Rivera, member. Calling the Board’s actions “irresponsible, arbitrary and capricious,” the CSVIP has issued an Open Letter and Petition to the Board (“The Petition”), seeking their resignation.

The reasons for this request include the following: their failure to respond to repeated requests made by community leaders to meet with them; their refusal to bring a neutral third party to facilitate whatever conflict that may have existed between them and the Executive Director; the unjustified discharge of VIP’s Executive Director; their failure to have a plan in place to ensure the management of the organization and the provision of services for VIP clients (battered women and their children); and their failure to fully explain their decision to not purchase a building that could have become a permanent home for VIP.

VIP is a very important organization that has been at the fore front of serving battered women and their children since 1984 when it opened its doors in East Harlem and became the first bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) domestic violence service provider in the state of New York, and one of a handful in the entire nation.

Over the years, VIP has developed and grown tremendously expanding its services beyond East Harlem to also serve women and children in the Bronx and Queens. Today, VIP provides crisis intervention, counseling, support groups, case management, and residential services to hundreds of women and children in
three boroughs.

The Board Has Refused to Meet With Community Leaders to Resolve Situation

For months, VIP’s Board of Directors has refused to meet with or respond to the calls of various community leaders who have knocked at their doors trying to prevent the very crisis that they have now created. On Monday, March 26, Jenny Rivera, who was recently appointed by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights, resigned her position as Chair of VIP’s Board. However, before she did this, she made sure that the Board fired Grace Perez, who has served as VIP’s Executive Director for the past 17 years, helping to make it the exemplary organization that it is today.

The Board made this arbitrary and capricious decision without adequate reason and without having an interim director or a plan of action in place. Furthermore, prior to the discharge, the Board refused any attempt on behalf of Ms. Perez or community leaders to resolve whatever management/governance differences may have existed between the Board and the Executive Director with a neutral third party.

What we find illogical and absurd is that the only reason that this Board cited for dismissing Grace is the actions that she took related to the purchase of a building in East Harlem that would serve as a permanent home for VIP.

We know that for more than a year, Grace Perez, with the help of Councilwoman Melissa Mark Viverito, and with the approval of this Board, was able to obtain a $500,000 grant from the NYC Council to renovate the building once it was purchased; a $140,000 down payment for the purchase of the building and $40,000 for closing fees; the pro bono services of an architect to draw up the floor plans; as well as the pro bono services of a real estate lawyer to represent VIP in the purchasing transactions. However, at the last hour, without consulting it with Grace Perez or Councilwoman Mark Viverito, the Board decided not to go through with the purchase.

The Board cited as the reason for this decision, the advice of an unnamed financial advisor, whom they claim determined that VIP was not in a financial position to move forward with the purchase. However, this conclusion is not supported by the review of VIP’s finances by the City Council and its approval for a $500,000 grant nor by the two banks which had provided letters of intent for a mortgage of up to $1.2 million.

Board Failed to Appoint Someone to Manage the Organization Before Firing ED

The discharge of Grace Perez, and the manner in which she was terminated, demonstrates the Board’s abuse of power and the fact that they seem to care very little about the lives of the women and children served by VIP. To this day, two week after her dismissal, there is still no one appointed to manage the organization.

While the Board carries out their supposed “national search” for a new Executive Director, who is in charge of VIP’s operation and management? They took the time to find a lawyer to advise them in connection with their decisions, but they did not take the time to find someone who could oversee the operations and management of the organization before they fired Ms. Perez.

Thanks to the dedication of VIP’s staff who have taken it upon themselves to carry on with their work, the women and children have been shielded from the unconscionable chaos and atmosphere of insecurity which the Board has created.

On the day that Ms. Perez was fired, 10 representatives from local organizations went to the offices of VIP, as a group, to demand an immediate meeting with Board. Zarah F. Guzman, the only Board member, who went to VIP that day to try to change the locks on the door, took the names of the 10 representatives and promised the Board would contact them for an emergency meeting. The representatives are still waiting to hear from the Board.

As a Board that heads such an important and necessary organization, they have placed this organization and the people it serves in serious jeopardy and numerous community members have signed the open letter and petition asking for their resignation and making room for a new board that has the knowledge, experience, and credibility necessary to lead and govern VIP.

Please eMail your Comments & support to The Community Supporters of the Violence Intervention Program (CSVIP), SaveVIP@AOL.Com.

Festival de Música y Bailes Puertorriqueños

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Join La Casa in this fundraising event, celebrating
Puerto Rican culture through the music of Trios and typical dance

FEATURING

Trio “Sentimiento Latino”
El Trio de “Epoca”

with a special performance by
Hilda Rivera-Pantojas’
DANZA FIESTA!

Sunday, July 8, 2pm

Teatro Heckscher del Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue (corner of 104th St.)
New York City, New York

Donation: $25.00

For information:
212-722-2600

http://www.lacasapr.org

Email: lacasapr@aol.com

Otra Locura/ Another crazy idea

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

From “Armando Pacheco”

Hello friends and family,
At Cabanas El Rucio we also deal with agriculture. At this moment we have hundreds of organic mangoes. WE don’t use chemicals of any kind to grow our fruits. We have an offer for all of you. We will send you by US Post Office priority mail a box full of mangoes for only $15. The box will take between 10 to 12 mangoes, depending on the size of the mangoes. We will package them on a bed of orange tree leafs that you may boil and drink as a tea. You will receive the mangoes in 3-4 days.

Once you pay the $15. at cabanaselrucio.com with a credit card we will send the fruit to you. WE have a Pay Pal account. It says eco-tour. For questions write to me or call me at 787 836-0633 or 347 581 1778.

You may place as many orders as you want to. You may send fruit to anybody in the United States.

Send me an email with the correct address of the person including zipcode.

Yours truly,
Armando Pacheco

Cemi Underground to Feature Poets Marina Ortiz & Maegan “La Mala” Ortiz

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

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On Friday, July 20, 2007 @ 7:00 PM
Cemi Underground will feature poets Marina Ortiz and Maegan “La Mala” Ortiz (no relation).
$7 cover.
Cemi Underground is located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, near 112th Street.
For details, visit: www.cemiunderground.com.