Remembering María 2yrs Later - Candlelight Vigil
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Remembering María 2yrs Later - Candlelight Vigil

  • 5757 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA, 91601 United States (map)
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We hope you and your family will join us for a candlelight vigil on Friday, September 20th at Mofongo's in North Hollywood for, "Remembering María 2yrs Later”


We hope to light candles with you, and share photos, stories, poetry or songs about how Hurricane María affected us, our families and loved ones.

Let's shed light on our island together by lighting a candle for all those we lost.

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2nd Annual Hurricane Maria Remembrance & Resiliency Event
Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

2nd Annual Hurricane Maria Remembrance & Resiliency Event

The 2nd Annual Hurricane Maria Remembrance and Resiliency Event is free and open to the public. We invite you to join us for an afternoon of activities and workshops aimed at preparing us for disasters, while we honor the thousands of lives we lost after the hurricane. There will be workshops on disaster readiness, resiliency through Puerto Rican art, crafts, music, dance, food, and healing.
We are also honored that the Gabrelino Tongva Springs Foundation is welcoming us into their community center for this opportunity for cultural exchange.


We will be releasing more details in the coming weeks.

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GRIND for YOUR Rights Fundraiser by COLOR FLIP
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

GRIND for YOUR Rights Fundraiser by COLOR FLIP

GRIND FOR YOUR RIGHTS FUNDRAISER:
We are delighted to invite you to COLOR FLIP, closing event & fundraiser, hosted along with Puerto Ricans In Action!

#ColorFlipLA is an collaborative exhibition between photographer Luis Ferrá & artist Sofía Maldonado at East LA, CA.

GRIND FOR YOUR RIGHTS SCHEDULE:
8pm - 9:30pm Boricuas Meet & Greet
9:30pm - 12m Perreocombativo party

The fundraiser is partnership with Festival Por Amor al Arte. A percentage of the artwork sales and donations will be allocated for the Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico and Conservatorio de Música de PR.

Música by Riley St Carlo | #perreocombativo

Food by @gabalava & @mellowmediaproductions

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Get Congress to Act on Puerto Rico! Summer Recess Advocacy Drive
Aug
11
to Sep 7

Get Congress to Act on Puerto Rico! Summer Recess Advocacy Drive

CALL TO ACTION: California for Puerto Rico Congressional Advocacy Drive

In July, Puerto Rico inspired the entire world by taking to the streets in unity and power against corruption, sexism, homophobia, and media manipulation from the island’s government.. The demonstrations took place after a leaked private group revealed crude and rampant corruption amongst Mr. Rosselló and his closest advisers.

NOW THE FIGHT CONTINUES! U.S. Policy on Puerto Rico must benefit the People -- not Wall Street!

Puerto Rico is still a U.S. colony and residents of the archipelago are still subject to unilateral U.S. control over the economy, infrastructure, education, pensions, medical care - basic things we all need to survive.

As Puerto Ricans and allies with voting power in the U.S., we have a crucial responsibility to advocate NOW for Puerto Rico. The whole world -- including Congress, the decision-makers on Puerto Rico policy -- saw us take down a corrupt governor. We can use this momentum to make Puerto Rico better for ALL.

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Boricua's Healing Circle
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Boricua's Healing Circle

You are invited this Friday to gather with us at Grand Park and create new bonds with decolonized self-care rituals and gratitude. Please bring something comfy to sit on, any sacred items you'd like to share with the space, and your opinions on how we can act collectively to support Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rico General Strike Solidarity Vigil
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Puerto Rico General Strike Solidarity Vigil

  • Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St. 90012 (map)
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In light of Ricardo Rosselló continued refusal to resign as Governor of Puerto Rico, the Los Angeles diaspora and allies are gathering for a VIGIL in solidarity with the Monday, July 22 Paro Nacionall/General Strike across the island demanding #RickyRenuncia!

We will be honoring the 4,645 lives lost in Hurricanes Irma and Maria with a display of shoes representing those who perished - many without official acknowledgement - due to the neglect of the Puerto Rican and US governments.

PLEASE BRING:
- Pairs of shoes for the remembrance display
- Candles and Flashlights
- Black Attire
- Solidarity Signs
- Instruments
- Signs
- Puerto Rican Flags
- Messages, Poetry, Art to Share

5 min. walk from Civic Center/Grand Park Red Line Metro Stop
Kid Friendly!

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Puerto Rico Has Spoken: Governor Rosello Has Got To Go!
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Puerto Rico Has Spoken: Governor Rosello Has Got To Go!

Join Puerto Ricans in Action and the Puerto Rican community in Southern California In a single voice to demand the immediate resignation of the current governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Roselló.

Last week, a telegram chat administrated by the Gov. Ricardo Rosello leaked with messages that included homophobic, misogynistic, and classist comments. In these messages, the safety and integrity of the Puerto Rican people were compromised.

Date: July 20, 2019
Location: Hollywood and Highland
Time: 3:00PM to 5:00PM
You can take the Metro Red Line to Hollywood & Highland stop.
More info to come!

#RickyRenuncia #Telgramgate #RickyLeaks

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Let's Talk About Puerto Rico
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico

Our Let’s Talk is heading to San Deigo, CA! Details to follow.

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico is a monthly event dedicated to the sharing of our stories, music, achievements, history and more. Representation matters and passing down this information is important.

TBD for featured guest.

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Let's Talk About Puerto Rico LGBTQIA+ Community and History
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico LGBTQIA+ Community and History

Puerto Ricans in Action, the ONE Archives Foundation, and Latino Equality Alliance proudly present this event, which features live music, food, and a variety of speakers that will talk about Puerto Rican LGBTQIA+ community and history! Let's Talk About Puerto Rico began in September 2018 as a traveling lecture series that covers Puerto Rican art, music, history and current affairs and an opportunity to build community with Puerto Ricans in the greater Los Angeles area. Enjoy live music from @damnzum, food from @triplethreattrk, complimentary Puerto Rican desserts and coffee from @sweedithbakes, and a host of community resources! To learn more about our distinguished speakers, please visit the link in our bio!
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Let’s Talk About Puerto Rico: LGBTQIA+ Community & History is organized by Puerto Ricans in Action, the ONE Archives Foundation, and Latino Equality Alliance.

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"Moving In Place" Documentary Screening
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

"Moving In Place" Documentary Screening

In collaboration with Chapman University Donna Ford Attallah College of Educational Studies Centro Comunitario Educacion, we are excited to present a free screening of Moving In Place: A Documentary About Puerto Rico's Young Diaspora. Young Puerto Ricans share their experiences navigating life on and off the island amidst its ongoing crisis and diaspora. They unpack the complexities of Puerto Rican identity and loyalty - and the difficult decision of whether to stay on or leave Puerto Rico - especially in the devastating wake of Hurricane María. The filmmakers will join us for this special event as part of Chapman University Ethnic Studies Summit on Saturday, April 27th.

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Cancel The Debt Rally - Puerto Rico's Debt Hearing
Apr
24
8:00 AM08:00

Cancel The Debt Rally - Puerto Rico's Debt Hearing

On April 24 we will join diaspora activists across the nation for a #CancelTheDebt day of action to create awareness of the monthly debt hearing taking in place in Puerto Rico. During this monthly hearings decisions are made about austerity measures and bond payments. On April 24, Judge Taylor Swain will be deciding on the $6 billion the Financial Oversight and Management Board declared illegal.

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Puerto Rican Film Night
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Puerto Rican Film Night

On Friday, April 12, 2019, Puerto Ricans in Action will be hosting the Second Annual "Puerto Rican Film Night" in hopes of showcasing the creative works of Boricua filmmakers and as part of our efforts to ensure the vibrant future of the Puerto Ricans in Los Angeles. 

The evening will include a two-hour screening block of short films, networking, and a 30min Q&A with the filmmakers. 

Location: Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St, LA, CA 90026
Doors: 7:30 pm
Screening 8:00 pm, Q&A to follow
***Parking is hard to find next to the venue. We recommend taking Uber or Lyft.

To submit a film: please contact us at puertoricansinaction.LA@gmail.com

If you would like to support this wonderful event, ticket entry is $15.00 and proceeds support future film screenings and festivals.

Tickets are limited, so get them early! We hope to see you all there!

TAKING SUBMISSIONS NOW!

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Let's Talk About Puerto Rico
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico is a monthly event dedicated to the sharing of our stories, music, achievements, history and more. Representation matters and passing down our stories are important.

This month we are in Leitmert Park, in South LA, from 2pm -5pm. The program begins at 2pm and networking starts at 4pm. Please read over the topics for this month’s event.

Colectiva Feminista de Puerto Rico to lead a conversation on women’s rights in Puerto Rico.

DJ Sasha B talking about Puerto Rican women in DJ Culture.

Breanna Davidson to share her knowledge about herbal medicine found in Puerto Rico.

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Coffee and Conversation: Puerto Rico's Struggle for Public Education
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee and Conversation: Puerto Rico's Struggle for Public Education

Join us for a conversation with Mercedes Martínez, the President of the Federation of Teachers in Puerto Rico (FMPR: Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico), and a special screening of : "¡Lucha Sí! Fight for Public Education in Puerto Rico," a documentary by Jennifer Wagner.

This event is free, but if you would like to support the Federation of Teachers in Puerto Rico, donations will be accepted.

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Let's Talk About Puerto Rico
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico

In January we will be at the Peace Center in Culver City, from 2 - 4pm, talking about Puerto Rican history, food, music, dance, and comedy. We will also have children craft activities. Talks by, Old San Juan Catering covering what Taino foods are still used in Puerto Rican dishes. Jorge L. Rivera on Freddy Prinze Sr’s life and career, and Cristina Florez on Puerto Rican dance.

See you then!

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Integrity: A Storytelling Event
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Integrity: A Storytelling Event

Save the Date for "Integrity: a Storytelling Event" on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-4pm at the Montgomery Ross Fisher Building, room 340, at the University of Southern California. Free and open to the public.

Welcome and introductions by Elyn Saks, Founder of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy & Ethics at the USC Gould School of Law.

Featured storytellers Aurora Levins Morales, Robin D. G. Kelley, Everlyn A. Hunter, and Ariel Hernandez.

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Let's Talk About Puerto Rico
Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico

Puerto Ricans in Action is teaming up with Long Beach Birthworkers of Color Collective to host our next "Let's Talk About Puerto Rico." Our focus will be on the maternal health crisis and birth disparities pre & post-Hurricane María, with a guest speaker from Centro MAM, Mujeres Ayudando Madres. The event is both a lecture and fundraiser for Centro MAM. We will also be accepting donated supplies and post a list of needed items soon. We hope to see you there!

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Let's Talk About Puerto Rico #3
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico #3

  • Chapman University Centro Comunitario de Educación (map)
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Join us at Chapman University on Sat, Nov 10, for Let”s talk about PR #3. We will cover everything Puerto Rico from history, food, music, to current affairs. refreshments will be served.

Tell us where you want us go! What city do you live in? Are there any Universities, museums, community centers, libraries, or restaurants where we can host this event (ideally for free)?

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Puerto Rican Film Night
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Puerto Rican Film Night

On November 9, 2018, Puerto Ricans in Action will host our First Annual "Puerto Rican Film Night" in hopes of showcasing the creative work of Boricua filmmakers and as part of our continuous work to ensure the vibrant future of the Puerto Rican people in Los Angeles. The evening will include screenings of short films, networking, and a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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IMPRISONED: Special Benefit Screening
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

IMPRISONED: Special Benefit Screening

Join us for an advanced benefit screening of "Imprisoned" starring Laurence Fishburne, Juan Pablo Raba, Juana Acosta, Jon Huertas, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos and Ana Isabelle in support of #puertoricansinaction #boricuasonline #caliricans #Imprisoned4Change #EquitasEntertainment #TheHerreraAgency #water #puertorico #waterisaright #1yearaftermaria #cleanwater4pr

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Let's Talk About Puerto Rico!
Oct
14
2:00 PM14:00

Let's Talk About Puerto Rico!

Join us at the North Hollywood Library for the second, “Let’s Talk About Puerto Rico!,” as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be giving an overview of our history, culture, and the disasters caused by Puerto Rico’s colonial status in the wake of Hurricane María.

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SoCal Stands with Puerto Rico!
Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

SoCal Stands with Puerto Rico!

  • Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA United States (map)
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On Sunday, September 23rd, we will march in unity with a grassroots coalition of thousands who will be taking to the streets nationwide to focus on this callous and craven neglect of U.S. Citizens., and honor the 4,645 lives lost with a moment of silence.

Thank you to the creative minds behind https://iamhomemade.com/ for their time designing the event logo.

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