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!
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.
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!
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)?
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.
.This Friday, Nov 2, 2018 the Price Latin Association at U.S.C will be hosting the Speak Our Legacy Panel, highlighting the adverse effects of US policies on marginalized communities with the purpose of facilitating conversation on how policy creation and implementation need to change.
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
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.
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.
We hope you and your family will join us for a candlelight vigil on Thursday, September 20th at Mofongo's in North Hollywood for, "Remembering María: Open Mic & Vigil for Puerto Rico." Let's shed light on our island together by lighting a candle for all those we lost.
The 2nd Annual Rockin' 4 Puerto Rico will take place Sunday, September 9th, in Long Beach! Hosted by, "Those Guys" and our good friend @pdotgarrett from "Turn of the Century." We will be discussing the current state of Puerto Rico and our clean water project.
Ongoing until the late September, @LatinoArtMuseum in Pomona, California is hosting an exhibit to raise the public’s attention and understanding of Puerto Rican art and the Puerto Rican’s complex and misunderstood sociopolitical reality as American citizens.
Join us to lean more about what is happening to schooling in Puerto Rico and other parts of the country. How l've can become familiar with the efforts of the teachers' unions and seek ways to support public education, Santa Ana, California 92701 Tele: 714.973.7900. Parking at nearby structures and meters.
We’re looking forward to the upcoming play by fellow boricua, Ernie De Silva from Bushwick, New York. Come out and support!
“Smoke is a seriocomic, solo driven piece starring Ernie De Silva and rapper/poet Eternal Mind. The story finds our main character locked in a battle of epic proportions for control of his creative voice. On one side stands the ancient forces inherent to all humans, and on the other the influence of modern day pharmaceuticals. Who wins in the end?”
We’re excited to see Mayda Del Valle back in Los Angeles for the release of her latest book. Enjoy Mayda's fusion of autobiographical narrative with spoken word poetry, and music.
A South Side Girl's Guide to Love & Sex "charts the story of immigration, of family, place, politics, identity, and the complex nomadic hybrid diasporic identities of the 21st century." - Chris Abani
Puerto Ricans In Action is committed to providing family events for our community.
Last year was such a success that we have decided to do it again!
So join us for our 2nd Annual Café y Dominos Tournament March 24th, 2018.
This year we have decided to make it a fundraising event for Puerto Rico all proceeds will go to the relief of Puerto Rico.
There will be 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners. Prizes to be announced
****Ticket price includes Puerto Rican Artisanal coffee and your entry into the tournament.
Local Puerto Rican food and refreshments will be available.
Welcome Oscar Lopez Rivera to Southern California Coordinating Committee presents Oscar Lopez Rivera's week long university & community lecture tour - February 5 - 9, 2018.
For more Information on the tour please click on the following link:
In his new collection NOTES ON THE RETURN TO THE ISLAND, Bonafide Rojas pays tribute, honors family & puts the lens on the current state of Puerto Rico. His poems ranging frrom United States colonialism to the creation of a fiscal control board due to the corporate government created 70 billion dollar debt to his parents' relationship with the island.