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
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.
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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!
Let’s Talk About Puerto Rico: LGBTQIA+ Community & History is organized by Puerto Ricans in Action, the ONE Archives Foundation, and Latino Equality Alliance.
Jurakán was an Official Selection of the Havana Film Festival in 2017 and the Rincón International Film Festival in 2018. In the Rincón International Film Festival, Jurakán won Best Documentary.
California Tour: May 6 - May 20th
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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.
Save the date! On February 9th, from 2-4pm in Highland Park, we are having our next "Let's talk about Puerto Rico:" A conversation with: Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi FistUpTv, from Defend Puerto Rico in a co-hosted fundraiser for: @defendpr's Mensajeros (Youth photo and video) Program.
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?”