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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ON BRONXNET

Whether you want to travel back to your family’s homeland or just learn about the culture of people from far away places via media, there are programs for you to watch on BronxNet. Independent Bronx residents learn television production at BronxNet and use those skills to produce programs that air on the BronxNet Independent Cultural Channel, on Cablevision Channel 69, Verizon FiOS Channel 35, and on www. bronxnet.org. Here are just a few programs that can take you on journeys around the world. Honduras New York: “BronxNet channels are very important for us,” says Executive Producer Zenom Valentine about the media outlet that makes it possible for him and his team to produce and air Honduras New York. The program brings news, information and entertainment to the Bronx and beyond. Honduras New York shares the richness of Garifuna culture and introduces those who might be unfamiliar with the culture to the music and heritage of the people. Albanian Culture: “Thousands of people look forward to the airing of the program on Sundays,” says Producer Adem Hasanbelliu about his program Albanian Culture. “We are Albanian-American, not just Albanian. We use the program to highlight our life here as well as in Albania. The program has helped to raise awareness about the Albanian community,” he adds. African Union Profile: The program features live caucus discussions that chronicle milestones in Africa’s development. “African Union Profile helps strengthen the African Union by engaging, informing and connecting members of the sixth region. There is no better market for an African Diaspora show like African Union Profile than New York City and the Bronx in particular, where the majority of residents trace their ancestry from the continent,” says Producer Sheikh Moussa Drammeh. According to BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe, “The BronxNet channels reflect the diversity of one of the most diverse places in the world, the Bronx, New York. BronxNet is open to you, to engage in local and global dialogue.” Visit www.bronxnet.org and click on “Program Schedules” in the upper right corner to find out when you can view these and other BronxNet programs. LatinTRENDS.COM 3


CONTENTS LT 09.2011 Juan Guillén Publisher Bernadette Giacomazzo Associate Editor Dominika Bajuk Graphic Designer Hope Lawrence Administrative Assistant Javier Castano Translator / Writer

Writers

Lolita D’Souza, Ray M. Figueroa, Carl Lamarre, LeAura Luciano, Eddie Olmo, Zayda Rivera, Giselle Rodriguez, Gina Santi, Hedwin Salmen-Navarro

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Vitamin D Something to Smile About

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Para anunciar su negocio, llame a nuestro departamento de anuncios al 1-800-313-1869. LatinTrends ™ 60 West 39th Street, Suite 2W New York, NY 10018 Tel. (212) 851-6164 Toll Free. 1-800-313-1869 www.latintrends.com Copyright © 2010 LatinTrends is published 10 times a year by Defining Trends Media Group L.P. Reproduction or use of the content in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited by law. LatinTrends reserves the right to determine the suitability of all materials submitted for publication, and to edit all submitted materials for space and clarity. LatinTrends assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials being submitted for possible publication, and should they be published, no fee is due to the photographer, writer or model, unless otherwise agreed upon, in advance in writing. Printed in the USA. Defining Trends in Latino Culture, since 2001 DTM Group Delivers The Market TM

LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS Are You “Wifey” Material? Should I Forgive My Husband’s Infidelities?

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Chelsey Vergara, Luisa Grajales To request media information and advertise with us, contact our advertising department at 1-800-313-1869.

ISPANIC HERITAGE 2011 Movers & Shakers USHCC Proud to be a Latino Inca Kola Health Professionals Soledad O’Brien Somos CUNY Aetna

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PUBLISHER’S COLUMN

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My essencia | Mi Cultura… Our community is evolving and growing in America. According to the U.S. Census, one in seven Americans identify themselves as Hispanics. By 2050, one in four Americans will be Hispanic. The community grew 43% in the last decade (surpassing 50 million). 1 in 5 U.S. moms are Hispanic. 2 out of 3 English speaking Hispanics, say that they want to retain their Hispanic Heritage. 75% of Hispanics are between the ages of 18-49. 92% of Latinos, 18 and under are U.S. born. The youth are our future. Today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders.

(left to right) Juan Guillen, LatinTRENDS Publisher & Zoe Saldana, Actress at Governor’s Awards reception for Dominican Independence

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But, even more importantly, it is essential that all students learn to understand the ethnic diversity that is our country, according to Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (Banks and Banks, 1992). Integrating the cultures in the social studies classroom helps develop “ethnic literacy” in all students. Developing ethnic literacy fosters pride in one’s own culture and a respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of others. Speaking of education: see page 38 for our exclusive on Somos CUNY, an internship program that is helping

shape tomorrow’s leaders. Get informed and inspired with our feature Continental Food & Beverage Company, a family-run business & modern success story, on page 34. Check out our exclusive interview with Soledad O’Brian on page 37, as she discusses her next project and gives her message to our readers. Last but not least, Zoe Saldana graces our cover. This Hollywood actress and New York-bred Dominicana has worked very hard to get where she is. She talks to us about life, her new movie, Colombiana, and going after your dreams. The person that interviewed her exclusively for us is none other than the man that raised her (along with her mother Azalia): her stepdad, Dagoberto Galan. Go to page 18 to read this unique interview. The Hispanic community in the US has been influenced by mainstream…by pop culture. Today, the Hispanic community is also influencing pop culture AND we are adding a Latin Twist to it!

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-------------------------------Mi esencia / Mi cultura Nuestra comunidad está evolucionando y creciendo en los Estados Unidos. De acuerdo al Censo, uno de cada siete personas se identifica como hispano. Para el 2050 uno de cada cuatro estadounidenses será hispano. La comunidad creció 43% en la última década (pasando los 50 millones). Una de cada 5 madres es hispana. Dos de cada 3 hispanos que hablan inglés dijeron que desean mantener la cultura latina. El 75% de los hispanos están entre las edades de 18 a 49 años. El 92% de los latinos de menos de 18 años nacieron en esta nación. La juventud es nuestro futuro. Los estudiantes de hoy son los líderes del mañana. Pero aún más importante, es esencial que todos los estudiantes entiendan la diversidad étnica de esta nación, de acuerdo al informe de Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (Banks and Banks, 1992). Integrando las culturas en las clases de estudios sociales ayuda a la “enseñanza étnica” de todos los estudiantes. Desarrollar la educación étnica fomenta el orgullo de la cultura de cada persona y se aprende a apreciar y respetar la cultura de otras personas. Hablando de educación: observe la página 38 con nuestra

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nota exclusiva de Somos CUNY, un programa de becas que está incentivando los líderes del futuro. Infórmese e inspírese en la página 34 con Continental Food & Beverage Company, un negocio familiar que es una historia de éxito moderno. Échele un vistazo a nuestra entrevista exclusiva con Soledad O’Brian en la página 37 quien discute su próximo proyecto y le envía un mensaje a nuestros lectores. Por último, pero no de último, Zoe Saldaña adorna nuestra portada. Esta estrella de Hollywood y dominicana de Nueva York ha trabajado muy duro para llegar a donde está. Habló con nosotros de su vida, su nueva película, Colombiana, y la forma de perseguir tus sueños. La persona que la entrevistó no es otro que quien la crió (con su madre Azalia): su padrastro Dagoberto Galán. Pase a la página 18 para leer esta entrevista única. La comunidad hispana ha sido influida por la cultura pop de esta nación. Hoy en día, la comunidad hispana influye la cultura pop y le estamos agregando el giro latino.


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Accidentally blinded in his youth, this black Cuban of Congolese ancestry inspired generations of musicians and bands such as Cuba’s Miguelito Valdez, Miguelito Cuni, and Chappottín y sus Estrellas. In New York City, students of his style included Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Larry Harlow, and from Puerto Rico, he influenced Cortijo y su Combo and Enrique “Papo” Lucca’s “La Sonora Poncena” among many others. Arsenio learned to play percussion at an early age and eventually became a master of the typical Cuban six string guitar with its three sets of double strings called “Tres.” After a successful career as a band leader and composer in his native Cuba, Rodriguez came to NYC in 1947 in an attempt to restore his vision. After confronting the reality of his permanent blindness and resigned to his fate, he composed “La Vida es un Sueno”, (Life is a Dream) that became a popular bolero with its fatalistic sentimental lyrics. In the early 1950’s, Rodriguez relocated to NYC where he recruited Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Afro Americans, and other Latin American musicians for his “Conjunto” and big band ensembles, playing in prestigious popular venues such as the Palladium, Apollo Theater, Manhattan Center, and Carnegie Hall. Arsenio promoted an enduring relationship with the neighborhoods of the South Bronx and Spanish Harlem (“El Barrio) where he lived and played at local clubs, i.e., El Club Cubano, The Tropicana Club, and Park Plaza. The kinship with these communities inspired Arsenio to dedicate two compositions ”Como se Goza en el Barrio” (El Barrio is a Lot of Fun) and “La 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

The Mambo King: 100 Years of Arsenio Rodriguez

Arsenio Rodriguez (Born Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull) is recognized by musicologists as the creator of the style of Afro-Cuban music called “Son Montuno.”

Gente Del Bronx “(The People of the Bronx). Arsenio died in Los Angeles, California on December 30, 1970. Shortly after his death, Larry Harlow dedicated an album to him entitled “Tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez “on Fania Records. In 2006, Professor David F. Garcia of the University of North Carolina published an authoritative book entitled, “Arsenio Rodriguez and the Transnational Flows of Latin Popular Music” (Published by Temple University Press) which documents and analyzes the history and significance of Rodriguez’s musical contributions. In March of 2010, Grupo Folklorico y Experimental Nuevayorquino a legendary New York Latin musical ensemble, performed at a Gala concert produced by Rene Lopez & Andy Kaufman dedicated to the music of Arsenio Rodriguez at Hostos Community College. A CD of that concert, entitled,”Yo Naci en Africa…100 years of the music of Arsenio Rodriguez” and coproduced by Rene Lopez and musical director and bassist, Andy Gonzalez, is soon to be released. Selections from the concerts CD as well as from previous Grupo Folkloirico recordings will be performed at a concert at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park on Saturday August 6, 2011. In sharp contrast to his musical and cultural legacy, Arsenio Rodriguez’s final resting place has remained without a grave marker since his burial on January 6, 1971. Rumors of possible family disagreements and politics have condemned Arsenio to eternal sleep with neatly cropped grass covering his remains like a conspiracy concealing his ignominious fate. Hopefully, by calling attention to the present state of affairs, the enigmatic issues regarding the lack of a memorial will eventually be resolved and an appropriate grave marker bearing his name will be erected.


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their picture taken in a beach chair, accompanied by sounds of the ocean.

2. Cameron Diaz looks buff and beautiful on the beach in Los Angeles!

5. “Model” & actress Angelyne is such a classy lady.

8.Rosario Dawson shows off her beach body for Shape Magazine.

3. A very pregnant Jessica Alba walks (or teeters) on the red carpet for the Spy Kids 4 premiere in Los Angeles. (She may be glowing, but she still doesn’t want you to call her a “Latina.” Just saying.)

6.Presented without further comment: Michelle Rodriguez & her new Italian boyfriend, Gianluca Vacchi, rockclimbing in Sardinia.

9.Carl Robinson creates his awardwinning mint & cucumber margarita at the National Tequila Day event in New York City.

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Enter a dark world filled with despair and threaded by hope where your ability to creatively strategize, learn and overcome unpredictable and unique challenges determines your fate. Get in on the action this fall with the Dark Souls, the spiritual successor toDemon’s Souls. The challenges are extremely deep, dark & difficult and will demand your absolute concentration, unflinchingly punish your mistakes, but reward your ability to learn from death. To learn more visit http://www.preparetodie. com/or http://www.facebook.com/darksouls.

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The temporary trend can be seen everywhere from tattoos to hair color and now lips get the same service. Inspired by the temporary tattoos featured on the Chanel runway, Violent Lips, offers over 40 designs and counting. They range from bold animal prints and raging rainbow to sexy fishnet and glam sparkles just for your pout. For more info visit www.ViolentLips.com.

Health

Zeltiq is a new procedure being touted as one of the most exciting new innovations in cosmetic dermatology in years. “Zeltiq offers a non invasive way to remove excess fatty tissue without any anesthesia, needles or downtime, you can go right back to work or school after the treatment,” says New York dermatologist Dr. Melanie Grossman, one of a select group of physicians offering CoolSculpting.“The ideal candidates are people who are in the best shape they can be but no matter how hard they exercise they still have resistant bulges,” explains Dr. Grossman. There are no associated side effects, other than some possible redness and minimal bruising which disappear quickly. Dr. Gerald Imber, cosmetic surgeon and author of “The New Youth Corridor,” expresses some concerns about the results. Since only one area can be treated at a time it will require the patience of the patient where there are multiple areas to be treated. “The treatment is not refined enough, the results are going to be different with everyone,” advises Dr. Imber, with regard to aesthetics and symmetry. “I’m sure it will be a great tool, I’m not sure it is now,” says Dr. Imber. LatinTRENDS.COM 11


Adornments Stunning Aqua Those looking for a punch of color this season should check out the aqua color touches within Nan Fusco jewelry. Nan Fusco is a jewelry designer based out of Laguna Beach, California where she creates her trademark turquoise jewelry. The varying shades of blue within Nan Fusco jewelry could easily be paired with countless outfits, and the clasp-less designs allow for users to wear each piece in a endless ways. This jewelry would make for a great gift or personal indulgence!

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The Famous Faces table book is an interesting take on paying tribute to iconic celebrities. The Famous Faces collection originally started off as greeting cards, but its popularization forced its creators to move toward publishing a series. The company that coined these iconic looks, Takkoda, said, “Through the magic of make-believe a cute puppy morphs into the ultimate diva. The laughs keep coming as you browse.”

Trendspotting Hot...new...innovative trends from around the world!

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Trend: Face Tattoos

We blame Gucci Mane & Lil’Wayne for this -- it seems like everyone is getting into the habit of tattooing their faces. What was once relegated to the prison yards & the carnival side-show freaks is now showing up on the likes of Justin Beiber (for the love of God, WHY?!). We can appreciate a nice tattoo just as much as the next hip-to-besquare hipster, but dude -- seriously? On the face? WTF?

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rmal Art Alluring Abno Raudiel Sanudo is a Mexican artist who creates remarkably engaging illustrations inspired by various cultural themes of his native country. His illustrations depict some very morbid and gloomy scenes. The work by Raudien Sanudo features plenty of skulls, nature and portrayals of death. While the theme of his work may be dismal and unwelcoming, the use of vibrant colors and doll-faced women adds soft and delicate qualities to the illustrations, making them much more inviting. Raudiel Sanudo is certainly a talented artist, whose work is sure to evoke a wide array of emotions and feelings for its audience.


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Old-School Surfboard Motorcycles The Surf Bike by Deus Customs is a beautiful retro motorcycle with one minor detail attached to it. If you look on the side, you’ll notice two huge hooks/racks that curve up. That, my surfer friends, is a place to hold your surfboard. There’s nothing more perfect than a motorcycle that lets you enjoy the open road at its fullest as you head to the beach to rip up the waves. For those who live in the west coast or anywhere near a surf-worthy beach, the Surf Bike is where it’s at. You can’t get any better than this.

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Shot by Portugal-based fashion photographer Ana Dias, the Summer Valentine photo series is so crisp and clean. Summer is the season for young love, fun flings and other romantic adventures, which the Summer Valentine photo series captures so beautifully. With a retro pin-up vibe, this pair of models display cute puppy love as they prance along the sandy beach together.

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SoLatina is an informative and supportive online community for single Latina mothers in the U.S. SoLatina’s mission is to give single Latina mothers an outlet where they can communicate with each other for support, and exchange information and ideas. SoLatina provides value by offering a directory of resources, access to free advice from Latina psychologists, pediatricians, sexual health experts and attorneys, a mentoring program, and a platform where young women can receive support and advice from other Latina moms like themselves. For more information, visit: www.SoLatina.com/blog.

Pampered Poochie Parkas Charlotte Tarantola of NYC has come up with her own unique, savvy collection of pampered poochie parkas, suitable for your four-legged friend’s daily walks down Madison Avenue. As the pictures clearly show, these designs can be tailor-made to suit even the most finicky of canines, and some can even be tailored to match your own clothing! Of course, this is the new Fall 2011 collection of doggie duds -- which, like Fashion Week, will change every season.

With one foot planted firmly in the city and another foot just as rooted in the country, the Binome Jardin design studio creates unique pieces of furniture that embrace both the refined and raw qualities of life. Whimsical and quirky, each piece is more intriguing than the next. Founded by Ingrid Michel and Frederic Pain, Binome Jardin is a mesh of creative and imaginative energies.

dible Jelly Luminescent E For you weirdos, freaks, & zombies that hoped the day would come that your food would glow in the dark like it was dipped in weapons-grade plutonium, we at LatinTRENDS are here to tell you that your wish has finally been granted! Blackouts won’t be as frightening if you have this G&T Jelly stocked away in your kitchen. And because of its gin contents (which I’m sure you can swap for whatever booze you prefer), it would also make a great party favor. Whenever you try to serve it and whoever you try to serve it to, it’s guaranteed that this interesting take on the classic jello shot will be a hit. LatinTRENDS.COM 13


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Genre: Comedy-Horror Starring: Chris Zylka, Meagan Tandy In Theatres September 16th

Genre: Thriller Starring: Alfred Molina, Taylor Lautner In Theatres September 23rd

Genre: Action/Adventure Starring: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan In Theatres September 26th

Blood and boobs are on the menu in this follow-up to Alexandre Aja’s self-aware horror comedy from the filmmakers of Feast. John Gulager directs from a script by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan.

For as long as he can remember, Nathan Harper has had the uneasy feeling that he’s living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan’s darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

A woman becomes a professional killer in order to seek revenge against the ruthless gangster who murdered her parents in this action thriller from director Olivier Megaton and writer/producer Luc Besson.

Apollo 18 Directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego Apollo 18 is an upcoming 2011 American horror film directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego and produced by Timur Bekmambetov. The film centers around a fictional premise of an actual Apollo 18 mission that was launched in December 1974, that supposedly never returned and as a result, signified the real reason why the United States never commissioned another expedition to the moon. The film is shot in a “mock-umentary” found footage style, supposedly of the lost footage of the Apollo 18 mission that was only recently discovered. The film will be Lopez-Gallego’s first English-language film. After various release date changes, the film is currently scheduled to be released on September 2, 2011. Apollo 18 is a found footage style film set in December 1974, about a post-Apollo 17 mission to the Moon that takes on a premise of why NASA discontinued the Apollo moon missions. The plot involves a government coverup of the 14 SEPTEMBER 2011

Apollo 18 mission after parasitic lifeforms on the Moon discovered the crew and began to attack them. Much of the back-story remains unknown; however, the movie posters in English indicate the Russian KGB role in Soviet lunar conspiracy and the Russian movie posters show inscriptions in English suggesting an American government cover up in lunar conspiracy. In the trailer, an American astronaut finds a dead cosmonaut and a Soviet LK Lander on the lunar surface. Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972 was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Dimension Films head Bob Weinstein denied the film was a work of fiction, stating that “We

didn’t shoot anything, we found it. Found baby!” This claim was met with skepticism. The Science & Entertainment Exchange provided a science consultation to the film’s production team. Apollo 18 is currently scheduled for release on September 2, 2011. Originally scheduled for March 2011, the film’s release date was moved five times during the year (including to April 2011, January 2012, August 2011, and September 2, 2011).


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-------------------------------------------Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States by: Jorge Duany

Latino men and boys in the United States are confronted with a wide variety of hardships that are not easily explained or understood. They are populating prisons, dropping out of high school, and overrepresented in the service industry at alarming degrees. Young Latino men, especially, have among the lowest wages earned in the country, a rapidly growing rate of HIV/AIDS, and one of the highest mortality rates due to homicide. Although there has been growing interest in the status of men in American society, there is a glaring lack of research and scholarly work available on Latino men and boys. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary volume, edited by renowned scholars Pedro Noguera, Aída Hurtado and Edward Fergus addresses the dearth of scholarship and information about Latino men and boys to further our understanding of the unique challenges and obstacles that they confront during this historical moment. The contributors represent a cross section of disciplines from health, criminal justice, education, literature, psychology, economics, labor, sociology and more.

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In this comprehensive comparative study, Jorge Duany explores how migrants to the United States from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico maintain multiple ties to their countries of origin. Chronicling these diasporas from the end of World War II to the present, Duany argues that each sending country’s relationship to the United States shapes the transnational experience for each migrant group, from legal status and migratory patterns to work activities and the connections migrants retain with their home countries. Blending extensive ethnographic, archival, and survey research, Duany proposes that contemporary migration challenges the traditional concept of the nationstate. Increasing numbers of immigrants and their descendents lead what Duany calls “bifocal” lives, bridging two or more states, markets, languages, and cultures throughout their lives.

Forging People: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in Hispanic American and Latino/a Thought by: Jorge J. E. Gracia

Companeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS by: Jesus Ramirez-Valles

Invisible No More: Understanding the Disenfranchisement of Latino Men and Boys by: Pedro Noguera, et. al.

Telling the affecting stories of eighty gay, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) Latino activists and volunteers living in Chicago and San Francisco, Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS closely details how these individuals have been touched or transformed by the AIDS epidemic. Weaving together activists’ responses to oppression and stigma, their encounters with AIDS, and their experiences as GBTs and Latinos in North America and Latin America, Jesus RamirezValles explores the intersection of civic involvement with ethnic and sexual identity. Even as activists battle multiple sources of oppression, they are able to restore their sense of family connection and self-esteem through the creation of an alternative space in which community members find value in their relationships with one another. In demonstrating the transformative effects of a nurturing community environment for GBT Latinos affected by the AIDS epidemic, Ramirez-Valles illustrates that members find support in one another, as compañeros, in their struggles with homophobia, gender discrimination, racism, poverty, and forced migration.

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Forging People explores the way in which Hispanic American thinkers in Latin America and Latino/a philosophers in the United States have posed and thought about questions of race, ethnicity, and nationality, and how they have interpreted the most significant racial and ethnic labels used in Hispanic America in connection with issues of rights, nationalism, power, and identity. Following the first introductory chapter, each of the essays addresses one or more influential thinkers, ranging from Bartolomé de Las Casas on race and the rights of Amerindians; to Simon Bolívar’s struggle with questions of how to forge a nation from disparate populations; to modern and contemporary thinkers on issues of race, unity, assimilation, and diversity. Each essay carefully and clearly presents the views of key authors in their historical and philosophical context and provides brief biographical sketches and reading lists, as aids to students and other readers. “Latin American philosophy has a long history of engagement with issues of race, ethnicity, and nationality.

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Labor Day Saturday Cruise On the Hudson Saturday, Sep 3 8:00p Queen of Hearts Pier 40 Houston Street and West Side Highway Price: From $20 Age Suitability: 21 and up Labor Day Saturday Cruise On the Hudson Queen Of Hearts Sat, Sep 03, 2011 Why party indoors on a beautiful Summer Saturday night, when you can live it up on a lavish cruise boat? Oncruises.com presents to you a 3-level bash aboard the Queen of Hearts! On the main level - piped up to the gorgeous outdoor deck - Our DJ’s spin the latest in hip-hop, house, Top 40 & rock classics. Downstairs, our DJ’s plays a mix of latin & reggae. Enjoy an amazing view of the Hudson, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty & Governor’s Island while you dance & drink the night away! Boarding is from 8-9, and we sail until 12:30.

Pier # 40 is located at the corner of West Houston Street & the West Side Highway. Groups 10 or more receive receive a special discount. Bronze Ticket : Includes VIP admission to cruise+ drink ticket Silver Ticket :Includes VIP admission, a drink ticket AND full buffet Gold Ticket :Includes VIP admission, full buffet, a drink ticket, line-skipping & reserved seating all night! Please call 212 785 3745 if you qualify for a group discount (minimum 6pp) or have any questions about ticket purchase!

Electric Zoo Festival Friday, September 2nd to Sunday, September 4th Randall’s Island Park From 96th to 106th Streets Manhattan Electronic music is getting its day in the sun at Randall’s Island Park. Check out the Electric Zoo music festival, three days

of the top artist performing and spinning for you live. Enjoy as rock, Afrobeat, tropical, hip hop, and more get infused with electronic beats. Chromeo and Diplo perform, along with electro sensations Tiesto, David Guetta, and many more. The best option for getting to Randall’s Island is the ferry.

On The Move: NYC

Places to go and people to see in and around NYC! NYC Over & Under Photo Exhibit Through September 11th Rio Penthouse Gallery 10 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032 Through the lens of photographer Jay Franco, New York City appears gritty, fast-paced, and edgy. His work will be displayed alongside the shots of Thomas de los Santos, Magdiel Baez, and Jonathan Guerrero at Rio Gallery. Their exhibit NYC Over & Under documents the city exactly as it is, and exactly how they see it. Come experience the bright lights of New York as captured by Franco, de los Santos, Baez, and Guerrero at Rio Gallery on August 6 through September 11.

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September 22, 2011 @ 8:00 a.m. Jumeirah Essex House -- 160 Central Park South, New York, NY Latin Lawyer is offering a second annual regional Private Equity conference in New York. Last year’s event attracted the best of legal minds from bank, funds, law firms and government. In-house delegates included: Apax Partners; Banco Safra; Bank of America; Merrill Lynch; Citi; Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd.; Deutsche Bank; Securities Inc.; Eton Park Management; FMC Corporation; GP Investimentos S.A; Helm Holdings International; JP Morgan Chase Bank; and more. Join us to learn about the trends that will be affecting private equity practice through 2012 onwards.


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