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Saturday, November 11, 2022 @ the National Council of Teachers of English Convention

Sueños! Pursuing the Light!

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM PST, Room 210-A

This session will highlight the potential of texts to act as faros that guide the community-building and restorying processes through each other’s cuentos for more hopeful, critical futures. Four authors share experiences of kinship and collective sensemaking created through engagement with Dr. Raquel Ortiz’s text.

 

Written by Raquel M. Ortiz and Iris Morales

 

Vicki and A Summer of Change!

¡Vicki y un verano de cambio!

 

Bilingual Children's Book. Inspired by historical events, the story recounts events in East Harlem, New York, in 1969 when members of the Young Lords Organization united with residents to make positive neighborhood changes.

PURCHASE PRINT BOOK at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE ONLINE

EBOOK available as Kindle Edition and at Apple Books

Bookstores and libraries may order print and eBook versions at Ingramspark.


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MEDIA INFORMATION for Vicki and A Summer of Change! ¡Vicki y un verano de cambio!
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COLORING BOOK

Vicki and A Summer of Change! Coloring Book /

¡Vicki y un verano de cambio! Libro de colorear

  Included are 20 beautiful black and white illustrations ready for coloring. Each page has scenes inspired by actual events in 1969.

 

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


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FREE COLORING PAGE FROM BOOK
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HEARTBEATS, RHYTHMS, AND FIRE by José Angel Figueroa
Heartbeats, Rhythms, And Fire is a collection of José Angel Figueroa’s poetry and prose. As a major contributor to the Puerto Rican and Latinx U.S. literary movement, Figueroa is known for powerful social commentary and visual imagery.

 

Now available at AMAZON, BarnesandNoble.com, and Ingram.


VOICES FROM PUERTO RICO / VOCES DESDE PUERTO RICO
Post-Hurricane Maria/ pos-huracán Maria edited by Iris Morales
This anthology presents the writings of twenty-two island activists and artists who describe the storm's impact and austerity it exposed from over 120 years of US colonialism. First-person accounts, poetic narratives, and interviews detail how Puerto Ricans mobilized.

Available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com and IngramSpark.


Through the Eyes of Rebel Women: The Young Lords, 1969 -1976
by Iris Morales
The Young Lords emerged in the late sixties to fight poverty, racism, and the colonial status of Puerto Rico. This account of the experiences of women members is a "story within a story" told from the inside out. Morales chronicles the revolutionary rise of the Young Lords, the role and contributions of women, and the group's demise.
On Amazon and Barnes & Noble in print and ebook versions.

International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)

 

The United Nations proclaims the International Decade for People of African Descent, January 1, 2015 - December 31 2024, with the theme “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”.

 

"In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. An estimated 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent."

"We must remember that people of African descent are among those most affected by racism. Too often, they face denial of basic rights such as access to quality health services and education."

   United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 http://www.un.org/en/events/africandescentdecade/

 


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