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November 2017

Meet the Author: Motivos Magazine

November 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Express and connect with Motivos magazine writers and artists! Find out how you can be a part of this unique bilingual magazine for teens. Learn how magazine members find their voice and shape their futures through creative expression, community engagement and exposure to college and career opportunities as part of the media mentorship program created by Motivos founder. Projecting youth voices and impacting life trajectories of subscribers in 1200 schools, 42 states, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Costa Rica, we invite…

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December 2017

Meet the Author: Raquel Salas Rivera

December 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Raquel Salas-Rivera is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, and translator based in Philadelphia. Salas-Rivera will read a selection of recent poems from oropel/tinsel (2016) in both English and Spanish, exploring the moments of bilingual friction that express the poet’s dual identity as a Puerto Rican and Philadelphia resident and reaching out to other bilingual readers who share the poet’s dual linguistic identity. Salas Rivera’s poetry aims to merge the voice of the reader and the speaker of her poems, creating a…

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January 2018

El Día de Reyes (Three Kings Day)

January 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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January 6 is a special day in the Latin world; it is the height of Christmas Season when the three magi, Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, parade into town bearing gifts for the children.  Taller’s El Día de Reyes comes to el Barrio on January 5th, this year a day earlier. With live music, gift giving, and a parade. It is mandatory that children pre-register./ Celebración tradicional de los Reyes Magos, este año un día mas temprano, con música, una parada y regalos para…

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February 2018

22nd Arturo A. Schomburg Symposium

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Speakers Ximena Abello, Kenneth Dossar, Pablo Luis Rivera, Elizabeth L. Sweet Cost $25 in advance/$30 at the door Taller members & students with ID receive 50% discount Deadline for advanced registration: Wednesday, February 21 by 5 pm Does Violence Have Color? considers the multiple aspects and facets of violence as the perpetration of these acts relates to race, power, and socio-economic structures. Includes presentations by distinguished scholars, a panel, plenaries and Q&A sessions. Full program available here. El simposio considera…

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March 2018

Reception for Jaime Alvarez: Consumption

March 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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February 2 – April 14, 2018 Reception: Friday, March 2, 5:30 – 8 PM Photographing found and discarded objects, Jaime Alvarez’s Consumption explores intimacy, sentimentality, and loss. The show stems from his 2016 residency at RAIR  (Recycled Artist in Residency) which operates out of a recycling center in North Philadelphia. There, by the process of manipulation and composition, he continued his investigation into the resonance of abandoned objects that were begun in Memento, an earlier series of work.   Jaime…

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Meet the Author: Angelica Y. Rodriguez

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Join us as rising children’s author Angelica Y. Rodriguez introduces the second installment of her Bubba the Purple Cat series, which encourages readers of all ages to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams. Designed especially for young readers, Rodriguez’s bilingual text is accompanied by illustrations by her husband, Luis Perez. • Bilingual: Spanish and English • Refreshments will be served • Book sale & signing opportunity About the Author Angelica Y. Rodriguez is a book author and artist from Puerto Rico…

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Film Screening: Angélica

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Taller Puertorriqueño is pleased to partner with The Women's Film Festival to present a screening of Puerto Rican director Marisol Gomez's feature film, Angélica. Angélica is a psychological drama that exposes the implications of racism and sexism upon the family and individual. For all of her life, Angélica has been called ugly because she doesn't possess her mother's fair skin. Can she rise to the surface and find her own self worth? * 50% of the ticket sales for ANGELICA will…

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Disposable and Indispensable

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 N. 5th Street
Philadlephia, 19133 United States
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Join us for a free workshop about sustainability in a time of built-in obsolescence, hosted by RAIR and Jaime Alvarez. Bring personal objects that are of significance to you or found objects that resonate with you. The workshop will show how the creative process can enhance our understanding of the disposable. Jaime Alvarez will photograph attendees with objects that hold sentimental value. Revolution Recovery, where RAIR is housed, receives tons of waste every day, the majority being construction and demolition…

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