Tribute: A Nuyorican State of Mind, The Life & Writing of Pedro Pietri

The poetry event, “A Nuyorican State of Mind: The Life & Writing of Pedro Pietri,” will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2010, from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Poets House at 10 River Terrace in New York, New York.

Poets and friends will gather to honor the life and work of Pedro Pietri (1944– 2004), a seminal Nuyorican poet and playwright, whose subversive, irreverent writings include “Puerto Rican Obituary,” “Invisible Poetry,” “Traffic Violations,” and “The Masses Are Asses.”

Panelists include Sam Díaz, Bob Holman, Marilyn Kiss, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Nancy Mercado, Myrna Nieves, and Dan Shot. The panel discussion will be moderated by David Henderson.

[$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members.]

For more information, you may call (212) 432-7920.

Photo of Pietri from http://www.prdream.com/histories/pietri-mov.html

See more about Poets House at http://www.poetshouse.org/

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  1. Latino Images theme of BGSU Latino Issues Conference

    Watch here: http://mambohiphop.blip.tv/file/4314240/

    Latino images were explored at Bowling Green State University during the 17th annual Latino Issues Conference. Comprising discussion sessions, a keynote speaker and a Mexican and Puerto Rican-themed luncheon, the conference provided a daylong look at the lives of Latinos in America.

    The conference took place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in 202B Lenhart Grand Ballroom in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

    Human rights activist Enrique Morones, founder of Border Angels, spoke at the luncheon. Border Angels is devoted to saving the lives of people attempting to cross into the United States in the dangerous terrain surrounding San Diego. Morones has appeared on national and international television.

    Admissions, financial aid and Latino Student Union representatives provided visiting high school students information about the University. The day’s sessions were led by Drs. John Ortiz, ethnic studies, in a panel discussion on the struggles of Latinos today; Alberto González, communication, on how traditions reinforce cultural connections and positive images; Jorge Chavez, sociology, on education, crime and immigration; and Rubén Viramontez Anguiano, family and consumer sciences, on Midwestern Latino education.

    The conference was organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, call Manuel Pomales at 419-372-6867.

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