Island/Inland Promesas hosts “Health, Food & Healing: Pa’lante”


[Many thanks to Miguel Luciano for bringing this item to our attention.] Island/Inland Promesas will host related events Health, Food & Healing: Pa’lante; Free Breakfast Program; and a Community Acupuncture, and Holistic Healing Clinic on August 18 and 19, 2018. All events are free and open to the public, and take place at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109, located at 215 East 99th St, New York, New York. See more information below:

Island/Inland Promesas is a project connecting Puerto Rican activists from the island and the diaspora in conversations about how our communities have responded during times of crisis, from the post-civil rights era to the post-hurricane Maria present.

Saturday, August 18th, 4-6pm

A conversation between former members of the Young Lords (Minerva Solla, Walter Bosque del Rio) and a new generation of activists from Puerto Rico and East Harlem working in areas of food justice & sovereignty, health and healing: Tara Rodriguez Besosa, Puerto Rico Food Resiliency Project; Giovanni Roberto, Co-founder of Centro Para el Desarollo Politico, Educativo, y Cultural (CDPEC); Luis Bonnet, Salud y Acupuntura Para El Pueblo; and Terry Rodriguez, East Harlem food activist. (A reception will follow).

Sunday, August 19th


FREE COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE AND HOLISTIC HEALING CLINIC, hosted by Salud y Acupunctura Para el Pueblo, Puerto Rico, 12-4pm

All Events take place at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109
215 E 99th St, New York, NY 10029.
FREE and Open to the Public.

Island / Inland Promesas is supported by The Surdna Foundation, A Blade of Grass, and El Museo del Barrio.

[Image: March to Free the Panther 21, 1969, by Hiram Maristany. Additional photography by Hiram Maristany will be on view throughout event.]


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