Why Standing Alone Matters Too

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The marchers will march but no matter where your political, social, or moral views are, sometimes it is okay to stand alone.

I just saw this beautiful photo of our beloved Rita Moreno and could not help but notice that there was a time when HIV Aids marginalized the millions who were struggling to understand this disease.

This Twitter post comes via Diana Bosch and I encourage you to follow her:

Rita Moreno was one of earliest stars to publicly support AIDS fundraisers when it was highly stigmatized during the 80s “AIDS hysteria”

Oscar López Rivera

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Oscar López Rivera y los presos políticos puertorriqueños

Oscar López Rivera saldría de la penitenciaría federal de Terre Haute, Indiana, el próximo 17 de mayo. ¿Quiénes han sido los presos políticos de Puerto Rico? ¿Qué significa esta conmutación de sentencia para otros presos políticos que quedan tras las rejas en cárceles federales?

Este próximo lunes Norma Valle entrevista al analista político Alejandro Torres-Rivera, el historiador Jose “Che” Paralitici y la periodista Alida Millán, lideresa del grupo MujeresenelPuente.
Acompáñanos a las 3 pm, por el 89.7 y el 88.3 de Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico, o escúchanos en www.wrtu.pr y síguenos en twitter @nvalleferrer
#Apúntanosentuagenda

A Moment of NOISE on MLKDay

Today is a necessary day devoted to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent approach to civil rights and activism. Social media outlets are blasting quotes, photos, and it’s safe to say #MLKDay is trending on all platforms; as it should.

Even GoogleDoodles recognized this day with their image of diverse characters interconnected by holding hands.

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GoogleDoodles 

 

(Explore photography from the Civil Rights Movement)

Holding HANDS in a world that is filled with a lot of noise nowadays. No one is talking or listening to iGadgets in this image; they are without a mouth and holding hands. What’s the message? One eye – no mouth – interconnected…

While we hold hands today I cannot help but ask the burning question that I know we all know the answer to – what about tomorrow? Where will that powerful image retreat to?

Well…Dr. King held hands with everyone 

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore – Photo by Leonard Freed (High Museum of Art)

 

HE encountered. WE at Latino Public Radio    hold hands with our community members as they serve as vessels for change.

From the farms in the midwest to the streets of New York City, Latino Public Radio is making good NOISE in the community and we want to hear from you. We want you to grow with us.

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My name is Amy

Greetings to you all!

Feliz 2017!

My name is Amy, and I am honored to be working with Latino Public Radio Consortium, as a social media networker.   My career at CBS2NY led me to two areas that are interconnected as are the people we serve at Latino public radio and beyond.

Since this is my first blog post I will not bore you with every aspect of my career. I will, however, share that journalism runs through my veins and serving people is my vocation.

A few quick facts about me:

  • I have won two Emmy Awards for investigative journalism.
  • I was a middle and upper school teacher for (I won’t say how many years). 😉
  • My husband Mark and I have two teenagers – Christina is 17 years old and is studying in China this year, and our son John Anthony is a sophomore at Middlebury College.
  • My favorite quote: “Even the smallest crayon leaves a mark.” -Amy Bowllan

As we journey together I welcome your story ideas and believe that either through writing – or in person – all paths that cross are meant to cross. My hope is to cross with as many readers, listeners and followers in the years to come.

(((photo credit is of my daughter, Christina, in Shanxi, China – I cannot wait for her to return home!)))