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Upcoming Events


COME SEE OCHO'S DOCUMENTARY "COLONIZATION IS EXTINCTION" IN THE INTERNATIONAL PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL. SHOWING FRIDAY 11/10 AT 1:00PM AND SUNDAY 11/12 AT 1:15 PM

FOR A FULL LISTING OF THE FILMS, MOVIE TIMES, AND TICKETS GO TO

http://iprhff.com/schedule/


            

             







 








         

So you wanna be a great actor? It's all about make-believe, playing dress-up like we did as kids.

"Paul and Cathy get to the roots of acting. They challenge us to grow, leading us to a new breakthrough every class. Be messy and forget the need to get it right because the real growth is in the exploration. Not a scene study class, or a character study class but an actor study class, a class that breaks down your preconceived notions & rebuilds you into the best actor you can be. They practice what they preach." -- Montgomery Mauro

New term starts Oct 3. Check out 'classes' page - PaulCalderon.net, or email calderonclasses for registration info.

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Conversations in Black Freedom Studies: The Strange Career of Jim Crow New York
Thursday, November 2 | 6:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard @ 135th Street

The Black Freedom Struggle against Jim Crow New York is one of the most protracted yet criminally neglected movements for human rights in the USA. Our esteemed panel will unpack this history, approaching how several organizations fought Jim Crow. Tahir Butt will discuss the impact of student politics at CUNY. Brian Purnell will explore CORE in Brooklyn. And Christopher Tinson will examine the radical intellect with Harlem’s Liberator magazine and the black activism of the 1960s.


El Barrio in the ’80s
Tuesday, December 12 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street
When Brooklyn-raised photographer Joseph Rodriguez first debuted his body of work shot in Spanish Harlem in the 1980’s, it truly captured the spirit of the neighborhood. During this era, El Barrio was confronted with some of the city’s most endemic problems including crime, drugs, AIDS, and chronic unemployment. Despite this grim prognosis, the neighborhood still maintained a vibrant community and sense of pride. Now, three decades later, his new book, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s, revisits this groundbreaking series of photographs – unearthing huge new caches of images and re-framing the project as one that pushed beyond documentary into the realm of fine art. To celebrate the launch of this book, photographer Joseph Rodriguez will discuss his experience photographing the neighborhood and the inspiration behind these images.


CLIMATE CHANGE AND PUERTO RICO W/ ELIZABETH YEAMPIERRE
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
 
FREE

Elizabeth Yempierre, internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney environmental and climate justice leader, will present on the climate catastrophe we see in Puerto Rico. 

The current crisis in Puerto Rico is the result of generations of the extractive economy. As the island rebuilds, it must challenge the models of disaster capitalism that force more debt, dependence, austerity, and privatization on our people. It must move towards a just transition and Buen Vivir. The climate crisis that the island faces offers an opportunity to achieve a Just Transition for Puerto Rico, a move away from extraction and towards regenerative energy, food sovereignty, local livable economies, and community control over land. Through this framework of a just recovery, the island can develop the processes, social and economic networks, and infrastructure that puts autonomy at the center and self-determination on the horizon.

Photo Credit: Andres Kudacki for TIME

WHEN: November 20, 2017 | 6:00- 8:00pm

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

ADMISSION: FREE | Suggested Donation: $5.00 | Register Here 

Limited Seating | 50 Seats | *Program Subject to Change

THE ULTIMATE COQUITO FACE-OFF AT CCCADI
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
 
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
 FREE

BECOME THIS YEAR’S COQUITO MASTER!
Do you or your tía have a killer coquito recipe? Think you got skills to become America’s next Coquito Master? Flex your coquito making prowess at this year’s Coquito Masters Competition. We will host a Coquito Masters Qualifying event in our new home in El Barrio Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 5-7 PM. Contestants Check-In at 4 PM.

It’s easy to enter:

Pay a $25 entry fee via PayPal account drq104@yahoo.com and provide a gallon of your version of this delicious holiday favorite for tasting and rating. The entry with the highest score wins! All contestants must register to Coquitomasters@gmail.com to compete by Friday, November 17, 2016. Only 6 spots left to show the world your coquito reigns supreme.

If you make the best coquito in El Barrio, this event is for you!

WHEN: November 18, 2017

TIME: 5PM - 7PM

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

ADMISSION: FREE | Registration is preferred but not required


FAMILY SOUSOU! | CELEBRATING OUR BEAUTIFUL DIASPORA FAMILIES!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM
 
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Insistute 
FREE

Join us for our first SouSou! Saturday of the season!

Day Sessions | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  (Activities for families with children ages 4-12) 

 

Fun puppet theater presentation featuring Callaloo Kids - First Floor Gallery

11:00 AM & 1:00 PM  | Exploring your family heritage is fun with the Callaloo Kids!

 

My Family Casita - Second Floor Gallery

11:30 NOON - 2:30 PM | Make a fun lil’ family home inspired by love. 

 

Gallery Exhibition: Liminal Space - 1st and Second Floor Gallery 

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM | Before it’s gone! Explore and view this contemporary exhibition featuring the works of sixteen leading Guyanese artists. Free family activity guides will be available!

 


WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2017 

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute 

SUGGESTED ADMISSION: $5.00 At the Door RSVP HERE 

ORISHA & THE CREATION OF CIVILIZATION | 4-PART SERIES W/ BABA JOHN MASON
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | 6:30PM
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2017 | 8:30PM
 

ORISHA & THE CREATION OF CIVILIZATION | 4-PART SERIES W/ BABA JOHN MASON 
Tuesdays, November 7th, November 14th, November 21st, and November 28th. 

Internationally renowned Lucumi tradition scholar, practitioner, and institution builder, Baba John Mason will in a four-part series address the historical theological framework of Yoruba culture, sacred and practical aspects of the Orisha's, and how it informs our lives and today's current issues.

How we understand our destiny, the process of maturing from a familial and economic world reality is framed in the series. The sessions bridge the sacred, the importance of investigating, and thriving within a world economic conceptualization informed by the Orishas. Each class is categorized by a specific Orisha, based on their pantheon location, as well as their assigned universal force. 

This series is designed to highlight the practicality in sacred knowledge to actualize in daily living. Sessions will be as follows:

November 7th - Session 1: Overview - The Creation of Civilization

This section discusses the ideal of morality focusing on the Orisha's Olodumare, Oduduwa and Obatala.

November 14th - Session 2: Investigators and Strivers

This section discusses how one strives to achieve their destiny focusing on Ifa, Orunmila, and Odu.

November 21st - Session 3: Mothers and Ancestors how they inform our existence.

This session focuses on Oya and Egun. 

November 28th - Session 4: What Informs Global Economics

This session focuses on the investigation and understanding of economic growth from Oshun and Iwadi perspective. 
 

WHEN: Tuesdays, November 7th, November 14th, November 21th, and November 28th.   | 6:00- 8:30pm

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

ADMISSION:  $75.00 for 4-Part Series Package | $80.00 At the door if there is seating 

REGISTER HERE

Limited Seating | 50 Seats | No Single Session Offered 

*Program Subject to Change