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Upcoming Events

Comic Relief For Puerto Rico

A Charity Fundraising Event

 - OCHO is sponsoring this fun-filled event to raise funds for Hurricane Maria Relief and Restoration Projects in Puerto Rico
Who: Come out to see an all-star comedic line-up. Featuring comedians Melissa Diaz and Rojo Perez. Headlining will be Author of the book "Pardon My Spanglish", and Comedy Central Comedian; Bill Santiago.
- Come out, have a few drinks, laugh, and help support Puerto Rico!
* Raffles and merchandise will also be available*

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035

Presented with the support of New York: Caribbean City, an initiative on Caribbean Writing, Routes, and Culture at NYU

In the spirit of John Berger and Bell Hooks, former Washington Post journalist and current Howard University professor Natalie Hopkinson meditates on art as protest and the role of beauty in politically perilous times in A MOUTH IS ALWAYS MUZZLED: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance. Ms. Hopkinson will be in conversation with curator, scholar, and professor Grace Ali about her newly released book. Books will be available for purchase.





On Monday June 11, 2018 / 7:30 P.M. OCHO President Walter "Gualterio" Alomar will be part of the panel discussing energy efforts on the island. You won't want to miss it!

Venue: El Barrio ArtSpace PS 109
• Forum: Forum: “Solar energy empowering the people in Puerto
Rico after Hurricane Maria”
Gualterio Alomar (President of Organization for Culture of
Hispanic Origins)
• Tito Kayak (Expert Electrician, Environmentalist)
• Luis Rodríguez (Environmental Scientist & Poet)
• Carlitos Rovira (A Puerto Rican political activist & was a
former member of the Young Lords)
• Musical Performance: Fernandito Ferrer

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

120 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035

The Defend Puerto Rico 360º Experience is a one-night-only installation engagement where attendees will be transported to Puerto Rico thru a 360º Immersive Projection that transforms a whole room at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. With the premiere screening of Defend Puerto Rico’s newest 360º film, “Beaches for the People”, audience members are taken to frontlines of occupied beaches and resistance movements fighting against the privatization of public lands in Isla Verde and Playeulas.

The 360º experience will be followed by a discussion about the current actions that are taking place, as well as next steps, within the food, land and climate justice movements.


SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2018 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035

On Saturday, May 12th, 2018, celebrate Mother's Day with FREE family-friendly African Diasporic art and cultural activities!

This SouSou! features our artist in residence Callaloo Kids, a yoga activity and Mommy Day card activity.