Puerto Rico is an enchanting island in the Caribbean that you may have visited or not, but you certainly heard lots about it through the entertainment world from Ricky Martin to Jennifer Lopez right? And have you heard of Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and the FIRST Justice of HISPANIC Heritage? If you live in the US of course you have heard of these Puerto Rican Powerhouses and of many more Boricuas who are making the world a better place. Side note: at the present time “La Isla del Encanto” is going through the worst economic and social crisis of my lifetime, but talking about this subject would require another post, so let me keep it on subject and invite you to be part of online history with Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños event: TOP Puerto Rican Influencers Social Media panel on Tuesday, May 13 in New York City.
I became aware of Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños through Twitter when they reached out to me about participating in a social media panel. I am advocate for Puerto Rico and wherever and whenever I can include positive news about the island or the people, it fills my heart with joy. I LOVE this island and the people, its my island, my roots so immediately dije que SI!!!
I ran into Susete Laboy, PR for el Centro, briefly during Hispanicize 2015 in Miami and I am like “Nenaaaaa you need to fly me to NYC, como que por Skype” LOL! Cut to I am traveling to NYC on Monday, May 11 to attend the National Puerto Rico Parade Day press conference as an honoree myself in company of Ivy Queen, Roselyn Sanchez, Carmen Dominicci, Ivonne Coll, Cucco Peña and many more. Que honor!!! And this is all happening because the NPRPD is a proud sponsor of the Centro’s social media panel. The panel will start a conversation around the issues that truly matter to our dispersed communities online and offline. Join the launch, the conversation as we ask the question: Where are the Puerto Ricans?
Who: Centro and Social Media Influencers: Julio Varela from Futuro Media Group and Latino Rebels, George Torres from Capicu Culture and Sofrito for your Soul, Nuria Net from Fusion, Lynn Ponder from Web City Girls, LeJuan James from, well, LeJuan James
What: Panel Discussion on how Puerto Ricans are creating a digital barrio through social media. Use hashtag: #BoricuasOnline
Where: Center for Puerto Rican Studies Conference Room 1442 or live streamed on Centro TV.
When: Tuesday May 12th from 6-8pm
How: 40-50 min panel discussion, 30 min of a Q&A led by bloggers and Twitter audience.
Link Live Stream: http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/tv/
Follow the panel and the people igniting the conversation online:
@PRParadeNYC, Marixsa Rodriguez, nprdpinc.org
@boriquachicks, Rebecca and Raquel, boriquachicks.com
@themommyelf, Gemarla Babilonia, themommyelf.com
@estilofamiliar, Mayra Rodriguez, estilofamiliar.com
@clubdelasdiosas, Yadira Ambert, clubdelasdiosas.com
@modernmami, Melanie Edwards, modernmami.com
@jullianbaez, Jillian Baez, Assistant Professor at College of Staten Island, csivc.csi.cuny.edu/mediaculture/files/faculty/baez.html
Can’t wait!!! GRACIAS por esta oportunidad Centro de PR!!!!