Thursday, April 25, 2013
Join us for a series of Afrolatinostv twitter conversations the first on Identity/Identidad!
See you Monday, April 29th @ 9:00PM~
Friday, April 12, 2013
"Patriarchy and Racism two sides of the same coin." Sofia Quintero
Sofia talks about why its important to have more men of color become feminist.
Addresses issues with music lyrics like that of Rick Ross who talks about slipping a Molly in a girls drink or Lil Wayne, "beat that pussy up like Emmet Till."
How society (patriarchy) deems it acceptable to treat womyn.
Let's have this conversation.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
I am so thrilled to announce that tonight we kick off the
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I am so honored to hosting this wonderful event benefiting The Ali Forney Center. I hope you will join be for a night filled with laughs, possibilities and love. This is an incredible cause raising money for LGBTQ homeless youth.
See you there!!!
Peace, light and love,
AD MILDRED CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF HER NEW BLOG "http://WWW.MADMILDRED.COM" WWW.MADMILDRED.COM
WITH ‘UNLOCK ME’ SINGLES MIXER AT LESBIAN OWNED THE DALLOWAY
MAD MILDRED PARTNERS PRESENTS “UNLOCK ME” SINGLES MIXER, WHILE BRINGING AWARENESS TO THE ALI FORNEY CENTER AND HOMELESS LGBTQ YOUTH
March 22, 2013, New York, NY – MadMildred celebrates the launch of their new blog, www.MadMildred.com with the ‘Unlock Me’ singles mixer at The Dalloway on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 starting at 7pm benefiting The Ali Forney Center (AFC), a nonprofit shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth in New York City.
MadMildred is a blog where one can speak their mind freely. “I want to give women a platform to vent and share stories,” says Mildred, about offering women a safe place to escape in her new blog. MadMildred believes in empowering women through self-expression and instilling confidence through future workshops and upcoming support groups- specifically in the LGBTQ community.
The ‘Unlock Me’ event will highlight The Ali Forney Center to bring awareness to the homeless LGBTQ youth. “My older sister as a teenager was kicked out of our house after announcing she was gay,” says Mildred on why the AFC is a good fit. “A place like the Ali Forney Center would have been a great place for her to turn to.” The AFC provides shelter as well as comprehensive healthcare services to homeless LGBTQ youth throughout the New York City area. MadMildred will have a box set up for collecting donations as well as brochures with more information at the event.
The ‘Unlock Me’ mixer will be using the lock & key theme in which half the guests will get a lock and the other half get a key. Patrons get to ‘unlock’ each other as they mingle. “It’ll serve as a great ice breaker!” adds Mildred. There will be interactive activities with a few giveaways. The event is taking place at The Dalloway located on 525 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013. Starting at 7pm, the ‘Unlock Me’ singles mixer event is FREE.
The Ali Forney Center is the nation's largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBTQ youth. By rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into safe, homelike environments, AFC provides homeless LGBTQ youths, aged 16-24, with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives. HYPERLINK "http://www.aliforneycenter.org" www.aliforneycenter.org
The Dalloway was born out of a desire to create a venue with a strong female team that is open to everyone, but especially providing the LGBT community with a place that feels like home. Whether looking to meet new people or sit and enjoy cocktails, the Dalloway provides a contrast that meets all expectations and creates an open platform for everyone who enjoys good food and well-stocked bars. HYPERLINK "http://www.thedallowaynyc.com" www.thedallowaynyc.com
MadMildred believes in empowering women by instilling confidence through future workshops and support groups- specifically in the LGBT community. One creative outlet is the MadMildred venting blog-encouraging women to express themselves by voicing their opinions while building a healthy self-esteem. http://www.madmildred.com
PRESS CONTACT: Jakira Torres / 646.942.4944 / Jakira.Torres@gmail.com
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sunday, March 24th
For a special performance of I WAS BORN, written by Alicia Anabel Santos and performed by the amazingly beautiful and talented Jenny Perez.
Photo by: Sandra Guzman
This performance is being offered as a gift in honor of WOMYN'S HERSTORY MONTH...
In honor of every womyn in our lives... the many womyn we love... the womyn who have raised and influenced us and those womyn who continue to watch over us!
This will be a special reading/performance as we kick off the I WAS BORN 2013 College Tour.
I WAS BORN~ Is a multimedia one-woman show about seven remarkable women that Lia a reporter from the United States meets during her travels throughout Latin America. These women have impacted, inspired and changed the way she sees women from Latin America.
These seven women represent the strength of the Latina… these womyn were BORN to tell THEIR STORY. They each share their experiences through personal testimonials.
Lia’s aim is to bring these stories to the surface and give recognition to Latina’s for what they symbolize and ALL that they contribute to the human story. Her mission is to walk with each of them as their worlds collapse and their stories collide. This is the story of the women who are hidden behind the darkness.
I WAS BORN~ is a story that takes you on a journey through the labyrinth of Latin America where seven brave women bring you into their world.
VENUE: Corcho Wine Room
Doors open at 5:00pm
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
COST - FREE
Sending you all so much LOVE!!!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Celebrating womyn LOVE
It is really wonderful to be in the presence of womyn who are filled with peace, filled with faith, filled with inspiration, filled with music, filled with blessings, filled with gratitude, filled with love and filled with LIGHT!
This is what I experienced during a performance that Hermana Breedlove shared with us in NYC last fall… she gave us all of her and today I am asking for us to give some of that back.
Let’s support this amazing artist in achieving her dreams!!!
Friday, March 1, 2013
Writing from the Womb
My beloved womyn,
Welcome to the Writing from the Womb workshop. In this workshop we will be writing from our core… from our most sacred place. Exploring areas and moments that we might find difficult to reach alone in a supportive and nurturing space. This is a writing intensive so we will be pushing ourselves to the next level with our writing and our stories while at the same time being incredibly kind and loving with ourselves and our individual process. I am so grateful to be walking with you on this journey…. LET’S SHOW UP FOR OURSELVES!!!!
Week One: Writing as Practice
Week Two: Writing as Meditation
Week Three: Writing with Intention
Week Four: Writing as Craft
Week Five: Workshop pieces
Week Six: Workshop pieces
Workshop begins this Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 10:00am.
To register and for details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 21, 2013
For more information please visit: WWW.AFROLATINOS.TV
I have been thinking over the past few days about "Breeding out Blackness".
Aclarar la raza
Mejorar la raza
There was (is/exists) a Scientific method of racism designed to purify the race and breed out the black. This would be a contributing factor of the self-hatred and racism that exists throughout Latin America. Identity or how one should identify has become a major debate. People are trying to find their place in the world. Who gets to define what beauty is? Who is considered an Afrolatino?
We will discuss the Mestizaje that occurred once the white "European" race was bred in, mixed with that of the enslaved Africans who arrived and the Natives residing in these countries throughout Latin America.
Tonight I will address the mixing/inter-breeding that took place all across the world during the enslavement of Africans and Indigenous people's--specifically throughout Latin America and how it is manifested today. In addition to celebrating the beautiful history, traditions and culture that remains in Latin America.
Location: Chesapeake Rooms
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252
I am looking forward to this wonderful presentation of Afrolatinos: The