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This week's La Perspectiva comes from Maria Magdalena Duarte, a Chatham University student. She recently was a part of the Pittsburgh delegation to the Border Convergence action at the USA-Mexico border in Arizona. We at Cafe Con Leche are simply in awe of Maria's courage and power. Read on to learn more about her experience.
The third biannual Youth Undoing Institutional Racism Weekend (YUIR Weekend), a two-and-a-half-day anti-racist youth organizing training sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, kick-offs Friday, October 21 and runs through Sunday, October 23 at the Hosanna House located in Wilkinsburg, PA.
[Juntos] We Move is part of a 10 series of parties coordinated by Welcoming Pittsburgh, the Global Switchboard and Shift Collaborative to showcase different immigrant communities in the City of Pittsburgh. The Latino Family Center was selected as the agency to coordinate the [Juntos] We Move party focused raising the visibility of the Spanish Speaking Latino community in Pittsburgh. The Latino community has increased dramatically in Pittsburgh for the past decade. This increase has also brought an influx of Latino businesses, restaurants, organizations, artists and entrepreneurs.
¿Te falta dinero para la comida? ¿Te preocupas por alcanzar dinero para el transporte, la renta, y también alimentar a tu familia? No estás solo. De hecho, más que 40 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos viven en casas con una falta de comida. La comida es un derecho humano, y nadie merece tener hambre en un país con suficiente alimentos para todos.
Cafe Con Leche is an award-winning creative lifestyle brand based in Pittsburgh, PA. We produce pop-up events and digital media that celebrate Latin art + food + culture. Founded in January 2014 out of a desire to bring more visibility to the Pittsburgh Latino community, Café Con Leche is the expert on the Latino community in Southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. Since our founding, Café Con Leche has hosted over 25 Latin-themed, neighborhood based pop-up events around Pittsburgh with over 2,000 attendees.
Maggie Negrete was a 2016 Cafe Con Leche resident artist. Maggie is a SWPA native, a feminist artist that adapts her medium in response to the dialogue she wishes to create with the audience. Her artwork consists of installations, illustrations and prints with themes focused on women's history, fantasy and the occult. Uniting these mediums, Maggie's design sense manifests through black and white linework with nods to Gilded Era illustration, the current renaissance of sign painting and is influenced by her heritage of typographers and illustrators. Additionally, Maggie is a Teaching Artist and Arts Administrator, coordinating events for other teaching artists through her position at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Click this blog post to read excerpts from Maggie's project for her residency, "Puntos de Referencia"
A member of the community needs our help. On May 2, 2016 Martín Esquivel-Hernandez was taken from his home and detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the day after marching at an immigrant rights rally with his family. He is currently being held in a private prison in Youngstown, Ohio and faces the threat of deportation.
In May 2016, Hoesy was one of Cafe Con Leche's resident artist's. During his time here, Hoesy immersed himself in the Pittsburgh community, building relationships and creating thought-provoking multidisciplinary art. Hoesy will be returning to Pittsburgh as apart of the Re:NEW Festival this fall. We sat down with Hoesy to learn more about his time in Pittsburgh and what he has planned for Re:NEW.
Pellizas are a traditional hand woven rag rug from the Dominican Republic. As a part of the Cafe Con Leche Resident Artist program, Gina will be setting up shop in the lobby of The Ace Hotel, 120 S. Whitfield St. East Liberty 15206, from August 1st to August 6th. She is making a Pelliza special for Pittsburgh! This is a participatory art project, we encourage people from all ages and abilities to join Gina.