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Fighting to Educate: Mexican-American studies programs taught outside of schools

July 11, 2012

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Oppression creates Innovation! Check out how Arizona educators continue to find ways of teaching the “banned” curriculum. A seguir adelante!! by NBCLatino Staff 11:17 am on 07/11/2012 School leaders are trying to keep Mexican-American studies programs alive in Tucson, Arizona. After an Arizona law banned classes in Tucson Unified School Districts, teachers and activist are now […]

Hostos Education Project – Save the Date!

April 4, 2012

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It's been a couple weeks since I post, and I'm honest when I say I have a lot to share. The next couple of days will prove it! First and foremost, if you can I'm asking you to visit www.hostoseducationproject.org and check out what we are up to! The primary mission of the Hostos Education Project, formerly known as the Hostos Dream Project, a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, is to develop a dynamic school environment for children ages 4 to 18 in the Dominican Republic. It seeks to improve the quality of education by creating an environment that addresses the needs of all learners, especially those with autism and other special needs. The design and construction of the school will put a special emphasis on environmental conservation. This model, once implemented, can be replicated in other areas of Latin America. If you're in the NYC area, please support this amazing organization by joining us at The Alger House for a night at The Dream Garden, June 7th, 2012. If you'd like to obtain a sponsorship package, please feel free to email me! Until the next post- Saludos! Emilia Cerrillo

Primera escuela alternativa, construida de contenedores de transporte

January 25, 2012

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Es un placer trabajar en un proyecto tan maravilloso. Por favor de correr la voz en lo que estamos haciendo, y apoyen la causa con su donacion al www.hostosdreamproject.org/hpd10 Articulo: Primera Escuela Alternativa construida de contenedores de transporte (January 13th, 2012) Nueva York, NY– El Proyecto Sueño de Hostos (HDP) abrirá en Septiembre del 2012 […]

The Price of Sugar

January 23, 2012

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The Price of Sugar: This movie provides images to an unspoken reality plaguing the sugar cane industry in Dominican Republic. The living conditions on what are called Bateyes is appalling, striking and makes your stomach sink to the floor...but everyone should watch. One Haitian cane worker shares , "I'm not afraid [to die] because I believe there is no death worse than this. Living without equality and justice is like living in a tomb, it's Hell."

Past Project-Mission Remission

April 15, 2011

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I’ve had many projects in the past, and below is one of my most recent projects where we got some exposure on OutImpact.com.  Thanks to OutImpact.com for showcasing the Mission Remission campaign on your website.  We are truly truly grateful for all the support as we work together and support cancer survivors. You can find the […]

Miami w/ AzulFire & Hostos Dream Project

February 9, 2011

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Luz and I have our own Event Production Company, AzulFire, but we are also on the Board for Hostos Dream Project.  Together along with Danielle Derrig, Executive Director, we flew to Miami so that we could speak with some key people in becoming part of our campaign “$10 For Education.”  We had a blast, and […]

Happy Bday to Me!

December 25, 2010

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I’m a very lucky girl.  I’m very grateful for all the beautiful words and messages I’ve received for my birthday this past year.  I am the way I am because of everyone who has enriched my life, and I am grateful for the love and appreciation that those have shown me.  We started celebrating with […]