Category Archives: Events

February 5 – Cortos Cubanos | Cuban Short Films

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CÓDIGO COLOR, MEMORIAS | COLOR CODE, MEMORIES (2015, Cuba, W.S. O’Reilly, 30 min)
¿GRANDES LIGAS? | MAJOR LEAGUES? (2008, Cuba, E.P. Zambrano, 27 min)

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With narration from two of the stars of the much more celebrated 1940s Cuban women’s baseball scene, Major Leagues? follows the Havana women’s baseball team as they prepare for Cuba’s only official women’s baseball tournament that takes place once a year. // Narrado por dos de las estrellas de la época mucho más celebrada de mujeres jugando al béisbol de los 1940, ¿Grandes Ligas? relata la historia del equipo femenino de Havana mientras se entrenan para el único torneo oficial para mujeres en Cuba que ocurre una vez al año.

Color Code, Memories explores racism through people’s memories of the Cuban city of Santiago. // Código Color, Memorias explora el racismo a través de las memorias del pueblo de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba.

Join us for the screening, discussion, popcorn, and refreshments. // Vengan para la proyección, una discusión, palomitas, y refrescos.

This program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. / Este programa ha sido financiado en parte por Humanities New York con el apoyo del National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by/co-auspiciado por North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

Documentales sociales: Cortos cubanos | Social Documentaries: Cuban Short Films
Wednesday, February 5, 2019
6-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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December 4 – Screening/Proyección: Los Sures

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LOS SURES
(1984, USA/Puerto Rico, D. Echeverría, 56 min)

This documentary offers a portrait of South Williamsburg and the challenges its residents face in the 1980s, as well as a celebration of New York City’s rich history of Puerto Rican and Dominican culture and community. // Un retrato de los sures de Williamsburg y de los desafíos de vivir allá en los años 1980, que a la vez celebra la historia—y la presencia—de la comunidad y de la cultura puertorriqueña y dominicana de la Cd. de Nueva York.

Join us for the screening, discussion, popcorn, and refreshments. // Vengan para la proyección, una discusión, palomitas, y refrescos.

This Documentales sociales en las Américas/Social Documentaries in the Americas program was funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. / Este programa ha sido financiado en parte por Humanities New York con el apoyo del National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsored by/co-auspiciado por North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

Screening/Proyección: Los Sures
Wednesday, December 4/Miercoles 4 de diciembre 2019
6–8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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November 21 – Word Up Fall Comix Show

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Experience work by a new crop of cartoonists from our Nonfiction Comics Class, taught by local cartoonist Ellen Lindner! We will be opening this new exhibit in the Word Up gallery space with a party and zine reading. Topics this time include surviving cancer, subway etiquette, our current political situation, how to grow avocados, a tale of chronic pain, and the continuing story of a woman living with HIV in 1980s New York—plus much more. There will be simultaneous Spanish interpretation of this event available.

This event is free and refreshments will be served.

Thanks to LMCC and the New York Department of Culture for their generous funding of this class and this event.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
7–9pm
Word Up Fall Comix Show – Opening and Zine Reading
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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November 16 – Innosanto Nagara & R. Zamora Linmark in conversation

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Join Innosanto Nagara (M is for Movement; A is for Activist) and R. Zamora Linmark (The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart; Rolling the Rs) in celebrating their new books, written for age groups that are new to each writer (ages 8–12, and teens, respectively).

Children’s book author and illustrator Innosanto Nagara’s books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens. Born and raised in Indonesia, Inno moved to the US in 1988. Inno lives in Oakland in a cohousing community with nine adults and eight kids.

Poet, novelist, and playwright R. Zamora Linmark was born in Manila and educated in Honolulu. He is the author of four poetry collections and the novels Leche (Coffee House Press) and Rolling the R’s (Kaya Press), which he adapted for the stage. He lives in Honolulu and Manila.

Innosanto Nagara has done it again—and how lucky we all are for that! M is for Movement is another bold, bright, powerful book that uses a relatable personal narrative to relay a complex political history—and a necessary lesson in how ordinary people can create extraordinary change. It’s a riveting, empowering, and visually stunning adventure.”—Kate Schatz, New York Times–bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can

“[R. Zamora] Linmark’s [The Importance of Being Wilde at Heart] is definitely offbeat and wild(e)ly imaginative, inviting long thoughts about the uncertainty of love, with its wonderment and hummingbird heartbeats. Beautifully written, sad as a Wilde fairy tale, and home to highly empathic characters, the novel is a rich reading experience that would make the ineffable Oscar proud.”Booklist

Innosanto Nagara & R. Zamora Linmark in conversation
Saturday, November 16, 2019
3pm
Word Up Community Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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Can’t make the event? Order the books here  & here.

October 26 – Soy Mujer—Latinx Poets of the Diaspora

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Join Mom Egg Review for a reading to celebrate “Soy Mujer – Latinx Poets of the Diaspora,” a poetry folio curated by Elizabeth Lara for Mom Egg Review’s MER Vox Quarterly, which includes the work of Jacqueline Herranz Brooks, Margarita Drago, Yesenia Montilla, Yrene Santos, Luna Flores, Xánath Caraza, Marianela Medrano, Juana M. Ramos, Mireya Perez Bustillo, and Maureen Altman, women who were born in the United States to immigrant parents, or who immigrated themselves. They write from their unique experiences as well as from their identity—Afro-Latina—or place of origin—Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru. The reading will include poems in English and Spanish.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
3:30–5:30pm
Soy Mujer—Latinx Poets of the Diaspora
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. @ 165th St.
New York NY 10032
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