“Few forces change the world so much as education and the empowerment of women”
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
Friday, January 1, 2021
Mothers and children are sacred
Mother’s Day is celebrated at different times around the world
May 3 (1st Sun) Portugal, Romania & Spain
May 10: Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador
May 10 (2nd Sun) U.S. & many countries
May 15: Paraguay
May 27: Bolivia
May 30: Nicaragua
May 31 (Last Sun) Dominican Republic & France
Aug 15: Costa Rica
Oct 18 (3rd Sun) Argentina
Dec 8: Panama
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO ~ The renowned Puerto Rican poet was born on February 17, 1914.
Contemplating women’s history is actually contemplating women’s future.
Mon-Tue, March 9-10, 2020
SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn
This Jewish feast commemorates how Queen Esther of Persia found the courage to break tradition, speak up, and thereby save her people.
“Chag Purim Sameach!” (Happy Purim Holiday!)
Friday, March 13, 2020
AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER
Hell’s Kitchen, NYC
This contemporary ballet with Mexican folkloric styling is a collection of stories that speak to the strength and resilience of women during the Mexican Revolution. ¡Viva Valentina!
Thursday, March 12
Friday, March 13, 2020
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Colombian Bullerengue inspired by the Caribbean women’s song and dance tradition from San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
NYC’s Latin Grammy-winning All-Woman Mariachi plays a FREE concert
Sat-Mon, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2020
Honor the Aztec goddess of the underworld
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
SALCEDO, Dominican Republic ~ The Mirabal Sisters: Patria, Minerva and Maria, whose codename was “Las Mariposas” (the Butterflies), were murdered by Trujillo’s right-hand man for helping the resistance to dictatorship
Monday, March 8, 2021
It’s Latin tradition to show love and respect to all the women in your life (family, friends and associates) on March 8
Saturday, January 18, 2020
FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NYC
March for the civil rights of every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or creed
Saturday, August 3, 2019
PASADENA, California ~ The world champions of women’s soccer play a friend with Republic of Ireland
June 7 – July 7, 2019
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best
TV ON DEMAND; Tue, Mar 19, 2019; Honduran movies ~ Nona (Sulem Calderon) trusts Hecho (Jesy MCKinney) to take her to her mother in America, but gets trafficked instead. The film launched first-time actress Calderon on the road to stardom, and it’s more than a movie. It’s a story that needs to be told and needs to be heard. This is real. By Michael Polish (2018).
Women’s Contributions Are Essential
Women are about 50% of human kind. The economy feels good when it goes up 1 or 2%. The economy feels bad when it goes down 1 or 2%. You can’t succeed in modern life by marginalizing 50% of your people.
A world map of countries suffering from war and poverty correlates strongly with a map of countries that marginalize women.
Many Latin cultures are very machista (male chauvinist). That doesn’t work in the United States and it doesn’t really work anywhere. It’s time to grow up.
Women play an especially important role in raising and teaching children. Building a good future for women, builds a good future for all of us.