Event – An Homage to Piri Thomas

This information comes directly from El Museo del Barrio New York website.

El Museo del Barrio New York

 New York’s leading Latino cultural institution welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America.

An Homage to Piri Thomas

Saturday, February 18, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
El Teatro

Admission: Free

Join us for a special presentation of SPEAK UP! in memory of Piri Thomas, author and poet who shed light on the struggles of nuestra gente with his book, Down These Mean Streets. Throughout his life, he soulfully delivered an array of awe inspiring poetry. The evening will be hosted by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega and Felipe Luciano, and curated by Rich Villar. Poets include Martin Espada, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Junot Díaz, Willie Perdomo, Mayda del Valle, Emanuel Xavier, and others.

This program is presented by GDS Arts in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio.


SPEAK UP! Radical Views on the Mic
Every third Saturday, February to May, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, El Teatro
A night full of powerfully soulful words, Speak Up! features an exciting line-up curated and hosted by guest poets.

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