Monthly Archives: March 2012

Raising Victor Vargas

Names: Chloe Delgado and Lauren Todd Raising Victor Vargas– powerpoint Characters/Actors: •Victor Vargas- Victor Rasuk •‘Juicy’ Judy Gonzalez- Judy Marte •Melonie- Melonie Diaz •Grandma- Altagracia Guzman •Nino Vargas- Silvestre Rasuk •Vicki de la Cruz- Krystal Rodriguez Victor and Masculinity: Suave/smooth– … Continue reading

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Drow Part 1

Drown  (powerpoint) Drown Junot Diaz —Junot Diaz was born in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic —Came to the United States in December 1974 and lived in Parlin, New Jersey —He is a Professor of creative writing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. … Continue reading

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Pinero Presentation (Handout and Powerpoint)

Dipali Patel Pinero (PP) Piñero: *Who was Miguel Piñero? •Piñero was a Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co- founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café. He was one of the leading members of the Nuyorican literary movement. *Characters: •Miguel Piñero-Benjamin Pratt … Continue reading

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Harvest of Empire- Dominican Republic

Harvest of Empire- Dominican Republic HarvestofEmpireDominicanRepublic (PowerPoint) Timeline “Between 1961 and 1986 more than 400,000 people legally immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic, and another 44,000 moved to Puerto Rico, while thousands more entered both places illegally. … Continue reading

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Introduction: Nuyorican Language

By:  Elizabeth Fletcher and Stanley Demosthene Nuyorican Poetry (PowerPoint) Miguel Algarín -Puerto Rican writer born September 11, 1941 -co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets café with Miguel Pinero -family raised him in a household which had a love for all things involving … Continue reading

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