Tag Archives: Newark

Motivational Read: From the Bricks to the Hall

Originally published  in the Harvard Educational Review. *** By Mellie Torres I am a Latina of Puerto Rican descent from Newark “Brick City,” New Jersey, a city that has been reviled in the press as well as in academic journals as the archetype of poverty, failing public schools, violence, and hopelessness—a place where one’s dreams cannot […]

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Latina Artists and Writers Celebrated in Newark Public Library

The Newark Public Library will be recognizing Latina Writers for the 2010 Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is scheduled to start on September 15th from 6pm to 8pm. The reception speaker will be Esmeralda Santiago. Esmeralda is co-editor of  “Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories and Las Mamis: Favorite Latino Authors Remember […]

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