Monthly archives for October, 2008

Two Paths Towards Death, One Voice of Comfort

For an excellent article and to view an audio slide show underscoring the "grace-full" work of Hospice Chaplains, click on links below: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/nyregion/29hospice.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/10/28/nyregion/hospice-chaplain/index.html

Brown Study to Debunk Myths about Latinos

The Phoenix (October 28, 2008)   PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new report analyzing political attitudes and civic engagement of Latinos in Rhode Island will be released by Brown University on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. The report, titled Myths vs. Reality: Results From the New England Latino Survey, was authored by a research team…

Younity’s Heart & Soul Exhibit

Alternative arts supply store (street art) Alphabeta will be hosting the works of 60 females for 30 days. As a celebratory theme between 60 international artists on what they identify as “heart and soul,” this exhibit promises an urban landscape installation piece that unifies and pushes the boundaries of graffiti, photography, urban arts and fine…

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

The Carnegie Council presents: A discussion of The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism withAndrew J. Bacevich onMonday, November 3, 20088:00–9:15 AM Please note that doors open at 7:45 AM. America is facing a profound triple crisis: the economy is in disarray, the government has been transformed by the Bush presidency, and the…

Fewer Mortgages for Blacks and Hispanics, Study Finds

An analysis last year found that predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhoods in New York City were more likely to get their mortgages in 2006 from a subprime lender than home buyers in white neighborhoods with similar income levels. For full story click on link below: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/fewer-mortgages-for-blacks-and-hispanics-study-finds/

Evangelicals and Empire

The Latino Leadership Circle salutes Dr. Peter Heltzel for co-authoring his new work entitled, Evangelicals and Empire: Christian Alternatives to the Political Status Quo.  Yesterday I had the privilege of attending an academic dialogue about the book held at the New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). Students from both NYTS and Union Theological Seminary (UTS) presented…

NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, an exhibition co-organized by The Menil Collection that brings together a multigenerational group of North, South, and Central American artists who address the value of ritual in the artistic process and the wider implications of spirituality in contemporary art. On view in the 2nd…

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY: Should New York and Other Cities Look to Immigrant Entrepreneurs as a New Engine for Economic Growth?

Please join us for  A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY: Should New York and Other Cities Look to Immigrant Entrepreneurs as a New Engine for Economic Growth?  Tuesday, November 18, 2008 8:30 am to 2:00 pm  Baruch College Vertical Campus 55 Lexington Ave. (between 24th and 25th Streets) Room 14-220 (14th Floor) New York, NY  Immigrants have a long history…

Diverse Voices Project III

The Diverse Voices Project III, with up to $100,000 in co-production funding available to emerging filmmakers, is P.O.V.'s initiative to support stories about diverse communities. This co-production initiative is dedicated to supporting emerging filmmakers. Filmmakers with a prior national broadcast credit are not eligible for the Diverse Voices Project. Filmmakers who submit a film for…

DECISION 2008: HEALTHCARE AND HIV/AIDS POLICY

DECISION 2008: HEALTHCAREAND HIV/AIDS POLICYand Cocktail Reception Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cooper Union Wollman Auditorium , 51 Astor Place (between Third and Fourth Avenues) A panel discussion on healthcare issues and HIV/AIDS policy in a period of national elections. FeaturingGrace-Marie Turner President, Galen Institute Founder and Facilitator, Health Policy Consensus Group  An overview…