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Latest edition: Felipe Leal, Mexicanos en Nueva York 2020, VivArte.

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 15, 2015.

First aired: January 15, 2015.

Iniciamos este episodio en Brooklyn, en donde Carmen Boullosa entrevista al arquitecto mexicano Felipe Leal sobre su enfoque en la restauración del espacio público caracterizada por fusionar el ámbito cultural, educativo y domestico.

Mas adelante, en CUNY Graduate Center, asistimos al foro "Mexicanos en Nueva York 2020", donde líderes del gobierno local, la empresa privada y organizaciones de apoyo comunitario, debaten sobre el futuro de la comunidad mexicana en Nueva York.

Para finalizar, en Midtown entrevistamos a los participantes de VivArte, una iniciativa filantrópica que busca crear conciencia social a través del arte. Para la importante subasta de Phillips NY, VivArte logro que diez destacados pintores colombianos donaran sus obras para apoyar programas de ayuda a la niñez vulnerable en Colombia.
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We begin this episode in Brooklyn, where Carmen Boullosa interviews the Mexican architect Felipe Leal, on his focus on the restoration of public spaces characterized by merging cultural, educational and domestic environments.

Later, at the CUNY Graduate Center, we attend the Mexicans in New York Forum 2020, where leaders of local government, private enterprise and community support organizations debate the future of the Mexican community in New York.

Finally, in Midtown, we interview the participants of VivArte, a philanthropic initiative that seeks to create social awareness through art. For the important Phillips auction in New York, VivArte succeeded in getting 10 prominent Colombian painters to donate their work to support programs aimed at at-risk children in Colombia.

Guest List

Eileen Auld Directora, Citi Community Development

Barbara Berg Author

Prof. Laird W. Bergad Founding Director, Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies, CUNY Graduate Center

Rodrigo Camarena Director Junta Directiva, Mixteca Organization, Inc.

Mercedes Fernandez Co-Fundadora, VivArte

Sandra Fuentes-Berain Consul General de Mexico en Nueva York

Alyshia Gálvez Directora, Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute, Lehman College/CUNY

Carlos Jacanamijoy Pintor

Felipe Leal Arquitecto

Aracelis Lucero Directora, Masa-MexEd, Inc.

Santiago Parra Artista

Nicole Rodriguez Leach Vice Presidenta, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

Jorge Suárez Vélez Presidente, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos en NY (APEM)

Jorge Daniel Veneciano Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio

César Zuñiga Miembro, Junta Administrativa Comunitaria #7 de Brooklyn

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