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How a Socialist Latina Millennial Beat a Wall Street Favorite by Natasha Hakimi Zapat, 7/1/2018


In the run-up to Tuesday’s election, Ocasio-Cortez, the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a father from the South Bronx, said, “What I want the party and people all over the country to know is that my campaign represents authentic, accountable racial and social justice.” In a congressional district that includes the Bronx and Queens and is 70 percent people of color, the millennial activist tapped into an issue of representation as she opposed a political star who had run unchallenged for years.

Now the media are flooded with articles asking the question on many people’s minds: “Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?” The profiles paint a picture not just of a courageous underdog fighting for social justice at a time when it’s needed more than ever, but perhaps also contain hints of progressive things to come, whether or not the Democratic or Republican parties are ready to face them.

Cynthia Nixon, the actor running to dethrone Andrew Cuomo as New York’s governor and also part of the pink wave of female candidates seeking political positions, seems to agree. “[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] represents the future of the Democratic Party,” Nixon said. “Alexandria and I are joining together to take on the old boys club, rejecting corporate money and run people-powered campaigns that envision a progressive New York that serves the many, not just the few who can afford to buy influence.”

UNWTO: World Tourism Day places focus on innovation & digital transformation by ETN, 7/18/18


The WTD official celebration will be held in Budapest, Hungary, a country enjoying steady growth of tourism backed by consistent policy support and a commitment to the digital future. Other celebrations will take place worldwide.

The official celebration will also see the announcement of the semi-finalists of the 1st UNWTO Tourism Startup Competition, launched by UNWTO and Globalia to give visibility to startups with innovative ideas capable of revolutionizing the way we travel and enjoy tourism.

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27th. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. The slogan in 2017 of the day is "sustainable tourism".

Afro-Latino Festival & Tap + Cork present their feature film programs 7/1/2018

PROGRAM 3. DISPLACEMENT & RESILIENCE. FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH DIRECTOR Jimmy Jean Louis Goes to Tijuana (2017) Director: Todd Kellstein/Haitian Chicken Language: English Duration: 15:23 min Country: Mexico/Haiti

Drums of Resistance: La Boquilla, Colombia (2018) Director: Sheila Walker, PhD Language: Spanish /w English subtitles Length: 20 minutes Country: Colombia

Defend PR: Afro-Boricua Stories (2018)

Feature film programs take place at The Abrons Center For The Arts located at 466 Grand Street, New York, NY on Saturday July 14th, 2018 From 12:00pm-8:00pm

Great Movies

A Film on the Revered Ganges River in India

NYIHA MEDIA is pleased to release the best in Indian cinema. In a beautifully shot non-fiction film, Director Vinit Parmar presents an up-close look at the pollution that has been an ecological scourge troubling the revered Ganges River in India.

The film delivers a rarely seen and authentic view of the life at the river's edge and the people struggling to compel change. With unprecedented access, the film brings to light an age-old industry of leather production in jeopardy, bringing in USD$4 Billion to the Indian economy at a cost of degradation of the environment and the health of the residents.

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