Coverage in Dominican Press
Today, a big article about me appeared in Clave, the leading weekly news magazine here. Download the PDF and go to page 34 to read the article in Spanish. I was also a guest on Freddy y Punto, the most-watched TV show in the Dominican Republic. The host, Freddy Beras-Goico, is one of the most beloved personalities in this country and has been regularly on television for nearly half a century. I can attest that he is a master interviewer, making me feel completely at ease and asking great questions even though I was speaking in Spanish and he did not know I was going to be on the show.
This is all thanks to Dr. Jorge Piña, the renowned poet and founder of Culturarte, the Dominican cultural center in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City. Walking past Culturarte one day, it struck me as wrong that I travel around the world talking about cultural dialogue, and yet I didn't know any Dominicans while living in a neighborhood of New York that is almost completely Dominican. So, I have partnered with Dr. Piña to launch "Juntos Con Vecinos," an initiative that aims to bring Dominicans and non-Dominicans together in New York.