Latinos for Positive Images-LPI
P.O. Box 286
New York, NY 10033

Latinos For Positive Images, founded in 1995, is a network of individuals and organizations in and out of the media who are concerned with fair images of Latinos in the media.

We exist to help empower the community with information relating to media and our images in the media. We also exist to provide support for Latino artists already in the media and to provide opportunities and support for those striving to get into the field, through our network of contacts. It is our desire to mobilize the Latino community to use its economic power to demand and get better and more representation in the media and beyond.

From July 11th until October 24th, every other Thursday, LPI will hold media panels, entitled, "Bridging Latino Artists and the Community: Support is a Two-Way Street. Through a panel discussion and subsequent dialogue, we will explore how Latino artists and the community can better support each other to ultimately create a strong American Latino media/art movement that will have significant cultural, political, and economic benefits for the Latino community. Reading and resource material will be available at all panels.

These panels are co-sponsored by the National Congress For Puerto Rican Rights.
All panels will be held at
Place: The United Charities Building
105 E. 22nd Street (Park Ave. South)
*unless otherwise noted, from 6:30-9:00pm.*
Cost Al1 panels are $5.

Schedule of Workshops

1 ) Aug. 8th - Latino Journalists: A panel discussion that explores where Latino journalists fit into the Media Machine that routinely propagates negative images of us. Panelists: Juan Gonzalez, Daily News; Santiago Nieves, Latino Journal; Erica Gonzalez, NY Post; Ed Morales, Village Voice. IN 9TH FL. CONFERENCE RM.

2) Aug. 22nd - Latinos In Music: struggles, stories, how to get in, the different music we do (Latin, R & B, Hip-Hop, even Rock). Panelists: Sergio George, Sir George Entertainment; Rocafella, Full Circle. (more to be confirmed) IN CONF. RM. 4A.

3) Sept. 5th - Latinos and Comedy: put into historical perspective of our oral traditions, panel of some of the hottest Latino comics. Facilitator: Herbie Quinones. Panelists: Sonia Gabriella Rodriguez, Tammi Cubillete, Joey Vega, and Santos. 286 5th Ave (btwn 30th and 31st St), 3rd floor conference room.

4) Sept. 1 9th - Latinos On-Line: this panel stresses the need for the community to get with the technology and discuss the myths and the medium's possibilities. Panelists: Neida Jimenez, Ramon Gonzalez; Randy Rodriguez, Voice of the Ghetto; Victor Pupo. IN CONF. RM. 4A.

5) Oct. 3rd - The Actors: actors discuss their particular struggles before and after "making it", how the community help their career and vice versa. Panelists to be announced. IN CONF. RM. 4A.

6) Oct. 1 7th - Latinos in Theater: Familiarize or re-familiarize the community with our rich theater history and the present theater companies. Panelists to be announced. IN 9TH FL. CONF. RM.

7) Oct. 24 - Wrap-Up: We will summarize the panels with emphasis on media literacy. There will be a small party after. Panelists and location to be announced.

Hope to see you there! Feel free to bring information and/or announcements.

Call LPI at 212-539-3620 for further info and updates.


Sonia Gonalez


Latino Arts Services

For info on events, performances, etc. call for a newsletter:
Association of Hispanic Arts
173 E.116th Street
New York, NY 10029

National Hispanic Media Coalition
Marta Garcia

Intar Hispanic-American Theater
420 W. 42nd St,
NYC, NY 10019

Repertorio Espanol
138 E. 27th St.
NYC, NY 10016

Hispanic Organization Of Latino Actors (HOLA)
Manuel Alfaro, Executive Director
250 W. 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Rybin Talent Management
250 W. 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
212 247-8540
for children

Blue Pearl Entertainment
Radames Soto, President
1600 Broadway
New York, NY

Skyline Community
Luis Perego
325 W. 45th St., Ste.212
New York, NY 10036-3803
not-for-profit organization, services young people

Puerto Rican Travelling Thtr.
304 W. 47th St.
NYC, NY 10019
212-354- 1293

Teatro Pregones
700 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

The Studio
Victoria Medina, Founder
315 E. 86th Street, Ste. 6W/E
New York, NY 10028

Fusion Artists
Nelson Duran, President
244 Fifth Ave., Ste. 8F
New York, NY

Agueybana Book Store
192 Ave. B (12th St.)
New York, NY
open Tu-Sa 1 la-7p: Su 12-6p

ETC: The Point
940 Garrison Ave.
Bronx, NY 10474
performances, poetry reading, vending space

Museo Del Barrio
1230 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10029
212-831 -7941
open We-Su 11a-5p
museum, art exhibits, film screenings

National Association of Minorities in Cable (NAMIC)
P.O. Box3066
Cerritos, CA 907

Centro Para Los Estudios
695 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10021

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009
212-78O 9386
performances, poetry, script readings