Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) Announces Sponsorship Of 5th Annual “Pa’L Pueblo” Charity Holiday Drive

Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) Announces Sponsorship Of 5th Annual “Pa’L Pueblo” Charity Holiday Drive

Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) Announces Sponsorship Of The 5th Annual “Pa’L Pueblo” Charity Holiday Drive

5th Annual Event will deliver Christmas to over 100 kids in Bushwick, Brooklyn NY

New York, NY – December 12, 2011 – Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) today announces it will sponsor the 5th Annual”Pa’L Pueblo” Charity Holiday Drive, an annual event organized by Capicu Poetry to to deliver Christmas to underpriviledge kids in the New York area. The event will be held on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (ET) at the EvilOlivE Bar, located at 198 Union Avenue (between B’way and Montrose) Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

The event is a community effort to change the way these children experience the holiday despite financial difficulties. Toy donations and proceeds from the door will benefit children of Brooklyn’s Bushwick United Head Start “Toys For Head Start” program founded by Capicu Poetry. In addition to distributing toys, the event will feature “Parranda” style music, a delicious Latino holiday buffet, Nuyorican/Urban poetry, conscious hip-hop, comedy and community.

“The Pa’l Pueblo movement is just like the mythical North Pole, except we do not make gifts,” Said George Torres, Co-Founder of Capicu Cultural Showcase. “We raise money, buy, wrap and deliver the gifts for the children at an in-school celebration in which the kids give back by way of song and dance, singing multicultural Christmas carols. That is what makes this initiative so important to us at Capicu Cultural Showcase. This year we have decided to increase our committment from 150 kids to about 500… I am confident that together we can pull it off.

“LATISM is delighted to suport our friends at Capicú for this year’s Holiday Drive,” said Ana Roca-Castro, Founder and Chair of LATISM. “The event is a great opportunity to bring the spirit of the Holidays to the less fortunate while sharing the gift of giving with our community. The message of hope and love we can send to these kids can be quite powerful and life changing.”

Those interested in supporting the event can do so by:

 

ABOUT CAPICÚ POETRY SHOWCASE

Capicú Poetry Showcase is a grassroots multicultural producer of poetry and performing arts events in New York City, founded in Brooklyn in March, 2007. The showcase features veterans as well as up-and-coming performers of spoken word, prominent visual artists, comedians, and select musical guests covering the genres of salsa, bomba y plena, progressive hip hop, and more. Capicu Cultural Showcase is a partnership between cutting edge Event Organizer Juan “PaPo Swiggity” Santiago & Award-Winning Community Activist & Social Media Cultural Curator, George Torres (@UrbanJibaro)

ABOUT LATISM

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also helps to raise awareness among corporate brands, NGOs and government entities about using social media to reach Latinos.  Our partnership initatives include research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. Visit http://latism.org/

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