IMPACT IN NEW ENGLAND

HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
August 20 and 21,  2013
Lydia Perez,  Founder and CEO of the Puerto Rican Institute for the Arts and Advocacy, Inc., will be presented a series of workshops focused on Afro-Puerto Rico (Bomba, Plena, and Comparsas de vejigantes from Loiza and Ponce) in the Hartford Performs Arts Integration Conference for second time.  

 Sponsored by:
Hartford Performs of the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Inc. — in Hartford, CT.

More about  the workshop outcome:



NEW YORK
JULY 2013
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
JULY, 2012

Lydia Perez , Founder an CEO of the Puerto Rican Institute for the Arts and Advocacy, Inc. was invited as an Afro-Puertorican Artist with  " the Ofrecimiento ensamble group" from Springfield, MA to open the  event  "Filarmónica de Puerto Rico" in Springfield Symphony Hall.
See here. 


HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS
DECEMBER 2010
SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
EXPLORATION DE PUERTO RICAN CULTURE PROGRAM
2007-2010
Explorations in Puerto Rican Culture is an educational program, for grade 3-8 teachers in Springfield, that aims to incorporate aspects of Puerto Rican culture into the classroom.  The three-year program involves forty teachers from ten Springfield schools working in teams with arts educations. Together, they attend week-long institutes in the summer and in-service days in the fall and spring. In each session, they develop five-day units of study that integrate Puerto Rican culture into student learning.

Exploration in Puerto Rican Culture is a partnership between the Springfield Public School and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a Commonwealth of Massachusetts agency. The program is funded by an Arts model Development and Dissemination Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The following Springfield School have teachers who are participating in the program: Beal, Chestnut, Forest Park, Freedman, Gerena, Indian Orchard, Lincoln, Rebecca Johnson, Van Sickle, and Zanetti.

Lydia Perez, Founder/CEO of  the Puerto Rican Institute for Arts (PRIAA), in the State of Rhode Island  and Director of Yoruba 2  was invited as a presenter to  introduce Caribbean Arts program. A series of workshop of Introduction of Bomba and Plena- Afro-Pueto Rican Music and Dance. 

Caribbean Program runs by  members of  Yoruba 2 for fifteen years around Rhode Island and,  since 2009 worked in New England. The program was selected to work in  school such as: Zanetti, Chestnut, Indian Orchard and Beal school in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Outcome
See the link: 
Exploration the Puerto Rican Culture:: http://tinyurl.com/nfmbfsa


Caribbean Arts in the education in the Exploration the Puerto Rican Culture  Program:  http://tinyurl.com/p2oc6ov



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