New York City - Students at Gregorio Luperon High School for Math & Science Participate in 'Nueva York' Event Celebrating Latino Culture with Senator Adriano Espaillat
February 17, 2011
Washington Heights, NY, February 17, 2011 - Students in Mr. Tuero's class presented their personal experiences to invited guests, including Senator Adriano Espaillat and Joshua Perea of the New-York Historical Society. The event focused on "Nueva York," an exhibition organized by the New-York Historical Society with and previously on view at El Museo del Barrio. "Nueva York" reveals the powerful role that Latinos and Spanish-speaking countries have played in helping to shape New York into one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world. Following welcoming remarks by their principal and esteemed guests, students gave presentations on the topic of immigration and how it pertains to their own experience. Students performed a song while others will share their personal experiences from a Dominican and Mexican perspective. A Q&A followed with Senator Espaillat and Mr.Perea (via conference call).
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"I commend Cablevision's Power to Learn and the New-York Historical Society for bringing this important cultural program to the students here today," noted Senator Espaillat. "It's educational programs such as these that bring to life for young adults the many achievements of Latinos and encourage them to reflect on their rich heritage and how it has shaped the very culture of New York."
"It's important that we recognize the influence of Latinos on our city and our country," noted Principal Juan Villar. "Thanks to Cablevision and the New-York Historical Society, our students have a deeper understanding of the key role that Latinos have played in our culture."