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Casita Maria Alumnus Talk: David Gonzalez in Conversation with Elena Martinez
April 2, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Award-winning journalist and Casita Maria Alumnus, David Gonzalez sits down with City Lore’s Elena Martinez as part of Casita Maria: 80 Years of Inspiring the Future.
ABOUT DAVID GONZALEZ
David Gonzalez is a Photographer and Journalist born and raised in the Bronx. Gonzalez earned a B.A. in psychology from Yale University and an M.S. in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Gonzalez has worked in notable institutions such as En Foco and Newsweek Magazine. A long-time member of the “Metro Desk” of The New York Times, Gonzalez’s work focuses on New York City neighborhoods and how they reflect the larger social and cultural issues in America. He runs the acclaimed Lens blog and is a founding member of Seis del Sur a Nuyorican photo-journalist collective. He was inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame in 2013.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, the first charitable organization to serve the Latino Community in New York, is proud to present Casita Maria: 80 Years of Inspiring the Future, an exhibition that celebrates Casita’s 80th anniversary through the life stories and achievements of ten of its most distinguished alumni.
Casita Maria: 80 Years of Inspiring the Future presents the personal narratives and select objects from the following Casita Maria alumni: ALEXANDER ACEVEDO, internationally acclaimed Gallerist; JOE CONZO, SR., Latin Music Historian; LORRAINE CORTÉS-VÁZQUEZ, one-time 65th Secretary of State of New York. DAVID GONZALEZ, award winning Journalist for The New York Times and Photographer; GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL, Hip Hop Pioneer; “The King of Latin Music,” TITO PUENTE; TINA RAMIREZ, Founder of the world-renowned Ballet Hispanico; “LADY L,” LYNN SAUNDERS, Hip Hop Artist and Youth Educator; EDWIN TORRES, Author and New York State Supreme Court Judge; and DAVE VALENTIN, award-winning Latin Jazz Musician.
More information here: http://www.casitamaria.org/casitamariaeightyyears
City Lore is a partner with Casita Maria on the South Bronx Culture Trail.