Oct. 12th – JWT’s Differenter presents: “Hablamos”

For Hispanic Heritage Month, Differenter JWT NY present “Hablamos.”

Please join me tomorrow night for an incredible event. Free food by Latin Soul, and free beer!


466 Lexington Avenue (between 45th and 46th street)

Cafe on the 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10017

September 15th thru October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month. This year JWT’s Differenter Committee celebrates the outstanding contributions of Hispanic Americans on October 12th, 2011 in the Café with special performances by some of New York City’s best spoken word poets and specials guests for an exciting panel discussion on Latino pride and creativity.  In addition, the event will be filmed live for Differenter’s second documentary called “Hablamos” translation “We Speak.”

“Hablamos” will be hosted by Rachel Strauss aka the JewMinicana, a vivacious New York native of Dominican and Jewish-American heritage. Rachel has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Dave Ramsey show, and starred in the HBO Latino documentaries “Habla Ya” and “The Bigger the Hoop.” She has extensive screen and stage experience, as well as her own internet radio personality known as Loca La Boca (The Crazy Mouth) on Urban Latino Radio (UrbanLatinoRadio.com).

Carlos Andres Gomez, award-winning poet, actor and playwright from New York City. Carlos is a two-time International Poetry Slam Champion and co-stars in Spike Lee’s “Inside Man.” He was also named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards and has further showcased his talent and skills on MTV’s Poetry Slam alongside Talib Kweli.

Lo Anderson, winner of the Grand Slam Champion of 2011 competition at the Apollo Theatre and 2nd place winner at the Knicks Poetry Slam in 2010. More than just a poet, this young artist is a self taught guitarist and singer who infuses music into all she does.

Michael “Juan Bago” Diaz, accomplished actor, writer, producer, and director, and owner of Heights Entertainment, a multi-service marketing and film production company. Michael works extensively with HBO and the NY International Latino Film Festival as a marketing consultant, and is the auteur behind the film “The Story of Juan Bago,” a cinematic response to mainstream show business and the frustration born from the lack of interesting roles for Latino actors.

Leesah “Sick Prose” Velasquez, member of the Nuyorican Poets Café National Slam team. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Leesah took to writing as a creative outlet and diversion from the poverty and rampant mental illness that plagued her family and surroundings in her youth. She credits her sanity to poetry and the power of escape through writing, and has performed in various venues all across the United States, sharing the stage with some of the best poets in America.

So join us Wednesday October 12th, 2011 in the Café at 6pm as JWT’s Differenter celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. As we recognize the history, culture and influence of American citizens from Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Central and South America.  Aperitivos will be served.

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