Phiota helps sponsor SPEAK UP! in memory of Piri Thomas
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Posted by: Bernie Rebollar
PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phi Iota Alpha helps sponsor SPEAK UP! in memory of Piri Thomas
New York – February 2012
Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has donated $1,000 to help sponsor a special
presentation of SPEAK UP! in memory of Piri Thomas, author and poet who
shed light on the struggles of nuestra gente with his book, Down
These Mean Streets. Throughout his life, he soulfully delivered an array of
awe-inspiring poetry. The evening will be hosted by Dr. Marta Moreno
Vega and Felipe Luciano, and curated by Rich Villar. Poets
include Martin Espada, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Junot
Díaz, Willie Perdomo, Mayda del Valle, Emanuel Xavier, and
others. The program is presented by GDS Arts in collaboration with El Museo del
fraternity which believes in life-long commitment to the Latin American
culture, intellectual development, cultural consciousness, personal growth,
personal achievement and social awareness we felt a responsibility to help
sponsor and be part of a tribute to a man that did so much for our Latino
community.” said, the Executive Director Francisco Lugo. The
fraternity appreciates the opportunity to stand along side other sponsors to
help celebrate the life of such a pillar of the New York Latino Community and
man of the world.
Below is a
list of other sponsors:
Magic Luciano Brothers LLC.
- Lambda Upsilon
Lambda - La Unidad Latina
- HBO Latino
Producers are GDS Arts
Audience Project In collaboration with El Museo Del Barrio.
Since 1931, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity Inc. has set precedents for Latino Greek leadership in the global community. For over 80 years, Phi Iota Alpha has cultivated and inspired Latino men nationwide to become leaders of their communities across Latin America and the United States. Open to all men, this distinguished brotherhood includes many professionals and former presidents of Latin American countries. Today Phi Iota Alpha, the Oldest Latino Fraternity in existence, continues to lead as the preeminent Latino fraternal organization with chapters throughout the United States.
Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. -The Oldest Latino Fraternity in Existence