viernes, 8 de abril de 2011

Latinos in the Elevator

LATISM and J&J brought us together at Edelman PR in NYC to discuss Social Media for Social Good. It seems as though we had taken over Edelman's Pent House. It was already 9:30pm and I was trying to help our hosts by getting everyone out the door and calling it a night. Finally, the last 7 of us boarded the elevator, laughing, talking and tweeting... and five minutes later... the door opened up and SURPRISE! We were still at the top floor. Yeap! None of us had pressed the Lobby button. We were all LOL so hard, I had to step out to take this photo to capture the moment!

So the inside joke goes like this:

How many Latinos does it take to bring an elevator from the Pent House to the Lobby?

Answer is EIGHT! [because seven didn't think of it!]

domingo, 3 de abril de 2011


George Torres, founder of Sofrito For Your Soul and Sofrito Media Group, will be one of the panelists at the #LATISM tweet up scheduled for April 7, 2011 at 6:30pm at Edelman, NYC (RSVP here LATISM-NY )

Who is he? George is a pioneer in the use of social media for community building. From poetry readings to Radio Capicu his efforts have reached out and connected Latinos with their cultural roots. Not to mention the wonderful portfolio managed by Sofrito Media Group which range from cultural to health organizations.

Why all the excitement? The #Sofrito Twitter hash tag caught my eye last year and I began to read George's blog. When his call for entries was tweeted, I contributed my poem "Toda Mujer" that got published at the Sofrito For Your Soul blog. For me it will be a privilege to thank George in person.

I will moderate the panel that will discuss "Using Social Media for Social Good" an event organized by Latinos in Social Media LATISM and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. But perhaps the most significant part of this event will be the fact that we will be joining forces to help children in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic, through the LATISM Sustainable Projects.  

You are cordially invited! Please join us!