La Verdad Podcast
This weeks episode features NextGen LatinX founder David Gloria in dialogue with Christian and VFig. The crew sits back to discuss NextGen LatinX and the importance of networking in the Latino Community.
NextGen Latinx vision is to become a go-to resource for young Latinx to discover impactful career opportunities, career advice, events and connect with a network of like-minded young Latinx in Chicago & suburbs to help each other succeed.
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Join us as we officially sponsor NextGen LatinX at their upcoming networking event.
More information available here:
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This weeks episode of La Verdad Podcast we are joined by cultural worker and community leader Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez. We talk about his life and work within the city of Chicago and the Puerto Rican community. His life in Puerto Rico and high school years at Roberto Clemente High School in Chicago which ignited his fire for activism and community work. Tito gives us a look into the historical years of the early 80’s within the community, the start of the “Bomba” music classes and eventually his creation of “AfriCaribe”. This interview will definitely give you a trip back in time as we discuss history that has shaped the Chicago Latino community as a whole.
Link to Video: https://youtu.be/lE_lYhL70jw
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This episode of SRBCC & La Verdad Podcast “El Backstage” features actor, musician and composer Juan Pablo Díaz directly from Puerto Rico. As part of the Borinken me Llama series of the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center is hosting in Chicago, Il.
We sit back to chat about his career in the acting and music industries and how he got started. Starting out very young in a family of actors and musicians, Juan Pablo discusses how his first step on a stage felt at a very young age. We also discuss topics regarding the current “Latin Trap” trend in Puerto Rico, the basis of all of his songs, and how to be “real” with your audience.
Youtube version: https://youtu.be/SWSEpCRUUA8
Take the opportunity to check out Juan Pablo Díaz perform live in Chicago at the following events:
Friday, July 20, 2018
Location: Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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We sit back this week to chat with our friend and Attorney at Law Kyara Garza about her career in law and modeling. The highlights of our conversations include her start in modeling and how she became interested in law. We then get into the discussion of law terminology and case procedures. Kyara discusses her modeling industry highlights including some of the aspects she is able to bring over to the legal industry. Check out this dope interview for more insights on what has made our guest a top Latina Entrepreneur in the industry.
Video version: https://youtu.be/4Y7M8f2Kmso
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El Backstage - SRBCC with La Verdad Podcast is joined by Puerto Rican based theatre company, Y No Habia Luz. As part of the SRBCC Borinken Me Llama series, the theatre company is welcomed to the city of Chicago where they will be participating in a number of events, workshops and exhibits. We sit down with group members and artists, Yari Helfeld and Carlos Gandul Torres to discuss their current exhibit and upcoming events. We also chat about the their involvement in post Hurricane Maria efforts in Puerto Rico, the thought process behind each one of their shows and the amazing on-going repertoire they have created.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/nGZn8gNdi68
Check out their upcoming shows and exhibits:
July 11 @7pm
An Evening with Y No Habia Luz and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater
Location: Segundo Ruiz Pelvis Cultural Center
July 13 @5pm
Circus of Absence, An exhibit by Y No Habia Luz
Location: National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
Barrio Arts Fest 2018
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The crew sits down on the group talk table to discuss recent events surrounding our community. We expressed our thoughts on the recent deaths as a result of crime as well as the “mentality” behind it. Our conversation geared towards the current incarceration of our fellow latino immigrants and what this has done to many. Like always we try to lighten up the talk to discuss some interesting topics. Enjoy and feel free to share!Read More
This week’s episode of La Verdad Podcast is the first of a mini series within our podcast called "El Backstage". The series, in collaboration with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, features artists, musicians and performers from all over the world. Our focus is to get an in-depth look into how their careers have developed from start to present day. In hopes of inspiring others, "El Backstage" aims to bring a distinctive look into the entertainers’ world.
For the first episode of "El Backstage" we are joined by the mastermind behind the band ÌFÉ. Otura Mun talks to us about his journey into the world of rumba and his first experience on the island of Puerto Rico. Our conversation then turns into understanding his spiritual views when producing and developing his music. We even go into some gear and production talk to wrap it all up. Take a journey with us as we take you along "El Backstage."
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The crew sits down to recap on the recent break. While introducing our newest intern Keishla (who just happened to go to prom the day before) the crew sits back and gives their happy/horror prom stories. VFig and Christian recap on their vacation in NY and their experience eating NY style pizza. Sit back and enjoy a funny episode of the La Verdad podcast.
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We launch our season 2 of La Verdad Podcast at our new home SRBCC. Our guest, Executive Director Omar Torres-Kortright and us discussed our partnership, upcoming events, and new exciting programs coming to the SRBCC.
Check out what the SRBCC is working on, their history and goals of the center. We also discussed some potential interviews and guests that will be joining us for this season.
View this episode on youtube: https://youtu.be/ph_rxxyIMdw
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- Rosa Blanca Pin Drop
- A day in a snow storm
- How Vfig and Marissa tip Uber and Lyft drivers
- La Verdad Ltd commentary on Super Bowl Sunday
- Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day
- The male experience at Victoria's Secret
- Shout out to the Afro-Latinos on Black History Month
- Transitional High School Registration
- Big Brother Big Sister program
- Live video streaming with Periscope
- Being a "Purist" on social media
- A breakdown of Sonia's day
- Learning to go with the flow and spread
- Chicago southside beginnings
- Growing up Puerto Rican in Chicago
- Going away to college: "Can I touch your hair?"
- Building a sense of home away from home
- Transition from Marketing to Allstate career
- The Taboo topic of Life Insurance
- "People are sue happy"
- Diversity in business and community
- What it takes to be an insurance agent
- Let your passions lead you when facing challenges
Topics on today's episode include:
1. We discussed his upbringing in the southside of chicago
2. Discovering theatre and using it as a way to express himself
3. Going away for school and working on his PhD
4. His web series “Brujos”
5. His live show called “The Hoodoisie”
6. His thoughts on “Lin Manuel Miranda” and mainstream theatre
- We discussed his starting point in the world of art and his start drawing designs for his mom who was a seamstress.
- His first work here in Chicago with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Culture Center.
- The power grid in Puerto Rico
- Hurricane Irma
- The chaos in preparing for Hurricane Maria
- Making emergency plans in case of loss of communication
- The first 36-48 hours of Maria
- Deaths and at hospitals due to lack of diesel
We are joined once again by Rene Garcia from the Chubby Therapist Podcast. Rene is a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Houston and joined Christian to talk about topics like:
- Rene gives us a top 6 ways of surviving the holidays list.
- We talk about family chisme, bullying, istening to loved ones.
- Letting loved ones vent and being optimistic.
- Techniques on dealing with a loved one vent.
What is Yo Soy Ella?
-Stands out from other organizations by using empowerment and spirituality.
- The term "Yo Soy Ella"
-The importance of spirituality in the Latino community
Trauma from Trump administration
-"I think" (awareness of what is going on at home.)
-Knowing the difference between abuse and cultural norms