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UNIDOS EN APOYO A DEAN FENIOSKY PENA-MORA
- La Mesa Redonda Dominico Americana y el Consejo Nacional Dominico Americano se unen al Ydanys Rodriguez, concejal de la Ciudad de Nueva York, líderes comunitarios, residentes y estudiantes de la Ciudad de Nueva York en apoyo al Decano Feniosky Penalty Mora y en oposición al esfuerzo para sacarlo de su posición como Decano de la Fu Foundation School of Engineering y Applied Science de la Columbia University.
Desde que asumió la posición de Decano en 2009, Feniosky Pena-Mora ha demostrado su talento como un líder Latino plenamente capaz de dirigir el Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Su lista de logros incluyen:
1. Mejorar el ranking nacional de la Fu Foundation School of Engineering de 21 en 2009 a 15 en 2012.
2. Diversificar tanto la facultad como el alumnado añadiendo más mujeres y minorías a la escuela.
3. Atraer y enlistar nuevos profesores con altos estándares de excelencia.
4. Aumentar el apoyo a la Columbia University Engineering Endowment.
VENGA E INVITE A OTRAS PERSONAS A APOYAR!
Qué?: Rally / Conferencia de Prensa denunciando eliminación de Feniosky Pena-Mora como Decano de of Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University
Cuando?: Jueves 10 de mayo de 2012 a las 2 pm
Donde?: Frente a la Columbia University- 116th Street & Broadway in Upper Manhattan, NY
Background articles posted by DANR about Feniosky Pena-Mora
Online application form: Apply Here
Washington, DC (March 20, 2012).– Applications are now available for the Dominican American National Roundtable’s 2012 National Youth Fellowship Program. This year’s theme is: Civic Engagement: Leading the Next Generation towards Advocacy and Reform.
The program will take place in Washington, D.C. from July 22 to July 29, 2012.
This training will bring together college students of Dominican descent both at the undergraduate and graduate levels who are interested in taking on leading roles in becoming agents of change in their communities though civic engagement.
DANR Fellows will engage in a 1-week leadership development training in Washington, D.C. where they will learn about the current state of policies affecting the Latino community and how to take action towards reform throughout a series of workshops, events, site visits, and congressional visits, and project development.
In the fall of 2012, fellows will then participate in advocacy projects for 12 weeks where they will put forth their training and knowledge into practice. Projects may include self-produced community workshops, a DANR.org online newsletter initiative on topics such as education and literacy, housing, immigration, economic development and others. Fellows will develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation. All majors welcome. Travel, lodging, and selected activities will be covered.
Online applications are now available: Apply here.
Deadline for applications is May 18, 2012 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time)
Become an Agent of Change in your community! Apply today and take advantage of this great leadership development opportunity.
“Being able to participate in the DANR National Youth Fellowship Program inspired and motivated me to become even more involved.” said Dahiana Tejada – 2011 Fellow Alumni. ” Now more than ever is the time to advocate and work towards the betterment of the Dominican-American community. This fellowship provided me with the necessary tools to become a leader in my community.”
SPONSOR A FELLOW: DONATE
For more information contact:
Maria D. Moreno, DANR National Youth President & Fellowship Program Director
Ms. Pierina Sanchez
National Youth Fellow Alumni
This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund, and the National Supermarket Association (NSA).
Co-Hosting Organizations & Supporters of the First Historical National Massive Gathering of 100 Thousand Dominicans in Washington, DC
Washington, DC —DANR, the National Dominican American Council, Hispanics Across America, and hundreds of organizations and leaders join efforts to host the First 100 Thousand Dominican Gathering in Washington, DC to celebrate over 50 years of Dominican presence and contributions to the United States of America. The massive gathering will take place Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 11:00 am on the grounds of the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
To register for free and list your organization, click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e5hfyrg14c01bf3a&llr=k57fpzcab
List of Co-Hosting Organizations of the First Historical National Massive Gathering of 100 Thousand Dominicans in Washington, DC
PRELIMINARY LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS & LEADERS:
Dominican American National Roundtable
National Dominican American Council
Hispanics Across America
Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, DC
Alianza Dominicana de PR
The Institute for Latino Studies
Dominican Affairs Conference of NJ
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
The Common Roots Project
Dr. Salomon Melgen, MD
Dr. Ramon Antonio Veras
NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat
NYS Senator Jose Peralta
NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera
NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
NYC Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras
RI Senator Juan Pichardo
Hon. Claribel Martinez Marmolejos
NJ Councilman Julio Tavarez
NYC Councilman Fernando Cabrera
Yonkers, NY Councilman Wilson Terrero
PA Councilman Julio Guridy
Bronx leader Yudelka Tapia,
MA Representative Marcos Devers
RI Representative Grace Diaz
MD Representative Joseline Melnick
NJ Latino Leadership Alliance
Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Teatro Las Tablas
MPD Vision Quisqueya 2020
Fundacion Expoferia RD-USA-Inc
Long & Foster Prop MGMT
Mujeres en Accion
Dominican Student Association-Penn State
Dr. Hugo M. Morales, Trustee of the City University of New York
Ana Ofelia Rodriguez
Community Leader Miosotis Munoz
National Dominican American Councils of Puerto Rico
Dominican Americans Votes League, Inc.
Chakoff International SA
Juan Villar & Gregorio Luperon High School
Hunts Point Development Corporation
DC Department of Health
Hon. Cris Mendoza, Town of Bladesburg, MD
Uniquely Salomon Wellness Fitness Dance
Quisqueya en Action, RI
Union Dominico Americana de Reading, PA
NJ Latino Leadership Alliance
NJ Conference on Dominican Affairs
BronxNet, Institute for Latino Studies
Buenv Vision TV
Dominican Republic Tourism Board
The City University of New York
Asociaciones de Provincias y Paradas Dominicanas en USA
Dominican American Local Councils in USA
Dominican Student Associations at U.S. colleges and universities
Comite Provincial Puertoplateños USA
Latino Association of Tax Preparers, Inc.
Zabala al Dia.com
Community Leader Hector Ramirez
Councilwoman Estele Reyes, Lawrence, MA
Councilman Danny Rivera, Council Vice President, Lawrence, MA
Councilman Frank Moran, Council President, Lawrence, MA
State Representative Marcos Devers, Lawrence, MA
Commissioner Abel Vargas, Member of the School Committee, Lawrence, MA
Councilman Kendrys Vasquez (District C), Lawrence, MA
UPDATED LIST OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS IS BEING UPDATED DAILY AT WWW.DANR.ORG.
For more information call 202-238-0097 and or write to email@example.com
Washington, DC (April 13, 2012).– La Mesa Redonda Dominico Americana (DANR) está elaborando una lista de dominicanos de éxito en Los Estados Unidos de América para crear “La Lista Dominicana“, una publicación y documental sobre la contribución dominicana a los Estados Unidos. La Lista estará accesible al público en el sitio cibernético de DANR: www.danr.org. Veinte (20) de los más destacados serán parte del documental “La Lista Dominicana“, que será estrenado el 28 de julio del 2012 durante el evento 100 Mil Dominicanos en Washington, DC.
Favor de tomar unos minutos y nominar dominicanos/as que usted estima deben ser incluidos en “La Lista Dominicana” antes del viernes 18 de mayo del 2012 a las 12am.
DANR is putting together a list of accomplished U.S. Dominicans to create “The Dominican List,” a publication and audio visual account of Dominican past and present contributions to the United States. The List will be accessible to the public at the DANR website www.danr.org, and, twenty of the top accomplished Dominicans will be featured in the documentary “The Dominican List,” to be released on July 28, 2012 at the 100 Thousand Dominican Gathering in Washington, DC.
Please take a few minutes and nominate those Dominicans you deem should be included in “The List” by Friday, May 18, 2012 at midnight.
Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR)
National Dominican American Council (NDAC)
1050 17th Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
El Concilio Nacional Dominico Americano de Lynn, Massachusetts, en trabajo mancomunado con el Instituto Para Estudios Latinos y el Common Roots Project haran una presentacion exclusiva del documental original Los Panfleteros de Santigo producido por Nestor Montilla el sabado 28 de abril del 2012 a las 7:00 pm en el 25 Exchange Street Lynn, MA 01902.
El documental trata sobre la historia de 27 jóvenes que fueron apresados, torturados, asesinados y sus restos cortados en pedazos por órdenes del dictador Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.
El Dr. Ramon Antonio Veras (El Negro Veras), considerado como uno de los jovenes panfleteros que sobrevivio, viajara desde la Republica Dominicana para participar en la presentacion y contestar preguntas del publico.
“Agradecemos la generosidad del Dr. Veras por apoyarnos y viajar desde la Republica Dominicana a Lynn, MA para dar testimonio acerca de la historia de los Panfleteros de Santiago y su significado historico”, dijo Dinorah Mendez, Directora del Concilio Local Dominico Americano de Lynn, MA.
Para ver el trailer y escuchar el testimonio del Dr. Ramon Antonio Veras respecto al significado historico del documental, pulse en los siguientes links.
Trailer Los Panfleteros de Santiago
Para mas informacion llame a Dinorah Mendez, Directora del Concilio Nacional Dominico Americano de Lynn al telefono 978-210-4028.
Se sugiere donacion a su discrecion para auspiciar la participacion de jovenes estudiantes en la primera congregacion masiva de 100 Mil Dominicanos en Washington DC el 28 de julio del presente y en el programa de pasantia de la Mesa Redonda Dominico Americana conocido como DANR National Summer Fellowship Program que se llevara a cabo en Washington, DC del 22 and 29 de julio.
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Washington, DC (April 29, 2012). DANR Youth President Maria Moreno and her team of sophisticated national young leaders hosted an innovative Networking Fundraiser Reception on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 5pm at trendy lounge popularly known as APARTMENT 78 located on 4447 Broadway New York, NY 10040.
“Participating in the DANR National Youth Fellowship Program was an excellent opportunity where I was able to receive training in Washington DC, engage in thought-provoking conversations with leaders in fields and meet other like-minded Dominican college students,” said DANR Fellowship alumna Dahiana Tejada. “It is important that we continue supporting this program and provide the funds to make it possible for another group of young fellows. I’m grateful for everyone who came out to our fundraiser.”
DANR President Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, and board members attended the reception.
“This program is a forum for young, talented Dominican-Americans to interact with each other and share their goals, dreams, and ideas,” said Wilson Rosa, one of the DANR fellowship alumni present. “In essence, it is a platform that empowers the young leaders of our community. This event brought together our friends, supporters, and community leaders. We thank them for attending.”
Proceeds will help defray costs for students participating in DANR 2012 National Fellowship Program entitled this year Civic Engagement: Leading the Next Generation Forward.
As part of the reception, the following items were auctioned at the fund raising:
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RESERVE LA FECHA: 2da Cumbre Anual del Liderazgo Dominicano en Puerto Rico e Islas Virgenes – 25 de Agosto del 2012
Washington, DC (10 de abril del 2012).– Quedan 109 dias para la gran celebracion historica de 100 Mil Dominicanos en Washington, DC.
“La fecha es sabado 28 de julio del 2012 a las 11:00am”, dijo desde su despacho en Washington, DC, la Dra. Maria Teresa Montilla, Presidente de la Mesa Redonda Dominico Americana, la unica organizacion sin fines de lucro y no partidaria que representa mas de 2 millones de dominicanos en los Estados Unidos y sus territorios, incluyendo Puerto Rico y las Islas Virgenes Americanas.
“Mas de 100 mil compatriotas dominicanos se reuniran en el corazon de Washington, DC para celebrar mas de medio siglo de presencia dominicana en USA y para destacar sus logros”, enfatizo la Presidente Montilla.
El evento es coordinado por cientos de organizaciones, lideres y voluntarios en USA, incluyendo La Mesa Redonda Dominico Americana, el Concilio Nacional Dominico Americano, Hispanics Across America, Voxxi.com, Comite Provincial Puerto Plateno USA, The Institute for Latino Studies, the New Jersey Latino Leadership Alliance, Quisqueya International, El Instituto Duartiano, Concilios Dominico Americanos de Puerto Rico, and among others, the New Jersey Conference on Dominican Affairs.
Para mas informacion e inscribirse, pulse aqui.
Washington, DC (January 4, 2011).– For the first time, thousands of like-minded Dominicans and Dominican Americans, their families, friends and supporters from the U.S. Latino diverse communities will join DANR, the National Dominican American Council, hundreds of local organizations and leaders on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for a massive national gathering to celebrate Dominican contribution, accomplishments and over fifty years of continuous presence in the United States of America.
This historic national gathering is slated to take place on Saturday, July 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM on the Washington Monument.
Organizers advise to make early transportation and lodging arrangements.
Those who prefer traveling in groups are encouraged to sign up for affordable bus ride to Washington, DC. Reserve your bus round trip by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program will feature a comprehensive report about the State of Dominicans in the US, a wide variety of speakers, including scholars, dignitaries, leaders and students, special audio visual presentations, music and well-known entertainers.
To register visit www.danr.org or click here.
Video message from DANR President Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, click here.
For more information contact 202-238-0097 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, President of the Dominican Community in USA, Discusses Redistricting on ABC Channel 7
Washington, DC (March 31, 2012). Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, National, DANR President of the Dominican community in USA, was interviewed by Television Anchor Joe Torres on ABC Channel 7. The interview will be broadcast in “Tempo,” a weekly round-table discussion television show about topics affecting and relating to Hispanic citizens.
The interview will be aired this Sunday morning, April 1, 2012 on ABC, Channel 7, and will be available online at http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news&id=5790398
Following, more information posted on ABC Channel 7 website about Tempo and interview with DANR President.
NEW YORK — Concerned about the Hispanic community? If you are, be sure to tune into “Tiempo.”
“Tempo” is a weekly round-table discussion show about topics affecting and relating to Hispanic citizens.
Please join us for “Tempo” on Sunday mornings, only on ABC-7!
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This week on Tiempo: Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Joe Torres will share the critical role Latinos will play in the upcoming elections. He’ll have information on two Hispanic groups that have partnered with LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, to get out the vote. Their effort is called “Latinos for democracy,” part of “movimiento Hispano,” that educates voters about key issues and helps Latino immigrants become citizens. Torres will be joined by Ralina Cardona, the New York State Director of LULAC, to talk about the push to register voters.
Later on, Torres will speak to Maria Teresa Montilla, president of the Dominican American National Roundtable; and David Birdsell, dean of Baruch College School of Public Affairs, to talk about the topic of redistricting. The changing demographics have led to a push for a new district that properly represents the growing Latino population. While the map was redrawn last week, it did not create a new district. Instead, it has enlarged an existing one increasing the number of latino constituents. This will play a big role in whether or not another Latino is voted into Congress.
ABOUT MARIA TERESA MONTILLA
Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla (Washington, DC)
Founder and president of the Institute For Latino Studies, Inc., whose mission is to research, disseminate and celebrate Latino Heritage in the United States. Maria Teresa seeks the development of Latino Leadership, and defining of the role Latinos play in this society. She does work in this area through radio and television programs, publications in periodicals, public forums, conferences and workshops.
Maria Teresa is the president of the Dominican American National Roundtable, the only national organization representing and advocating for the interests and rights of Dominicans in the United states and its territories; as well as the president of the Conference on Dominican Affairs of New Jersey, which gathers over 500 leaders annually to analyze and evaluate issues affecting the growth and development of this community and design action plans to address them.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ; A Master’s Degree in Administrative Sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ; A Masters and Doctorate Degree in Christian ‘counseling from Universidad Nuevo Pacto Internacional, Florida.
Professionally, she has an established career in management with the New Jersey Judiciary, possessing strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. She has extensive experience in training and teaching, and is an accomplished communicator.
She has authored numerous teaching manuals in behavioral sciences. Her book, Latina y Evangélica in the United States, an analysis of the religious and cultural factors that converge in gender oppression, is a text book at The Christian University de New Jersey, New Covenant University in Florida, and Latin University of Theology en Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she is an adjunct professor.
Her established record of community outreach, organizing and activism spans 25 years, and has earned her accolades and service awards from organizations, agencies and elected officials.
ABOUT JOE TORRES
U.S. Senate Confirms Dominican from the Bronx as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Uruguay
Washington, DC (March 30, 2012). The U.S. Senate confirmed attorney Julissa Reynoso, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in South America.
“This appointment in Uruguay, makes Julissa Reynoso the first Dominican to occupy the position of United States Ambassador in the history of this country; it is a further sign of our integration into the fabric of this society,” said Dr. Maria Teresa Montilla, President of the Dominican American National Roundtable. “To have a person with her professional background, character and humanity serving as U.S. Ambassador speaks well of the United States of America.”
Reynoso was nominated by President Obama on October 17, 2011.
She was born in January 1975 in Salcedo, Dominican Republic. In 1982, she emigrated with her family to the United States. Her U.S. immigration experience started in the South Bronx in New York City where she attended Catholic schools, and learned English.
Her high school guidance counselor encouraged her to apply to top schools. Reynoso earned a B.A. in Government from Harvard in 1997, an M. Phil. in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. in 1998, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2001.
After law school, she clerked for Federal Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2001 to 2003, was a fellow at Columbia Law School in 2005, and practiced international arbitration and antitrust law at the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett from 2006 to 2009. She served as Deputy Director of the Office of Accountability at the New York City Department of Education in 2006, and was a part-time legal fellow at the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law from August 2008 through July 2009, when she received her first State Department appointment.
Prior to her appointment, Reynoso served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America and in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Reynoso has published widely in both Spanish and English on a range of issues including regulatory reform, community organizing, housing reform, immigration policy, and Latin American politics for both popular press and academic journals. She is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations.
For more information about her confirmation by the U.S. Senate, visit: