Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I'm a big fan of learning about what city's were like a long time ago. It always helps out knowing how a major city like Philadelphia became what it is today. I believe documented significant events and even little things help out in development. It was in 1982 when a threatened closure of an essential neighborhood shopping mall on North 5th sparked the formation of HACE — the Hispanic Association of Contractors and Enterprises.
On April 7th, Raices Culturales Latinoamericanes, Taller Puertorriqueño and HACE will premiere a community-produced documentary at the International House in West Philadelphia on El Centro de Oro. According to Scribe Video's Web site, by highlighting the Latino community’s sustainability and self-reliance, the video aims to confront mainstream media stereotypes through the imagery of this beloved central street. El Centro de Oro has changed over the last 20 years and it continues to do so. There are big projects coming up that will make the area we know today look completely different...a makeover you can say.