Conversation and book signing: Raquel Cepeda, author of ‘Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina’Charla y firma de su libro: Raquel Cepeda, autora de ‘Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina’

Please join us for a conversation between Raquel Cepeda, author of Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, and New York Times writer Mireya Navarro, on Wednesday 13 March 2013.Le invitamos a una charla entre Raquel Cepeda, autora del libro Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, y la escritora del New York Times, Mireya Navarro, el miércoles 13 de marzo de 2013.

Raquel Cepeda: Bird Of Paradise (poster)
Poster
What does it mean to be Latina? Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Raquel Cepeda ponders this question in Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina, her refreshing and honest exploration of race and identity in a rapidly changing America.

Please join us for a conversation between author Raquel Cepeda and New York Times writer Mireya Navarro.

Date: Wednesday 13 March 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032

FREE admission. RSVP:

In 2009, when Raquel Cepeda almost lost her estranged father to heart disease, she was terrified she’d never know the truth about her ancestry. Every time she looked in the mirror, Cepeda saw a mystery — a tapestry of races and ethnicities that came together in an ambiguous mix. With time running out, she decided to embark on an archeological dig of sorts by using the science of ancestral DNA testing to excavate everything she could about her genetic history. read more »

Co-sponsored by: NoMAA, The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, and Word Up Community Bookshop.

Raquel Cepeda: Bird Of Paradise (afiche)
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¿Qué significa ser latina? Periodista y directora de documentales la premiada Raquel Cepeda se hace esta pregunta en Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina (Pájaro del paraíso: Cómo me convertí en latina), su sincera y original exploración sobre raza e identidad en una América cambiante.

Le invitamos a una charla entre la autora Raquel Cepeda y la escritora del New York Times, Mireya Navarro.

Fecha: miércoles, 13 de marzo de 2013, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Ubicación: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway, Nueva York, NY 10032

Entrada gratis. RSVP:

En 2009, cuando Raquel Cepeda casi pierde su padre a una enfermedad de corazón, se asustó pensando que jamás sabría nada sobre sus antepasados. Cada vez que se miraba al espejo, Cepeda veía un misterio — un tapiz de razas y etnias que se juntan en una mezcla algo ambigua. Entonces fue cuando decidió embarcar en una especie de exploración usando ADN ancestral para verificar y extraer todo lo que podía de su historia genética. lea más (en inglés) »

Patrocinado por: NoMAA, The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center y la Librería Comunitaria Word Up.