#InstagramUptown: #UptownUNIDOS

We did it Uptown. We came together as a community for the #uptownUNIDOS fundraising extravaganza for our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Elected officials, community stakeholders, students and people from all walks of life stopped in to help others in need. Hometown hero Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped by in a huge show of support for the cause. In true Uptown fashion, we were loud, boisterous and we could not be contained. No matter the official response from Washington, we will not let those suffering in the Caribbean and Mexico down. We must do our part. In these dark days of the Trump tyranny, solidarity is the only way forward. Spreading love for one another will be the only way to manage the onslaught. Like Debralee Santos of the Manhattan Times stated on Saturday, “We are own strength.” We are all we got and all we need.

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