Latin Roots shines light on leaders | Manhattan Times

Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer

Moisés Perez & Goldin Martínez Shabazz

Goldin Martínez, founder of Get Focused, with mentor Moisés Pérez.

The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center was a constellation of Northern Manhattan’s shining stars this past Wed., Nov. 8.

Four local leaders were honored by Community Works at the launch of its photographic exhibit “Latin Roots: Washington Heights/Inwood,” which celebrates individual members within the Latino culture that have contributed greatly to the identity of Northern Manhattan for the past several decades.

The four were Edilio Paredes, renowned Dominican bachata folklorist; Rosita Romero, Executive Director of the Dominican Women’s Development Center; Sandra García-Betancourt, Executive Director of the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NOMAA) and Moises Pérez, founder of Alianza Dominicana.

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