Indiegogo Spotlight: I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez

Last year a strip of Broadway in upper Manhattan was renamed Juan Rodriguez Way. But most New Yorkers know little about this unsung hero. We want to change that.

Organic Magnetics is raising $12,345 to rewrite history. Let’s make sure future generations know that New York City’s first immigrant was a freedom fighter!

I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez tells the story of NYC’s first immigrant – a mixed race man from La Hispaniola who came to Mannahatta on a Dutch ship in 1613, and chose to stay. A live theater installation from director/choreographer Maija Garcia, co-written by Armando Batista with original music by Daniel Bernard Roumain, I Am New York imagines the story of Juan Rodriguez – its up to you to create the legacy

SAVE THE DATE: MAY 28, 2014 Free public showing @ El Museo del Barrio  Student Showing: May 27, 2014 email to register student groups

REWRITE HISTORY: Make a tax-deductible donation now!  Your generous contribution offers students across NYC a sense of pride in their heritage. 


TELL YOUR STORY: Tweet why YOU are NY #IamNY… & be part of the installation!

Support: I Am New York: Juan Rodriguez | Indiegogo.


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