Listen up folks, the Festival People en Español is going down this weekend and you really don’t want to miss it. We’re talking performances, panels and Latinx star power and excellence galore. All roads lead to The Armory this weekend, October 5 & 6 for this next generation event. I’m serious familia you need to RSVP pronto! Let me mention a few names just to let you know how real this is; Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Queen of Reggaeton Ivy Queen, Amara La Negra and Harlem’s own Melii just to name a few. Please stop by #BodegaUptown for the uptown section of the festival.
Saturday, October 5-Doors Open at 9:30am
- Fearless Latinas – Queen of Reggaeton Ivy Queen, Colombian Actress Carmen Villalobos, and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz speak with People en Español Executive Editor Maria Morales about breaking stereotypes and becoming leaders.
- The Power of Our Voice – Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Univision 41 News Co Anchor Katiria Soto, and CNN en Español News Anchor Juan Carlos Lopez and Hispanic Federation President Jose Calderon discuss the most challenging issues affecting Latinos today with award-winning journalist Maria Elena Salinas.
- Healthy Families are Happy Families – Univision TV Host Raul de Molina and UniMas TV Host Ana Patricia Gamez share real live tips to staying health and living life to its fullest with People en Español Senior Writer Lena Hansen.
- The Beauty of Diversity – Univision TV Host Francisca Lachapel, Plus-Size Model Denise Bidot, and Fashion Expert Carlos Lamarche discuss how the beauty and fashion industry is embracing diversity with People en Español Fashion and Beauty Director Ursula Carranza.
- Musical performances include musical duos Shambayah, Mau y Ricky, and Cuban singer Aymee Nuviola.
Sunday, October 6-Doors Open at 9:30am
- The Price of Fame – Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Jhay Cortez, Actress Geraldine Bazan, and TV Personality and Entrepreneur Rosie Rivera speak to People en Español Entertainment Editor Carole Joseph about the successes and challenges that made them who they are today.
- More Together: Celebrating and Creating Community – Leading motivational icon, Maria Marin, joins top Facebook community leaders Ezra Morales, Angelica Perez, Sergio Rosario and Janet Sanchez for a discussion about rising as a community, celebrating culture and building meaningful connections through Facebook.
- Paying it Forward – Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and International Music Entertainer and Entrepreneur Amara la Negra speak with People en Español Executive Editor Shirley Velasquez about how they uplift others in the community.
- Women in Music – La Mama del Rap Melymel, Singer, Songwriter and Rapper Melii, and Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Mariah speak with People en Español Executive Editor Shirley Velasquez about how women are portrayed in the music industry.
- Actor and Producer William Levy sits with People en Español Executive Editor Maria Morales for an intimate conversation.
- Musical performances include Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Mariah, La Mama del Rap Melymel, and Reggaeton Singer and Songwriter Jhay Cortez.