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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ninos de la amazonia

“NIÑOS DE LA AMAZONIA” – “CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON” –
TRAVEL TO VISIT BIBLIOTECA CRIOLLA ON 9/27

RIGHT AFTER RECEIVING HONOR AT SMITHSONIAN ON 9/24 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

IN OBSERVANCE OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15

JERSEY CITY, NJ   September 20, 2011 – The Biblioteca Criolla of the Jersey City Free Public Library announces its presentation of a group of indigenous children from Kukuma, Peru, whose photographic exposition of the “Niños de la Amazonia” organization expose their daily lives thus providing a window of identity. Their work will be displayed in a gala reception at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday, September 24th, and immediately after travel from Washington, at the Biblioteca Criolla.
The photographic exhibit is open now, with the formal reception for the exhibit of 47 photographs to be held at Biblioteca Criolla on Tuesday, September 27th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Main Library, 4th Floor, 472 Jersey Avenue in Jersey City. The participants of “Niños de la Amazonia” will be given a Proclamation by Jersey City At-Large Councilman Ray Velazquez Jr. Light refreshments will be offered, as well as entertainment provided by a Peruvian association. The exhibit runs until Friday, September 30th.
Participants of the reception welcoming the niños de la Amazonias include the chaperones, the founder and president of the organization, “Niños de la Amazonia,” Ms. Coplan, and its board of directors, and of course, the Peruvian children themselves.
“We’re very enthusiastic, not only to highlight the incredible work of the Amazonian children, but also to thank the non-profit organization, "Children of the Amazon," for providing such valuable and unique content, one from where we can all appreciate their insights and learn from them,” said Patricia Vega, department head of the Biblioteca Criolla. Ms. Vega will offer Spanish translation so the children can fully express themselves, explaining their work and experience with this project.

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“NIÑOS DE LA AMAZONIA” – “CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON” – TRAVEL TO VISIT BIBLIOTECA CRIOLLA ON 9/27

RIGHT AFTER RECEIVING HONOR AT SMITHSONIAN ON 9/24 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

IN OBSERVANCE OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH – SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 15

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The mission of  “Niños de la Amazonia” is “to give remote, marginalized indigenous children their own ‘voice’ through still photo visual anthropology projects, advancing the understanding of their unique cultures.” The Peruvian children will be visiting Washington, D.C., New Jersey and New York City for a two-week stay, funded by a grant from the Rainforest Fund.
For more information, please contact Patricia Vega or Eddie Perez at (201) 547-4541, or visit the Biblioteca Criolla webpage on the library website:  HYPERLINK "http://www.jclibrary.org/libinfo/criolla.php"http://www.jclibrary.org/libinfo/criolla.php. Also, you can follow ‘La Criolla’ on Facebook or Twitter at Jersey City Free Public Library.
Since 1972, Jersey City’s Biblioteca Criolla is the only entity within a public library system in New Jersey dedicated exclusively to Spanish works, whether print or recorded, and in presenting Latino culture from all Spanish nationalities. The department at the Main Library provides the Latino community access to diversified printed materials, electronic resources with wide range databases, and culturally enriched programs. Biblioteca Criolla’s ultimate goal is to provide understanding of one’s own culture and cultures of others.

Names of the Children from San Martin de Tipischa, Peru:
Liz Manihuari Mendoza
Edil Grencio Silvano Lancha
Miuler Rimachi Ahaunari
Roy Ever Mendoza Ayambo
Jesmarly Frias Rojas
Carola Rengifo Lanch
Teddy Yuyarimi Aquitari
Elvio Lomas
Pablo Ely Puertas