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Taíno Symposium – Session 3 – Panelist Introductions

The National Museum of the American Indian and the Smithsonian Latino Center presented Taíno: A Symposium in Conversation with the Movement on September 8, 2018 to celebrate the exhibition Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean. Experts representing Indigenous studies, genetic science, anthropology, linguistics, and other academic disciplines examined exhibition themes in dialogue with Taíno/Indigenous Caribbean community leaders and cultural workers. This session, titled Looking Forward: A Shared Vision for the Taíno Movement, is a conversation with established and emerging women leaders from the Taíno/Indigenous Caribbean movement. This segment features introductions from session panelists Tai Pelli (United Confederation of Taíno Peoples), Marilyn Balana’ni Díaz (Guatu Ma-cu A Borikén), and educator, author, and performer Peggy Robles-Alvarado.

To All...Who Decided Not to Date Me..." by Peggy Robles-Alvarado

BRIO Award-Winning Poem titled “To All The Boys In College Who Decided Not To Date Me After Finding Out I Was A Single Mother” by Peggy Robles-Alvarado (dir. by “Advocate Of Wordz”)

Artist Talk with Peggy Robles-Alvarado
& Daisy Arroyo

Writer, editor and educator Peggy Robles-Alvarado partnered with visual artist, photographer Daisy Arroyo to portray abuelas as artists, dancers, drummers and rebels redefining themselves.

The Abuela Stories Project (2016) is a beautiful collection of images and words that bring seven extraordinary abuelas out of the kitchen, from past memory into a present day spotlight, to take an intimate look at the lessons they offer new generations.

Bringing our Power to the Polls

Invoke the Vote is a non-partisan “Get Out The Vote” digital awareness campaign created to amplify the voice of the African sacred tradition community. These are the voices of practitioners, artists, cultural workers, and social justice advocates who represent the tapestry of the U.S. African Diaspora.

When my son asks if superheroes eat SANCOCHO

Digital Verse: Nuyorican Poets Cafe join forces with The Greene Space to present a showcase of performers, both established and up-and-coming.


CICATRIX – A RoblesWrites Production upcoming project 

Mujeres The Magic The Movement and the Muse

An anthology of women writers that honors the body as storyteller and soothsayer led by Peggy Robles-Alvarado and inspired by Taino, Lukumi and Palo traditions

To The Women Who Feel It in Their Bones

Benefit reading series for continued hurricane relief for the people of Puerto Rico 

Conversations With My Skin-Promo Video

Conversations With My Skin is the first book of poetry of writer and educator Peggy Robles-Alvarado. She vividly depicts her violent poetic journey from a pregnant teen to a resilient woman determined to redefine herself. Her story embodies resolve, redemption, and healing for both mother and child.

Instituto Cervantes at Harvard (FAS) Latinx Poetry Reading

Lectura de poesía latina en celebración del mes nacional de la poesía latina. Con Danielle Legros Georges, Peggy Robles-Alvarado y Elizabeth Acevedo. (En inglés).

Homenaje a las guerreras / Homage To The Warrior Women

Homenaje a las guerreras / Homage To The Warrior Women is Peggy Robles Alvarado’s second collection of poetry and prose dedicated to the inherited strength of women as expressed in their labor, love, sensuality, spirituality and movement. This book honors the vitality, power and prowess of everyday women and how their rituals, wit, and perceived imperfections can create an evocative legacy.

Peggy Robles-Alvarado performs

Poetry Idol Judge Peggy Robles-Alvarado performs for the delight of the Poetry Idol’s audience.

Detrás de cada gran mujer

Detrás de cada gran mujer, hay una gran historia. Conoce mucho más sobre ellas en este nuevo especial original de HBO Latino. Estrena el jueves 18 de abril a las 8pm/7 centro por HBO Latino.

Plantando Banderas

Honoring Latino/a/e Icons
Through Poetry and Dance!