Pioneers #2

Support this collection of stories that will not only serve as an educational resource but also inspire and empower individuals from all walks of life.

Latino Pioneers in Boston #2. Is a follow-up to a highly successful acclaimed magazine, exhibition, and documentary – which showcased the inspiring and unique stories of individuals who paved the way for next generations of Latinos. These leaders made significant contributions to the development and growth of the city of Boston. Building on the success of the first film, this sequel aims to go deeper into the untold stories and achievements of these incredible men and women, uncovering their invaluable contributions across various fields such as arts, culture, education, politics, broadcasting, community activism, etc.

These stories are guided by Lorna Rivera, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Director, Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy, University of Massachusetts-Boston. Her historical facts will provide the thread that unites this collection of stories. 


As a producer and director whose recent documentaries Dos Idiomas Una Comunidad /Two Languages One Community” and Latino Pioneers in Boston #1 both well received at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Cuba, Harvard University, Boston University, UMass Boston, Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Libraries, and film festivals. I am curating and directing this collection of stories. 

A. To tell and share our stories.
B. Preserve and celebrate the rich history and cultural heritage of the Greater Boston community.
C. Highlight the untold stories of Latino Pioneers and their significant contributions to the city’s development.
D. Inspire and empower future generations.
E. Showcase the resilience, determination, and achievements of Latino trailblazers. 
F. Foster cross-cultural understanding and appreciation within the broader Boston community.

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