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March 8, 2014 and "Women"

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"The princess that did not want to eat partridges."

March 8, 2014 and "Women"
Madelou
8 Apr 2014 - 4:08pm

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"The princess that did not want to eat partridges."

"Cinderalla lived in a neighborhood like all. She studied like all. And she wanted to discover love like all. One day..."

"Listen, listen! Anniversary party at the executive club. See you then!"

"I want to go! I want to go! I want to, I want to!"

"Cinderalla had so many desires to go, that in the end, she was able to. Cinderella was so anxious, that she was unable to remember anything the next morning."

"Ugh, what a headache!"

"She had arrived at noon on the next day."

"Who is it?"

"It was two men with a pointy heel shoe waiting for her to try it on."

"Which shoe?"

"The crystal shoe! If it's your, the Prince will marry you."

"In the beginning, her foot did not fit. But she squeezed and squeezed until it did. And she messed up because she had to marry the Prince. On their wedding night..."

"Cinderella!"

"Yes, Prince?"

"Cook some partridges!"

"I can't eat partridges. I am vegetarian. I don't eat meat or fish."

"Partridges, I said!"

"So Cinderella cooked partridges...grilled, filled, fried, baked."

"These are burned! These are salty! These are raw!"

"The Prince yelled in an annoyed manner because she never cooked the partridges to his taste. What disgust. But worse was that Cinderella always had to wear the glass and pointy heel slippers."

"Ow, what a vertigo. Ow, I'm falling!"

"In the beginning, she tried straightening her back, but she would fall backwards. So she began to hunch forward and down her back slipped all her ideas and illusions."

"Partridges! Partridges! Partridges! Partridges!"

"Cinderalla was worse every time. Sick. Depressed. Lost. One day, she decided to open up."

"To hell with the Prince, the shoes and the partridges."

"Don't complain about the shoes. My Prince is modern and has me go around in half a meter heels."

"Don't complain about the partridges. My prince loves cows and I need 8 microwaves to heat up his dinner."

"Don't complain! Where will you be better off than with a Prince?"

"Cinderella became more confused with the comments, so she stopped speaking up and became isolated. She only had her beloved Prince."

"Partridges! Partridges!"

"Her back crooked, her feet blistered and her heart broken."

"Come, buy lamb, pork, partridges, lamb, cow, everything you want!"

"Give me half a kilo of pork. I want a kilo of chops."

"One day at the market, tired and depressed, Cinderella had an opportunity to see herself."

"And you?"

"Me?"

"Partridges again?" 

"Yes, sure. I am the partridge one. I am the partridge one."

"And she began to laugh at herself. Of how naive she had been in thinking a prince would save her. After years of living with one, she noticed princes don't save you. Nor truckers, jockeys or bakers."

"Stop!"

"She stopped feeling guilty. She forgave herself and realized the only one capable of saving oneself is oneself."

"Stop! Stop!"

"When Cinderella said stop, her fairy god mother appeared."

"Who are you?"

"Your fairy god mother."

"That fat and dark?"

"Listen Cinderella. I live inside of you and can only come out when you say what you have said: "Stop."

"The fairy god mother hugged her and Cinderella began to cry. It had been so long since she last cried. First, she cried for the Prince. For all the dead partridges. And for the shoes. The, she continued to cry when she remembered her step mother was mean to her. That her father treated her worse. She cried everything. Everything. And she felt better than ever."

"Empty. I am empty."

"Now, she had to fill herself up with nice things. And Cinderella knew she could do this with her fairy god mother by her side. First, she left the Prince. Then, she left the shoes. And the partridges. And once alone, she decided she wanted to enjoy her body which had been abused for so long. She discovered free dance, which is not completely free, but can help you feel free."

"Finally!"

"In this dance, it doesn't matter what size shoe you wear or how much you weight. How tall you are or how many years you have. And in the path to transformation, she met other beings like her."

"I am the Conceited Rat. I gained weight and got more boyfriends."

"I am the Sleeping Beauty. I am awake now and don't take antidepressants any longer."

"She found Red Riding Hood, Snow White. Once free, they were able to reach their dreams by helping one another. Cinderella was able to open a restaurant called "Excess Harmony" where they didn't stop eating or dancing. Today they are happy of having met, but still angry about the characters they have had to play during decades: passive girls waiting to be asked to marry and lose their lives. It has ended. They have begun to write a new story. Once upon a time there were some women that were not alone and many partridges that flew happily. The end."

"This story is dedicated to all the brave women that want to change their lives and to those that lost their lives and illuminate us from the skies."

"A radiolistas.net production."

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Musical party!!

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Musical party!!
Madelou
6 Apr 2014 - 10:48pm

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Encuentro Latino Community Art Center invites you to its first Spring Festival, Art Son. This next Sunday March 9 from 1pm to 9pm at Alameda Plaza. Enjoy music by Esteban de Leon, Poder Latino, Fernando Frausto, Miguel y sus Rumbaleiros, Margarita Luna, Tower and Project LA, Latin Jazz Fusion, and the Cenizas Collective. Delicious food and artisan sales. Ceremony Hosts are Sandra Pelaes from Acariciame Radio and Ruben Tapia from Enfoque Latino on KPFK. Alameda Plaza is located at 2140 E Florence Ave in Walnut Park. This is a free event for the whole family. For more information, email encuentrolatino@verizon.net.

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The California science center invites!!!

The California Science Center invites you to visit and explore the life of this space station. You will learn how astronauts live and work as they float in outer space and aboard the International Space Station. Practical activities included exploring the extreme temperatures in space. The visitors can enjoy a multimedia presentation that submerges them into the history of NASA.

The California science center invites!!!
Madelou
6 Apr 2014 - 10:29pm

The California Science Center invites you to visit and explore the life of this space station. You will learn how astronauts live and work as they float in outer space and aboard the International Space Station. Practical activities included exploring the extreme temperatures in space. The visitors can enjoy a multimedia presentation that submerges them into the history of NASA.

Information includes why we explore space and how NASA provides technological advances to better life on Earth. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to touch a 3,000,000,000 year old space rock that was brought aboard the Apollo 17 in 1972 on its last mission to the moon. The rock is one of eight lunar sights in the world that can be touched. 

The IMAX Theater will be showing Hubble and Space Station in 3D at IMAX admission prices.

The California Science Center is located at 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA. 90037 and this exhibition will open from Saturday February 22 to April 7, 2014 from 10am to 5pm.

Visitor parking is located at Figueroa and Exposition Drive Park at $10.

General entrance is free.

Note: Those that wish to visit the Endeavour exhibition must pay a $2 convenience fee.

Reserve online at www.californiasciencecenter.org.

For more information, call 323.SCIENCE (323.724.3623). The California Science Center and IMAX Theater are accessible to everyone.

The IMAX Theater helps fund expositions and programming at the Science Center.

March for the dignity of people

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Image: "Ignorance and darkness through time has produced more than a mass of slaves for tyranny."

 

Audio: "The pro-democracy committee of Los Angeles invites you to the next march for the dignity of the people fighting everywhere in commemoration of Emiliano Zapata this next Sunday April 13 at the Rose Valencia Park located at 2208 East 1st street near Chicago in East Los Angeles. For more information call 323.822.6630. The march will end at the Mexico Park."

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March for the dignity of people
Madelou
6 Apr 2014 - 10:15pm

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Image: "Ignorance and darkness through time has produced more than a mass of slaves for tyranny."

 

Audio: "The pro-democracy committee of Los Angeles invites you to the next march for the dignity of the people fighting everywhere in commemoration of Emiliano Zapata this next Sunday April 13 at the Rose Valencia Park located at 2208 East 1st street near Chicago in East Los Angeles. For more information call 323.822.6630. The march will end at the Mexico Park."

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Registration for Obama Care ends

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Registration for Obama Care ends
Madelou
5 Apr 2014 - 10:53pm

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"A few weeks from the last day to purchase health care under the Affordable Health Care Act, a Mexican woman residing in Los Angeles decided to turn her home into a registration center. The entrepreneur single-handedly found volunteers and invited over her family and neighbors, the majority uninsured and unsure about whether to purchase health care or not. Our correspondent, Ruben Tapia, was witness of this emotive experience."

"On a Sunday morning, in the small kitchen of Ana Laura Villagrana, two twenty-year-olds consulted with certified Covered CA agents. Others waited for their turn, while Ana Laura tried to convince others on the phone to not miss their appointments."

"Ana Laura is 34 and she works in a law library. She is worried because in a couple of weeks, on March 31st, the window to purchase health insurance will close. Ana Laura took the initiative, asked for help from a pair of recruiters, and organized this health fair for her family and neighbors. Ana Laura's family is low-income and the majority has never had health insurance."

"I told my family, this event is free. There is not excuse [to miss it]. We have already done the pre-screening, and input information into the system. You just need to show up to choose a plan."

"The first to finish the consultation is Agustin Martinez, a 29-year-old, cousin of Ana Laura. He was unaware that as a deferred action student, he qualified for Medical in California even though he did not qualify for the federal Obama Care program."

"I'm almost done, I just need one more paper. But the guy helped me already and I will email him the document and he said he'd fix everything in a couple of days."

"Agustin leaves happy. It's been a year since he last visited a doctor, and if he becomes insured, he knows what to do next."

"I'm going to go get a physical. You never know."

"Ana Laura's initiative, even at the small scale, is novel especially taking into account that not a lot of Hispanics have signed up for health insurance through Covered CA, In the first months, only 18% of those registered identified as Latinos, a number that rose to 28% by February, Latinos are not taking advantage of the health insurance market as was hoped. It is estimated this group accounts for 50% of uninsured Californians. Ana Laura says that convincing her family and neighbors to sign up was not easy."

"Maybe it's cultural. As a child, when I got sick, we always used home remedies. Doctors were secondary and only in emergencies."

"One of the critiques made against Covered CA is that they have not made personal contact with Latinos to register them. Santiago Lucero is a spokesperson for Covered CA."

"We knew from the beginning that the Latino community would prefer signing up in person over registering on the internet."

"Lucero states that in the remaining weeks, the agency will double its efforts to reach out to this community by standing outside supermarkets, libraries and schools but also stated that citizen efforts like Ana Laura's are important because the number of uninsured Latinos is still high."

"I salute Ana Laura. But I do want to stress that this help must be free."

"Ana Laura's small health fair has been a success. She was able to get 5 family members and neighbors to initiate the registration process. Her cousin Laurentino Doval, a 24-year-old who had decided to pay the fine, changed his mind and initiated the process."

"Why did you decide to come?"

"It was thanks to my cousin that did this for us."

"Ana Laura's passion for health derives from her family history of bladder and liver problems. 8 years ago, she arrived at an Emergency Room with pain. Once controlled, she tried to buy health insurance, but it was impossible."

"I went to Medical, but I did not qualify because I did not have any children. I went to Kaiser, but they denied me because I had a medical history. The same happened with HMO Blue Shield."

"She lasted four years with the pain because she could not find work that offered health insurance. When she finally succeeded, a surgery fixed her problem. It is because of this that Ana Laura Villagrana has no doubt about the importance of being insured. And she hopes that her family and neighbors don't stay behind"

"It's a different type of life, once insured."

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