Episode 27: A Puerto Rican Birthday in Quarantine


Vanessa Torres thought she would be celebrating her birthday solo in quarantine, but she was surprised by a Boricua Birthday Parade on her block just for her with cars filled with family and friends. We invited Vanessa Torres, Anais Zayas, and Mary Santana from the Miracle Center to talk about this moment, why it mattered and what their work at TMC looks like during the COVID-19 quarantine.

Host: Joshua Smyser-DeLeon, Twitter @jsdeleon

Site: paseomedia.org

Facebook & Twitter: @paseopodcast

Sounds: Notification Sounds + Flor Meléndez Ramos

Block Club Chicago Article on the Boricua Birthday Parade

JLo Tik Tok Challenge

Vanessa Torres Facebook + Instagram + Twitter + Negocios Now Latinos 40 under 40

Anais Zayas Facebook + Instagram + Tik Tok, @zayasanais

Mary Santana Facebook + Instagram

The Miracle Center Website + Facebook + Instagram + Twitter 

Puerto Rican Cultural Center Website + Facebook + Twitter


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