A new collection of stories celebrating Latinx voices. Tales of fearless creativity, songs of love and longing, inspired advice for public speaking, and more. Pop-Up Magazine brings true stories to life with intimate and moving performances, stunning visuals, and original music.Presented as part of Hispanic Heritage Month
Mimi y Los Comandos
Colombian American filmmaker Juliana Schatz Preston shares the story of Mimi, a teenage volunteer paramedic in El Salvador. After Mimi loses a friend to gang violence, she’s forced to consider the dangers of life in her hometown against the unknowns of immigrating to the United States.
From the archive
In South Texas, the Friday night lights don’t just shine for high school football. Filmmaker Alejandra Vasquez follows Mariachi Oro of Edinburg North High School as they compete against 80 other teams to defend their elite title.
First-generation Cuban American Maxeme Tuchman comes from a long line of tenacious small business owners, but she's created a lot of firsts. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and then received an MBA and MPP from Harvard. She’s also the first Latinx founder in the U.S. to raise $1 million in Equity Crowdfunding for her game-changing startup Caribu, the interactive video-calling platform for kids and families. Here, she shares how her family’s saga inspired her to launch her business and ensure families like hers stay connected.
While living in Lima, Peruvian American writer Daniel Alarcón stumbled upon a strange little book featuring inspirational (and incredibly specific) advice for public speaking. At first, it appears to be fun and cheeky, but the pulp novelty reveals deep insights into the complex diversity of cultures within contemporary Latin America.
L.A.-based musician La Marisoul tells the story of Los Jornaleros del Norte, a band made up of former and working day laborers in Los Angeles. The band’s cumbias and norteñas have become a soundtrack for the labor and immigration movement, played at immigration marches, in front of detention centers, and at City Hall.
Writer, illustrator, and ¡Hola Papi! advice columnist JP Brammer responds to three funny, moving, and surprising questions from readers about Latinidad and identity. His reflections include earnest advice — and a reminder to always find the humor in our own problems.
Call and Response
Writer and Pop-Up Magazine contributing producer José Vadi shares the story of Rachel Smith and Alex Torres, two young strangers driven by a shared desire to use whatever skills they had to address the devastating effects of the pandemic in the Latino and African American communities.
Discussion Guide & Watch Party
Great resources for educators, community groups, ERGs, and anyone interested in going deeper with our stories. Download the discussion guide or host your own virtual watch party with this customized link to all six stories. Questions, or interested in inviting one of our producers for a Q+A?
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