Raised in Mexico City. CUNY Social Journalism graduate. Working at the News Integrity Initiative. OGS 2017 Fellow. Passionate about social entrepreneurship.
The Beginning of Another Spring Celebrates the Life of Poet and Activist Ricardo León Villa-Peña.
Five years after his death, his widow, friends and residents of Umbrella House — an East Village building he fought for and turned into a Co-Op—keep Ricardo alive through his community-oriented achievements.
Ricardo’s widow, Clara Lopera Sanchez “La Tata” a resident of Umbrella House, remembers him as an open-minded person always thinking about what was best for the community and its people,” said Lopera Sanchez during an interview in Spanish.
Ricardo planted the seeds, took care of them as they started to bloom and passed on the tools for the community to maintain his work alive while enjoying its fruits. Ricardo’s story is to be continued.
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