In its continuing efforts to reach out to the Dominican community in NYC, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) will be hosting a film screening of The Republic of Baseball: The Dominican Giants of the American Game, by Dan Manatt at the School of Visual Arts’ Beatrice Theatre on April 16, 2011 at 7:00PM.
The movie documents the tale of the first great baseball superstars from the Dominican Republic -- Felipe Alou, Juan Marichal, Manny Mota, and Ozzie Virgil -- and how they overcame poverty and dictatorship at home and racism in the United States on their way to greatness in the Major Leagues.
The screening will be followed by a discussion and cocktail reception with great major leaguers past and present including free agent pitcher, Pedro Martínez and hall of famer Juan Marichal to discuss their own personal journeys and momentous achievements in their illustrious careers.
The “Dominican Get-togethers In The Big Apple” program forms part of GFDD’s mission to develop, build and reinforce collaboration and exchange between the Dominican Diaspora and the greater NY community. GFDD also serves as an intermediary to foster networking, knowledge sharing and professional exchange between Dominican professionals working in the US, students, and the Diaspora at large.
The objectives of this program are:
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