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June 10th, 2020 – New York, NY

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Statement from Juan Cartagena, President & General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, on the Passing of Marta García

New York, NY – The following statement is issued by Juan Cartagena on the passing earlier this month of New York City’s cultural and media advocate and supporter, Marta García Landrieu:

On behalf of all of us at LatinoJustice PRLDEF I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Marta García at the news of her passing. Marta was a ray of sunshine during her visits to LatinoJustice, many times alongside the late, Angelo Falcon. She was a formidable advocate for Puerto Rican causes and a champion for ensuring that all media, from news to entertainment, include the beautiful faces and narratives of our community.

Ms. García was instrumental in preserving cultural resources in the Lower East Side with her work with the Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural Center and with Teatro LATEA. And she was equally instrumental with the National Hispanic Media Coalition and its national efforts to open the doors of inclusion in all media platforms.

She will be missed. Que descanse en paz.