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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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NiLP just released information about the views of Latino opinion leaders in terms of views of police-community relations. When added to figures released in the 2014 General Social Survey and a Pew Research Center survey, it provides an interesting snapshot of Latino views on policing.
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Read The Ways of Walls and Words, a new original historical fantasy on Tor.com by Sabrina Vourvoulias.
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Narratives of Horror: A look at women, age and transgression in AHS Coven and the Walking Dead
Warning: Lots of spoilers I write fiction of monsters and dystopias; of the darkly fantastical just a couple of shades removed from horror. So it will surprise no one that in my television viewing, I gravitate to shows that juggle the same elements. While I...
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A (mostly) tongue-in-cheek guide for the aspiring political candidate #philadelphia   #philly  #latinos
A (mostly) tongue-in-cheek guide for the aspiring political candidate
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People think we are all making too much of this... #oscars2015   #fail   #racism  
If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter, or really on the internet at all, you will have heard that the 87th edition of the Academy Awards had its share of presumably well-intentioned but cringeworthy gaffes.
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Be part of a conversation with the 'New Philadelphia' — the millennials & communities of color driving the growth in our city
Join AL DÍA News Media for this unique conversation leading up to the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Race! This conversation will break the wall between the candidates, the media, and the public. The mayoral candidates will converse with a selection of the city’...
Join AL DÍA News Media for this unique conversation leading up to the 2015 Philadelphia Mayoral Race! This conversation will break the wall between the candidates, the media, and the public. The mayoral candidates will conver...
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Please read this wonderful review by David Bowles! #WeNeedDiverseBooks   #SFF   #SpeculativeFiction  
One of the most powerful roles that speculative fiction, especially dystopian sci-fi, plays in the literary community is that of cautionary prophet, spinning visionary depictions of what the sins of the present may lead us to. Classics like “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”and“Nineteen Eighty-Four” have become staples of high school and college curricula precisely because of their startling oracular power, that gut punch of plausibility tha...
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Is the narrative that surrounds Menendez is a real one, or is it a fantasy of political stereotype and titillation? #politics #senate  
It is hard to look at the public life of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) these days and not think that, in its latter years, it has come to resemble one of Gabriel García Márquez's novels.
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This short story will be out at Tor.com in April, but you can pre-order it now... #SFF #historicalSFF #shortstory
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A mayoral convo like no other. If you are in Philadelphia, you need to be here! #Philadalphia  #politics
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“Hundreds of legal scholars agree that the President’s executive action on immigration is constitutional and within his authority. We are confident that the court system will reject this meritless lawsuit that only wastes taxpayer dollars.” AL DÍA's editorial this week. #executiveaction #immigration  
No, Obama’s executive action on immigration hasn’t been ruled unconstitutional. The injunction issued Feb. 17 by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen of Brownsville, Texas (as part of a lawsuit brought by 26 states opposing the president’s action) was predicated not on constitutionality, but on the Administrative Procedure Act.
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Bilingual journalist. AP and EFE style editor. Op-ed columnist. Speculative novelist, short story writer and poet. Moderator and panelist for journalism and speculative fiction panels. Blogger. Part of Huff Post Live's roster of community commenters.
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  • Al Día News Media
    Managing Editor, present
    Managing and assigning editor, and production coordinator for AL DÍA's weekly print newspaper in Spanish, and its news web site in English and Spanish. Editor of AL DÍA's book "200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia." With other members of the editorial and operational team, engage in the planning for new web site to be unveiled in June 2014. Led the editorial team in the development of video series TAPAS, video documentary Op-Eds and English-language component of web site. Originator and moderator of AL DÍA's Media in the City: Race, Representation, Gender & Identity series of media panels. Moderator of AL DÍA's "In Conversation With" series of interviews with public figures such as Gov. Tom Corbett, Sen. Bob Casey, Representatives Bob Brady and Allyson Schwartz. Lead on AL DÍA's editorial roundtables with Hilda Solís, Sen. Bob Menendez, and CEOs from Aqua America and other Philadelphia-area businesses.
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Latina writer, editor & blogger. @followthelede on Twitter
Introduction
I was born in Bangkok, Thailand -- the daughter of a Mexican-Guatemalan artist and an American businessman. I grew up in Guatemala, and moved to the United States when I was 15. I studied filmmaking and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y., which -- it has to be said -- suited me for none (and every one) of the occupations I've plied since. 

I've been staff writer, production coordinator, editor and managing editor at a string of weekly newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania. I am currently the managing editor of Al Día News Media, a Latino news media organization that publishes in Spanish and English, online and in print. I was also the editor of Al Día's book, 200 Years of Latino History in Philadelphia in 2012.

In addition to news, I write speculative fiction and poetry. My poetry has appeared in Dappled Things, Graham House Review, We'Moon, La Bloga's Floricanto online, Scheherezade's Bequest at Cabinet des Fees and is slated to appear in an upcoming anthology to fund Con or Bust.

My fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons and Crossed Genres #24; in the anthologies Menial: Skilled Labor in Science Fiction, Fat Girl in a Strange Land and Crossed Genres Year Two, and is slated to appear in the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction at the Margins of History in May, and in the upcoming GUD magazine, issue 7.


My novel, INK, was published by Crossed Genres Publications in 2012. It was named to Latinidad's Best Books of 2012 list. It is available for sale on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, Smashwords and others online booksellers.


I'm something of a social media enthusiast, at both work and play, and habitually haunt the Latinos in Social Media twitter party (#latism) and Muckrack Chat (#muckedup). 
Bragging rights
The description of INK in Latinidad's "Best Books of 2012" list: “If Margaret Atwood were Latina, this eerily believable depiction of where U.S. immigration policy is heading is the novel she would have written instead of The Handmaid’s Tale."
Education
  • Sarah Lawrence College
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TOP SHELF: Chilling but Plausible Future
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One of the most powerful roles that speculative fiction, especially dystopian sci-fi, plays in the literary community is that of cautionary

Quantum Theology: Unthinkable darkness riven with unbearable light
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Incarnation. It is not tame. It is not touching. It is not beautiful. It is uninhabitable terror. It is unthinkable darkness riven with unbe

"The Mediterranean is a graveyard."
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Ruined watchtowers dot the easternmost point of mainland Italy. A crippled ship weighed down with over 500 refugees caught fire and sunk of

Show me your INK. Banned books update. On-Line Floricanto in waxing October
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Review: Sabrina Vourvoulias. Ink. Somerville MA: Crossed Genres Publications, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0615657813 ISBN-10: 0615657818. Michael Sed

Book Review: Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias : Escape Pod
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In certain parts of the US, immigration policy and illegal alien rights are forefront. In other parts, they exist only as issues upon which

Banning History in Arizona: Banning History in Arizona
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With all the stop SOPA and PIPA stuff in the news, a bit of news from Tuscon has gone largely unnoticed. In schools, works by Chicano author

Following the lede: DreamActivist.org calls for immediate action on two ...
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DreamActivist.org calls for immediate action on two deportation cases. Nadia Habib is currently a junior at Stony Brook University in New Yo

Following the lede: 'National Security Begins at Home' bills would exact...
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'National Security Begins at Home' bills would exact economic, moral costs. Tuesday and Wednesday of the coming week, the Pa. House