Interview with Ronald Blackburn-Moreno on Aug 11, 2015, Segment 4, Part 2

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Aspira founders were looking for a way to attract youth and realized that they could make joining a club feel like joining a gang. Young people would join gangs because they had leadership, belonging, respect for their culture and symbols and rituals which tend to attract young people. Aspira turned something that was inherently negative into something positive through a mechanism. They developed the Aspira Process: Awareness, Analysis and Action. All three not only apply to the community but to the individual. Clubs in Aspira have their own symbols and rituals of rights of passage.


Date
August 11, 2015, Recording date
Interviewee
Ronald Blackburn-Moreno
Interviewer
Brian GutiƩrrez
Duration
5m 50.0s
Location of interview

Washington, DC

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
RBM.2015.08.11.4.2
Related Keywords
Gangs, Leaders, Non-profit organizations
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Alfredo Calderon, ASPIRA Association, Stetson Middle School, Pequenos Pasos, ASPIRA Association
Related Places
Washington, DC (interview location), Philadelphia (interview location)
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Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Ronald Blackburn-Moreno on Aug 11, 2015, Segment 4, Part 2: RBM.2015.08.11.4.2. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Sep 2019.
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