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GFDD Will Participate in IX Annual International Book and Culture Fair

GFDD Will Participate in IX Annual International Book and Culture Fair

GFDD Will Participate in IX Annual International Book and Culture Fair
New York, March 20, 2012

GFDD has been invited to participate in the IX Annual International Book and Culture Fair in New York City organized by the Dominican Women Development Center (DWDC). The fair will be celebrated March 23, 24 and 25. GFDD will showcase its publications Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment and New Perspectives: Dominican Republic.

Ms. Despotovic will also participate in a panel on Saturday, March 25, during which she will present the foundation’s two acclaimed publications.

During the inaugural act on Friday, March 24, GFDD Executive Director, Ms. Natasha Despotovic, will discuss the mission and objectives of the Foundation and its ongoing projects and programs, and how these initiatives contribute to the social and economic development of the Dominican Republic and of the Dominican community in the United States.

About GFDD’s publications:
Dominican Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Environment masterfully unites information on the environment and natural resources of the Dominican Republic. The publication compiles information on diverse areas, such as terrestrial and aquatic habitats, coastal zones, natural resources, environmental legislation, biodiversity, urbanization, sustainable development and watershed systems. It includes an incredible 712 defined environmental terms, 58 table sets, 123 graphics, 19 scientific articles and over 900 photos. The one-of-a-kind publication is sure to serve as a an important reference for generations of high school and university students and environmentalists.

Originally published in 2007, New Perspectives: Dominican Republicwas produced by an international interdisciplinary team led by Natasha Despotovic, Project Director and Editor-in-Chief, and features photography by Franco-Dominican photographer Anne Casalé. The second revised edition of the publication was released again this year and has been registered under the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) system, making it accessible to wider audiences.
The publication showcases aerial images of the provinces of Samaná, La Altagracia, Santiago Rodríguez, Santo Domingo, Pedernales, Barahona, Monte Cristi, Valverde, Puerto Plata, Santiago, Espaillat, Salcedo, Mará Trinidad Sánchez, Duarte, Hato Mayor, El Seibo, La Romana, San Pedro de Macoris, Monte Plata, San Cristobal, San José, Azua, La Vega, San José de Ocoa, Sánchez Ramírez, Peravia, Monseñor Nouel, Independencia, Bahoruco, Elías Piña and Dajabón.
The photos represent nine conceptual categories – reflections of light, coasts, heights, plains, history, city, people, tourism and work – and commemorate the country’s achievements in the areas of economic, social, environmental and democratic progress.

About the Annual International Book and Culture Fair and Dominican Women’s Development Center:
The Annual International Book and Culture Fair is regarded as one of the top Spanish Book Fairs in New York and seeks to serve as a channel of promotion for Latin American and Caribbean authors and publishers. A main objective of the international book fair is to celebrate Dominican culture and to promote literacy and education by encouraging children to begin reading at early ages. The event will also feature a number of cultural events for children and families including theatrical productions, arts and crafts, storytelling and readings by children’s book authors, musical performances by Sonia Silvestre, Xiomara Fortuna and Manuel Jimenez.

The Dominican Women’s Development Center is a non-profit located in Washington Heights, Manhattan. Founded in 1988, the center works to help women and their families face challenges associated with sexism and discrimination, high housing costs, low-achieving schools, high dropout rates, limited access to health care services, attacks on reproductive rights, high teenage pregnancy, and high poverty rates.

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