If you have not yet registered into the Parranda.org we hope you will do so today! Tomorrow evening – Thursday, January 17th – (8PM Puerto Rico time, 7PM Eastern, 4PM Pacific), we will be hosting a “Twitter Party” to discuss how Parranderos throughout the Greater Puerto are setting up local groups in their cities. If you are interested in meeting Boricuas in your city, or are interested in actually leading a group, Please join the conversation tomorrow night by following us @parrandapr on Twitter and using the hashtag #parrandapr. Several of the founders of Parranda.org will be on hand to discuss the following:
–What countries are represented on the Parranda network? We are only two weeks old, yet already we have representation from nineteen countries: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, the UK, and of course Puerto Rico & the mainland US. At the Twitter party we will discuss our plans for reaching out to Boricuas in other countries.
–What cities are represented on the Parranda network? In the US alone, we have Boricuas from 33 cities. Which cities are next?
–How can you set up a Parranda group in your city? We will talk about cities that have already signed up to do a local “meetup.” We’ll talk about a simple way to do meetups, and post a “Parranda Meet-up” kit on the La Placita blog to help make it easy. Finally, we will talk about the purpose of local Parranda chapters – how they can help Puerto Ricans around the world to make sure they are represented on Parranda.org, and that local voices (and local issues) are heard.
We thank you again for joining Parranda, and we look forward to speaking with you tomorrow evening. Remember to use to #parrandapr hashtag to follow the conversation and join the conversation. We’re just getting started, but already we are getting a clearer picture of who we are, where we are, and what we care about. With Parranda cities, our collective vision of the global Puerto Rican community will be vastly improved.