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Michelle Myers

Political and Community Reporter

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Michelle Myers is an Ecuadorian bilingual journalist who moved to Philadelphia in 2017. You can find her Community and Political journalism work at Presente Media, Philatinos Radio, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and AL DÍA News. Currently she co-hosts Philatinos Radio show "El Café de la Tarde."

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COMMUNITY

¡Presente! Media
11/04/2021
GALAEI from Latinx to QTBIPOC - ¡Presente! Media

According to the CDC, by 1986, Laitinx AIDS mortality rate was nearly 3.5 times higher than their white peers. In Philadelphia, poet and activist David Acosta founded GALAEI to give the queer latinx community a hub for services and linkage to care. Now, after 32 years, GALAEI has officially expanded its doors to all queer people of color.

¡Presente! Media
11/03/2021
Story of a misnomer and the woman set to fix it - ¡Presente! Media

They call them “Panama hats,” while 752 miles south in Ecuador, Indigenous people work for months to create them. Entrepreneur Silvia Roldán has made it her mission to educate people about the misconception, while contributing to two countries' economies and helping keep the tradition of the toquilla hats alive.

AL DÍA News
12/03/2019
The many faces of transgender people

Part of the human condition is the fear we experience when faced with the unknown. But what usually puts the un in front of known is lack of awareness. Transgender people have existed throughout human history, though up until recently the community was not often publicly acknowledged.

AL DÍA News
10/17/2019
Philly Trans March 2019 remembers transgender people murdered in Philadelphia.

More than 700 people gathered at Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia to march for justice, equity, and liberation for the transgender community, while remembering the transgender people who have been murdered in Philadelphia. Violence directed toward the transgender community is not unique to the city of brotherly love.

AL DÍA News
06/22/2019
Things you need to know about South Philadelphia refinery explosion

After testing 61 compounds, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health says ̈the air quality is safe and possesses no threat to the public." PES Update: After completing two tests both up and downwind of the refinery, @PHLPublicHealth determined the air quality to be safe and no threat to public health.

POLITICS

¡Presente! Media [Video]
11/02/2020
Latino Vote in Pennsylvania

As Pennsylvania turns into an election battleground, the Latinx community must teach themselves how to vote. In Philadelphia alone, 12.3% of Latinos are eligible to vote, but the lack of information in Spanish could tip the balance.

AL DÍA News
01/31/2020
A new Latino leader vying for Pennsylvania's 175th District

Come April 28, Philadelphia could have a new Democratic face leading the charge to Harrisburg in its 175th District. His name is Andre Del Valle, a 27-year-old Mayfair native, and son of a Colombian mother and Cuban father, who is also an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam.

AL DÍA News
12/30/2019
Helen Gym, Person of the year: Beyond the Councilmember

Councilmember Helen Gym is as comfortable among people in a crowd as she is giving speeches at a podium. Her ability to move within and between different groups might be the secret to the movement she is leading both in Philadelphia and on the national stage.

AL DÍA News
11/07/2019
Senator Bob Casey: Beyond the Senate

A native of Scranton, PA, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. grew up the fourth of eight children to Ellen and Robert Casey in a home steeped in politics from day one. When Bob, Jr. was three, his father began his long career in politics by becoming a Pennsylvania state senator.

AL DÍA News
10/04/2019
Philadelphia passes bill to protect and include transgender and non-binary youth

Since 2017, there have been more than 30 nationwide policies affecting transgender people's ability to join the military, enter shelters, use bathrooms and hold jobs, according to The National Center for Transgender Equality. On October 3, Philadelphia City Council passed three bills to protect the transgender and non-binary youth community.

RADIO

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El Café de la Tarde: Morivivi Marla Vega

El Café de la Tarde con Michelle Myers y Emily Neil Un espacio para conversar con los protagonistas de actividades y eventos relevantes en Philadelphia,...

OPINION

AL DÍA News
02/17/2020
On Presidents' Day, let's talk about women

More than two hundred years have passed since George Washington became the first President of the United States of America. Fast forward to this century and Donald Trump is the 45th head of state, with zero female presidents in between. That means the US is one of 76 countries, out of 146, that has never put a woman in charge.

AL DÍA News
05/29/2019
The immigrant next door: between the Primaries and the immigrant myth

I walked into one of the polls in the 7th district of Philadelphia, and found five people seated, waiting for voters to come in. I introduced myself as a reporter and could see the distrust on their faces-unsure of my intentions. "Honey, you don't want to hear our opinions, they are pretty unpopular," said a blond, brown-eyed lady.

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