Bianca Graulau is a Puerto Rican independent journalist who has worked with a variety of media outlets, reporting on Puerto Rico’s political climate. After working as a local TV reporter in the states, she moved back to Puerto Rico to care for her family and produce independent media. Her work on austerity measures, colonialism, and resistance efforts within Puerto Rico have allowed the diaspora to connect with and understand the current socioeconomic crisis plaguing the island. Most recently, she collaborated with global music star Bad Bunny on the documentary portion of his video for the song Apagón. Join Bianca and CENTRO Directora, Dr. Yarimar Bonilla, in-person at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in this Cafecito con… Bianca Graulau. The pair discusses independent journalism, the challenges of covering Puerto Rico’s current issues and the secret to bringing YHLQMDLG vibes to Puerto Rican news and scholarship.
Bianca Graulau is a Puerto Rican independent journalist who has worked for TV affiliate stations such as ABC, CBS, and NBC for eight years. In 2020, she launched her independent channels where she has amassed almost a million subscribers on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Her most recent work includes the documentary ‘Aquí Vive Gente’ published on Bad Bunny’s Youtube channel.
Yarimar Bonillais the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. She is also a Professor in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College and in the PhD Program in Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning scholar and prominent public intellectual, Dr. Bonilla is a major voice on issues of Caribbean and Latinx politics. She has contributed to the New Yorker, the Nation, and the Washington Post, writes a monthly column called “En Vavién” for Puerto Rico’s newspaper El Nuevo Día, and is frequently heard on National Public Radio and television programs such as Democracy Now.
Join us on Wednesday, June 29th at 4 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulia – Basquiat: King Pleasure through a Decolonial Lens. This event will feature a conversation between Dr. Yasmin Ramirez and Dr. Frances Negrón-Muntaner as they discuss the career, legacy, and impact of Jean-Michel Basquiat as portrayed in the current exhibit: Jean Michel Basquiat: King … Continued
Join Centro for a Cafecito con… Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones on May 11th, 2022 at 4 PM EST! This conversation between Dr. Diaz-Quiñones and Sofía Gallisá Muriente will explore Arcadio’s extensive history in Puerto Rican studies across various genres including memory and resistance throughout the diaspora. Dr. Díaz-Quiñones has explored topics of colonial capitalism, militarization, ecocide, massive … Continued
Join us on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST for a Cafecito con… Christopher Sorrentino: Now Beacon, Now Sea. In this event, we will be in partnership with the Calandra Italian American Institute, to discuss Christopher Sorrentino’s memoir: Now Beacon, Now Sea. This memoir depicts the death of Christopher Sorrentino’s mother in 2017, marking the … Continued