Join us on Friday, March 25th at 4 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulía: Reggaetón, Race, and Cultural Politics. Let’s explore Puerto Rican contributions to reggaetón, a musical genre that has reached worldwide attention and transformed the music scene and popular culture for the past few decades. Using an intersectional approach to class, race, gender, and diasporic experiences, our group of panelists will guide us through the history of this Caribbean diaspora rooted revolution. Our panelist will be Julio Pabón (producer of the podcast, LOUD), Katelina “La Gata” Eccleston (reggaeton historian and producer of the podcast LOUD) and Omar Acosta (producer of Stretch And Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives). The event will be moderated by Dr. Petra Rivera Rideau, author of Remixing Reggaeton: The Cultural Politics of Race in Puerto Rico.
You asked, we answered! We looked at our submissions for Library Lunch Hour requests and chose our top four most popular requests (which you voted on)! The polls are closed and the votes tallied and you voted for Puerto Migration Stateside! We’re focusing on our collection of the OGPRUS Identification Program. The Identification and Documentation … Continued
This teach-in, the first in a series of public events organized by the Mellon funded Bridging the Divides Decolonization Study Group, asks our community to think about the lessons we have learned in the 5 years since Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico and how those lessons can be applied in light of Hurricane … Continued
Join us on Tuesday, June 21st at 12 PM EST for the final Library Lunch Hour of the year: Queer Identity in Media. This Library Lunch Hour stars Heriberto Gonzalez, the host of HoMoVISIONES, the first television program to cover LGBTQ+ issues from the Latino/Latina/LatinX perspective, as the host of this event. James King, Artistic … Continued