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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Data Hub Coffee Hour Meet the Researchers December 15, 2021 2:00pm - 3pm EST 3:00pm - 4pm (Puerto Rico AST) Virtual Event On Wednesday, December 15th at 2 PM EST, we will be hosting a very special Data Hub Coffee Hour, where our data hub team will highlight their Fall 2021 research work and the...

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021 12:00pm - 1pm Virtual Event Join us on Tuesday, December 14th at 12 PM EST for our December Library Lunch Hour on La Navidad Puertorriqueña. Puerto Ricans celebrate the holidays like no other people on earth. Join us as we talk about our traditions, music, foods, and drinks that...

Monday, December 13, 2021

December 13, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Puerto Rico AST) Virtual Event Join us on Monday, December 13th at 3:00 PM EST for our second December Afternoon Tertulía- Reimagining West Side Story: A Critical Discussion of the Remake. We will be joined by Dr. Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, Dr...

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Afternoon Tertulía #CienciaBoricua: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Response December 8, 2021 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Puerto Rico AST) Virtual Event Join us on Wednesday, December 8th at 4:30 PM EST for our first December Afternoon Tertulía- #CienciaPR: Lessons Learned from the COVID...


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

BoriMix Afternoon Tertulia The Third Foundation of San Juan November 30, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 PM Virtual Event Historian Aníbal Sepúlveda Rivera argues that San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, has been re-founded twice. There is the first well-known re-foundation of 1521, when the capital was moved from...

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

November 30, 2021 3:00pm - 4pm EST 4:00pm - 5pm (Puerto Rico AST) Virtual Event Join us Tuesday, November 30th at 3 PM EST for part II of Acción UPR! After discussing some of the most urgent problems affecting the UPR in our previous event ( Town-hall-event-accion-UPR , in this follow-up meeting we...

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

BoriMix Afternoon Tertulia San Juan: A City on Both Sides of the Wall November 23, 2021 6:00pm - 7pm EST 7:00pm - 8pm (Puerto Rico AST) Virtual Event On Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 6 PM EST, BORIMIX Afternoon Tertulia - San Juan: A City on Both Sides of the Wall. The State Office of Historic...

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Library Lunch Hour - Readers Choice! November 23, 2021 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST 1:00pm - 2pm (Puerto Rico AST) Virtual Event 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...


Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Grab your snacks and join us for another Afternoon Tertulia on October 27th at 5PM EST! October 27th, 1974 marks a historical event at Madison Square Garden between the African American community and the Puerto Rican community in support of decolonizing Puerto Rico. These communities have worked...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Join Centro Library and Dr. Elizabeth Taveras Rivera on October 26th, 2021 @ 12 PM EST in discussing how to use the Centro Digital Archives! PRSL and bilingual services will be provided. BIOS Dr. Taveras Rivera is a multifaceted educator (spanning from K-12 to adults), consultant, and researcher...

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Grab a snack and get comfy as we host our third Tertulia featuring sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Centro Directora Yarimar Bonilla on October 21st, 2021 at 6PM. Bonilla and Bonilla will be discussing Eduardo’s career trajectory, his relationship to El Centro and the current projects that he...

Monday, October 18, 2021

¡Vamonos palante! RSVP: https://centropr.nationbuilder.com/iris_morales_palante_siempre_palante Unete con nosotros on Monday, October 18, 2021 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of ¡Palante Siempre Palante! Day. Proclaimed on October 18th, 1996 by then Manhattan Borough President, Ruth Messinger, ¡...

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies invites you to a cafecito seminar showcasing current research by Centro’s data lab team. Dr. Yarimar Bonilla (Centro Director), Dr. Isar Godreau (UPR researcher) and Damayra Figueroa-Lazu (research assistant) will highlight some key findings from the newly...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Grab your lonche and join Centro Library and Archives as we kick off our Library Lunch Hour on October 12, 2021! Susan Klein, the Centro Library and Archives Project Archivist, will be taking us through historical records of community organizing in the Lower East Side in Manhattan. We will also be...

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Afternoon Tertulia Puerto Rico's Taino Movements Sherina Feliciano & Yarimar Bonilla in Dialogue A Contested Caribbean Indigeneity : Language, Social Practice and Identity within Puerto Rican Taino Activism Centro Director, Yarimar Bonilla and Author Sherina Feliciano-Santos on October 7, 2021...


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Crack open your lunch box and settle in for our first installment of our Library Lunch Hour put on by CENTRO’s Library & Archives department on September 28th, 2021 at 12 PM EST! Nerd out with us as we explore our collection of historical archives which includes primary sources, photographs,...

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Data Hub Coffee Hour Put on the greca and get comfortable for our first installment of the Data Hub coffee hour on Wednesday, September 22nd, at 2 PM EST! Jennifer Hinojosa (research director ), Damayra Figureoa-Lazu, & Jorge Soldevila (research assistants) will highlight the impact of Puerto...


Thursday, June 3, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021 5:00 PM EST | 4:00 PM CST The exhibit, Puerto Rican Migrant Farmworkers: Enduring Experiences in Continental U.S. Agriculture explores the long history of the administrative and legislative attempts to manage farm labor migration and the experiences of migrant farmworkers...


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:00 PM EST | 4:00 PM CST Puerto Ricans who migrated to New York joined one of the largest concentrations of urban wage workers in the world. Most migrants were already familiar with the routines and conditions of wage work while others had to adjust to the challenges of a...

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 PM Virtual Event There are many reasons why Puerto Rico, after more than 122 years, continues to be a colony of the United States. The island’s media system is one of the factors that most contributes to maintaining this relationship of dependence and subjugation...


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

eJournal Presentation The Puerto Rican Experience in the U.S. Military: A Century of Unheralded Service And Celebration of National Borinqueneers’ Day The impact and meaning of the Puerto Ricans’ service in the armed forces of the United States go beyond mere numbers. Their service has served to...

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Virtual Event Patria examines the activities and ideals of Puerto Rican revolutionaries exiles in New York City at the end of the nineteenth century. The study is centered in the writings, news reports, and announcements by and about Puerto Ricans in the...

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 PM Virtual Event Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico, and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture In Side by Side: US Empire, Puerto Rico, and the Roots of American Youth Literature and Culture , author Marilisa Jiménez García focuses on the...

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 3:00 PM EST/2:00 CST This webinar examines the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Puerto Ricans, and Hispanics in general. For the first time, researchers will present data on Puerto Ricans on health and social impacts from stateside communities and in the island...


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Thursday, March 25th, 2021 6 PM Virtual Event Full Panel Q and A Tami Gold, Pam Sporn and Ricardo Gabriel María Elizabeth Pérez y González and Dr. Virginia Sanchez Korrol Q and A María Elizabeth Pérez y González and Dr. Virginia Sanchez Korrol and Ricardo Gabriel Co-Sponsors Making the Impossible...

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 pm EST via Zoom This webinar will introduce participants to the process and challenges New Yorkers, particularly Hispanics, will face in the upcoming redistricting of congressional districts that takes place every ten years. Centro: the Center for Puerto Rican...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Date: Wednesday, March 17 Time: 10 AM EST Virtual Event Introduction by Cristina M. Miranda Palacios Puerto Rico’s Vulnerable Communities by Jennifer Hinojosa Planes de Preparación by Marisol Rodríguez-Rivera Q and A Patrocinado por el Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños de CUNY, la Liga de Ciudades...

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:00 - 7:00 PM Virtual Event About the Book The topic of this book may seem unusual to some since there may be those who believe that Puerto Rican women may not have entered the jazz milieu during its early history. Nevertheless, an aim of the book is to dispel this and...


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00 PM EST/4:00 AST Puerto Rico has suffered the compounded effects of multiple disasters since the devastating impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. At the end of 2019, the island was impacted with recurrent seismic activity in the southwest region,...
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