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On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a category 4 cyclone, with minimum sustained winds blowing at 145 mph, peaking at 155 mph as it made landfall. The northwest trajectory of the storm assured that the entire island would be affected by its effects. One month henceforth,...
For Immediate Release : April 27th, 2018 Contact : Rosa Cruz Cordero, Rc1941@hunter.cuny.edu [New York, NY] More than seven months removed from the cataclysm that was Hurricanes Irma and Maria , and with hurricane season once again approaching, the Puerto Rican diaspora will come together for a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Exhibit Opening on the Collections of Four Puerto Rican Pioneers: Herman Badillo, Miriam Colón, Victor Fragoso and Tato Laviera CONTACT : Deborah Raskin, draskin@rubenstein.com , 212-843-8028 What : (New York, NY - April 19, 2018) On April 26, Hunter College and the Center for...
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (Centro) estimates that 24,406 Puerto Rican K-12 students have already enrolled For Immediate Release: March 8, 2018 Contact: Deborah Raskin (212) 843-8028 draskin@rubenstein.com In light of the six month anniversary of the devastation caused by...
Learn about available jobs, work-study, internships, and volunteer opportunites at Centro. Full-time Opportunities Web Developer full-time equivalent status preferred or part-time status The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (Centro) is looking for a Web Developer to assist with the...
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (Centro) estimates that 10,324 Puerto Rican students have already enrolled. For Immediate Release: December 27, 2017 Contact: Deborah Raskin (212) 843-8028 draskin@rubenstein.com [New York, NY] In light of the devastation caused by Hurricane...
Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Multimedia-Makers & Actors Conference: Exploring the Use of Multimedia Arts as a Vehicle For Social Change For Immediate Release: October 23rd, 2017 Contact: Rosa Cruz Cordero, +1 (347) 512-5846 [New York, NY] In the weeks since Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Rican...
For Immediate Release: October 20th, 2017 Contact: Rosa Cruz Cordero, Rc1941@hunter.cuny.edu [New York, NY] On October 28th at 1pm, Tato Laviera, one of the leading poets of the Nuyorican movement, will be honored with a street renaming ceremony. The corner of 123nd St. & 2nd Avenue will become...
For Immediate Release: September 5th, 2017 Contact: Rosa Cruz Cordero, Rc1941@hunter.cuny.edu [New York, NY] Puerto Ricans have served in the U.S. military since 1899, yet their experience throughout that long history has often been overlooked, misunderstood, and in some cases, misinterpreted. Now...
When it comes to the fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico, there is typically a deadline to be mindful of. May 1st is of course the next important date on the calendar. That’s when the moratorium on Puerto Rico’s debt is set to expire. Afterwards, there are many possible outcomes, but as has been the case...
Bodega
In New York City, there's a place on almost every block where you can buy a bag of chips or a lottery ticket. Elsewhere, it's called a corner store. But in the Big Apple, it's known as a bodega. In Spanish, bodega can mean "storeroom" or "wine cellar." New Yorkers like Miriam Gomez, though, know...
100 years of Puerto Ricans’ U.S. citizenship
In 1917, the Jones Act extended U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. Many law- and policy-makers in the U.S and Puerto Rico erroneously believe—or deceivingly propose—that U.S. citizenship for island-born Puerto Ricans residing in Puerto Rico is contingent upon the resolution of the territorial...
Centro Press Release
Round Table on Puerto Rico will monitor implementation of Fiscal Oversight Bill For Immediate Release: Sept. 29, 2016 Contact: Madeline Friedman , (212) 772-5718 After the recent White House announcement of the names of the members of the Federal Oversight Board on Puerto Rico, an independent...
We are soliciting manuscripts in English or Spanish for a special issue on queer Puerto Rican sexualities. We welcome articles, essays, interviews, oral histories, ethnographic studies, and other written and visual documentation related to Puerto Rican sexualities in both Puerto Rico and the...
Call For Papers
This special issue of CENTRO Journal aims to engage with bomba as a living tradition that is simultaneously music and dance, culture and cultural product, political tool, and more. We invite essays that study bomba through a variety of methodological approaches. View Bomba Call for Papers...