Centro’s fall events kicked off today with our Open House at Hunter College. Centro staff welcomed students and the Hunter community, showcasing programs, research resources, educational initiatives, and job opportunities we offer.
We’re pleased to announce our Calendar of Events this fall, which includes a variety of topics and formats. Make sure to check out Puerto Rican Voices, our new TV show highlighting the contributions of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. The season premiere of Puerto Rican Voices aired last Sunday. You can still catch the full episode here. Tune in to a new episode available in Centro Voices this Sunday at 5:30pm. This TV production, made in collaboration with WIPR in Puerto Rico, brings the histories and experiences of our long-established communities in the U.S.
Join us next Tuesday, September 22nd for a conversation with artists Nitza Tufiño and Rodríguez-Calero, moderated by Néstor Otero, as they share their memories, personal experiences and the ways they have been influenced by Lorenzo Homar. This talk dovetails nicely from Centro’s exhibit Homar: A Tribute to an Artist of the Puerto Rican Diaspora, which closes on September 30rd. If you have not seen it, this is the perfect time to check it out.
Mark your calendars for the conference 100 Years of the Jones Act and Puerto Rican U.S. Citizenship. The two-day conference will be held on the Silberman Building on October 15 and 16th. This symposium examines the history and legacy of the collective naturalization of Puerto Ricans as United States citizens. Scholars from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico will gather to analyze the complexities surrounding the collective naturalization of the inhabitants of an unincorporated territory.
On October 28th, Centro inaugurates the art series titled ARtCHIVES, featuring selected artists’ creative process, method of production and documentation. The first artist on this series features the work of Jorge Luis Rodríguez curated by Annex Burgos.
On November 3rd, Centro hosts the forum New York Puerto Rican Theatre Today: A Dialogue. Artistic directors Rosalba Rolón (Pregones/PRTT), Manuel Morán (Teatro SEA), and Jose Cheo Olivieras (Teatro Círculo) will engage in a conversation about the Nuyorican theater tradition, the future of their companies, and how they are connecting to the Puerto Rican diaspora.
The Borimix Festival is a November tradition for Puerto Ricans in New York. Centro is proud to co-sponsor the Borimix Film Festival Cinema Puerto Rico: una Antropología Visual. We look forward to seeing you on November 10th for an exciting screening of Puerto Rican film productions.
Meet the author Sonia Nieto during the presentation of her book Brooklyn Dreams on December 8th. In Brooklyn Dreams, Sonia Nieto looks back on her formative experiences as a student, activist, and educator, and shows how they reflect and illuminate the themes of her life’s work.
The book Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium continues traveling this semester to venues in Puerto Rico and the U.S. In the Millennium Book Talks, Edwin Meléndez presents the latest research on social, economic, political, and health conditions of the Puerto Rican population in the United States.
We can’t wait to see you at Centro Events this fall. Share the calendar with other #boricuasonline and join our conversation under the same hashtag. If you haven’t had a chance to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, we hope you take this chance to join the conversation. We have a vibrant and engaged community that we look to continue growing and engaging with.