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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...
The Fall 2016 issue of CENTRO Journal is now available. This issue’s title is “Puerto Rican Chicago Revisited” Visit the Centro bookstore to order your copy today.
CENTRO: The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies is the leading peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated entirely to the field of Puerto Rican Studies. The Fall 2015 issue keeps with the journal's interdisciplinary and bilingual tradition by offering a diverse range of articles from some...
Centro is presenting an exhibition of the work and ephemera of Jorge Luis Rodriguez as part of the series ARtCHIVES: Method and Documentation . Please join us from 10 AM-5 PM at the Silberman School of Social Work (2180 Third Ave, corner of 119th), in the Centro Library & Archives (Rm. 120)...