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Centro’s YouTube channel has just received a makeover. It is now more organized, better categorized and more pleasant to the eye and mind. A powerful visual aid for Centro’s mission of understanding, preserving and sharing the Puerto Rican experience in the U.S., the channel provides more than just...
Centro is requesting letters of interest and qualifications (CV) from researchers with experience in conducting oral histories of individuals and organizations in Puerto Rican communities located outside the New York metropolitan area. There are also positions for professors and graduate students...
The Center for Puerto Ricans Studies (Centro) and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) seeks research proposals on the changing status of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans living in New York. This research should focus on the interactions between these two Latino communities and their...
The “lost” literature of early Puerto Rican migrants to New York gets to shine in the contemporary spotlight through six insightful essays in the newly released CENTRO Journal , Spring 2014 edition. The Journal features the themed literary section “Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered...
The first chapter of a historical novel about a 19th century feminist and freedom fighter set against the backdrop of the struggle for Puerto Rican liberation ; a memoir about the forgotten history of an old Miami neighborhood; a discussion about whether the Puerto Rican brain drain is fact or...
This fall the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) is relaunching Voices as an online magazine covering the current affairs, history, arts and culture of Puerto Ricans throughout the nation. “For the first time in history, there are more Puerto Ricans on the mainland than on the island,” said...
Over the last decade, with a combination of emigration and mainland U.S. births, the Puerto Rican population living in the United States outnumbers that on the island. There has been a concomitant change in population distribution, with Puerto Ricans dispersing across state lines. According to the...
Three of the newest collections at the Centro Archives that are now open to the public for viewing are those of Robert García, the former congressman of the Bronx; Carlos Ortiz, a photographer and filmmaker who documented the Bronx and Latin jazz; and Ray Ramos, a composer, sonero, performer and...
About 100 guests, including scholars, elected officials, artists and community leaders attended the Puerto Rican Creativeness for Social Change and Economic Development forum on June 5 at the Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem. Centro, the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration...
A Centro contingent of researchers traveled to Mexico for the 39th annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), an independent professional organization devoted to the promotion of Caribbean studies from a multidisciplinary, multicultural point of view. Centro researchers focused...
The legendary and beloved 65th, fondly known as the Borinqueneers, are a presidential signature away from the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award Congress can bestow, to the U.S. Army 65th Infantry Regiment. Centro researcher and military historian Harry Franqui-Rivera noted that...
Running through August Location: First Park, Houston Street between First and Second Avenues Centro’s popular Posters on the Wall: Our Nuyorican Story , an art exhibit built from the Centro Archives’ extensive graphics collection, is now adorning the Lower East Side as part of the FABLES public art...
Friday, May 23 6 – 8 pm Silberman School of Social Work 2180 Third Avenue and 119th Street, Room 115B By Clarisel Gonzalez Have you ever wondered about your Puerto Rican roots? Are you interested in learning more about your family history and how you came to be who are you today? Searching for Your...
To celebrate the publication of the memoirs of the pioneering labor leader Gilberto Gerena Valentín, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies hosted an event at Hunter College’s 68th Street Campus that was joined via video conferencing by students and faculty from several universities in Puerto Rico –...
By Clarisel Gonzalez When Stephanie Alvarez told Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera she wanted to publish a book on his work, he loved the idea and immediately stepped in to help. He suggested that she bring his good friend William Luis to the project to help make the book a reality. Alvarez and Luis...