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Centro was recently awarded a $14k grant in order to process two collections from a pair of trailblazing Puerto Rican women: Olga Méndez and Elba Cabrera. Each of them aimed to ignite change within the political, social and cultural spheres. The award is a Documentary Heritage Program grant from...
The next issue of Centro Voices is packed with five stories you will not want to miss. The famed reporter is the inimitable David Gonzalez, the well-known New York Times reporter and photojournalist. The object of the mom’s quest is culturally relevant children’s books. The short story is by Pura...
Among government office holders, Puerto Ricans are often represented in close proportion to their numbers as a percent of the voting age population in locations of long standing settlement. Yet given that a lower percent of the Puerto Rican population (along with other Hispanics) than non-Hispanic...
Last Thursday, Centro opened its doors to Hunter students and it was a success. The west building cafeteria floor became crowded and alive with students rushing up and down the halls several times throughout the period of late morning to early afternoon. Most of the Centro staff was there, willing...
The Chicago Puerto Rican experience will be the subject of a special issue of CENTRO Journal in 2015, and the Chicago-based guest editors are calling for academic papers on current housing, political, educational and other social issues of the city. “The Chicago Puerto Rican experience represents a...
A book tour promoting Centro’s newest research publication, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium , will kick off with events in New York, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, where Centro Director Edwin Meléndez will discuss the volume, primarily comprised of research conducted by Centro staff...
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...