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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...
Friday, May 2 6:00-8:00 pm Villa Victoria Center for the Arts 85 W. Newton St., Boston Nine local leaders who have agreed to donate their oral histories and/or papers to the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) will be honored at a reception for these contributions to Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans...
When Puerto Rico-based reporter Libni Sanjurjo came across Centro’s Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series she said she felt as though she found a “treasure of information.” A history buff with a nose for news who discovered the series on the Centro website, she pitched the story to her editors at...
Friday, April 25 5 to 8 pm Hunter College Silberman Building Centro Library & Archives 2180 Third Avenue and 119th Street, East Harlem The New York Regional Office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), the Creative Network of the Puerto Rican Diaspora and Centro invite you...