CENTRO Community Visit to “no existe un mundo poshuracán”

The Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, New York

Join CENTRO & The Whitney for a FREE community viewing of the exhibition, "no existe un mundo poshuracan": Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria, on February 2nd from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM. The exhibition, on display at the Whitney Museum of Art from November 23rd, 2022 – April 23rd 2023, explores … Continued

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Library and Archives Lunch Hour: The Shared Journey of CENTRO and The Schomburg

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is a research library dedicated to the collection and preservation of Black life in America and a partner of CENTRO. It's founder, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, was an Afro-Puerto Rican determined to uplift our stories. Nearly 100 years later, we have the Schomburg and CENTRO, who's collections ensure … Continued

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La Meriendita: Vicki and a Summer of Change!

The Silberman School of Social Work - CENTRO Library & Archives Evelina Antonetty Reading Room 2180 3rd Ave, New York, New York

A new in-person series in celebration of our 50th Anniversary! Join us once a month on Saturday afternoons at our Evelina Antonetty Reading Room in the CENTRO Library & Archives for La Meriendita, a story hour dedicated to children's books. This month's story hour book is Vicki and a Summer of Change! (¡Y un verano … Continued

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Cafecito con… Milagros Denis-Rosario: Race and Racism in Puerto Rico

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Drops of Inclusivity examines race and racism on the island of Puerto Rico by combining a wide-angle historical narrative with the individual stories of Black Puerto Ricans. While some of these Afro-Boricuas, such as Roberto Clemente and Ruth Fernández, are well known, others, such as Cecilia Orta and Juan Falú Zarzuela, have been largely forgotten, … Continued

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“no existe un mundo poshuracán” – Natural Resources and Unnatural Disasters

Puerto Rico’s natural environment and political landscape are fertile terrain for many artists in no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria; their works explore how the archipelago’s ecology and infrastructure are entwined. In this panel moderated by Yarimar Bonilla, Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at … Continued

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Afternoon Tertulia – CENTRO Through Time

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CENTRO’s past, present, and future are all in attendance to kick off a day of panels for the 50th Anniversary Symposium. Join our Directora in reflecting on these last few years in the archipelago, the Diaspora, and at CENTRO. Dr. Diaz-Quiñones will provide insight on the institutions emergence 50 years ago during the Civil Rights … Continued

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CENTRO’s 50th Anniversary Symposium

CENTRO turns 50 this year! We're kicking off our 50th Anniversary with a symposium aimed at reflecting on our vibrant history as a hub for activism, academic research, and community-based leadership. Through a day of panels, founding members and former CENTRO staff will lend insight on what led to the creation of CENTRO and its … Continued

“no existe un mundo poshuracán” – Luto y Lucha: Grief and Resistance in the Wake of Maria

Can grief and mourning be catalysts for political change? This conversation with artists Garvin Sierra Vega, Gabriella N. Báez, Sofia Córdova, Awilda Sterling-Duprey, Elle Pérez, Lulu Varona, and Edra Soto considers aspects of loss, whether personal or societal, and the inextricable relationship between art and politics in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria. The discussion is moderated … Continued

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“no existe un mundo poshuracán” – Painting Outside Empire

How can painting, and art more broadly, be a method for resisting imperialism and colonization? In this conversation, artists Armig Santos, Danielle De Jesus, Gamaliel Rodríguez, Rogelio Báez Vega, and Miguel Luciano discuss their individual practices and collectively explore painting’s possibilities as a medium of opposition to and critique of Puerto Rico’s colonial condition. The … Continued

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