Library & Archives Lunch Hour – Digitizing the Archives

CENTRO's Digital Collections is an ever-growing resource of material digitized from the Archive's holdings. It provides access to over 32,000 photographs, documents, artifacts, art, maps, oral histories, moving images, audio clips, and other material pertaining to the Puerto Rican diaspora. This Library Lunch Hour explores the process of how we digitize collections at CENTRO, an … Continued

Evelina Antonetty’s Centennial Celebration at CENTRO

Silberman School of Social Work Room 115 AB 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The Hell Lady of the Bronx Exhibition at the CENTRO Reading Room Join CENTRO, Hunter College, Hostos Community College, and the Evelina Centennial Committee on September 15th, 2022 at 3 PM EST at the Silberman School of Social Work to celebrate the life, legacy, and immensely impactful work done by The Hell Lady of the … Continued

Afternoon Tertulia: Puerto Rico and SCOTUS: 100 years of Colonial Rule

The year 2022 marks the centennial of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Balzac v. People of Porto Rico, one of the most consequential Supreme Court rulings that shaped the status of Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans within the US empire. Tune in for this Afternoon Tertulia as we unravel the latest CENTRO Journal, Back to … Continued

Cafecito con… The Whitney Museum of Art: “no existe un mundo poshuracán”

Virtual Event Virtual Event

no existe un mundo poshuracán: Puerto Rican Art in the Wake of Hurricane Maria is on display at the Whitney Museum of Art from November 23rd, 2022–April 23rd 2023. The exhibition explores how artists have responded to the transformative years since that event by bringing together more than fifty artworks made over the last five … Continued

Hurricane Fiona Teach-In: Decolonizing Recovery

Silberman School of Social Work Room 115 AB 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

This teach-in, the first in a series of public events organized by the Mellon funded Bridging the Divides Decolonization Study Group, asks our community to think about the lessons we have learned in the 5 years since Hurricane María made landfall in Puerto Rico and how those lessons can be applied in light of Hurricane … Continued

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Library and Archives Lunch Hour: Archiving the Digital Age

Virtual Event Virtual Event

The rise of the digital era has allowed us to capture and share everything and anything in real time. But then, the unthinkable happens, your hard drive crashes, you lose your thumb drive, or you can't log into your Instagram account. Join this Library Lunch Hour and learn how to best preserve your photos, manuscripts, … Continued

Cafecito con… Mariposa Fernandez

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Mariposa María Teresa Fernández is an award-winning Afro Puerto Rican poet, spoken word performance artist, visual artist, educator, activist, scholar and Bronx native. Join her and fellow Nuyorican Poet, Urayoan Noel, as they discuss Fernández' poetry and the themes of identity, belonging, decolonization, social justice, blackness and the Puerto Rican experience in Nueva York. Mariposa … Continued

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Afternoon Tertulia: Beyond Corruption – From Colonial Practices to Emancipatory Futures in Puerto Rico

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Use code PRSA2022 for 20% off your purchase! Join CENTRO on October 26th at 3 PM for an Afternoon Tertulia on the new journal - Beyond Corruption: From Colonial Practices to Emancipatory Futures. This special issue opens a space for understanding and challenging corruption in Puerto Rico, but through an unconventional lens. One that asks … Continued

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Library and Archives Lunch Hour: New Books In Puerto Rican Studies

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Join CENTRO Library Manager, Anibal Arocho in exploring new books that contribute to the richness of Puerto Rican studies. The books featured in this Library and Archives Lunch Hour offer a variety of topics including growing up in the 50s in El Barrio, colonialism in the wake of Hurricane Maria, biographies on revolutionary leaders, and … Continued

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Puerto Rican Voices! Season 5 Launch – New York City

Silberman School of Social Work Room 115 AB 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY

Puerto Rican Voices Season 5, produced by CENTRO, launches in November of this year! This season, which will be broadcasted on CUNY-TV, focuses on investigative storytelling, looking at the Puerto Rican experience through a transnational lens, building a bridge between the diaspora, and the archipelago. This season features five mini-documentaries focused on current issues in … Continued

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Puerto Rican Voices! Season 5 Launch – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Archivo General de Puerto Rico - Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña Avenida de la Constitución #500 Puerta de Tierra, San Juan

Puerto Rican Voices Season 5, produced by CENTRO, launches in November of this year! This season, which will be broadcasted on CUNY-TV, focuses on investigative storytelling, looking at the Puerto Rican experience through a transnational lens and building a bridge between the diaspora and the archipelago. Join CENTRO Directora Yarimar Bonilla, filmmakers Juan C. Davila … Continued

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Afternoon Tertulia – Pura Belpre’s Pérez y Martina: 90 Years Later

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November 2022 marks the 90th anniversary of the first bilingual book published in the country, Pura Belpre’s “Perez y Martina”! This Puerto Rican folktale regales the adventures of Martina, a Spanish cockroach of high degree, and her many suitors. Join William Walker of SUNY Oneonta, Paloma Celis Carbajal of the New York Public Library, and … Continued

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Cafecito con… Bianca Graulau

Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College 47-49 E 65th St, New York, New York

Bianca Graulau is a Puerto Rican independent journalist who has worked with a variety of media outlets, reporting on Puerto Rico's political climate. After working as a local TV reporter in the states, she moved back to Puerto Rico to care for her family and produce independent media. Her work on austerity measures, colonialism, and … Continued

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