Afternoon Tertulía – Velorio Narratives of Disaster

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Join us as we close off the month of March with an Afternoon Tertulía on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022. Set in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Xavier Navarro Aquino’s unforgettable debut novel follows a remarkable group of survivors searching for hope on an island torn apart by both natural disaster and human violence. Velorio—meaning “wake”—is … Continued

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Town Hall X: Inclusivity Across Language

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Join us for Town Hall X: Inclusivity Across Language on Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 4 PM EST. We will be joined by Dr. Ana Celia Zentella, Dr. Irma Olmedo, Dr. Jose Luis Vega, and Dr. Lawrence la Fountain-Stokes to discuss proponents and opponents of the use of inclusive language (Latinx, Latines, Latinus, etc.) among … Continued

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Library Lunch Hour – Raul Ramos: Baseball Writer

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Play ball! Join us for a Library Lunch Hour: Raul Ramos - Baseball Writer on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at 12 PM EST. In this event, Centro Library Manager, Aníbal Arocho and baseball writer, Raul Ramos, will discuss legendary baseball player Francisco Pancho Coímbre and Raul’s book, Francisco Coímbre, Los Bates Grandes se Respetan. As … Continued

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Afternoon Tertulia: PR Studies in CUNY – 50 Years

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Join us on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 5 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulía: PR Studies in CUNY - 50 Years. We’ll be joined by Dr. Virginia Sanchez-Korrol and Dr. María E. Pérez y Gonzalez, Conor Tomás Reed, and Edna Acosta-Belento discuss the creation of the book Puerto Rican Studies in the City University … Continued

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Cafecito Con… Casa Pueblo: A Puerto Rican Model of Self Reliance

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Join us on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulia Casa Pueblo at The Clemente. We’ll be joined by Centro Research Associates Jennifer Hinojosa Pueblo in discussing community self management and the importance of protecting natural and cultural resources. This event will be streamed on The Clemente’s platforms as well … Continued

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Town Hall-Expanding the Curriculum: Supporting Connecticut’s New Ethnic Studies Curriculum

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Join us on April 20th, 2022 at 2 PM EST for a Town Hall - Expanding the Curriculum: Supporting Connecticut’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum. During this event, Centro Education Policy Researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Taveras Rivera will interview Paquita Jarman-Smith and Nitza Diaz, Consultants for Connecticut's State Education Resource Center, SERC, to learn about their work with … Continued

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Cafecito con Amor y Anarquía

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Join us for a Cafecito con Amor y Anarquía on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 2 PM EST. We will be joined by Beatriz Llenín-Figueroa, Julio Ramos, Jorell Meléndez-Badillo, Luis Othoniel Rosa, Teresa Peña Jordán, and Raquel Salas Rivera in discussion of Luisa Capetillo’s book, Amor y Anarquía, a century after Capetillo’s death. This book … Continued

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Cafecito con…William Caballero: Big Stories with Small Figures

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Join us on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at 4 PM EST for a Cafecito con William Caballero: Big Stories with Small Figures. We’ll be joined by filmmaker William Caballero and Dr. Jillian M. Báez to discuss William’s 2017 short film Chilly & Milly, which explores the director’s own experiences with his chronically ill father and … Continued

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Cafecito con Carmelo Esterrich: Star Wars Multiverse

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Join Professor Carmelo Esterrich and Professor Bayram Gascot Hernández on Star Wars Day (May the 4th!) at 4 PM EST for un Cafecito con… Carmelo Esterrich: Star Wars Multiverse. Moderated by Centro Outreach and Partnership Manager (and resident Star Wars fan), Rosa Cruz, Cordero this Cafecito con will explore Esterrich’s latest book, Star Wars Multiverse, … Continued

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Cafecito con Christopher Sorrentino: Now Beacon, Now Sea

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Join us on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST for a Cafecito con… Christopher Sorrentino: Now Beacon, Now Sea. In this event, we will be in partnership with the Calandra Italian American Institute, to discuss Christopher Sorrentino’s memoir: Now Beacon, Now Sea. This memoir depicts the death of Christopher Sorrentino’s mother in 2017, marking the … Continued

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Cafecito con Arcadio Diaz-Quiñones

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Join Centro for a Cafecito con… Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones on May 11th, 2022 at 4 PM EST! This conversation between Dr. Diaz-Quiñones and Sofía Gallisá Muriente will explore Arcadio’s extensive history in Puerto Rican studies across various genres including memory and resistance throughout the diaspora. Dr. Díaz-Quiñones has explored topics of colonial capitalism, militarization, ecocide, massive … Continued

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Fellows’ Showcase: Accessibility and Intersectionality in the PR Syllabus

Join The Puerto Rico Syllabus Research and Curricular Fellows Abner Aldarondo, José Gabriel Figueroa Carle, Tania Ríos Marrero, and Daniel Vázquez as they present their extensive work on accessibility, translation, and research which improved The Puerto Rico Syllabus website across a variety of disciplines and contemporary topics. The improved and more accessible website features updates … Continued

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