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CENTRO Welcomed the Smithsonian

On Friday, October 21st, 2022, Diana Boss Bastides, Nilda Lopez, Alice Fabela, and Katrina Gallegosthe of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program visited the CENTRO Library and Archives. During the … Continued

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CENTRO Directora Testifies Before Congress

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, our Directora Dr. Yarimar Bonilla testified before Congress during a hearing titled “Persistent Poverty in America: Addressing Chronic Disinvestment in Colonias, the Southern Black Belt, … Continued

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CENTRO Premieres Docuseries “Puerto Rican Voices” Season Five

Produced by Juan Carlos Dávila, the investigative series debuts November 2 with episodes on energy, environment, displacement, economic precarity, and impact of natural disasters On Wednesday, November 2, The Center … Continued

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CENTRO Receives Award From NHPRC

CENTRO receives an award from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to update online learning The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) at Hunter College has received a $150,000 … Continued

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CENTRO Selects Inaugural Group of Mellon Bridging the Divides Fellows

Scholarly group brings together academics, journalists and artists to study issues confronting Puerto Rico and its diaspora throughout the United States The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, … Continued

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New Initiative: Diasporican Art in Motion

The Arts and Culture unit creates new initiative: Diasporican Art in Motion (DAM) The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) is the only research institution nationwide exclusively devoted to documenting … Continued

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“Retro-Futurism” A Closer Look at CENTRO’s Brand Refresh

You may have noticed that this past year CENTRO underwent a massive makeover.⚒️ With the help of our friends at Tembol and Nuno Studio, we refreshed our brand with a … Continued

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[un] learning: art and creative pedagogies 2nd Conference on Art, Research and Multidisciplinary Creation

Join us on Thursday, June 16th at 4 PM and Friday, June 17th through Saturday, June 18th starting at 11 AM EST for Jornadas Educativas – 2nd Conference on Art, Research, and Multidisciplinary Creation. In this … Continued

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New Faces at Centro: Interns & Volunteers

We are proud to introduce CENTRO’s Spring/Summer 2022 interns! Our interns are undergraduate and graduate students from Hunter College and are interested in research, policy, media, education, and outreach. They … Continued

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An Invitation to Unlearn by MAPR and CENTRO

The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College are collaborating on a second edition of the conference for art, research, and … Continued

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Centro’s Spring 2022 Research Fellows

Introducing Centro’s Spring 2022 Research Fellows! Erika Davis, Tabatha Cruz, and Gabriela Aoun were selected from a vast group of applicants and are all working with Centro Research Director, Jennifer … Continued

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Censo de Escuelas Training Day!

On March 17th 2022, Centro’s Data Hub Research Director, Jennifer Hinojosa and Research Assistant Jorge Soldevila-Irizarry led a training session for 17 surveyors.  The training took place in Centro de … Continued

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CENTRO Initiates Artistic Residencies Program

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies begins 2022 with the announcement of its first Artistic Residencies Program. With the goal of promoting artistic research, focusing on the Puerto Rican Diaspora … Continued

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Center for Puerto Rican Studies Receives $1.2 Million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Hunter College a grant of $1,238,000 to support scholarly groups at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) that will bring together academics, … Continued

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Testimony from "Civil Rights Implications of Disaster Relief: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico"

On December 10th, 2021, Centro Directora, Yarimar Bonilla, and Centro Director of Research, Jennifer Hinojosa spoke at the panel presented by the United States Commission on Civil Rights on the … Continued

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Centro Staff Visits Museo Del Barrio’s En Foco Exhibition

Last Wednesday, December 8, 2020, CENTRO employees and researchers had the opportunity to visit the most recent exhibition at el Museo del Barrio: En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican … Continued

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Advanced Screening of West Side Story

On December 6th, 2022, Centro was able to host a free advanced screening of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story for our friends and members of the community. Over 200 people … Continued

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Rita Moreno Visits Centro Library & Archives

On November 29th, 2021, Centro’s Library and Archives at the Silberman School of Social Work in Harlem was visited by the one and only actress, Rita Moreno, and screenwriter, Tony … Continued

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Giving Tuesday

Next Tuesday, November 29th, 2021, Centro will be participating in #GivingTuesday. We have been beyond grateful to have so many people participate, attend, and tune in to our events in … Continued

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CENTRO and FLMM Sign Collaboration Agreement

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, an institution dedicated to researching and documenting the experience and contributions of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora, houses -among other things- … Continued