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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 come from a variety of majors and concentrations, and work across units to support our initiatives. Please join us in…

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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 multidisciplinary creation. This edition of the conferences is titled [un]learning: Art and Creative Pedagogies and will be held on June…

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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 Hinojosa. They will provide a research brief and explainer video with the assistance of the Centro media team, and present…

Hiram Maristany Visits Centro Archives

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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 experience, CENTRO seeks to grant a total of five annual residencies for artists to research in our Library and Archives.…

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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, journalists and artists to study issues confronting Puerto Rico and its diaspora throughout the United States.  The Andrew W. Mellon…

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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 topic of the Civil Rights Implications of Disaster Relief: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Bonilla and Hinojosa provided testimony on…

Centro Staff Visits El Museo del Barrio Exhibit

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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 Experience, 1973–74. CENTRO Staff was received by Anna Chireno, Director of Government and Community Affairs, and Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator…

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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 showed up and were able to watch the movie in full for the first time. It was a fantastic opportunity…

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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 Kushner. They experienced the rich history found in the library’s West Side Story collections first hand, in addition to other…

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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 the past years and virtually throughout this pandemic. We would like to ask for you to keep Centro in your…

Centro and FLMM directors shake hands

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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- the oldest and largest archive and library of its kind in the United States. In an effort to expand and…