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  • Taller Boricua Presents
    Puerto Rican Artists in New York Exhibit

    Exhibit: Friday, January 24-March 22
    6-9 pm
    Discussion: Saturday, January 25
    5 pm
    Julia de Burgos Culture Center
    1680 Lexington Avenue

    Taller Boricua presents Néstor Otero: Concepts, references, and strategies in a process, a limited edition autobiographical artist book and the exhibition AURA: Puerto Rican Artists in New York, 1970-1980s at the Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in East Harlem.

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  • Now Available for Purchase at the Centro Store

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  • Buy the e-book version of The Stories I Read to the Children Here

    Buy the e-book version of Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín Here

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English

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  • Call for Papers on
    Julia de Burgos

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of Julia de Burgos' birth, Centro seeks papers that reflect critically on Burgos’s work from diverse interpretive approaches.

    Deadline for submission is February 15, 2014. Special issue will be published in the fall of 2014.

    Guest Editor
    Lena Burgos-Lafuente
    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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  • Is There Really
    A Brain Drain Migration to the U.S.?

    While the common perception is that Puerto Rico is losing its best, brightest and youngest professionals, who are leaving the island in droves for jobs and better opportunities in the United States, Centro researcher Kurt Birson said there is no evidence of a brain drain on the island.

    In his article “Puerto Rican Migration in the 21st Century: Is There a Brain Drain?” published in Centro’s new book The State of Puerto Ricans 2013, Birson counters the prevailing brain drain notion, noting that yes, there is an exodus of mostly younger Puerto Ricans leaving the island, but the data does not support that they are – as it has been long perceived, widely accepted and commonly reported in the media – largely professionals. Just recently the Wall Street Journal ran just such a story on its front-page focusing on how the island’s woes are sparking an exodus, particularly among many of the young professionals.

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  • Gerena Valentin’s Connection to MLK

    In early March, 1968, Gerena Valentín – a pioneer in the creation of coalitions with the principal African American civil rights organizations – received an invitation from Dr. Martin Luther King to attend a meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The purpose was to create a broad movement that would include all the minority groups in the United States to demand that the U.S. Congress pass a bill supporting economic rights for minorities.

    In his recent memoir, Gilberto Gerena Valentín: My Life as a Community Activist, Labor Organizer, And Progressive Politician in New York City, he writes about how at that 1968 meeting, which precipitated what came to be called The Poor People’s March on Washington, Gerena Valentín stressed the situation and needs of Puerto Ricans living on the mainland. Dr. King put Gerena Valentín in charge of organizing the Puerto Rican contingent in the Northeast for the march, and it was a job that Gerena Valentín eagerly accepted.

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  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series is a collection of five large posters that provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three posters that are historical and demographic maps that pictorially reflect Puerto Rican migration. As part of Centro’s Traveling Exhibits program, the posters are available to educational and not-for-profit organizations. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich heritage series is designed to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in classrooms or other public spaces, and to introduce students to and interest them in this significant piece of Puerto Rican and American history.

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  • Become Part of Our History:
    Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

    This Centro Archives’ campaign is designed to encourage individuals and organizations to record and document their experiences for future generations by donating their important documents. The campaign aims to expand the Archives and fill gaps in our collections.

    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876

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