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    Meet the Author/Video Conference
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentin: memorias de un Puertorriqueño en Nueva York

    Tuesday, May 6
    10 am-Noon
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street
    Room 217, East Harlem

    This event is a celebration of Gerena Valentin’s life and career as well as to commemorate the release of his memoirs.

    Meet the Author
    ¡Peposo! A Conversation with Pepón Osorio

    Friday, May 9
    6-8 pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street
    Room 217, East Harlem

    Jennifer A. González, author of the book Pepón Osorio and Chon Noriega, a professor who wrote the foreword in the book, speak with Osorio.

    Hostos Community College-CUNY
    Invites Proposals For Hostos Conference

    Eugenio María de Hostos:
    New Readings and Alternative
    November 13, 2014,
    Hostos Community College, New York City

  • For more information in English Click Here
  • Para mas información en Español Oprime aquí

  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store

  • For more information
    Click Here

  • Buy the eBook version
    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

    Buy the eBook version
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    EPUB edition
    Kindle edition

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English

  • For more information
    Click Here

  • Available Now: The AmeRícan Poet: Essays on
    The Works of Tato Laviera

    Stephanie Alvarez remembers the first time she read poet Tato Laviera’s La Carreta Made a U-Turn, a life-changing event.

    “The words, the rhythm, the Spanish, the English, the Spanglish, the voice y la política resonated in me in ways like nothing else I had read in my entire life,” writes Alvarez in the foreword of Centro’s new book The AmeRícan Poet: Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera, edited by her and William Luis. The book is a collection of 13 essays, an introduction and a foreword by Alvarez and 14 more established and emerging scholars. It also includes four of Tato's poems and his last play, King of Cans. This remarkable book is now available for $24.99 either online at or at Centro’s Meet the Author panel and book launch from 6-8 pm Tuesday, April 29

  • For more information Click Here

  • Centro Store Mother’s Day Sale

    Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11. Let Centro help you make it extra special for mami, abuelita or any other significant person in your life with a passion for Puerto Rican heritage and history.

    Centro is offering 30 percent off from now to Mother’s Day for purchases totaling $50 or more at our online store. To get the discount, type madres2014 in the coupon code box that appears on the order confirmation at the secure checkout. Educational and cultural items include books, artwork, documentaries and posters highlighting the many stories of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.

  • For more information Click Here

  • Centro Researchers at
    Latin@ Studies Conference

    Latin@ Cultural Studies Conference at CUNY
    Friday, April 25
    9:15 am – 4:45 pm
    Centro Panel: 10:45am – 12:45pm
    LaGuardia Community College, E Building
    Court Square, Long Island City

    Latin@ Studies at CUNY: Past, Present & Future

    The one-day conference, Latin@ Studies at CUNY: Past, Present & Future, is designed to ignite productive, interdisciplinary conversations among CUNY’s established and emerging scholars in any field related to Latin@ cultural studies. Hosted by LaGuardia Community College, and co-sponsored by the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative along with Centro and other participants, the morning and afternoon sessions will highlight research by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students and community members. Subjects run the gamut, including local, national and international issues in politics, the arts, labor, pedagogy, media, identity and other social matters.

    The Centro panel, entitled Puerto Rican Centerfolds: Recent Reconsiderations on Puerto Rican Identity at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, will be held in Room E-229.

  • For more information Click Here

  • Presenters for PRFAA/CODECU
    Event Announced

    Friday, April 25
    5-8 pm
    Hunter College Silberman Building
    Centro Library and Archives
    2180 Third Avenue and 119th Street, East Harlem

    The New York Regional Office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) has announced the five prominent Puerto Rican performing artists who will present at the April 25 roundtable conference designed to stimulate the production of culture.

    The presenters at the event, which is part of a series of talks the Commission for the Development of Culture (CODECU), is holding on the island as well as stateside, include: playwright and author Carmen Rivera for the literary arts discussion; historian/activist Debbie Quinones for culinary arts; bandleader and art educator Johnny Colon on music/song; Eileen Reyes Arias, director of community and government affairs on museums/collections; and movie producer Roberto Alcazar, who is scheduled for the film/television roundtable.

    This event will be live streamed on Centro’s website

  • For more information Click Here

  • Boston Area Puerto Ricans
    Join Historic Campaign

    Friday, May 2
    6-8 pm
    Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
    85 West Newton Street, Boston, Mass.

    Nine local leaders who have agreed to donate their oral histories and/or papers to the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) will be honored at a reception for these contributions to Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign Preserving Our History campaign.

    With their contributions, they will join the other accomplished men, women and organizations from cities across the nation. The campaign was launched by Centro to increase the number and breadth of the collections held in this venerable research institute’s renowned Library and Archives, the only repository in the world that holds works dedicated solely to the Puerto Rican experience in this country.

    Free and open to the public

    To RSVP Click Here 100 Puerto Ricans: Honoring Puerto Rican Community Leaders of Boston

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