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Call for Papers

Congreso de Afrodescendencia en Puerto Rico



Deadline to send abstracts: July 30,2015

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  • Please Mark Calendar and Invite Friends:


    Rodríguez Calero
    Urban Martyrs + Latter - Day Santos

    July 22 - October 17, 2015

    Opening Reception
    Tuesday, July 21
    6-9 pm

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  • The Bronx Writers Center



    Free workshops this summer on memoir writing and crime fiction.

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  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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    version of
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    e-book version
    Kindle edition





    Save the Date

    One- Hundred Years of the Jones Act and Puerto Rican U.S. Citizenship

    In anticipation of the centennial (1917-2017) of the enactment of the 1917 Jones Act, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) is holding a symposium examining the history and legacy of the collective naturalization of Puerto Ricans as United States citizens. The collective naturalization provision of the Jones Act not only departed from all prior precedents, but also established a new precedent for the extension of citizenship to annexed territories. The symposium will be held October 15-16, 2015 at Hunter College.

    The goal of this symposium is to examine the complexities surrounding the collective naturalization of the inhabitants of an unincorporated territory. Confirmed invitees include Silvia Álvarez Curbelo (UPR), Linda Bosniak (Rutgers), Pedro Cabán (SUNY-Albany), Christina Duffy Ponsa (Columbia), Samuel Erman (USC), Sanford Levinson (UT-Austin), Efrén Rivera Ramos (UPR), Susan K. Serrano (University of Hawai’i), Rogers Smith (Penn), Bartholomew Sparrow (UT-Austin), Lorrin Thomas (Rutgers), Hon. Juan Torruella (U.S. Court of Appeals), and Neil Weare (We The People).



    Announcing the First Issue of
    CENTRO Journal Vol. XXVII

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and the editorial staff of CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies are pleased to announce the imminent release of our Spring 2015 issue, marking the beginning of our 27th year of publication. Consistent with the multidisciplinary spirit that characterizes the journal, this issue presents the following hugely diverse array of articles that illuminate various aspects of the Puerto Rican experience:

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  • Homar: Art Binding Ties from
    Puerto Rico to NYC

    Centro proudly presents this exhibit highlighting artist Lorenzo Homar’s legacy within the art world. The showcase exhibit Homar: Art Binding Ties from Puerto Rico to NYC features selected artwork acquired through donations made to the archives. Also available for public viewing: an interview with Homar conducted by the Centro Oral History staff in 1983 as well as other documents from our Archives.

    The exhibit runs from May 14 to September 30, 2015.

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