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Faculty Research Seminar on Race and Ethnic Inequality

Wednesday, May 8
4 - 6 pm
Hunter College
President’s Conference Room
17th Floor, East Building

"Race and Ethnic Inequality in ‘Post Racial’ America” will be the main theme of a faculty research seminar at Hunter College.

Presenter: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Sociologist and Professor, Duke University
"Getting Out of the Rabbit Hole: Color-Blindness and Post-Racialism in Obamerica."

Introducing the Speaker: Dr. Erech Koch, Ruth and Harold Newman Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

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  • WEBINAR: Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) and American Fact Finder (AFF) for research on Puerto Ricans
    Tuesday May 7, 2-4 PM

    Discover a free source of information available to researchers who want to study the conditions of Puerto Ricans living in and outside of Puerto Rico, the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS).

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  • Get Your Copy of
    The Stories I Read to The Children

    Now available for purchase via the Centro website.

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  • Get Your Copy
    Of the CENTRO Journal


    For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro Journal. To purchase a paperback copy of the fall 2012 edition online at $15 each click here.

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

    The goal is to urge those who have made a difference in our community to donate their important documents to the Centro Archives which will expand and fill gaps in our collections.
    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876

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  • Puerto Rican Housing Characteristics

    This research brief reviews housing characteristics among the Puerto Rican population in the United States, with comparative data from before and after the 2007 economic recession. We find that the Puerto Rican population has poorer homeownership rates and living conditions than the non-Hispanic white and the non-Hispanic black populations, but better living conditions than the general Hispanic population.

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  • Centro Honors Veterans Who Joined
    100 Puerto Ricans Campaign

    Eleven veterans who served at different times in the U.S. military are now part of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans. They are among 100 individuals or organizations that are donating their papers and/or oral histories to the Centro Archives as part of our 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign, which is aimed at preserving the legacy and heritage of the Puerto Rican community in the United States.

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  • Meet the Author


    Wednesday, May 1
    6–8 pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 3rd Avenue at 119 Street, Auditorium Lounge
    2nd Floor

    El arte de la identidad

    Memories on the Wall: Education and Enrichment through Community Murals

    El arte de la identidad by Raquel Ortiz Rodriguez analyzes the Puerto Rican transnational collective identity of jibarismo regarding the construction of political power in works of poetry, music and art. Dr. Ortiz is also known for her work with Maria Dominguez and students of Global Tech Prep on the documentary Memories on the Wall: Education and Enrichment through Community Murals, which captures the creative process of community mural making.

    RSVP is encouraged

    Legacy Series
    Thursday, May 9
    6–8 pm
    Faculty Dining Room, West Building, 8th Floor
    Hunter College, 68th Street & Lexington Avenue

    Remembering Ricardo Campos Orta

    A commemoration to acknowledge the contributions former Centro research associate Ricardo Campos Orta made towards furthering a theoretical understanding of the causes of Puerto Rican migration to the United States and the factors contributing to the low socio-economic status of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. A book featuring Ricardo’s seminal essay Apuntes sobre la expression cultural obrera en Puerto Rico will be discussed and presented by Manuel Otero.

    RSVP is encouraged

    The Frank Bonilla Fellowship

    The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of his legacy. The purpose of the fund is to identify and select undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and to support their research in this field. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a $500 stipend. Undergraduate applications are still being accepted.

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  • Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in Search for New Director

    Hostos Center for Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College in the Bronx is looking for a strategic leader to serve as its new director.

    “This is a key position in our campus,” said Felix Matos Rodríguez, president of Hostos Community College, which is part of the City University of New York. He has reached out to Centro to help promote the word about Hostos’ search for qualified candidates interested in applying.

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  • Máximo Colón

    SMV Gallery SPACE
    145 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
    Devotional Altars and Photographs
    May 1 – May 31, 2013
    Curator: Jose Vidal
    Opening Reception
    Thursday May 9th
    7-9 pm

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