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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

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Centro Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Centro has released its own Puerto Rican Heritage Month November 2012 two-page calendar full of events, which include workshops and forums, films and music.

November 2012 Calendar...

Fall Events Calendar

Job Opportunities


College Assistants (CA) Internships (I) And Work Study (WS)

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


Get Your Copy
Of the CENTRO Journal
Featuring Piri Thomas


For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order paperback copy of the spring 2012 edition online at $15 each click here., To order the Kindel version at $7.99 click here

BORIMIX 2012 Calendar


BORIMIX 2012 Calendar...

Due to Hurricane Sandy, some events have been canceled or rescheduled. Please note changes in the calendar. Below includes an updated list of events Nov. 1 - 18, 2012.

changes in the calendar...

Comité Noviembre
Super Sabado

Saturday, November 17, 2012
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Hostos Community College
149 street and Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY

Special issue of CENTRO Journal
"Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered"

Guest Editor: Nicolás Kanellos ( Foundation professor and director of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston

Centro Releases New Puerto Rican Civic and Political Participation Research Brief

The levels of political involvement of the Puerto Rican population in the United States has historically been lower than the population as a whole and relative to non-Hispanic whites in particular.

A new research brief titled “Puerto Rican Civic and Political Participation at the Turn of the 21st Century” by Carlos Vargas-Ramos, research associate at Centro, takes a closer look at the Puerto Rican population and its political and civic engagement and offers several explanations for this lower level of participation as a group. While Puerto Ricans in the United States have made great strides in the political arena, with representatives in the United States Congress and scores of state legislators, mayors and municipal legislators throughout the country, they continue to be unequal participants in the political process.

To view the full research brief, Click Here

Video Conference III:
Digital Resources in Puerto Rico

November 16, 2012
If you are doing research about Puerto Rico online, make sure to be part of Centro’s November 16 video conference, which was designed to acquaint statesiders with the abundance of digital – and library-based – resources available from locations on the island.

Anyone looking for information about art, agriculture, architecture, history, music, rare books and just about anything else about Puerto Ricans should make sure to connect to the event, which will be live streamed via our website.

Anyone viewing via Live Stream must also register.

To register please click here


Centro’s events are usually live streamed. If you can’t attend, visit our website at Centro Live Stream Event to view our events live. To watch past Centro events, visit our channel at

Save the Date
Wednesday, November 28, 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Vito Marcantonio and the Puerto Rican People: Solidarity and Progress
Presenters: Gerald Meyer, “Vito Marcantonio: Fighter for Puerto Rico’s Independence”
Edgardo Melendez, “Marcantonio and Luis Muñoz Marín: Cooperation and Conflict”

Moderator: Gil Fagiani, founding member of the East Harlem Historical Organization, Vito Marcantonio Forum.

Performance pieces by LuLu LoLo Pasquale and Roberto Ragone

Co-sponsored by the Vito Marcantonio Forum and the Italian American Studies Association

Forthcoming Centro Publications

The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian .

Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González.

For more information on this book Click here...

Dear friend of Centro:
As you may know, on October 3 we held a book release event for the volume I recently edited with Anthony Stevens-Arroyo entitled Blessing La Política: The Latino Religious Experience and Political Engagement in the United States published by Praeger earlier this year.

If you missed the event, you may view its by clicking here.
Blessing la Politica

If you are interested in purchasing the book, you may use the attached form to order a copy directly from the publisher at a 20% discount. Blessing la Politica Order Form

Keep in mind that Centro events are streamed live on the Web. They are also recorded and posted on the Web for latter viewing.

Stay current with our research production and other activities by visiting

Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Ph.D.
Research Associate

Smithsonian Opportunites

INROADS Paid Summer Internship


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