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El Boletin Newsleter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

Picturing Puerto Rico Under the American Flag:
The Photographs of Louise Rosskam, 1937-1948
May 11 – July 21, 2012


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Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

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

To encourage individuals and organizations to record and document their experiences for future generations, Centro and a group of community volunteers have launched the 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign. 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: Alicia Rodríguez or call 212-396-7881


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

Guest Editor: Nicolás Kanellos ( Foundation Professor and Director of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston

East Harlem’s Trailblazer Yolanda Sánchez
Leaves a Legacy (1932-2012)

Dr. Luis O. Reyes, Centro’s director of education programs, said, "Yolanda Sánchez, like Alice Cardona, Antonia Pantoja and Evelina Antonetty before her, has left us all a legacy of lifetime commitment to the Puerto Rican people. We honor each of these valiant women best by the lives we lead and the community struggles we pursue. Qué en paz descansen (Rest in Peace).”

Yolanda Sánchez, a trailblazer in the world of social work and a leader in the Puerto Rican community, died on June 11, 2012 at Metropolitan Hospital. She was a longtime resident and community activist in East Harlem. She was also an author, educator, social worker, community organizer, and administrator.

A tribute will be held on Wednesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. at the Casabe Houses Community Room, 150 E. 121st Street (at Lexington Avenue) in East Harlem.


I’d Still be Puerto Rican Even if Born on the Moon

Yo sería borincano, aunque naciera en la luna*

Puerto Rican Migration through the Arts
June 21st – July 25th, 2012
Through the lens of expressive culture, our exhibit tells the story of the Puerto Rican diaspora to New York City during the 20th century and into the 21st. Nuyoricans may celebrate Three Kings’ Day differently and wear vejigante masks for the Puerto Rican Parade instead of Carnival, but they are still Puerto Rican—and would be–”even if born on the moon.”

Featuring artists:
Auralis Herrero-Lugo, Isaac Laboy, Felipe Rangel,Marta Iris Rodríguez Olmeda, Miguel Trelles, Ramonita Ramos Zavala, George Zavala

When: Thursday, June 21st - Wednesday, July 25th
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
FREE and open to the public

With poetry by Tato Laviera and Sandra Maria Esteves, music by Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché

Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
107 Suffolk St
New York,NY 10002

For more information contact Elena Martínez, 212-529-1955 x306 or


King of Cans
El Rey de las Latas

Red Carpet Theatre
240 East 123rd St., (Between 2nd and 3rd Aves.), El Barrio, Manhattan
Sunday, July 1st and 15, 2012 @ 6:pm
$ 15 Donation


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