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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

Centro Is Buzzing with Activities This Fall

Centro is gearing up for a busy Fall semester, which kicks off with the Open House for Centro students and will include a Meet the Author event with our own Carlos Vargas-Ramos, co-editor of Blessing La Política; two video conferences that focus on Puerto Rican educational resources; presentations at the Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA) conference in Albany, and more.

At Centro Open House, September 19th at Hunter College, students will learn about our educational resources and job opportunities and how to become involved with Centro.

On October 3rd, Vargas-Ramos, a research associate at Centro, will talk about the Blessing La Política book, which he co-edited with Anthony Stevens Arroyo, professor emeritus of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College.


Centro to Promote Opportunities
for Students at Fall Open House

Centro is looking forward to stimulating student interest by promoting its rich resources and opportunities right here at Hunter College. Evelyn Collazo, events coordinator at Centro, has recruited a team of young Centro staffers to chat with students at Centro’s Fall Open House on how they can benefit from the institute in numerous ways, including internships, work-study and jobs in areas such as video editing and production, publication and research.

The open house is set for Wednesday, September 19, from 1 to 3 pm in the Alumni Hall of Fame area, located just inside and to the right of Hunter College’s West Building turnstiles.

Collazo said students will be greeted by a diverse team of Centro staffers, including recent college graduates and current students from different colleges, who will chat with students about what the staffers do at Centro and describe how it fits into their field. The Centro staffers represent many disciplines, including library, media, writing, education, and research.


Get Your Copy Of the CENTRO Journal
Featuring Piri Thomas

The photo of a smiling Piri Thomas wearing glasses and a Superman T-Shirt graces the cover of the new CENTRO Journal, which is now available for purchase.

The colorful cover art in the journal’s newest edition is Inmortal Piri by Miguel Trelles (with Photoshop assistance by Jonas Hidalgo). The spring 2012 edition also, includes an essay about Piri Thomas by Arnaldo Cruz-Malave titled “The Antifoundational Foundational Fiction of Piri Thomas (1928-2012),” which is on the legacy of the writer and our inheritance. Centro has been publishing its award-winning journal for twenty-five years now. For the first time, readers will be able to purchase the current issue of the CENTRO Journal online. This year’s edition is also in a new format: it’s smaller, so it is easier to carry.


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

Or choose  an annual subscription, at $25. For subscriptions contact  Ms. Sylvia Santiago (212-772-5586) or write to: Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, E-1429, New York, NY  10065, Annual subscriptions are currently  accepted online.

Out-of-print editions of the CENTRO Journal from previous years can be read  online free on our website.

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