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Spring 2014
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    Eating Puerto Rico: A History of Food, Culture, and Identity

    A conversation with
    Cruz Miguel Ortiz Cuadra
    Friday, May 2
    2-4 pm
    411 Lafayette St.
    5th Floor
    Large Conference Room

  • For more information Click Here



  • Ephemeral Landscapes: The Transformation & Destruction of Public & Street Art

    Thursday, May 8
    7 to 8:30 pm
    City Lore Gallery
    56 E. 1st Street, Manhattan

  • For more information Click Here



  • Hostos Community College-CUNY
    Invites Proposals For Hostos Conference

    Eugenio María de Hostos:
    New Readings and Alternative
    Interpretations
    November 13, 2014,
    Hostos Community College, New York City

  • For more information in English Click Here
  • Para mas información en Español Oprime aquí



  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


  • For more information
    Click Here


  • Buy the eBook version
    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

    Buy the eBook version
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    EPUB edition
    Kindle edition

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English



  • For more information
    Click Here







  • Meet the Authors
    Two Famed Puerto Ricans Step
    Out Of Their Books

    Tuesday, May 6
    10 am – Noon
    Hunter College
    68th Street & Lexington Avenue
    North Building, Room C105

    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentin: memorias de un Puertorriqueño en Nueva York

    The May 6 event will launch Genera Valentin’s Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentin: memorias de un Puertorriqueño en Nueva York. The audience at the Silberman School will be joined on video by the author and by students, scholars and activists from the U.S. and Puerto Rico.


    Friday, May 9
    6-8 pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East
    Auditorium

    ¡Peposo! A Conversation with Pepón Osorio

    At the May 9 event, the artist, Osorio, will be joined in a panel discussion by , Gonzàlez, author of the book entilted simply Pepón Osorio and by Chon A. Noriega, and who wrote the preface to Gonzàlez’s book. He is on the faculty of the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media and author of many books about the Latino media.

  • For more information Click Here



  • Tato Laviera’s Love is Alive
    In New AmeRícan Poet Book

    When Stephanie Alvarez told Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera she wanted to publish a book on his work, he loved the idea and immediately stepped in to help. He suggested that she bring his good friend William Luis to the project to help make the book a reality.

    Alvarez and Luis joined forces as editors and The AmeRican Poet, Essays on the Work of Tato Laviera was born. The anthology, which took years in the making, is a collection of 13 essays, an introduction and a foreword by 15 established and emerging scholars. Throughout the process, the editors counted on the feedback and support Laviera, who passed away last year, gave them.

  • For more information Click Here



  • Boston Area Puerto Ricans
    Join Historic Campaign


    Friday, May 2
    6-8 pm
    Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
    85 West Newton Street, Boston, Mass.

    Nine local leaders who have agreed to donate their oral histories and/or papers to the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) will be honored at a reception for these contributions to Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign Preserving Our History campaign.

    With their contributions, they will join many other accomplished men, women and organizations from cities across the nation. The campaign was launched by Centro to increase the number and breadth of the collections held in this venerable research institute’s renowned Library and Archives, the only repository in the world that holds works dedicated solely to the Puerto Rican experience in this country.


    Free and open to the public

    To RSVP Click Here 100 Puerto Ricans: Honoring Puerto Rican Community Leaders of Boston


  • For more information Click Here



  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series, a collection of five large posters provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three historical and demographic maps that pictorially reflect Puerto Rican migration. As part of Centro’s Traveling Exhibits program, the posters are available to educational and not-for-profit organizations free as a traveling exhibit. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich eight-poster heritage series is designed to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in classrooms or other public spaces, and to introduce students to and interest them in this significant piece of Puerto Rican and American history.

  • For more information Click Here







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