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Update on Video
Conference Schedule

The May 2 video conference on Teaching and Learning about the Puerto Rican in the United States will be still held as scheduled. This conference will focus on the history of the Puerto Rican experience structured around six posters produced by Centro.

Last March, Centro held its first video conference. Centro showcased its rich archival, educational, and digital resources on teaching and learning about the Puerto Rican experience with colleges in Puerto Rico and New York State via the historic video conference. To learn more about the video conferences, go to Centro Celebrates Historic Video Conference.

Events Calendar
Spring 2012

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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

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 and to fill gaps in our collections.

Contact: Alicia Rodríguez or call 212-396-7881


Teaching and Learning about Stateside
Puerto Ricans

There were about 1,500 Puerto Ricans in the United States in 1910, and in just 100 years, the Puerto Rican population has grown to more than 4.7 million, surpassing the number of Puerto Ricans on the island. It is the history and growth of the Puerto Rican presence in U.S. society which is highlighted in Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series.

The Posters address the questions how did we get here and what have been some of the challenges and accomplishments throughout this journey.

Centro’s new six-poster collection will shed some light on this by providing a time line and the key facts of Puerto Rican history, with a special focus on the stateside population. The poster series will be unveiled at Centro’s May 2 video conference on teaching and learning about the stateside Puerto Rican experience.


Chronicling the Puerto Rican Diaspora
A Tribute to Professor Xavier F. Totti

Honoring Professor Xavier F. Totti’s 10th anniversary
Managing Editor of CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 2-5pm
Lehman College, Carman Hall, Room B-36
250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY

RSVP by Phone (718)960-6923
RSVP by Email Professor David Badillo

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

Barrio Series

Hoboken, NJ: Puerto Ricans & the Roman Catholic Church 1945-1975

Results of oral history interviews with individuals in Hoboken that documented the role that the Roman Catholic Church played in the development of the Puerto Rican community in Hoboken, New Jersey between 1945-1975. This project helped lay the foundation for future research about the important topic of religion and community development.

Speaker: Christina Ziegler-Mcpherson, author of "Immigrants in Hoboken"

Thursday, April 26, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room,
Hunter College, West Building, 8th Floor
68th Street and Lexington Ave.

RSVP by Phone (212) 396-6545
RSVP by Email Evelyn Collazo


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

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