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El Boletin Newsleter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

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 seven posters produced by Centro.

Wednesday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network,University of Puerto Rico Silberman School of Social Work,
2180 Third Avenue,
119th Street, Room 217

RSVP by Phone (212) 772-5708
RSVP by Email Luis O. Reyes

To Register go Here


Prospective Research Associate Lecture Series

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 4-5 p.m.
Employment & Economic Opportunity: Puerto Ricans in the Labor Market
Anne Visser, Center for Puerto Rican Studies Focusing on the standing of Puerto Ricans in the labor market...

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4 - 5 p.m.
Fighting for the Nation? Military Service and Constructions of Modern Puerto Rican National Identity
Harry Franqui-Rivera, Skidmore College, History & Latin American Studies explores how both the metropolis and Puerto Rican elites used the military...

Friday, May 4, 2012 4-5 p.m.
Negotiating “Illegality”: Mexican Migrants and Puerto Rican Citizens in a Yankee City
Jacqueline Olvera, Barnard College, Sociology
Dr. Olvera’s research highlights the expansion of Mexican migration into Puer to Rican communities in Connecticut...

Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Hunter College, CUNY: 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
Centro Conference Room (Room 1442E, 14th Floor, East Building)
Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Phone (212) 772-5706
RSVP by Email José deJesús


The Puerto Rican Culture Club of the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY

An evening with ALMA MOYO
Celebrating the tradition of Puerto Rican Bomba music
Friday, April 27, 2012
5:30-6:30 pm
Room N402 199 Chambers Street, NY, NY 10007
For more

Community Programs

Friday, May 4th, 6 p.m.
The CACHE Program
The Film "Precious Knowledege"

Saturday May 5th, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
La CASA de la Herencia Puertorriqueña, Inc.
El Jibaro Music Show & Presentation

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
5:00 until 9:00 pm
Art Auction and Sale to Benefit
The Carlos And Edward Gonzalez Jr.
Scholarship Fund

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

U.S. Data Reflect Poor Economic Conditions For Puerto Rican Living in New Jersey

Puerto Ricans in New Jersey had significantly lower incomes, were overrepresented among the unemployed, underrepresented among high school and college graduates, had the highest poverty rates, and spent more of the money they make on housing costs compared to the general population in the Garden State, according to the Centro Data Center’s new data sheet, which is based on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2010.


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

Save the Date

Thursday, May 10
Exhibition Opening – Reception
Picturing Puerto Rico Under the American Flag: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskam Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street

Saturday, May 12
9:00am – 3:00pm
A Critical Historiography on Puerto Rican Resistance, 1969-89 Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street, Room 115A Registration required.

Wednesday, May 16
Barrio Series
Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side Hunter College, 68th Street & Lexington Avenue, Faculty Dining Room, West Building, 8th Floor

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


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