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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos


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Centro's Fall Events 2013
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Job Opportunities

Become part of Centro. We are currently looking to fill a few slots for a digitization project coordinator, and outreach database coordinator.

  • Outreach Database Coordinator

  • Centro Digitization Project Coordinator



  • Posters on the Wall: Our Nuyorican Story

    Art Exhibit at Borimix


    Abrazo Interno Gallery The Clemente
    107 Suffolk Street


  • For more information Click Here




  • Now available for purchase via the Centro website


  • For more information Click Here...

  • Buy the e-book version of The Stories I Read to the Children Here

    Buy the e-book version of Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín Here

    "Este libro recorre la vida de un gran acitivista boricua… Imprescindible para estudiar la diáspora"

    Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English


  • For more information Click Here


  • -El Nuevo Día
  • Letras que Invitan Tinta Fresca




  • Call for Papers on
    Julia de Burgos


    In honor of the 100th anniversary of Julia de Burgos' birth, Centro seeks papers that reflect critically on Burgos’s work from diverse interpretive approaches.

    Guest editor
    Lena Burgos-Lafuente
    Stony Brook University, SUNY

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



    This Centro Archives’ campaign is designed to encourage individuals and organizations to record and document their experiences for future generations by donating their important documents. The campaign aims to expand the Archives and fill gaps in our collections.

    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876

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  • A Weekend Full of Décima

    A series running Saturday and Sunday will feature a workshop and a concert celebrating the poetic musical tradition of la décima.

    By giving a contemporary voice to la décima and bringing it from its folkloric margins in this series, singer-songwriter and scholar Raquel Z. Rivera, and her band, Raquel Z. Rivera & Ojos de Sofía, hope to make la décima music, with its poetic form, more relevant to Latin music lovers as well as to a more general audience by sharing it. The scholar will highlight how décima has influenced two cultures: Puerto Rican jíbaro music and the Dominican Republic's bachata. They are both deeply interconnected Caribbean genres rooted in this poetic musical tradition.

  • For more information Click Here



  • Workshop and Concert

    Décimas: Ancient Form, New Stories



    Presenters: Raquel Z. Rivera, Bryan Vargas and Luis Rodríguez

    *Workshop in English

    Saturday, December 7
    3:00 pm
    Centro Library & Archives
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street

    RSVP for Workshop: centro.events@hunter.cuny.edu
    For more information call: 212.396-6545

    Concert

    Las Décimas del Amargue & Other Songs of Love

    Sunday, December 8
    l:00-3:30 pm St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
    131 East 10th Street
    $10 suggested donation

  • For more information Click Here




  • New CENTRO Journal Spotlights

    “Migrants Who Never Arrived”

    The morning of June 6, 1950, found Puerto Rico waking up to radio newsflashes and newspaper headlines about the crash of a plane carrying 62 Puerto Rican farmhands (the majority from Mayaguez). The aircraft, a converted C-46 belonging to a nonscheduled airline, Westair Transport, was en route from San Juan to Wilmington, North Carolina. Twenty-eight passengers lost their lives during the ditching of N1248N, many by drowning or to savage shark attacks, before a dramatic rescue involving the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

  • For more information Click Here



  • Centro Exhibits Carlos Ortiz:
    Tracking the South Bronx



    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street

    Open to the public until February 1st, 2014

  • 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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