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El Boletin Newsleter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

Events Spring 2012


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


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

Pathways to Economic Opportunity
Policy Conference

About one in three jobs in the U.S. are considered low wage. Workers in this sector experience higher rates of unemployment and poverty than other workers. And the probability is that it is ten times more likely that those employed in these jobs will represent a minority group. It is no surprise that Puerto Ricans and other Latinos are concentrated within this category.

Pathways to Economic Opportunity, a policy conference held on May 11 at Las Americans Conference Center at the Hispanic Federation in Manhattan, focused on low-wage issues such as those above.


Picturing Puerto Rico Under the American Flag:
The Photographs of Louise Rosskam, 1937-1948

More than 100 people attended the opening reception May 10 for the new Picturing Puerto Rico exhibit, showcasing the work of Louise Rosskam (1910-2003), a pioneer of the “golden age” of twentieth century American documentary photography. The Rosskam exhibit at the Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery highlights photos she captured in Puerto Rico during the New Deal and post-World War II eras. The East Harlem Art Gallery is the first to exclusively feature Rosskam’s Puerto Rico


Please Join Us!

As Centro's 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign
and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc.
honor the Parades present and past presidents

Friday, June 8
12:00 to 2:00pm
Centro Library & Archives
Silberman School of Social Workk
2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street
Auditorium Lounge, 2nd Floor

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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