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Faculty Research Seminar on Race and Ethnic Inequality


Wednesday, May 8
4 - 6 pm
Hunter College
President’s Conference Room
17th Floor, East Building

"Race and Ethnic Inequality in ‘Post Racial’ America” will be the main theme of a faculty research seminar at Hunter College.

Presenter: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Sociologist and Professor, Duke University
"Getting Out of the Rabbit Hole: Color-Blindness and Post-Racialism in Obamerica."

Introducing the Speaker: Dr. Erech Koch, Ruth and Harold Newman Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

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  • Get Your Copy of
    The Stories I Read to The Children


    Now available for purchase via the Centro website.

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


    The goal is to urge those who have made a difference in our community to donate their important documents to the Centro Archives which will expand and fill gaps in our collections.
    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876

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  • Máximo Colón
    Devoción


    SMV Gallery SPACE
    145 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036
    Devotional Altars and Photographs
    May 1 – May 31, 2013
    Curator: Jose Vidal
    Opening Reception
    Thursday May 9th
    7-9 pm

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  • Affinity Event: 100 Puerto Ricans Honorees' Reception

    TONIGHT

    Wednesday, May 8
    6–8 pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    3rd Avenue at 119 Street,
    Auditorium Lounge,
    2nd Floor


    Key Cultural Organizations Join
    Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

    As part of the 40th anniversary and 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign for historical preservation, designed to add depth and breadth to the Centro Library and Archives’ collections, we are honoring seven cultural organizations and one community leader who have worked hard to preserve Puerto Rican culture, history and art in New York City.

    The eight honorees have agreed to join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans by donating their papers to the Archives. The 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign will allow the Centro Archives to continue documenting the experiences that are the living history of Puerto Ricans in the United States. These stories will be the source of information for future historians, researchers, students and the community.

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    Centro Publications Releases New Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir

    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín: memorias de un puertorriqueño en Nueva York, now available from Centro Publications, shares the recollections of Gilberto Gerena Valentín, a Puerto Rican pioneer in New York City who also was a key figure in developing major Puerto Rican organizations in New York City between the 1940s to the 1970s.

    In this book, written in Spanish by Gerena Valentín and edited by Carlos Rodríguez Fraticelli, readers are taken on a journey through the union, political, social, and cultural struggles Puerto Ricans experienced between the years following the Great Migration and the 1970s.

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  • Legacy Series
    Thursday, May 9
    6–8 pm
    Hunter West Small Cafeteria, West Building, 3rd Floor
    Hunter College, 68th Street Campus


    Remembering Ricardo Campos Orta

    A commemoration to acknowledge the contributions former Centro research associate Ricardo Campos Orta made towards furthering a theoretical understanding of the causes of Puerto Rican migration to the United States and the factors contributing to the low socio-economic status of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. A book featuring Ricardo’s seminal essay Apuntes sobre la expression cultural obrera en Puerto Rico will be discussed and presented by Manuel Otero.

    RSVP is encouraged evelyn.collazo@hunter.cuny.edu

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  • The Frank Bonilla Fellowship

    The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of his legacy. The purpose of the fund is to identify and select undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and to support their research in this field. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a $500 stipend. Undergraduate applications are still being accepted.

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  • Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in Search for New Director

    Hostos Center for Arts & Culture at Hostos Community College in the Bronx is looking for a strategic leader to serve as its new director.

    “This is a key position in our campus,” said Felix Matos Rodríguez, president of Hostos Community College, which is part of the City University of New York. He has reached out to Centro to help promote the word about Hostos’ search for qualified candidates interested in applying.

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