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Spring 2014
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Job Opportunities

  • Outreach and Partnerships Assistant (Part-time)
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  • Research Assistant (Econometrics Specialist)




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    Hostos Community College-CUNY
    Invites Proposals for the Conference

    Eugenio María de Hostos:
    New Readings and Alternative
    Interpretations
    November 13, 2014,
    Hostos Community College, New York City

  • For more information in English Click Here
  • Para mas información en Español Oprime aquí



  • Bronx Library Center Exhibiting
    Carlos Ortiz’s Bronx Photos

    Carlos Ortiz: Tracking the South Bronx
    March 2-April 30
    Bronx Library Center
    310 E Kingsbridge Road, Bronx

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  • Paperback Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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  • Buy the eBook version
    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

    Buy the eBook version
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    EPUB edition
    Kindle edition

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English



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  • Centro Video Records Over 60 Oral Histories

    Centro’s oral history team has video recorded the stories of more than 60 of the over 100 leaders who participated in Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving Our Heritage Campaign.

    “The campaign’s goal is to collect oral histories from 100 Puerto Rican nominees that capture the collective story of the Puerto Rican diaspora,” said Cynthia Tobar, Centro’s library archivist who the oral historian coordinating the project. “We are still doing interviews,” she said. The project is designed to collect the memories of those have made a positive impact on the Puerto Rican community in the United States. All these contributions will further enrich Centro’s already renowned repository of history and heritage.

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  • Centro Offers Online Educational Products

    Centro has several valuable educational resources, including complete courses and other teaching material, that are available online to provide low-cost or free creative resources that enliven teaching and learning experiences. They are fingertip-accessible to educators, students, researchers and the general public.

    Centro’s goal is for website visitors to use these as educational tools in their own classrooms and communities to engage young students in everything from Puerto Rican U.S. history to understanding and promoting cultural competence in various professions.

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  • TODAY

    Pure Belpré: More than Storyteller

    Pura Belpré: Walking Outside the Book
    Panelists: Manuel Morán and Marilisa Jiménez-García
    Performance Artist: Flor Bromley
    Thursday, March 27, 6-8 pm
    Hunter College, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
    Faculty Dining Room, West Building, 8th Floor

    Co-sponsored with Society of the Educational Arts (SEA)

    While she may be best known as a librarian and storyteller, there is much more to know about Pura Belpré. Dr. Marilisa Jiménez-García, currently doing research at Centro, will discuss Belpré’s use of fables to embed political messages and how she used the symbolism of lighting of candles in her writing. Dr. Manuel Morán, director of the Society of the Educational Arts, will talk about bringing Belpré’s storytelling to life through theater. And in the persona of Belpré, performance artist Flor Bromley, will present scenes from her stories.

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  • FILM

    Puerto Rican Filmmakers Film and
    Video Screenings

    Burundanga! Spotlights Puerto Rican Filmmakers
    Poli Marichal and Ricardo Méndez Matta

    Tuesday, April 1; Wednesday, April 2
    Hunter College
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Ave. E.119th St. Room 217

    Meet filmmakers Poli Marichal and Ricardo Méndez Matta, who are known for their independent feature film Ladrones y Mentirosos, at Burundanga!, a two-day series in East Harlem showcasing their video and film projects. This acclaimed film was selected to be Puerto Rico's entry to the Academy Awards for 2007and was well received at festivals in the United States and abroad.

  • For more information Click Here



  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series is a collection of five large posters that provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three posters that are 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. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich 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.

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