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El Boletin Newsletter from Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos

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Centro Celebrates Puerto Rican Heritage Month

Centro has released its own Puerto Rican Heritage Month November 2012 two-page calendar full of events, which include workshops and forums, films and music.

November 2012 Calendar...

Fall Events Calendar

Job Opportunities


College Assistants(CA) Internships(I) And Work Study(WS)

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


Get Your Copy
Of the CENTRO Journal
Featuring Piri Thomas


For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order paperback copy of the spring 2012 edition online at $15 each click here., To order the Kindel version at $7.99 click here

BORIMIX 2012 Calendar

BORIMIX 2012 Calendar...
Due to Hurricane Sandy, some events have been canceled or rescheduled. Please note changes in the calendar.
changes in the calendar...

Special issue of CENTRO Journal
"Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered"

Guest Editor: Nicolás Kanellos ( Foundation professor and director of Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston

Centro Releases New Health of Puerto Ricans Brief

While Puerto Ricans in this country have the highest rates of both public and private health insurance coverage in comparison to other Hispanics, they also are among the sickest. Among Hispanic subgroups, the age-adjusted death rate in 2008 per thousand was highest for the Puerto Rican population: 639.3.

Among Hispanic subgroups, Puerto Rican women had the highest rates of breast cancer when compared to Mexican and Cuban women. Of all Hispanics with diabetes, Puerto Ricans had the highest percentage diagnosed. Puerto Ricans also had a higher prevalence of asthma, infant mortality, and alcoholic consumption issues. The rate of poverty among the Puerto Rican population was also relatively high. These are some of the findings of a new research brief Centro released that focuses on the health of Puerto Ricans.

To read the full brief titled “Health of Puerto Ricans in the United States, 2000-2010” by Anna Rosofsky, Centro research assistant, and Judith Aponte, an associate professor at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Click Here


Application deadline for Spring 2013
Awards: December 15, 2012.
Start of Appointment: January 28, 2013.
One month minimum residency for Dissertation Fellows, up to four months. Dormitories are not available for the spring semester, or housing allowance provided.

Application deadline for Summer 2013
Awards: April 1, 2013. Evaluation process begins February 15, 2013.
Start of Appointment: June 4 to July 16, 2013 or July 17 to August 20, 2013.
Dormitory rooms are available during the summer.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012. 6 pm - 8:30 pm

Vito Marcantonio and the Puerto Rican People: Solidarity and Progress
Presenters: Gerald Meyer, “Vito Marcantonio: Fighter for Puerto Rico’s Independence”
Edgardo Meléndez, “Marcantonio and Luis Muñoz Marín: Cooperation and Conflict”

Moderator: Gil Fagiani, founding member of the East Harlem Historical Organization, Vito Marcantonio Forum.

Performance pieces by LuLu LoLo Pasquale and Roberto Ragone

Co-sponsored by the Vito Marcantonio Forum and the Italian American Studies Association

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Save the Date
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 10 am–12 pm est
Video Conference IV

Posters, Part II: Teaching and Learning about Puerto Ricans in the United States”

This video conference focuses on a series of eight posters that highlight a time line of key moments and people in the rich and history of Puerto Ricans and their migration to the United States in the beginnings of the 1800s to now.

Hunter College, North Building, Room C105
Lehman College, B-39 Carman Hall
Co-sponsored with University of Puerto Rico

New Documentary Portrays the Puerto Rican Migration Experience

With more Puerto Ricans now living in the United States than on the island, Válvula de Escape, a 10-part documentary, explores when, how and why Puerto Ricans have historically migrated to the United States in search of better economic opportunities and continue to do so today.

It explains how their migration has impacted the island, the stateside communities they have settled in and Puerto Ricans themselves historically, culturally, politically and economically.

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Forthcoming Centro Publications

The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian .

Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González.

For more information on this book Click here...

The co-naming of Southern Boulevard
To La 65 de Infanteria

(from Bruckner Blvd. to Fordham Road)

November 30, 2012
11 am - 1 pm
Reception Hosted by
Urban Health Plan
1065 Southern Boulevard,
Bronx, New York

For more information Click here...

Smithsonian Opportunities

INROADS Paid Summer Internship


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