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  • MEET THE AUTHOR Sam Erman: “Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire"

    Almost Citizens
    lays out the tragic story of how the United States denied Puerto Ricans full citizenship following annexation of the island in 1898. As America became an overseas empire, a handful of remarkable Puerto Ricans debated with US legislators, presidents, judges, and others over who was a citizen and what citizenship meant. This struggle caused a fundamental shift in constitution law. Erman’s gripping account shows how, in the wake of the Spanish-American War, administrators, lawmakers, and presidents together with judges deployed creativity and ambiguity to transform constitutional meaning for a quarter of a century. The result is a history in which the United States and Latin America, Reconstruction and empire, and law and bureaucracy intertwine.

    Author: Sam Erman

    December 05, 2019 at 6pm
    Hemminger Screening Room 706, East Building Library, 7th Floor.
    68th and Lexington Ave
    New York, NY 10065
    United States
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  • Puerto Rican Voices Season 4: Rebuild Puerto Rico PANEL

    Thursday, November 21, 2019
    6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Hunter College
    68th and Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10065


    The great efforts of Puerto Ricans towards the reconstruction and rebuilding of Puerto Rico have not ceased. Two years since Hurricane Maria, there is still much work to be done. Puerto Rican Voices’ fourth season— “Rebuild Puerto Rico”— shows these efforts to connect the Puerto Rican diaspora with organizations in Puerto Rico.

    The panel will be composed by experienced community leaders of the Diaspora in New York City who are involved in these efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico.

    Edwin Melendez, Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies


    Ana Mar Carrión, Para La Naturaleza
    Teresa Santiago, Comité Noviembre
    Surey Miranda, Diáspora For Puerto Rico
    Harry Franqui - Rivera, Associate Professor of History Bloomfield College
    Judith Aponte, Associate Professor at Bellevue School of Nursing Hunter College


    Broadcasters: BronxNet and CUNY TV

    Location: Hunter College, 68th and Lexington Avenue, NYC 10065

    November 21, 2019 at 6pm
    Hunter College, 68th and Lexington Avenue, NYC 10065
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  • Accommodations and Hotel Reservations



    If looking for accommodations, we recommend that you visit or (and similar websites like Expedia or Kayak) to get the best rate. If you are not familiar with NYC, try to get a hotel in the East Side near Lexington Avenue or Grand Central area, where you can take the Lexington Line Subway #6 to 116th Street (walk up three blocks to 119th and turn right to 3rd Avenue).  Please note that the United Nations General Assembly is meeting at that time, so hotel rooms are at a premium, so please make your arrangements as soon as possible.

    Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side

    Call Marriott Reservations Directly at 1-800-321-2211:

    Identify yourself as part of Centro at Hunter College Conference Callin Group

    Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

    • Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side  for 288 USD   per night

    Start date: 9/19/2019

    End date: 9/21/2019

    Last day to book: 9/04/2019


    Rooms are limited!



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    Join Centro's Puerto Rican Nation

    Centro is creating an online community to strengthen the network of stateside Puerto Rican communities. Our nation will connect organizations across the country who are working to address Puerto Rico’s economic and humanitarian crisis.

    Why join? The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is the only academic research institute solely devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. When you join us, you tap into a network of individuals and organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico with the shared interest of linking data and scholarship to policy and social action. You'll be subscribed to our Voices newsletter, featuring the latest news affecting our community and interesting profiles of members of our diaspora. You'll also receive invitations to special events. 

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