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Centro Voices | Vol 3, Issue 14


Here at Centro, we are committed to building solidarity among the members of the stateside community. Recently, we have launched PR News, an online resource that will keep Puerto Ricans informed of what is happening on the island. That is just one initiative among many, which stem from our inaugural diaspora summit last year in New York City. One year later, we are preparing for our second Diaspora Summit. We also have two important events related to the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act coming up next week. In other news, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Bartolo Alvarez, founder of Casa Latina. Read an obituary in this week's issue of Centro Voices. As always, there are job opportunities, grant and scholarship information, research briefs, and more, to be found on the Centro website. Thanks for checking in! Pa'lante!

Puerto Rico News is a recently-launched section of Centro’s website that informs and promote the discussion among stateside Puerto Ricans about current events related to Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis. This initiative is part of Centro’s Round Table on Puerto Rico, a group that was created in September of last year with the purpose of monitoring the implementation of PROMESA and its impact...


Of the people who had the opportunity to make Puerto Rican popular music in New York widely known and readily available to the public, very few did so in a way as encompassing and devoutly as Bartolo Álvarez. As a musician, orchestra director, record seller and distributor he was without a doubt one of its greatest promoters. In 1928 this Yaucano arrived at the old community of El Barrio...


Diaspora Summit II: The Movement Takes Off!

One year later, Centro is preparing to host its second Diaspora Summit, and again, the timing is critical for several reasons. For example, May 1st is the deadline for the ending of the stay on the debt enacted as part of PROMESA. One of our objectives at the summit is to take stock of where we are after this key deadline...


Save The Date: 100 Years of Puerto Rican American Citizenship

We have two great events next week, one on April 5th at the Hunter College Roosevelt House and one in Washington, DC. For more information, click on the dates below to view a flyer or click the registration link to learn more about the event and RSVP via the Centro Nation Builder Website. 

*April 5, 2017 Roosevelt House, Hunter College, NYC at 6:00 p.m.*

April 6, 2017 National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC at 6:00 p.m.


New on the Centro Website

Centro Voices Seeking New Contributors

Centro Voices

Centro Voices is open for rolling submissions for paid contributors! Send your work (800-1,500 words) along with any additional queries to centrovo@hunter.cuny.edu

We're looking to publish work related to the Puerto Rican experience here in the United States, including:

*Book reviews on Puerto Rican texts (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, academic)
*Puerto Rican cultural or historical essays
*Interviews with Puerto Rican artists (music, film, literature, etc.)
*Photo Essays focusing on Puerto Rican community and culture
*Community reporting cultural events or on organizations serving Puerto Rican neighborhoods 

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for more articles, more news, and more updates on all things related to the Puerto Rican diaspora!


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