Welcome to another issue of Centro Voices. This week, read about the health care crisis in Puerto Rico and how it relates to our upcoming Diaspora Summit in May. Then, check out a story of two sisters born in the diaspora, returning to the island to learn more about Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance from the famed Familia Cepeda. Also, we'll be hosting another meet the author event with Rose Muzio, as she presents her book on the Puerto Rican activist group El Comité-MINP. As always, visit the Centro website for regular updates, including PR News briefs and job openings. Thanks for tuning in. Enjoy!
Diaspora Summit Aims to Address Health Care Crisis in Puerto Rico
The effects of the economic crisis on the healthcare system in Puerto Rico is one of the more pressing issues to be addressed at the second Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Diaspora Summit to be held in East Harlem next month.
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Having known about La Familia Cepeda for years, my sister and I contacted them about taking dance lessons during our vacation in Puerto Rico. Without a doubt, they are the most famous exporters of Puerto Rican folklore, giving voice to its African roots...
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Meet the Author: Rose Muzio
Join us on April 26th for a presentation of Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity: Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York by author, SUNY College at Old Westbury professor, and former El Comité-MINP member, Rose Muzio.
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Musica de Camara 37th Anniversary Orchestral Concert
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Centro Voices Seeking New Contributors
Centro Voices is open for rolling submissions for paid contributors! Send your work (800-1,500 words) along with any additional queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!