Welcome to another edition of Centro Voices. In this week's issue, read a summary of our Diaspora Summit conference which took place this past weekend in East Harlem. Then, check out another installment in our series, "Pride and Courage", a fictionalized account of the experience of Puerto Rican soldiers during the Korean War. There is also a scholarship opportunity available via the New York League of Puerto Rican Women. In addition, the film Dos Caminos will have its NYC premiere later this week. Read about more upcoming events and check out what's new on the Centro website. As always, we're open to submissions. Thanks for tuning in!
Puerto Rican Diaspora Summit II: An Overwhelming Success
Read this short recap of the Diaspora Summit II held over this past weekend in East Harlem. Learn more about what was discussed and some of the way Centro is helping to convene likeminded members of the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Pride and Courage, A Borinqueneers Story: Chapters 8 "The Fall"
Just two more chapters left in the series. What are you waiting for? Catch up on "Pride and Courage", a fictionalized account of the experience of Puerto Rican soldiers during the Korean War.
NYLPRW Accepting Submissions for 2017 College Award Scholarship
The New York League of Puerto Rican Women is currently accepting applications for our 2017 CollegeAwards. These scholarships are granted annually to undergraduate Puerto Rican women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community. Applicants must send, by the deadline date of May 26, 2017, a completed College AwardApplication form to our address listed on the application, and an email copy to Rozmed@aol.com
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
NYC Film Premiere: Dos Caminos
The New York City premiere of Dos Caminos comes to Centenial Memorial Temple, The Salvation Army,120 West 14th Street, New York, New York on Saturday May 20, 2017 starting at 6:00 p.m. To watch the trailer, click here.
Musica de Camara 37th Anniversary Orchestral Concert
New on the Centro Website
- Catch up on the news in Puerto Rico with briefs on the budget deadline and the upcoming plebiscite, as well as a research brief on the Puerto Rican population in Florida.
- Learn more about Centro's recently launched Cultural Ambassador Program and read a Q&A with Dr. Raquel Ortiz on the aims of the program.
- Browse EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES at Centro, including a digital projects coordinator position and several full-time researcher positions with full benefits. Employment is from year to year up to a maximum of 2-3 years. Click for full job descriptions and application procedures. Contact José de Jesús with immediate questions: 212-772-5706 or email@example.com
- Also, there are a lot of upcoming events at Centro, including the second Diaspora Summit on May 12-13th in New York City. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
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!