Welcome to another edition of Centro Voices. In this week's issue, learn about the first-ever Sol Summit which will focus on the Latin@ community in New York City. Then read the epic conclusion to our series on the experience of Puerto Rican soldiers during the Korean War (epilogue forthcoming!). Finally, check out a scholarship opportunity for Puerto Rican HS students in the DC-Metro area and preview a new exhibit in the Bronx on Evelina Lopez Antonetty, Lillian Lopez, and Elba Cabrera. As always, be sure to visit the website for more updates. Thanks for tuning in!
Latin@s Claim Nueva York With First-Ever Sol Summit NYC
Read about the population demographics of the Puerto Rican and Latin@ community in New York City, and get a preview of the first-ever Sol Summit, which will be taking place next week, June 1st, in East Harlem.
Pride and Courage: Camila's Plea & The Last of the Borinqueneers
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. Epilogue forthcoming!
NACOPRW-DC Chapter 2017 Scholarship Applications
The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women–DC Metro Chapter is accepting applications for its 2017 scholarship award of $1,000 for Puerto Rican or Latina high school students who will be attending an institution of higher learning. Application deadline: June 2nd, 2017
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION
06/01: Opening Reception Las Tres Hermanas: Art & Activism
This exhibit tells the story of three sisters, Evelina Lopez Antonetty, Lillian Lopez, and Elba Cabrera, who profoundly changed the cultural and political landscape in New York—especially the Bronx—through literature, literacy, dance, political rallies, art galleries and organizing.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!