Welcome to another edition of Centro Voices. Summer is around the corner and we've got a lot to look forward to. This weekend, for example, catch a special screening of The Greatest Jibarito: Afro-Borciua Rafael Hernández at Teatro SEA as part of "Arte pa' mi gente." Then, watch a short documentary produced by Centro on the Puerto Rican community of Lorain, OH, which will be honored this weekend at the 60th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. In addition, the New York League of Puerto Rican Women is accepting application for its annual college scholarship award. The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. will also a New York Latino film festival featuring several Puerto Rican films. Be sure to check Las tres hermanas exhibit if you're in the Bronx and Horizons / Paisaje in Brooklyn. Needless to say, there are a lot of options this weekend. Until next time, thanks for checking in.
Celebrating the Legacy of "El Jibarito" Rafael Hernández in NYC
Catch a special screening of the short documentary, The Greatest Jibarito: Afro-Boricua Rafael Hernández, which will be held Teatro SEA on Saturday, June 10th, at 5pm.
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Short Film Explores the History of the Puerto Rican Community of Lorain, OH
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.
NYLPRW College Award Applications
The New York League of Puerto Rican Women is currently accepting applications for its 2017 College Award Scholarships. These financial awards are granted annually to undergraduate Puerto Rican women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community. Note: Deadline has been extended.
New York Latino Film Festival @ Smithsonian American Art Museum
Check out this two-day celebration (June 9th and June 10th), with films, salsa dancing, and conversation, highlighting the social and cultural
contributions of New York’s Latino community and the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Arte pa' mi gente/Arts for all Festival
Teatro SEA and the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center present the third edition of this outdoor festival, which is dedicated to the legendary 20th century composer Rafael Hernández. Free and open to the public, June 9-11.
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.
Horizon / Paisaje: A New Group Exhibition of Puerto Rican Artists in Brooklyn
Horizon/Paisaje is a new group exhibition at the Fresh Window Gallery in Bushwick that features work from four Puerto Rican artists: Nora Maité Nieves, Carlos Rodriguez, Edra Sotoand Omar Velázquez.
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!