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Centro Voices | Vol 3, Issue 6

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Another week, another issues of Centro Voices e-magazine! Welcome back. This week, we've got a story on the arrival of the San Sebastian Street Festival to Puerto Rican communities throughout the United States. We've also a video recap of our recent Parades and Festivals conference, as well as an episode recap of our TV series Puerto Rican Voices. Segments include artist María Domínguez, AfroTaíno Productions in Philadelphia, and the 65th Infantry Unit otherwise known as The Borinqueneers. Also, be sure to check out Centro Voice's rolling call for submissions and information available on 2017-18 scholarships, research grants, and internships.


La SanSe Makes Its Way Stateside 

Sanse

The San Sebastián Street Festival in Puerto Rico, or La SanSe, which dates back to 1954, has made its way stateside in recent years, with celebrations planned in Boston and Orlando. Fiestas de la Calle, Miami, which was scheduled for its second year, was canceled for logistical reasons (with the intention of returning in 2018). For those living in the Boston area, the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts has partnered with the Theater Offensive to launch their inaugural La SanSe celebration. Yet the largest and longest running festival happens in Orlando...

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Parades & Festivals

Our Parades and Festivals Summit was a huge success! We had representatives from Florida, Denver, and throughout the Northeast. We are very grateful for everyone that participated and to have partnered with the National Puerto Rican Day Parade to convene leaders from our communities for an interactive conversation about creating goals and solutions that promote, empower, and mobilize millions of Puerto Ricans every year. We are looking forward to exciting initiatives that were discussed during the summit...

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PR Voices S3E7: The Pride of Our People

PR Voices S3E7

To be Puerto Rican is to be proud. In this episode of Puerto Rican Voices (the penultimate of season three!), we bring you three examples of what it means to represent our people. Visual artist María Domínguez does this by working with the community to create large scale murals that represent Puerto Rican history and culture. AfroTaíno Productions works to promote Puerto Rican artists and connect them to the diaspora. And lastly, the Borinqueneers, who after years of neglect, are finally receiving their due...

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2017-2018 Call for Applications: Inter-University Program for Latino Research 

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TIL FEBRUARY 15!
The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2017-18). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2018. The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago. With support from the Andrew G. Mellon Foundation, IUPLR will select fellows through five designated research centers, including The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College. 

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The NPRDP is now accepting Scholarship applications for 2017! 

Scholarships

The NPRDP will award one hundred (100), $2,000 scholarships to exceptional high school seniors and college/university students who are of Puerto Rican descent and giving back to their communities. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge, where the NPRDP will select the 2017 Princess, Prince, Duke and Duchess of the Parade. All applications  are due by Monday, February 20, 2017. Letters of recommendations and sealed transcripts must be submitted by February 27, 2017 to be considered.

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Applications for CHCI’s Spring, Fall and Summer Congressional Internship Programs are now open!

More Scholarships

CHCI is seeking full-time undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the CHCI Summer Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience, learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process while working for a member of Congress and receiving weekly leadership programming from CHCI. 2017 Congressional Internship Deadlines: Summer: January 20, 2017; Fall: April 21, 2017

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 Centro Voices Is Open For Submissions!

Centro Voices

Centro Voices is open for rolling submissions! Send your work (700-1000 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
*Cultural or Historical Essays
*Community Organizations
*Artist Profiles
*Music Writing
*Photo Essays
*Interviews
*Community Reporting


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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