Freddie Vazquez-Rodriguez rsvped for Puerto Rican Heritage Cultural Ambassador Program Pioneros/as Series: Pura Belpre: Storyteller 2019-03-17 21:00:55 -0400
Pura Belpré, New York City’s first Puerto Rican librarian was an ambassador for the New York Public Library’s work with the Puerto Rican/Latino community. The innovative storyteller, folklorist and puppeteer used puppetry, arts and crafts as tools to teach children to read, write and express themselves and transformed a community. Film and discussion.WHENApril 04, 2019 at 6pmWHERECentro Library Room 120, Silberman School of Social Work, 119th Street and 3rd Avenue
Freddie Vazquez-Rodriguez rsvped for Centro Book Launch --Liberalism and Identity Politics: Puerto Rican Community Organizations and Collective Action in New York City by José E. Cruz 2019-03-17 20:58:42 -0400
Centro Book Launch --Liberalism and Identity Politics: Puerto Rican Community Organizations and Collective Action in New York City by José E. Cruz
Centro Book Launch : Liberalism and Identity Politics: Puerto Rican Community Organizations and Collective Action in New York City by José E. Cruz
A recollection and analysis of the role of ethnic identity in Puerto Rican politics in New York City between 1960 and 1990. Jose Cruz argues that Puerto Rican politics at the community level was a politics of identity rooted in liberal democratic values. Puerto Ricans provide an example, from the ground up, of a politics that transcends the alleged incompatibility between liberalism and identity politics. This book illustrates how Puerto Ricans in New York City sought participation, recognition, redress of grievances, and inclusion along liberal democratic lines, emphasizing the affirmation of difference, a commitment to legitimate institutional norms and values, and blending in-group identity and out-group commonality not naturally but empirically.
Author: José E. Cruz, SUNY Albany
Commentator: Carlos Vargas RamosWHENApril 02, 2019 at 6pmWHERECentro Library Room 120, Silberman School of Social Work 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street, NY, NY 10035
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