Events

Centro events look into our past, portray our present and explore our future, with lectures, panel discussions, performances, art exhibits and more.

Spring 2022 Events


January 2022 Events

Town Hall Event Acción UPR Part III /Parte III
Join us this Wednesday January 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST for part III of Acción UPR! After discussing some of the most urgent problems affecting the UPR in previous events ( https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/events-news/events/town-hall-event-acci%C3%B3n-upr)...

February 2022 Events


Centro Town Hall Bridging the Divides: Breaking Down the Mellon Grant
Gather around with us for a Centro Town Hall event on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 at 3:00 PM EST. Centro’s Mellon grant coordinator, Cristel Jusino Díaz, and the Co-conveners of Centro’s new Decolonization Study Group for a brief discussion of Centro’s new program “Bridging the Divides” funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Library Lunch Hour Realidades: A Conversation with Christina DiPasquale
Join us on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST for the first Library Lunch Hour of the Year! We will be joined with documentary filmmaker and President of Balestra Media, Christina DiPasquale, and Centro Library Manager, Aníbal Arocho, as they discuss the groundbreaking PBS series...

Cafecito con Willie Perdomo
Join us on Thursday, February 10th, at 6 PM EST for a Cafecito con Willie Perdomo! In this new event,  New York State Poet Laureate, Willie Perdomo, will be in conversation with poet and scholar Urayoán Noel to discuss Perdomo's career...

Cafecito con Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa
Join us on Monday, February 15th, 2022 at 6 PM EST for a Cafecito con Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. In our Fall 2021 issue of Centro Journal, Dr. Keishla Rivera-Lopez interviewed Letras Boricuas' Awardee Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa...

Afternoon Tertulia - Labor, Politics, and Knowledge in Puerto Rico: Jorell Meléndez-Badillo and José Laguarta Ramírez in Conversation
Join us for an Afternoon Tertulia: The Lettered Barrida on Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 4:00 PM EST. We will be joined by author and professor Jorell Meléndez-Badillo and Centro researcher José Laguarta Ramírez who will be discussing Meléndez-Badillo’s newest book, The Lettered Barrida...

Library Lunch Hour Unboxing the Archives: Contemporary Lit Curated by The Library and Archives
Join us for another Library Lunch Hour, Unboxing the Archives: Contemporary Lit Curated by the Library and Archives on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 at 12 PM EST! We will be joined by Centro Library Manager, Aníbal Arocho, as he unboxes and displays the contemporary literature pieces

 

March 2022 Events

 

Library Lunch Hour - Women of the Archives
March is Women’s History Month, and we’re kicking it off with a Library Lunch Hour on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at 12 PM EST. In this installment of the Library Lunch Hour, we celebrate the Puerto Rican women represented throughout the Centro Archives...

Cafecito con Maria Teresa Vera-Rojas
March is Women's History Month and we’re starting off right on Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 at 4 PM EST with a Cafecito con Dr. María Teresa Vera-Rojas! In this very special Cafecito, Centro Researcher Dr. Celiany Rivera Velázquez and Dr. Vera-Rojas will explore María’s book “Se conoce que usted es ‘Moderna’”...

Town Hall - Puerto Rico pa les Nuestres
Join us on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST for a Town Hall - Puerto Rico pa les Nuestres. This town hall brings various young people fighting for social justice across the Puerto Rican archipelago to express the impact that years of colonialism and austerity have had on their lives and the lives of their fellow Puerto Ricans...

Library Lunch Hour - Juber Ayala: Newark Public Library Archives
Grab your lunch and join us for another Library Lunch Hour on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 at 12 PM EST! Centro Library Manager, Aníbal Arocho will be joined by Archivist Juber Ayala to explore the Newark Public Library Archives’ New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center (NJHRIC)!...

Afternoon Tertulía - Reggaetón, Race and Cultural Politics
Join us on Friday, March 25th at 4 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulía: Reggaetón, Race, and Cultural Politics. Let’s explore the Puerto Ricans roots and contributions to reggaetón, a musical genre that has reached worldwide attention and has transformed the music scene and culture for the past few decades...

Afternoon Tertulía - Velorio: Narratives of Disaster
Join us as we close off the month of March with an Afternoon Tertulía on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022. Set in the wake of Hurricane Maria, Xavier Navarro Aquino’s unforgettable debut novel follows a remarkable group of survivors searching for hope on an island torn apart by both natural disaster and human violence...

Town Hall X: Inclusivity Across Language
Join us for Town Hall X: Inclusivity Across Language on Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 4 PM EST. We will be joined by Dr. Ana Celia Zentella, Dr. Irma Olmedo, Dr. Jose Luis Vega, and Dr. Lawrence la Fountain-Stokes, with Carmen Graciela Díaz as moderator, to discuss proponents and opponents of the use of inclusive language...

 

April 2022 Events

Library Lunch Hour - Raul Ramos: Baseball Writer
Play ball! Join us for a Library Lunch Hour - Raul Ramos: Baseball Writer on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 at 12 PM EST. In this event, Centro Library Manager, Aníbal Arocho and baseball writer, Raúl Ramos, will discuss legendary baseball player Francisco Pancho Coímbre...

Afternoon Tertulia: Puerto Rican Studies in CUNY The First 50 Years
Join us on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 at 5 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulía: PR Studies in CUNY - 50 Years. We’ll be joined by Dr. Virginia Sanchez-Korrol and Dr. María E. Pérez y Gonzalez, Conor Tomás Reed, and Edna Acosta-Belento discuss the creation of the book Puerto Rican Studies...

Cafecito con Rocio Zambrana Given the ongoing power outages in Puerto Rico, Cafecito con... Rocío Zambrana has been rescheduled.
Join us for a Cafecito con Rocio Zambrana on April 8th, 2022 at 4 PM EST. Professor Rocio Zambrana will be in conversation with Dr. Raquel Salaz Rivera in presenting her new book Colonial Debts. Colonial Debts explores...

Cafeciton Con... Casa Pueblo: A Puerto Rican Model of Self Reliance
Join us on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST for a Cafecito Con… Casa Pueblo: Puerto Rican Model of Self-Reliance. We’ll be joined by Casa Pueblo founder, Alexis Massol, Centro Research Director, Jennifer Hinojosa, and Malín Falú as moderator in discussing community self management...

Town Hall - Expanding the Curriculum: Supporting Connecticut’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum
Join us on April 20th, 2022 at 2 PM EST for a Town Hall - Expanding the Curriculum: Supporting Connecticut’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum. During this event, Centro Education Policy Researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Taveras Rivera will interview Paquita Jarman-Smith and Nitza Diaz, Consultants for Connecticut's State Education Resource Center

Cafecito con… Amor y Anarquía
Join us for a Cafecito con Amor y Anarquía on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at 2 PM EST. We will be joined by Beatriz Llenín-Figueroa, Julio Ramos, Jorell Meléndez-Badillo, Luis Othoniel Rosa, Teresa Peña Jordán, and Raquel Salas Rivera in discussion of Luisa Capetillo’s book, Amor y Anarquía...

Cafecito con... William D. Caballero: Big Stories with Small Figures
Join us on Thursday, April 28th, 2022 at 4 PM EST for a Cafecito con William D. Caballero: Big Stories with Small Figures. We’ll be joined by filmmaker William D. Caballero and Dr. Jillian M. Báez to discuss William’s 2017 short film Chilly & Milly...

 

May 2022 Events


Cafecito con… Carmelo Esterrich: Star Wars Multiverse
Join Professor Carmelo Esterrich and Professor Bayram Gascot Hernández on Star Wars Day (May the 4th!) at 4 PM EST for un Cafecito con… Carmelo Esterrich: Star Wars Multiverse. Moderated by Centro Outreach and Partnership Manager (and resident Star Wars fan), Rosa Cruz, Cordero...

Cafecito con… Christopher Sorrentino: Now Beacon, Now Sea
Join us on Tuesday, May 10th, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST for a Cafecito con… Christopher Sorrentino: Now Beacon, Now Sea. In this event, we will be in partnership with the Calandra Italian American Institute, to discuss Christopher Sorrentino’s memoir: Now Beacon, Now Sea...

Cafecito con… Arcadio Diaz-Quiñones
Join Centro for a Cafecito con… Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones on May 11th, 2022 at 4 PM EST! This conversation between Dr. Diaz-Quiñones and Sofía Gallisá Muriente will explore Arcadio’s extensive history in Puerto Rican studies across various genres including memory and resistance throughout the diaspora...

Library Lunch Hour: Puerto Rican Poets
Join us on Tuesday, May 17th, at 12 PM EST for a Library Lunch Hour: Puerto Rican Poets. Did you know? April is Poetry Month! Tune in to this Library Lunch Hour to learn all about the Poetry Collections that are housed in our archives...

Data Hub Teach In: Demographic Dashboard Story
Join us on May 19th at 2 PM EST for a Data Hub Teach In: Demographic Dashboard Story. Centro’s Data Hub is developing a tableau dashboard showcasing Puerto Rican population data, including in-and-out migration from Puerto Rico...

 


 

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