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Events Spring 2012

January - February

Community Workshops
The Community Education Programs, which grew out of the Labor exhibit at the Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery, feature artist-led workshops and events that engage El Barrio’s local community with the exhibit’s artwork in the gallery and Centro Library and Archives. The exhibit will be on view through February 29.

The Community Education Artists workshops, related to the Labor exhibition, received generous support from the Donald Rubin Foundation.

Saturday, January 7, 2-4 p.m.
Melissa Calderón — Sewing Circle Workshop I

Friday, January 13, 6-8 p.m.
Juan Sánchez — Panel Discussion: Nuyorican State of Mind / Unknown Boricuas Streaming / A panel discussion engaging Nuyorican identity in the video work of Juan Sánchez.

Saturday, January 14, 2-4:30 p.m.
Miguel Luciano — Puerto Rican Schwinns: A Nuyorican Tradition

Saturday, January 21, 2-4 p.m.
Nitza Tufiño — Photo Tile Workshop I

Saturday, February 4, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Nitza Tufiño, Photo Tile Workshop II

Saturday, February 11, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Melissa Calderón, Sewing Circle II
Nitza Tufiño, Photo Tile

Saturday, February 18, 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Antonio Martorell, Stamp-making

Saturday, February 18, 4:00–7:30 p.m.

Documentary: Labor
A screening of the HITN documentary of the artists’ individual and collective process of the Labor exhibition. Q&A follows with Susana Torruella Leval, Antonio Martorell, Melissa Calderón, Miguel Luciano, Juan Sánchez and Nitza Tufiño. Reception to follow Q&A.
Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue, 119th Street, Auditorium, Room 201

Forum

Migratory Dreams: A Puerto Rican Journey
Authors: George Malave and Jose Angel Figueroa
Guest Artists: Tamarinda Barry Figueroa, Magdalena Gómez, Louis Reyes Rivera, Tato Laviera, Myrna Nieves
Thursday, February 9, 6–8:00 p.m.
North Cafeteria, 3rd Floor, West Building, Hunter College

Roundtable

Latino Faculty Roundtable
Latin@s Studies at Hunter College: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Dean Erec R. Koch
Welcome Remarks: Provost Vita Rabinowitz
Panelists: Edgardo Meléndez, Arlene Torres
Date: Friday, February 17, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Centro Conference Room 1442, East Building, 14th Floor

Conference

SIGLO XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis
Inter-University Program for Latino Research
Thursday to Saturday, February 23–25, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 Tenth Avenue

Friday, February 24, 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Reception, Book Signings and Tribute to Virginia Sanchez Korrol at Centro Library and Archives, Room 121 Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue, 119th Street

Saturday, February 25, Closing Reception; Location TBA

March

Exhibition - Event move to Thursday, May 10
Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskman
Friday, March 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Video Conference I

Teaching and Learning about the Puerto Rican Diaspora
Highlighting Centro’s electronic resources available to educators and researchers who do not have physical access to our library and archive facilities
Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, University of Puerto Rico
Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue. 119th Street, Room 217 / Hunter Distance Learning, Room c105

Meet the Author

Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States
Thursday, March 29, 6–8:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jorge Duany
Discussants: Ramona Hernández, Anthony Stevens-Arroyo
Centro Conference Room 1442, Hunter College, East Building, 14th Floor

April

Meet the Author

Sexuality and Power in Mayra Santos-Febres’ Work
Speakers: Nadia Celis, Juan Pablo Rivera
Monday, April 2, 6–8:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Department of African and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies
Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor

Historical Preservation

Puerto Rican Culinary Arts
Wednesday, April 4, 6–8:00 pm
Speaker: Nilsa Rodriguez-Jaca
Panelists: Debbie Quiñones and Julie Rodriguez
Centro Conference Room 1442, East Building, 14th floor

Video Conference II

This Event was Cancel

Digital Resources on Puerto Rico - Highlight of available digital resources for librarians, teachers, researchers and students in Puerto Rico
Tuesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, University of Puerto Rico
Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue, 119th Street, Room 217 / Hunter Distance Learning, Room c105

Barrio Series / Meet the Author

Hoboken, New Jersey Puerto Ricans and the Roman Catholic Church, 1945–75
Thursday, April 26, 6–8:00 p.m.
Speaker: Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson
Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor

 

May

Video Conference III

Teaching and Learning about the Puerto Rican Diaspora
A focus on the history of the Puerto Rican diaspora structured around six posters produced by Centro summarizing a time line and core dimensions of the history of the diaspora
Wednesday, May 2, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network,
University of Puerto Rico
Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue, 119th Street, Room 217 / Hunter Distance Learning, Room c105

Exhibition Opening – Reception

Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag:  The Photographic Life of Louise Rosskman
Thrusday, May 10, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College Est Harlem Art Gallery,  2180 Third Avenue, 119th Street.

Exhibit runs through July 21, 2012

Workshop

A Critical Historiography on Puerto Rican Resistance 1969-89
Saturday, May 12, 9–3:00 p.m.
Facilitators: Arcadio Díaz Quiñones, Iris Zavala Martínez, Saulo Colón, Josean Laguarta
School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue, 119th Street, Room 115A

 

Barrio Series

Power at the Roots: Gentrification, Community
Gardens, and the Puerto Ricans of the Lower East Side

Wednesday, May 16, 6–8:00 p.m.
Speakers: Miranda Martinez, Alan Aja
Faculty Dining Room, Hunter College, West Building, 8th floor
 

 

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