This Month

Thursday, April 11
6 – 8 pm

Research Seminar II

Jobs and Education of Puerto Ricans in the United States

The seminar examines the impact of the recession and the current state of the Puerto Rican population living on the mainland. The researchers will discuss the Puerto Rican educational experiences in public schooling through the concept of the “education pipeline,” the state of jobs and poverty status among the Puerto Rican population, and asset building. Individual presentations will be followed by a panel-style Q&A.

Please RSVP to evelyn.collazo@hunter.cuny.edu


Wednesday, April 17
6 – 8 pm

Meet the Author
Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012

The anthology presents a spectrum of poetry, poetic prose and fiction by 46 Puerto Rican women writers in New York, documenting their activism and offering a glimpse into their roles in the artistic, social, political and intellectual history of New York’s communities. A primary purpose of this work is to make known an existing literature which eloquently celebrates struggles with memories and characters, possesses an acute awareness of language uses and modalities, and is packed with fierce passion, quiet meditative tones, urban rhythms, poignant humor and unique, sometimes visionary, styles.

Please RSVP to evelyn.collazo@hunter.cuny.edu
 


Wednesday, April 24
6 – 8 pm

Meet the Author
The Stories I Read to the Children

Pura Belpré is one of the most important public intellectuals in the history of the Puerto Rican diaspora. A children’s librarian, author, folklorist, translator, story teller and puppeteer, she began her career during the Harlem Renaissance and the formative decades of The New York Public Library. In The Stories I Read to the Children, Lisa Sánchez González has collected, edited and annotated over 40 of Belpré’s stories and essays, written or translated by Pura Belpré and most of which have never been published.

Please RSVP to evelyn.collazo@hunter.cuny.edu


 

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