(New York, NY) – RealEstateRama – The National Puerto Rican Agenda (NPRA), the largest coalition representing the Puerto Rican diaspora across the United States, announces the launch of an urgent national campaign to protect, preserve and strengthen the mission and resources of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). The future of this invaluable institution is facing an existential crisis due to funding reductions and leadership decisions undertaken by Hunter College administration.
As a national leading ethnic and area studies center and archive, with the only national archive documenting the Puerto Rican diaspora experience, Centro has pioneered a halfcentury of intellectual production and dedicated service to our communities and preserved the rich heritage of the Puerto Rican diaspora. Centro is also a convener and educator of the Puerto Rican diaspora and has placed its research capacity at the service of Puerto Rican communities nationwide. NPRA’s Centro Advocacy Campaign (NPRACAC) is led by the NPRA-NY Chapter.
Who: National Puerto Rican Agenda is convening elected officials from various parts of the United States including a delegation from Puerto Rico led by the Speaker of the House, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Member Daneek Miller, Co-Chair of the Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus, Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Council Member Diana Ayala, academics, NPRA chapters and members, community organizations, and activists
What: Press Conference to rally support for the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College-CUNY
Where: City Hall Park
When: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at Noon
Contact: Tomas Garita | 646-847-6714 |
Contact: Jose Luis Rodriguez, NPRACAC, Chair | 917.593.0167 |