Was Killing of Trujillo Good for Dominican Republic’s Image?
In the early 1960s, the Dominican Republic was rocked by two critical events: the assassination of longtime dictator Rafael Trujillo in May 1961 and the September 1963 coup d'etat that removed President Juan Bosch from power. City College of New York sociologist Dr. Ramona Hernández is the co-author of a new book, published in Spanish in the Dominican Republic, which examines how the foreign press portrayed these events and the country during the 27 months between them.Read More »
Student-Led Campaign Increases Domestic Violence Awareness
Speak Up Speak Out, a student-led program to increase awareness of domestic violence issues, invites member of the City College community to participate in a campus-wide photo campaign to highlight the universality of the problem. Photos for the campaign will be taken 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 21, Tuesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 22, in Room 157, Shepard Hall on the CCNY campus.Read More »
Everything from Merengue to Dembow and Merenhouse
In a pioneering collaboration, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the City University of New York’s Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) are reaching out to people of Dominican descent to build a collection that reflects how Dominican music and musical performances have shaped both a cultural and social identity in the United States.Read More »