Claiming the Center Stage: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the U.S.

Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, The City College
Claiming the Center Stage:
Critical Perspectives on Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the U.S.
Conference focuses on timely issues affecting the Puerto Rican and Dominican Communities
in the U.S. such as the economy, labor disparities and unemployment; demographics and
urban space; education; immigration and migration; and issues of identity.
Friday, May 1, 2015, 9:00 am –5:30 pm
Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue, Auditorium
New York, NY 10035

(at East 119th Street)

This event is free and open to the public.
Ramona Hernández
Carlos Vargas-Ramos
Edwin Meléndez


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Puerto Rican and Dominican Socioeconomic Disparities in New York City: A Comparative Analysis
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