Discussing the Taino Legacy: A Forum and Photo Exhibit

presented by:

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and Vicini
in collaboration with
Semana Dominicana/Dominican Week 2012 XX Aniversario- XX Anniversary

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives & Library (NA 2/202)
 The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue (Amsterdam Avenue at 138th Street)

An enriching glance at the historical origins and development of Taino society in the Caribbean, specifically on Hispaniola (today the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti). The forum explores and presents the latest research on the central role the Tainos played in the formation of Dominican society. A photo exhibit featuring selected images from the collector’s edition of “Taino: Joyas del arte taino. Jewels of Taino Art,” follows.

If you are unable to make it, you can still catch a live transmission of the event at the following link:



United States
Jorge Estévez, a Taíno from the Dominican Republic, Workshops Coordinator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York

Raquel Cepeda, journalist and filmmaker

Ranald Woodaman, Exhibitions and Public Programs Director, Smithsonian Latino Center

Dominican Republic
Frank Moya Pons, Historian and Dominican History Academy Director

Seating is limited and people must register using the online registration page or  by calling (212) 650-7496.

Online Registration