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JORNADA JUAN ANTONIO CORRETJER 2021

 PRCC TO HOLD VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE 100X35+13 • DEDICATION OF SALA ELIZAM ESCOBAR• A CONVERSATION WITH MARISEL VERA AND JOSÉ E. LÓPEZ  Every year since 2008, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center celebrates Juan Antonio Corretjer’s birthday with jornadas on March 3rd. These jornadas create indelible markers that inform the historical memory...

ELIZAM ESCOBAR: EL SECRETO ENTRE NOSOTROS

El pintor, poeta, ensayista y prisionero político por casi veinte años Elizam Escobar no cesa de escarbar con su obra nuestra conciencia nacional escombrando siglos de encubrimiento hasta revelar el sepultado pentimento de una pintura inacabada, promesas traicionadas y pandemia moral.  Las máscaras que abundan en su legado pictórico y...

INDEPENDENCE IS THE PROGRESSIVE SOLUTION TO US COLONIALISM IN PUERTO RICO

In his August 2020 eulogy to John Lewis, Barack Obama characterized Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.’s lack of political representation on the federal level as a civil rights issue. The Democratic Party and some progressives have since called for statehood for Washington and Puerto Rico.  José López is the...

I.W.D TO HONOR ON MARCH 8TH POWERFUL PUERTO RICAN WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY

To commemorate International Women’s Day, I interviewed four powerful Puerto Rican women who are at the vanguard of policy and advocacy work for Puerto Ricans in the diaspora and on the island. Jessie Fuentes, Mariana Osoria, Cristina Pacione-Zayas, and Melissa Mark-Viverito have much in common, but what is most...

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