Voces: Framing Narratives
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center
175 East 104th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Ave)
El Museo del Barrio New York and the Brooklyn Historical Society are organizing a conversation that explores the history of Puerto Rican communities in 1970s New York through photography from the collection of El Museo del Barrio and oral history archives from the Brooklyn Historical Society.
The stories people choose to tell about their lives and their communities shape how we understand the narrative of an individual, neighborhood, or city. How does the process of documentation shape the stories as they are captured and preserved in film, audio recordings, and other media; how does that documentary legacy shape our view of the past and our understanding of our neighborhoods today?
Explore these questions and more with Roger Cabán (photographer and founding member of En Foco); Aldo Lauria Santiago (Professor in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Department, Rutgers University); and Alberto Hernandez Banuchi (Associate Director & Chief Librarian and Archivist at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY); moderated by Iris Morales (producer, community activist, and Director of El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center).