ICS Lecture:  “Early presence of Dominicans in the US”


The Institute of Caribbean Studies at the  University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), celebrating its 60th anniversary, invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture “Presencia temprana de los dominicanos en los Estados Unidos” [Early presence of Dominicans in the US] by Dr. Ramona Harnández (Director, Institute of Dominican Studies-CUNY). Dr. Lidia Marte (Department of Sociology and Anthropology, UPR-RP) will comment the lecture.

The activity will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:30pm at Room 238 of the Ramón Emeterio Betances (REB) Building, School of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

Description: Between 1892 and 1924, more than 5,000 Dominicans traveled to the United States through the famous Ellis Island harbor. Although many went for business or tourism, many others arrived with the intention of staying permanently. Who were these Dominicans and what caused them to decide to emigrate and settle in that country? What did those thousands of Dominicans have in common with the millions of Europeans who emigrated to the US during the same period? How much in common does current Dominican emigration have with that of the early twentieth century? This presentation will address these and other questions.

This presentation will be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu.

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at iec.ics@upr.edu.

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[Photo above; “Dominicans in NY” from https://mrperez.expressions.syr.edu/immigration/migration/alejo/.]

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