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Community calendar Preserving Identity: Puerto Rican Shift from Catholicism to Pentecostalism An examination of the indirect and direct factors why the change from Catholicism to Pentecostalism allowed the early generation Puerto Rican to preserve their identity in New York City Presenter: Ramón Ortiz, New York Theological Seminary 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 25 Centro Conference Room 1437 East Bldg. Hunter College 68th & Lexington Avenue, Manhattan www.centropr.org
Community calendar Check out this link for the spring lineup of Puerto Rican-related activities going on at Centro/the Center for Puerto Rican studies @ Hunter College, NYC. The calendar kicks off with "On and Off the Avenue," Loisaida N.Y.C. 1976-2009, an exhibition by Marlis Momber on February 5. Activities, which run until May, range from research seminars on such topics as migration, religion, voting and welfare reform to a meet the author series. For more information and the complete calendar, http://www.centropr.org/documents%5Cevents%5CEvents_Spring_09.pdf
Education Centro's latest Policy Brief is now available on the website at www.centropr.org . "The Economic Consequences of Inadequate Education for the Puerto Rican Population in the United States" was conducted by Dr. Clive R. Belfield of the Economics Department of Queens College, CUNY. Belfield uses demographic data to calculate the economic costs to the individual, state, and community of each Puerto Rican in the United States who does not graduate from high school. He shows that increasing funding for programs that would increase high school graduation rates in Puerto Rican communities would be far cheaper and more efficient than allowing so many young people to leave high school early. The report is available for downloading. Check it out. source: Centro