BronxNet and CUNY’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies Launch New Season, TV Show abt Rebuilding Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Voices TV Show: Rebuild Puerto Rico The Center for Puerto Rican Studies – Hunter College (CUNY) to launch the new season of Puerto Rican Voices.  Broadcast in BronxNet and CUNY-TV, beginning in September 2019, this new season, entitled “Rebuild Puerto Rico,” highlights the role of the Puerto Rican diaspora in the recovery and reconstruction of Puerto Rico. [New York, NY] The great efforts of Puerto Ricans towards the reconstruction and rebuilding of Puerto Rico have not ceased. Two years since Hurricane Maria, there is still much work to be done. Puerto Rican Voices’ fourth season—“Rebuild Puerto Rico”— shows these efforts to connect the Puerto Rican diaspora with organizations in Puerto Rico.
Centro’s production team has interviewed committed individuals and independent organizations in Puerto Rico and in several states of the United States who are implementing innovative projects and ideas in order to help with the reconstruction of the Island. In our new season of Puerto Rican Voices, we examine how the Diaspora and Puerto Ricans in the main island joined forces to help Rebuild Puerto Rico. 
After visiting more than 20 towns in Puerto Rico and over 5 States of the United States, we have, once more, the reassurance of our resiliency and solidarity. The lack of resources for several days made possible the awakening of community leaders and the activation of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. When Hurricane Maria hit the island, the diaspora responded immediately. Stateside organizations came up with short and long solutions helping hundreds of Puerto Ricans inside and outside of Puerto Rico. 
To know more about these organizations and their impact on the communities, watch Puerto Rican Voices on BronxNet and CUNY-TV.  What:Launching Puerto Rican Voices: Rebuild Puerto Rico–Press Event and Reception
When:Thursday, September 12th 2019 at 6:00 PM 
Where:            BronxNet Studio at Lehman College, Carman Hall, Rm. C14 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468 Who:The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro)- Hunter Collegeand BronxNet TV   ###
About Hunter College: Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1870, it is also one of the oldest public colleges in the country and famous for the diversity of its student body, which is as diverse as New York City itself. Most Hunter students are the first in their families to attend college and many go on to top professional and graduate programs, winning Fulbright scholarships, Mellon fellowships, National Institutes of Health grants, and other competitive honors. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas of study.  The 1,700 full- and part-time members of Hunter’s faculty are unparalleled. They receive prestigious national grants, contribute to the world’s leading academic journals, and play major roles in cutting-edge research. They are fighting cancer, formulating public policy, expanding our culture, enhancing technology, and more. About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro): The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY (Centro) is the nation’s leading university-based institution devoted to the interdisciplinary study of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is dedicated to understanding, preserving and sharing the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library resources documenting Puerto Rican history and culture. Centro seeks to link scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our community and the enrichment of Puerto Rican studies. About BronxNet TV:BronxNet provides hands-on television production training, equipment access and channels for Bronx residents. Award-winning BronxNet programs keep BronxNet in touch with the people, issues, neighborhoods and activities that make the borough what it is today. The vision for BronxNet came from dedicated Bronx officials, who worked with residents to create a fully equipped television station and media center that would be accessible to Bronx residents, students, community organizations and leaders. BronxNet went on air in July 1993. BronxNet has been headquartered at Lehman College since its inception. Another fully equipped state-of-the-art facility was launched at Mercy College in the Hutchinson Metro Center in 2015. A third site is scheduled to open in the South Bronx in 2019.

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