Founded in 1992 at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York is the first and only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent.
Discussing the Taino Legacy:
A Forum and Photo Exhibit
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and Vicini
in collaboration with
Semana Dominicana/Dominican Week 2012 XX Aniversario- XX Anniversary
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Location: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives & Library (NA 2/202)
The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue (Amsterdam Avenue at 138th Street)
An enriching glance at the historical origins and development of Taino society in the Caribbean, specifically on Hispaniola (today the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti). The forum explores and presents the latest research on the central role the Tainos played in the formation of Dominican society. A photo exhibit featuring selected images from the collector’s edition of “Taino: Joyas del arte taino. Jewels of Taino Art,” follows.
If you are unable to make it, you can still catch a live transmission of the event at the following link:
Jorge Estévez, a Taíno from the Dominican Republic, Workshops Coordinator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York
Raquel Cepeda, journalist and filmmaker
Ranald Woodaman, Exhibitions and Public Programs Director, Smithsonian Latino Center
Frank Moya Pons, Historian and Dominican History Academy Director
Seating is limited and people must register using the online registration page or by calling (212) 650-7496.
The City College of New York
North Academic Center (NAC), 4/107
160 Convent Avenue at 138th Street
New York, NY 10031
Institute Main Office: 212.650.7496
Archives and Library: 212.650.7170
CUNY DSI is a member since 1998 of
Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)