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.
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Democracy and Human Rights in Contemporary Dominican Society
Democracy and Human Rights in Contemporary Dominican Society. Conference organized by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and the Dominican Week in the United States. City College, New York, 1999. English and Spanish. 3 Audio Tapes. 270 minutes.
This is a seminar on the prison system, extrajudicial killings, the condition of women and minors, the plight of Haitian immigrants, and the status of Dominican-born children of Haitians in contemporary Dominican Republic. Featuring Roberto Alvarez (former Staff Attorney-Organization of American States), Eduardo Jorge Pratts (FINJUS-Fundación Institucionalidad Y Justicia), Susi Pola (Núcleo De Apoyo a La Mujer), Sonia Pierre (MUDHA -Movimiento de Mujeres Domínico-Haitianas), Manuel Matos (Law firm Sheurer, Wiggin & Hardy LLP), Luis Heredia Bonnetti (Dominican Week in the United States), and Silvio Torres-Saillant (CUNY Dominican Studies Institute).
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